23 May

Flood Relief Help – Shout out to U14AA Fioravanti and U12 Blue Blast

SHOUT OUT to 2 of our teams – U14AA Fioravanti and U12 Blue Blast!
Both teams helped support our community recently by contributing
to the flood relief efforts.

  • Players and their families from the U14AA Fioravanti team for this coming season came out and helped for a full evening with the sand bagging efforts. Everyone shoveled sand and tied and delivered sand bags in Fitzroy Harbour.

  • U12 Blue Blast had $500 left in team funds and the team all agreed that a donation of gas cards to West Carleton disaster relief was a great idea.  Here’s a note from one of our impacted family:

“The gas card donation is invaluable to individuals who have lost hydro and rely solely on gas powered generators.  Without these generators, home owners would not be able to pump water from their homes. Without the ability to pump water from their homes, there will be no home to return to, a horrible reality that many are already facing. You can only imagine the relief these gas cards bring to the tired and weary residents of a community that has been affected by 3 natural disasters in 3 years – the 2017 flood, the 2018 tornado, and now the 2019 flood.  For those of us living in this area, we are reminded about value and support of community, whether it be within our own neighbourhood or that of our WORA families who have proven, time and again, their support for individuals, groups, families and communities that are affected by adverse challenges.  Forever the West Carleton Community is grateful for the continued support.

WORA teams have a history of contributing to our community throughout the season. We applaud these efforts and encourage teams to continue to take time out for these activities. This can be as simple as a food drive, a clothing donation, a home game 50/50 draw, Christmas  caroling with seniors …simply each team taking the time to give back at least once per season.
Kudos again to U14AA Fioravanti and U12 Blue Blast!
17 May

Volunteer Positions for the 2019/2020 Season

We are looking to fill a number of volunteer positions
for the upcoming 2019/2020 season

It takes many volunteers to run our Association successfully. Every season, a number of positions become available and this year is no exception.

• Power skating Coordinator – this individual is responsible for working with the provider for our power skating program and communicating with players and parents about the program throughout the season.

Junior Bunnies Coordinator and Senior Bunnies Coordinator – these individuals (2 positions) will work in an “off ice” capacity and are responsible for coordination of our Bunny program. These individuals will work with and support the on-ice volunteers and communicate with the players and parents about the program.

Qualifications Coordinator – this individual is responsible for tracking the qualification requirements for the various bench staff positions and pulling together the required report from our Association to the NCRRL.

Ice Scheduler – working with the current Ice Scheduler during the 2019/2020 season and then assuming the position the following season, this individual is responsible for scheduling ice and practice times for our teams.

• Fundraising Coordinatornew this year, this individual will be responsible for looking into possible corporate (or other) sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for our Association.

• Player Advocate – also new this year, this individual will act as a liaison between players or parents and our bench staff or the Association to address issues or concerns that may arise for our members.

• Novice Coordinator – this individual is responsible for overseeing our Novice teams to help share coaching information and support the coaches and teams at the Novice level.

• Tournament Coordinator – this individual is responsible for overseeing our annual Association tournament, which typically takes place in February.

These are high-level descriptions to help give a general sense of what’s involved in each of the role. If you are interested in any of these positions, or would like more information, please send an email to executive@westottawaringette.com or speak directly with any member of the Executive.

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Interested in a Board position?
We are also looking for new board members for the upcoming season. Interested? Send an email to the Executive or speak directly with a current Director. New Directors will be appointed at the AGM (next Tuesday). Interested candidates should let the Executive know they are interested in advance of the meeting.

19 Mar

U14AA Fioravanti – TEAM ONTARIO U14AA 2019!!!

Congratulations to the U14 AA Fioravanti team on winning provincial gold in North Bay! With this win, the team becomes the U14AA Team Ontario for 2019. This is an amazing accomplishment and the first time in WORA’s history for a team to become Team Ontario!

After an undefeated six game round robin, the team landed in 3rd place to face off against the Waterloo Wildfire team in the semis.  Incredible determination and focus led the team to a 5-2 win over the #1 ranked Waterloo.  The team went on to meet their rival, GCRA, in a hard fought battle that took them into OT.  The U14’s scored the winner in the 5th minute of OT to become Provincial Champions! Great teamwork and determination drove them through this 8 game tournament to win the gold.  They arrived in North Bay as West Ottawa and came home as Team Ontario!!!



18 Mar

U16A – Highlights of a Fantastic Season

Congratulations to U16A Gamble who finished their regular season with Gold medal wins in Waterloo and West Ottawa and capped it off with a Bronze in Provincials in the Jacks division.  The girls finished 3rd in the LERQ division, leading the league with the lowest Goals Against Average and only lost 3 games in the second half of the season, going the distance with an amazing 32-10-4-1.

At Provincials the girls played the top teams all weekend, finishing 2nd overall in the round robin and earning bronze.  The team was rewarded for their perseverance and determination by winning the Sportsmanship award which is decided upon by all of the other teams and the referees in the division.

Congratulations all on a fantastic season.

11 Mar

Junior Banquet

When: April 14th, 2019 2:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Glen Cairn Public School (182 Morrena Road, Kanata)

This year’s theme…..Model Mayhem – Where Ringette teams come together in a collaboration of dressing up in theme of choice (examples: Farmers (overalls and a straw hat); Rock & Roll (big hair included!);  costumes based on your team name (Black Panthers, Lightning Bolts, White Lightning and even Wild Unicorns of Doom!). Be as creative as you can be….and have fun! Coaches will take to the Runway to represent their team with a prize for the best costume!

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