30 Nov

U12-Downard – JD Green Team Spirit Award

WORA is pleased to recognize the recipients of our 2019-20 Special Recognition Awards. Our junior team winners of the JD Green Team Spirit Award are the U12-Downard “Rink Rats”.

Congratulations to all, and thank you for your outstanding team spirit!

30 Nov

U19A-Burrows – JD Green Team Spirit Award

WORA is pleased to recognize the recipients of our 2019-20 Special Recognition Awards. Next up we have U19A-Burrows, our senior team winners of the JD Green Team Spirit Award. 

Congratulations and thank you for showing amazing team spirit all last season!

28 Nov

Derek Couturier, 2019-20 Volunteer of the Year

WORA is pleased to recognize the recipients of our 2019-20 Special Recognition Awards. Derek Couturier was the recipient of the Louise Holloway Award for Volunteer of the Year. 

Most notably, Derek was the ice scheduler for WORA for many years and also served as manager for numerous teams.

Congratulations Derek and thank you for your valued contributions!

28 Nov

Stacey Jessiman, 2019-20 Novice Coach of the Year

WORA is pleased to recognize the recipients of our 2019-20 Special Recognition Awards. First up is Stacey Jessiman, who was the recipient of the Robert MacKean Award for Novice Coach of the Year. Stacey was the head coach of the U10 Badgers for the 2019-20 season.

Congratulations Stacey and thank you for your contributions!

13 Nov

Stephanie Nugent

It is with sad hearts that we would like to inform the WORA community of the passing of long-time coach Stephanie (Steph) Nugent on November 11th after a long battle with cancer.

Steph had been coaching WORA teams from the first year her daughter, Carmen, took to the ice in U8. From then on you were pretty much guaranteed to see Steph behind a bench with her black mitts on teaching girls the finer points of ringette, what to pay attention to during a game, and most importantly, how to stay calm and enjoy the sport she loved to teach.

Even when she was going through treatments, Steph was ever-present for the girls she coached over the years at both the regional and competitive levels at the many power skating sessions, practices, games, tournaments, and provincials.

She is survived by her husband John and daughter Carmen (U19).