Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To the members of River East Ringette Association,

Meeting will occur on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00pm at Gateway Red meeting room. You are welcome to join us.

We are always looking for new board members! Please be advised the following positions are up for election this year:

  • Vice-President
  • Registrar
  • Secretary
  • Directory of Games and Tournaments
  • Director of AA
  • WRL Representative
  • Director of Ringette 4 U
  • Ice Scheduler

We also have a vacancy for the Director of Coaching Development.

If you are interested in any of these positions or just want to be part of our team, please email Shelly Driedger. It’s a great opportunity to meet passionate ringette volunteers and make a difference in your community!

The AGM is also an opportunity for amendments of the Constitution and By-Laws. Any proposals must be submitted, in writing, to the Board twenty-one (21) days prior to the AGM. Copies of the Constitution and By-Laws are available here.

Gold Winners!

Congratulations to both RERA teams:
U10 Fire Flames for winning Gold in the A2 loop and the U12A Gladiators team for winning the WRL Championships!

The U12A Team went further to with the Provincial Championships as well !

2022/23 U14AA Program

Ringette Manitoba and Local Association (LA) Presidents met on 2022-03-06 to discuss, amongst other things, the status of U14AA.  Most of you will be aware that there has been some talk regarding Ringette Canada’s modernizing sport delivery with playground to podium pathways for athlete development.  RMB, and other provinces, are in different stages of delivery.

To get a sense of its membership’s interest in AA, Ringette Manitoba developed a survey which was circulated to 2008 to 2010 athletes (U12 major age and U14) at the end of December.  The results were compiled and shared with the LA Presidents in January.  During the Presidents meeting, the survey results along with 2021/22 player registration data was examined in detail.  After presenting the results of the survey in a variety of different formats, the consensus was that the U14AA program should be suspended for the 2022/23 season.  This decision was not made lightly and many factors were considered including the fact that a very small number of athletes would be impacted.  Local Associations will continue to offer ‘A’ division teams this season, however, the team formation process will change.  The focus on this age division will be advancement of their skill development.  There will be an opportunity for players to participate in a RMB advanced development program running concurrently with the regular season culminating in an opportunity to participate on teams that will represent Manitoba at the 2023 Western Canadian Ringette Championships which will be held in Winnipeg. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. As more information about the development program becomes available we will pass it along.

Thank you 

Shelly Driedger
RERA President

A Team Amalgamations for River East

U12:
River East hosting with members from Transcona (TRA). Tryouts commencing Sept 18.

U14:
River East players trying out with Transcona (TRA), Interlake (IRA), and North Winnipeg (NWRA) . TRA hosting. Tryouts commencing Sept 17.

U16:
River East hosting with members from Interlake (IRA) joining. Tryouts commencing Sept 18.

U19:
River East players trying out with North Winnipeg (NWRA) and Interlake (IRA). NWRA hosting. Tryouts commencing Sept 21.

Season ends

River East Ringette would like to update everyone with the latest decisions on the current ringette season.

Every day for the last several months we have been analyzing the impact of Covid-19 on our sport and season. With the most recent restrictions not allowing organized indoor sport until at least early March, we have decided to cancel the season and refund participants much of the fees paid.

Issuing refunds is a time consuming process, involving many calculations and transactions.  We again ask for your patience as we finalize the calculations to ensure appropriate refunds.   

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our coaches, junior coaches and team volunteers for their time and efforts with our players this season. Without their dedication, we would not have been able to achieve the number of skates our members enjoyed prior to the lockdown and further activities thereafter. 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we struggle through the uncertainty of this season. 

River East Ringette Board