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Awards and Scholarships

Ringette Alberta Awards



NOMINATIONS For the 2022/23 Season ARE OPEN

Nominations close April 30th, 2023.

Award recipients will be announced at the Annual General Meeting, May 6/7th in Red Deer.

Coach of the Year Award – Each year Ringette Alberta will award one Coach of the Year award.  The coach’s home association will also receive $250 to be used to aid in the further development of their coaches. (Please note: You will be required to sign in to a google account to complete this form as a file upload is required.)

Official of the Year Award – Ringette Alberta will award one senior and one junior Official of the Year award each season. The selected officials will have demonstrated strong performance and commitment to the sport of ringette through active participation and involvement. Criteria for this award include level of contribution; longevity of service; impact on the sport; demonstration of excellence; attitude and peer feedback.

Ringette Excellence Award – This award is intended to recognize an individual or group who has/have made a significant contribution towards showcasing the popularity and the overall appeal of the sport of ringette. This award is provincial in scope and stature and recognizes outstanding, lifelong achievement as a volunteer supporting and improving the sport of ringette.

Youth Volunteerism Award – Individual– These awards are intended to recognize outstanding individuals under the age of 18 who have shown dedication to the sport of ringette. These individuals have excelled even with the busy schedules of their young lives and understand the true value of sportsmanship and volunteerism.

Friends of Ringette Award – These awards are intended to recognize outstanding individuals who have shown dedication to the sport of Ringette. This award is meant as an opportunity to celebrate the unique nature of the ringette community, both geographically and demographically.

Phyllis Sadoway Development Award – This award is given to a maximum of two associations each season that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to developing and growing the sport in their community. The Phyllis Sadoway Development Award accompanies a cheque for $500 given to each selected association to use to further enhance their programs. These funds may be used to offer development opportunities for officials, team staff, players, volunteers, and parents within the association. (Please note: You will be required to sign in to a google account to complete this form as a file upload is required.)


Ringette Alberta Scholarships

Ringette Alberta scholarships are given out each year to ringette players who have demonstrated both strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of ringette through active participation and involvement. These scholarships are designed to encourage athletes to maintain their involvement in ringette while pursuing post-secondary studies. Thanks to our successful 50/50 in the 2021-2022 season, Ringette Alberta will award up to SIX scholarships of $1500 this year.

Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship recipients!


The 2022 Application is CLOSED.  The 2023 Application will open in June.

Once your online application has been submitted, official transcripts must be to Ringette Alberta and received by August 7th at:

Percy Page Centre, 3rd Floor

11759 Groat Road

Edmonton AB T5M 3K6

Attention: Carolyn Reich

Ringette Canada Scholarships

The Agnes Jacks Scholarship Awards are named in honour of Mrs. Agnes Jacks who, following the untimely passing of her husband Mr. Sam Jacks (ringette’s founder), picked up the gauntlet and became a dedicated and tireless promoter of the sport. Mrs. Jacks became a well-known and well-loved figure in the ringette community and over the years became known across Canada as ringette’s “goodwill ambassador”.
This program provides a number of scholarships of $1,000 each towards post-secondary education for ringette players, coaches, and officials who demonstrate a strong commitment to the sport of ringette. The number of scholarships offered each year is determined by Ringette Canada’s Board of Directors.

Applications must be received in the Ringette Canada office no later than March 31st.

The Cara Brown Scholarship, which recognizes and rewards combined performance in elite ringette and scholastics, is awarded to registered ringette players who are actively playing ringette at the elite level (AA or at the highest level offered in the applicant’s community), who are entering a Canadian university on a full-time basis for the first time, and who combine academic excellence with a strong commitment to the sport of ringette. Starting in the 2010-2011 academic year, Cara has generously increased this scholarship to $1,000. Two annual scholarships are provided and successful applicants also receive a certificate recognizing their achievements.

Cara Brown is a ringette athlete who enjoyed a spectacular career. She played competitively in both Sudbury and Calgary, participated in seventeen Canadian Ringette Championships, served as team captain at the World Ringette Championships in 1990, 1992, and 1994, and participated in the 1998 International Summit Series in Europe.

Ringette Canada is grateful to Cara and her company, Brown Economic Consulting, for their generous support of this program.

Applications must be received in the Ringette Canada office no later than March 31st.

The 5-Count Ringette Goalie Scholarship provides two scholarships in the amount of $250 each and are awarded annually to registered players who are actively playing as a goalkeeper and the scholarships are to be used for a unique opportunity that will benefit them as a goalie, their team, and/or ringette in general. The scholarships have been made possible through the support of Keely Brown, Heather Konkin, and the program they co-own, 5-Count Ringette Goalie Instruction.

Application for a 5-Count Ringette Goalie Scholarship can be made by ringette goalies who have been a goalkeeper for the past three years. Ringette Canada will not release scholarship funds until proof that the athlete has been a goalkeeper for the past three years has been provided.

Meghan Bomford Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Presented By: Know More Hazard

Know More Hazard is proud to announce the Meghan Bomford Memorial Scholarship Award. Meghan, a passionate ringette player, daughter, sister, and friend was lost in a tragic motor vehicle accident on October 18, 2016. This Memorial bursary will be presented annually in her name to pay tribute to her memory and inspire others to contribute to the ringette community. It will be comprised of two awards, one award for $1000 and one award for $500. One award will be distributed to a candidate most closely matching the criteria in the application and a second $500 award will be distributed to an applicant via a random draw from a list of all qualified applicants.

Meghan Bomford

July 26, 1999 – October 18, 2016

Ringette Scholarships

The ringette community lost a passionate athlete and wonderful friend and daughter. Meghan Bomford of the Calgary North U19A Grit Ringette team sadly passed away on October 18th, 2016. Meghan was a feisty young woman who had a great passion for the sport of ringette. Her signature pink gloves made her recognizable anywhere she played. She was an amazing athlete, a tremendous goal scorer, and a friend to many. Meghan was that friend that you could always rely on for support and a hug or just to listen when you needed it. She had respect for and was dedicated to her friends, her sport, her team, and as a junior coach. Meghan was an amazing daughter, teammate, and friend and she will be painfully and forever missed.