Receiving Agnes Jacks Scholarships are Alexis Galloway (Winnipeg, MB), Erix Bohemier (Landmark. MB), Paola Romeo (Calgary, AB), Cassie Davidson (Riverview, NB) and Justine Doiron (North Vancouver, BC). Receiving Cara Brown Ringette Scholarships are Mallory Ross (Miramichi, NB) and Brittany Stojak (Oakbank, MB). Receiving TELUS bursaries are Anjuman Grewal (St. Albert, AB) and Alexandra Mouton (Pointe Claire, QC) in the Canadian Ringette Championship athlete category, Rebbecca Smith (Kingston, ON) and Jessica Cichos (Port Coquitlam, BC) in the athlete category and Miranda Harris (Delta, BC) in the coach category. A big congratulations to all the recipients, and good luck to everyone for next season.
Please continue reading to learn a little bit about each award, scholarship and bursary.
Agnes Jacks, who sadly passed away on April 1, 2005, was the widow of Sam Jacks. Sam is well known for inventing the sport of Ringette back in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario. While the sport lost Mr. Jacks’ guiding hand through his untimely passing in 1975, the Ringette community continued to benefit greatly from Agnes’ dedicated and enthusiastic promotion of the sport, and the community appropriately laid claim to Mrs. Jacks as their very own goodwill ambassador. The Agnes Jacks Scholarship Award is presented to Ringette players, coaches and officials who have demonstrated a strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of Ringette. Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship towards post-secondary education and also receive a scholarship award certificate recognizing their achievements.
Cara Brown is a Ringette athlete who has played competitively in both Sudbury, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta and has participated in 16 Canadian Ringette Championships, as well as serving as team captain at the World Ringette Championship in '90, '92 and '94. The Cara Brown Ringette Scholarship, which was formed to recognize Cara’s involvement in Ringette, is awarded to a registered Ringette player who is actively playing Ringette at the elite level, who is entering a Canadian university on a full-time basis for the first time, who combines academic excellence, and has a minimum of a B average with a strong commitment to the sport of Ringette. Recipients receive a $1000 scholarship towards post-secondary education and also receive a scholarship award certificate recognizing their achievements.
Introduced in 2012, the TELUS Bursaries provide five scholarships of $1,000 each towards post-secondary education for Ringette players and coaches who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the sport of Ringette or who have participated in the 2012 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships.
A little more about Ringette:
Ringette is a Canadian sport that was invented in 1963 in North Bay, Ontario by the late Sam Jacks. There are currently over 29,000+ players on more than 2,000+ teams across Canada with over 2,400+ officials and 5,000+ coaches.
Internationally, it is played in half a dozen other countries around the world. Ringette has been designated a Heritage Sport by Sport Canada and as part of the Sport for Life movement. As well, Ringette is well advanced at adapting Sport Canada's Long Term Athlete Development model.
For more information, please refer to the Ringette Canada Website by clicking on the image below.