Ringette championships score praise from Vernon council

The event drew more than 550 athletes, parents and families, coaches and officials

A major sports event is drawing praise from the City of Vernon.

The 2015 B.C. A and B Provincial Ringette Championships were held on the weekend at Kal Tire Place, Priest Valley Arena, Civic Arena, and the Pat Duke Memorial Arena in Lumby.

“Congratulations to the local athletes who took part in the ringette provincials in Vernon this past weekend. You were amazing to watch,” said Copun. Catherine Lord.

“I was impressed with not just the physical health but the healthy attitude of the athletes I met. Thanks also to the parents, players, coaches, officials and volunteers for bringing this tournament to Vernon.”

Over the course of three days, the ringette championships drew more than 550 athletes, parents and families, coaches and officials to the city, and 1,400 elementary school children from around the region were spectators for many of the games.

Vernon Ringette will host a free Come Try Ringette event Saturday at noon at Kal Tire Place.

“Parents, if you haven’t been exposed to this sport, bring your kids this Saturday to Kal Tire Place for the Come Try Ringette event,” said Lord.

“This is a sport that’s active, fast-moving, teaches teamwork, and creates lifelong friendships.”