The Countdown is On!

 

One week from today, we will be lacing up our skates (Mental Note: get skates out of storage), climbing in the car, and making our way to Mount Joy for our first ice time in several months! And so, next week we will be gathering for the first time in a long time, catching up over stinky equipment, and welcoming our newcomers into the fold.  I’m looking forward to finding out what everyone was up to over the summer and working off some turkey and pumpkin pie!

In my case, I’m actually kinda happy that our first ice time isn’t tonight, because I think the traffic this Turkey Day Friday is going to be unbelievable.  Kind of tempted to check what the GPS’s estimated travel time would be tonight vs next week!  Any bets on how much worse it will be tonight?

Anyone?

 

See you in a week!

A New Season Approaches

ARE.  YOU.  READY??!

 

The new season of Friday night MWRA approaches, and I for one am getting excited.

Our first ice time is Friday Oct 16th at 9:30 at Mount Joy Arena.

Mount Joy Community Centre!

Mount Joy Community Centre!

So start sharpening your skates (not your sticks – *coughJoannecough*), and pull your equipment out of storage!

 

We would also like to invite anyone who isn’t sure about joining the league to come out and try playing for a single night instead of having to commit to the entire season.  For $20, you get an hour of ice time and the company of some great women!  If you need help finding some equipment, we can help with that too – just contact our email inquiries@markhamwomensringette.org

 

 

Special Award 2014-2015

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This year, we had a special award.  There… there is no real way to describe this award, other than to say that the event it commemorates is emblazoned in the memory of all who heard it!  In embodies the challenges confronted by parents as their children grow older, passing into new phases of life.  No matter what phase you’re in, sometimes you just want to sit and eat your F’ing Cornflakes!

Joanne Moore

 

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Hockey Pool Results!

Every year, MWRA sells hockey pools as a fundraiser, and every year, the competition is fierce! This year was no different, and as the regular season has come to a close, we have the results!

 

1st place:  Mike Jorgenson

2nd place: Joanne Munce

3rd place: Jack Lemieux and Colin Wacket (this is the first time we’ve ever had a tie!)

 

And…..

 

The coveted last place….

 

Sharilyn Dyck!!

 

Catherine Sohl was our best seller this year.  Anyone think they can beat her next year?

 

 

Early Bird Registration Discount

The first year I played for MWRA, I registered really late. I had only just figured out that there was somewhere for me to play, and so after a couple of emails back and forth, I sent off my cheque and registration form.

$350

Not all that much, but still a pretty big commitment. How happy was I when the next year I realized that it was only $300 if I registered early?

Obviously, I registered early.

If you are planning on playing with us next year (and you should, we are tonnes of fun), then you should send us an email and register before June 1st!

How to tell the season’s over

Well, I was going to start this post with a comment about how another ringette season has left us behind in favour of warmer weather and sunshine, but it’s currently 1 C outside, and there was hail yesterday.

Not so warm.

Either way, the ice has come out of Mount Joy arena and we are recovering from our bruises (looking at you Joanne).  I, for one, had a fantastic season and am so glad such an enthusiastic and friendly group gets together every Friday night.

I can tell our season is over because I did something truly astonishing this week – I washed my equipment.   You can all expect me to be powder fresh when play starts up again in the fall.

Drying in the tub. Where else?

Drying in the tub. Where else?

 

I’ll be waiting!

Ringette Season is fast approaching…

So, I know it’s hot and humid now but in a few short weeks it will be time to get back on the ice!  I don’t know about all of you, but I’m going to get my gear out of the basement and air it out in the backyard (try to get rid of some of that hard-work smell, lol).  I might even get my skates sharpened!!!  And, as always, I’m keeping my eyes out for a new girdle (haha, as if I can find a new one that will fit like my 22 year old one does now).

The MWRA’s motto is Fun, Fitness, and Friends so that’s basically what we are all about.  If you are looking to have some laughs, get some exercise, and meet some new people, then our league may be right for you!  We play in Markham at Mount Joy Arena (16th and Markham Road) on Friday nights for an hour from 9:30-10:30 P.M. (after the kids have gone to bed) and we are always looking for new recruits.  If you played ringette in the past, have daughters who play, or are looking for a new challenge then get in touch and let us know you’re interested by sending an email to Andrea (our league President) at inquiries@markhamwomensringette.org.  Also, feel free to poke around our website to see what’s what.

For all our current league members, the league starts on Friday, October 10.  Mark your calendars and get ready!

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