|Vice President Administration||Rick Grayson|
|Past President||Maryanne Clark|
|High Performance||Alison Jones|
|Player Development||Morgan Jones|
|Games & Tournaments||VACANT|
|Rural/Urban Development||Jodi Farrell|
|Director of Finance||Norm Vesey|
As most people do, Don started in ringette nearly 30 years ago, as a parent watching his daughter play this game we all love. His administration career began in 1988 as a registrar and coach in the APFG association. Later, he was WRL rep for APFG and APFG VP. He became WRL playoff coordinator and then President WRL for 4 years and remained on as Past President for 2 years.
After WRL, Don became President of MRA for 4 years and remained on as Past President for another 4 years. While President, Don also represented Manitoba at Ringette Canada meetings.
After the restructure of Ringette Canada’s governance model, Don became an initial member of the newly created Board of Directors for Ringette Canada where he also chaired the Finance Committee. Don served the maximum 2 terms on the board before leaving Ringette Canada.
Throughout his administrative career, Don has continued coaching, now in his 25th year. He has coached at U9 all the way to 18+.
After a 2 year sabbatical from the administration of sport, Don has come back to the sport we all enjoy, as President of the Manitoba Ringette Association.
Our Current vice-president, having been born in the founding year of this sport, was ordained by a higher power (his wife) to serve the ringette community. Yielding to this power he has served many posts in the Interlake up to and including president, was on the Magic board, currently serves as U14 AA convenor and VP of the MRA. About the only thing he doesn't do is ref and windows.
" never leave an AGM early,.... especially if your wife stays behind!"
Ringette has been part of my life since 1980. It came to my home town a bit late for me, but I followed my younger sister and became very passionate about the game.
My youngest daughter started playing in 1998, and since then I have gone from manager, to coach, to board positions with St.James, WRL and the MRA.
Life would be very dull if I didn't have ringette in it
As most parents involved with any sport it is because of our children. In 1995, I was the Novice convenor at Varisty View Community Club. From there I moved up the “ranks” and became Chair for Ringette, in a largely “hockey” community. Those few years you could always find me at the rink tying skates or fighting with the hockey dads. Fortunately I had a great group of parents who always had my back!! From there I went to be APFG President, which I enjoyed thoroughly!! Thanks to my daughters great success in the sport of Ringette I have been able to travel. I am of great belief that Ringette is the “fastest game on ice”. I am currently the High Performance Chair for Ringette in Manitoba.
I first became involved in Ringette when my mom tried to find a sport in the River East area for me to play rather than hockey with all the boys in my neighbourhood.Ringette was just being introduced to our area and I was on one of the first teams.
I am currently on the River East board as the convenor of North Kildonan. I had also held the position as the Coaching Director and Player Development on our local association and havebeen on the board for 20+ years.
All levels from B, A, AA and a Provincial Open team. I have been fortunate to coach teams thathave been successful League, City and Provincial Champions numerous times and Silver and Bronzemedal at the Canadian Ringette Championships.
I played Ringette from the time it first started in River East area until the time that coaching my daughters' team was more rewarding. As a player I was fortunate to attend 15 Canadian Ringette Championshipsand be on 6 successful National Championship teams.
I also was an official and a Player Development Instructor while I played Ringette and was the Technical Director for the Manitoba Ringette Association.
As the Director of Coaching I would like to provide more information and support for our coaches in Manitobato help them be (and become) the best coach for all our players. It is important to give them the resources to achieve their goals as a coach. The MRA will look into; hosting a coaching seminar; once againhost the 'coach the coach program'; provide a program and format for coaches to share ideas and informationand also other intiatives that will be posted on the 'new' website.
Roman has been involved in Ringette for the past seven years. He has three daughters playing Ringette at various levels. He currently holds positions on the Selkirk Ringette Board (Treasurer), Interlake Ringette Association (Publicity), Magic AA (Past-Chair) and Manitoba Ringette Association (Publicity). He has also dabbled in coaching and enjoys that aspect of his volunteer time the most, interacting with the players themselves.
Romans Goals for the 2012/13 year include rolling out an electronic Newsletter, develop brochures on all MRA programs, expand the MRA website and provide technical support to his fellow Board Members to help them roll out their intiatives. His primary Goal is to promote Ringette and help it grow in the Province.