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Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair
The History of Ringette in Canada
Looking into the past on how and why the sport of ringette was created and some of the stereotypes that come along with the sport. My project will help people better understand the sport of ringette and the history of ringette in Canada.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
Some of the lessons I have learned is how much work ringette players put in and how much their hard work and determination goes unnoticed and how many stereotypes come along with the name ringette. There are also so many people that compare ringette to hockey in several ways including difficulty and speed of the sport.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
The most interesting thing I learned about my topic is how Sam Jacks went out of his way to create an ice sport for girls in 1963 because he saw an issue and he decided to try his best to solve it and he succeeded.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
I believe my life today is different and the same of those in 1963 in different ways. Ringette is a growing sport that changed the lives of thousands in Canada to this day, but there are still hurdles that the sport will have to face including its uphill climb to be in the winter Olympics.