June 18, 2020
Dear Ringette Families,
I hope you are all well and safe. This is definitely not the type of mass mailout I had envisioned for my first role of new President of the St Marys Ringette Association. For starters, it is way too long and I apologize. However, as we all know, these are not normal times and we must all roll along with the ever changing developments!
Two weeks ago on June 5, 2020, when I posted our update on our website and Ringette Ontario made their announcement to suspend all league play and tournaments till January 2021, with no group activity till Sept 2020, I was really hoping that my next message to you would provide greater clarity in these uncertain times based on informed decisions and recommendations. Unfortunately, I cannot provide any clarity at this time as quite frankly, there is none. The clearest answer I can provide, is it is still unclear! But here is what I know.
As mentioned, we met with WRRA, we attended the Ringette Ontario Town Hall, had a conference with the GLRL and WRRL, and had our first Executive meeting of the season. Regrettably, there are still far too many factors at play and until we have finite information, we can only speculate and hope for the best.
I will attempt to highlight the challenges below:
Return to Ice
As you can see, we are at the mercy of other decision makers. I have reached out to the Health Unit, the Town, and St Marys Minor Hockey so that when the time is right, we can collaboratively come up with a solution that is safe for all.
I am sorry that I cannot provide further clarity or information. When I do receive concrete, factual information, I will convey it to you. In the meantime please continue to monitor our website for updates.
We ask that you be patient as we work through this process
I thank all of you for your patience and understanding as we move forward. I always say moving forward, as this is new for all of us, and we are all journeying together.
Please, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to me. I am more than happy to discuss them with you. I can be reached at email@example.com
Again, I sincerely apologize for the length of this email and I would like to promise I will never send another one so long, but as we know, these times, they are a changin!
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the rink soon. Take care everyone and stay safe!
Michael Lynch, President
St Marys Ringette Association
PS, sorry, just saw this come out today. Ringette Ontario has sent out a FAQ sheet, the link https://ringetteontario.com/home-page/about-us/rtp-faq/ will be posted on our website and social media. I encourage all of you to sign up for Ringette Ontario newsletters and updates.