BVRA will be hosting an online Return to Ringette Town Hall Meeting for our membership on Monday September 28th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. A link to join the meeting will be shared with all members by email.

Topics to be covered include: Information regarding the 2020-2021 season, Pod/Squad formation, Evaluations and upcoming ice times, R4U, AA Angels, Open, and our COVID response (Safety Plan, Plan for parents and spectators, Plan for players and Arena policies)

All members are strongly encouraged to join the town hall meeting. Prior to joining the meeting, it may be helpful to review Ringette Manitoba’s Return to Ringette plan:



Ringette 4U - Tentative Start Date of November 1


The 2020/2021 R4U season will tentatively start on November 1st.

INTERESTED IN REGISTERING YOUR 3-8 YEAR OLD IN RINGETTE? Registration for R4U is still open. Click here to register.

For more information about R4U, go to

Questions about the program? Email






CLICK HERE to read the BVRA Return to Activity Approval - August 31, 2020




Hello BVRA Members,

BVRA is in need of a Safety Supervisor for the season to over see the Saftery officers. This position is a mandatory requirement with RM for this season. Each association needs to have a person in this role. 

BVRA can not go forward with the season after the camp- until we have a person volunteer to be the Safety Supervisor. 

Here is a list of the Role/Responsibility:

A key responsibility of the Safety Supervisor will be to oversee the and monitor their organization’s Return to Ringette Plan based on the Government of Manitoba Approved Ringette Manitoba plan, in addition to regional facility regulations and protocols.

This individual will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant association information is shared across the membership in a timely fashion, including Safety Officers.

They will be responsible for implementing the Ringette Manitoba Return to Ringette plan, provide assistance and guidance to their organization, revise local plans if required, and have travel itinerary information for teams when team travel is permitted to resume.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks of the Safety Supervisor (and / or delegate):

  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, Provincial, Regional and local restrictions and orders related to controlling and eradicating COVID-19.
  • Complete the relevant checklists by considering the actions set out in each checklist and implementing or arranging to implement relevant consideration in your organization and documenting justifications for not undertaking particularly actions.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the organization’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and Enhanced Cleaning Procedures.
  • Liaise regularly with Ringette Manitoba to facilitate updates related to their Return to Ringette plan and to fully understand the consequences of non-compliance.
  • Periodically review the effectiveness of the COVID-19 Safety Plan for your organization to improve as necessary with respect to arena protocols, enhanced hygiene protocols, and communications.
  • When required, effectively implement your COVID-19 Emergency Action Plan.
  • Act as the contact point for the organization’s members, participants and their parents/guardians – particularly around questions relating to return to ringette and the actions taken to be COVID safe.
  • Assist the organization operationally to safely increase or add activity through the Ringette Manitoba’s Return to Activity / Play Plan and as permitted by the Provincial government via Ringette Manitoba.
  • Complete and have on file Risk Assessment Tool and Checklist.
  • Liaise regularly with local facilities to confirm guidelines, protocols, and updates.
  • Ensure the Safety Officers (participants, programs, teams) are following prevention guidelines set by Provincial government via Ringette Manitoba’s Return to Ringette Plan.
  • Accessing, collecting and maintaining all participant documents that list all participants in attendance at every ringette -related activity. These include attestation, waivers, and assumption of risk, declaration of health, and any updates to these and / or other future documents.
  • Ensuring any COVID-19 cases are reported to the appropriate public health authority in the region, Ringette Manitoba’s Executive Director, relevant leagues, associations, teams, facilities.
  • Ensures all pods, squads, teams have an Emergency Action Plan and COVID-19 safety plan completed and on file. COVID-19 Safety Plan – effectively takes all necessary precautions to mitigate, transfer or avoid the identified risks both common to all sporting activities and unique to ringette and facility operations in the designated region.
  • Access the latest available information and guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you are interested in Volunteering in this role, please contact-


Have a great day,

Tara GIlkes

BVRA President

 September 2020 



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    From Ringette Manitoba Website:

    Ringette Manitoba is pleased to announce to its members that the Province of Manitoba has approved Phase 3 of the Return to Ringette (RTR) Plan – Version 1.  

    The approval of Phase 3 will allow sanctioned programs to safely resume, following the protocols set by Ringette Manitoba. This means that our Members will be able to resume on-ice, sanctioned activities as of September 1st, 2020 – subject to compliance with current health and safety standards in Manitoba and Ringette Manitoba’s Return to Ringette plan.

    Any associations wishing to begin prior to this date are required to submit a request in writing to Ringette Manitoba.

    Ringette Manitoba continues to work closely with Ringette Canada, Sport Manitoba, and the Province of Manitoba and we look forward to announcing the approval for Phase 4 of the RTR plan in the near future.

    Ringette Manitoba remains committed to providing resources and assistance to all our local associations as they begin to navigate their return to the ice. Members are encouraged to contact their Local Associations for registration information.

    The Return to Ringette Plan has five phases

    • Phase 1 (March 12th, 2020) – Suspensions of all Ringette Manitoba Activities & Events
    • Phase 2 (began June 1st, 2020) – online meetings, all in-person activities continue to be non-sanctioned, must maintain 6ft of distance between all participants
    • Phase 3 (approved August 19th, 2020 and will begin with sanctioned activity starting on September 1st, 2020) – on-ice skill development (no checking), drills, team tactics, online clinics, limited regional travel (no carpooling)
    • Phase 4 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) – games (pods & squads), modified rules game play, limited travel (carpooling permitted)
    • Phase 5 (subject to approval from the Province of Manitoba) – regular season competition, Come Try Events, tournaments, provincial travel

    The Return to Ringette Plan was developed by Ringette Manitoba after consulting Sport Manitoba, Ringette Canada, other Manitoba Provincial Sport Organizations, the City of Winnipeg’s Arena Sport Working Group, and various health authorities and submitted to the Provincial Government. The Return to Ringette plan incorporates the current requirements outlined in Stages 1 – 4 of the Government of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan, health and safety guidelines from Ringette Canada, and programming, registration and sanctioning for Ringette Manitoba.

    Part of our commitment includes an ongoing and regular review of our RTR protocols based on the latest recommended COVID-19 health precautions, which will help to enhance the positive ringette experience under the province’s health directives.

    To be proactive in the preparations to return, Ringette Manitoba and the Associations are engaged in collaborative planning. As each region and association has unique challenges, Ringette Manitoba will work with each Association to assist with their return plans within their facilities.

    Ringette Manitoba has striven to be a leader in developing a Return to Ringette Plan that seeks to get people participating in sport and recreation in the safest possible manner during this pandemic. We recognize that this is a frustrating and challenging time.  However, through patience, we look forward to returning to the ice for all of our members this season.

    The reopening of arenas in Manitoba begun as of June 1, 2020 as facilities were able to open along with Phase 2 of the Manitoba Restoring Safe Services plan.