Monthly Archives: May 2019

Brenda’s Fitness – Proud Supporter of the Metcalfe Ringette Association

The 2019 U14 Metcalfe
Hornets Team

This has been a fantastic year for the Metcalfe Ringette Association.
Marnie Kennedy played as part of the U14 Metcalfe Hornets team this year, she is a mighty defenseman!  Their team got off to a rocky start but improved with each tournament they entered. They went to the Provincial tournament where Marnie scored her first goal as a defenseman and they had 3 wins 1 loss and a tie. The team went on to win their semi-finals and take on the undefeated first placed team for the gold medal.  It was a hard fought game that they eventually lost, but everyone was incredibly happy to be taking home a Provincial silver medal!

Madison Kennedy played for the U16A Metcalfe Hornets ringette team.  This team had an amazing year!  The team won gold medals at 3 out of 4 regular season tournaments.  In January, they were part of a ringette exchange sponsored by the YMCA.  They traveled to Calgary to meet and stay with players for the North Western “Nova” Ringette team.  While there they played in the Esso Golden Ring tournament which is the largest ringette tournament and had an amazing time.  The Nova team then came to Ontario and played in a tournament here and stayed with Metcalfe families.  It was the experience of a lifetime that all the girls will cherish.

The U16 A team then went on to win the Provincial tournament in spectacular fashion!  They tied for third place and had to have a mini game with the Central Ottawa Ringette team.  This game was played Saturday night (after each team had already played 2 games that day).  Mini games only last 20 minutes.  The other 2 Metcalfe teams that were in the tournament came out to cheer the girls on to victory with a 1-0 win.  They then played the semi-finals Sunday morning and moved on to face the first place team.  They won gold in overtime 7-6!  They were no longer considered Metcalfe Hornets but were now Team Ontario. They went to the Eastern Championships in Oshawa representing the province of Ontario.  They were undefeated against the eastern teams (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec and Oshawa (Host team).  They lost in finals taking home the silver medal.

2019 Goode Run

Brenda and Nicole leading the warm up for the 5 KM runners!
Photo Credit – Emily Dozois

On Saturday May 11, Nicole MacDonald (yoga instructor at Brenda’s Fitness) and I had the pleasure of volunteering at the 9th annual Goode Run in Osgoode. This run is a fundraiser for the Osgoode Youth Association run out of the OYA Centre right in Osgoode. Brenda’s Fitness was one of the sponsors for the event. We met many of the runners, walkers and puppies while we waited for the 2 km Family Walk Run to commence. Before the race, Nicole and I led the group of eager walk/runners in a fun warm up. Then off they went and we enjoyed cheering everyone out of the start area. An hour later, we led another warm up for the 5 km runners and cheered for them as they took off. It was a really fun event, extremely well organized and by the smiles on the faces of the runners and walkers, everyone had a great day! What a super fundraiser for the OYA Centre and opportunity for community participation. We look forward to volunteering next year!

Congratulations to all the runners and volunteers who took part in the
2019 Goode Run!
Photo Credit – Emily Dozois