Fund Raising for the 2011-2012 Season

BKRA Golf Tournament 2012

The first annual BKRA Gold Tournament was held on Saturday 9th June 2012 at Golf Le Manitou, Mont Tremblant (

The course is an executive course, with all holes being par 3s and 4s, and can be played in around 3.5 hours.

The event was a huge success thanks to our sponsors, organizers and players.

Almost 100 golfers registered for this beautiful day. There was not a cloud in the sky, no June bugs and the temperature was a perfect 26C! All players were ready to go at their assigned holes for our shot gun start at 11am.

We all met afterwards at the club house for drinks, prizes and a BBQ supper.

We hope to see all the same golfers next year and a lot of new ones.

For photos from the day click here.

Charity Game - Sunday 27th November 2011

As a non-profit organization, BKRA understands the importance of giving back and teaching community values. To further BKRA’s role in the community, the association began raising funds for local charities. In 2010 we initiated an annual charity ringette game to raise funds for research into Juvenile Arthritis. Stemming from the fundraising success, we have partnered with the Montreal Children’s Hospital to raise money for their new state-of-the-art hospital.

As part of our charitable activities, BKRA challenged the Pointe Claire Ringette Association to a charity fundraising game on Sunday, November 27th 2011.

The Children's hospital placed us in contact with a young Kirkland resident who is recovering from her cancer treatments. Her name is Alexa Fitzwilliam.

She was nominated as Pfizer’s Young Achievers 2011 in the 10 –11 year old category as well as helping PEDAL FOR KIDS raise donations ( Alexa and BK teamed up together to explain to our spectators the importance of giving back and using your voice in order to make a difference. BKRA couldn’t be prouder to have such an outstanding person to help us with our event.

Any donations you can make at any time will be greatly appreciated. You may click on the following linke to donate directly to our cause on the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation web site: This donations page remains active on the Chidren's Hospital website for future donations.

An article on the event was written for the West Island Chronicle. You can read it here.

Our charity game was a huge success. BK finished the day raising over $4,000. So far, with online donations, we have reached over $5,500 - well on on way to our $10,000 goal. The Montreal Children’s Hospital has placed our shovel on their wall of founders ,which is located on the first floor past the reception desk. We are sharing the shovel with other donors who have also raised between $10,00 to $24,999. You’ll notice BKRA is on top of the list!

We’re already planning our next charity game for 2013. Hope to see you there!


BKRA kicked off the season with a bowling party at Laurentian Lanes on Saturday October 22nd from 2pm - 6pm.

We charged $10.00 per player, which included 2 games, bowling shoes and baked treats.

Thanks go to Lori Cook for organising this event - it raised over $300. The kids got a chance to play a great game with parents and their future team mates. Thanks Lori!!

Cookie Dough

Once again, we asked our girls to participate in selling cookie dough to help raise funds. This is not mandatory, but it does help a great deal towards the funding of the association. Prizes were given to the top sellers.

The girls were asked to collect orders between 7th and 18th November, with delivery of the cookie dough mid-December.

More information is available here.

Who would of thought we’d sell over 1,260 tubs of cookies, worth $18,456?! BK raised a profit of $5,500.

Thanks go to all our girls, and their parents, who made this possible. Of course we can’t forget our winning team either - Ben C, who sold 201 tubs, and runner up - Ben B White, who sold 191 tubs.

What great results!!!

BKRA Tournament Dance

We held another Tournament Dance this year, on Saturday 21st January 2012 from 7pm until 10pm at Kirkland Arena.

For more information on this, please take a look at the poster.

Over 400 ringette girls and their friends attend our 2nd annual dance. The DJ was awesome as usual and the gym decor outstanding. We promise more surprises for 2013.

BKRA Cheese & Wine Event

Again, following a positive response to the Cheese & wine event held for parents while the Dance was taking place at last year's event, another Cheese & Wine event was held during our 2012 tournament.

This was held on Saturday 21st January 2012 at the same time as the Tournament Dance.

Further details on this can be found on our poster.

Parents and coaches from local and out of town teams had a chance to meet each other and enjoy drinks and lots of food. The ambiance was outstanding. You’d never think you were in an arena. Thanks to our volunteers who worked very long hours putting all this together.

We hope to see you all again in January 2013.

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