Bette Sullivan

Category: Ringette
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Bette Sullivan was intrigued one night as she watched ringette
being played during an intermission feature on Hockey Night in
Canada. She obtained some literature on ringette from a cousin
in Ontario, lobbied for ice-time with the Newcastle Recreation
Commission, attracted a group of about eighty girls to give it a
try, and the rest is history. Since 1974 Bette has been devoted
to providing opportunities in sport for young women, not only
in ringette, but in softball and other recreational pursuits. The
history of ringette in New Brunswick had its beginnings on the
Miramichi and from 1973 to the mid 80s, Bette Sullivan was the
primary motivator of its growth in her community