|World Ringette Championships|
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World Ringette Championships are a competition between ringette-playing nations. Tournament is administrated by the International Ringette Federation (IRF). Ringette was invented in 1963 by Sam Jacks and Mirl "Red" McCarthy and the first World Championships were played in 1990. The winning team is awarded with the Sam Jacks Cup championship trophy.
Ringette is a team sport with two variations, an indoor and an outdoor version. The winter sport is played on an ice rink. One indoor court version is called gym ringette.
Samuel Perry Jacks was a Canadian inventor, creator of the sport of ringette and floor hockey. He was posthumously inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
The last international competition, the 2017 World Ringette Championships, was hosted in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The event was held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 at Hershey Centre Arena.
Mississauga is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario and a suburb of Toronto. It is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Regional Municipality of Peel, bordering Toronto. With a population of 721,599 as of the 2016 census, Mississauga is the sixth-most populous municipality in Canada, third-most in Ontario, and second-most in the Greater Toronto Area. It is also one of the most populous suburbs in the world outside of Asia.
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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
The first World Ringette Championships were held in Gloucester, Ontario in 1990. Participating teams included six regional teams from Canada and the national teams of Finland and United States. 1990–1996 and 2000–2004 the Championships were arranged every other year. In 1998 no official World Championships were held but Finland and Canada played several exhibition games across Europe.
Gloucester is a suburb of and within the City of Ottawa. Gloucester Township was established in 1792 and originally included lands east of the Rideau River from the Ottawa River south to Manotick. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the new city of Ottawa. As of the Canada 2016 Census, the former city of Gloucester had a population of 133,280.
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Since 2004 the World Championships have been arranged every three years.
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