A closer look at the Edmonton WAM!

Here is a look at the ringette athletes of WAM! off-ice.

*Anj Grewal

-What do you do for a living?

I am a student currently attending the University of Alberta and majoring in Biological Sciences.

-Why do you play ringette?

I play ringette because of the different experiences I gain, the friendships I make and because of the character it builds.

-Do you play any other sports?

Not at the moment, but I used to play hockey.

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

Reading, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors.

-What was your favorite subject in school?

Physiology

-What is your favorite food?

Butter Chicken

*Jenna Debaji

-What do you do for a living?

I am a student.

-Why do you play ringette?

I play ringette because I love it.

-Do you play any other sports?

No.

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

Some of my hobbies are playing tennis and swimming

-What was your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school is math

-What is your favorite food?

Chocolate

*Cara Duley

-What do you do for a living?

I just finished my business degree and I currently work for TD Canada trust.

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

I love snowboarding, travelling, and yoga!

-What is your favorite food?

Garlic mashed potatoes and steak.

*Kaylin Bechard

-What do you do for a living?

I am a student at the University of Alberta-Faculté Saint-Jean. I plan on obtaining a bilingual Bachelor of Science (baccalauréat ès sciences) with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Political Science.

-Why do you play ringette?

I play ringette because it’s fun, challenging, competitive and an awesome stress reliever.

-Do you play any other sports?

I enjoy running, but I used to play many different sports, such as competitive swimming, cross country, track and field and roller hockey.

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

Coaching, waterskiing, reading and knitting.

-What was your favorite subject in school?

Math and anything related to Social Studies/Political Science

-What is your favorite food?

Ice cream

*Lindsay Brown

-What do you do for a living?

I am a student studying for my Bachelor of Education Elementary

-Do you play any other sports?

I currently do not play any other sports but I have played most sports previously

-What is your favorite food?

Watermelon.

*Dailyn Bell

-What do you do for a living?

I am a dental hygienist.

-Why do you play ringette?

I play ringette cause I am a very active and competitive person. Play for the love of the game and the adrenaline to compete.
Do you play any other sports?

-Do you play any other sports?

I also play slow pitch, water sports and running

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

I enjoy working out, hanging out with friends and family, giving back to the community, coaching and relaxing.

-What was your favorite subject in school?

Sports Performance

-What is your favorite food?

Pizza

*Jamie Bell

-What do you do for a living?

I am currently a student for a living in my third year of my Bachelor of Science degree. In the summer months I am a labourer for Lacombe County working road construction and enjoying the sunshine or mostly rain. What I eventually want to do for a living after I complete my degree is Physiotherapy.

-Why do you play ringette?

I play Ringette for many reasons. The speed of the game contributes a lot to what makes the game so enjoyable. The competition and adrenaline you get while playing is like a drug for any competitive athlete that keeps them coming back. Ringette has also taught me so much in the real world and has been a huge factor in who I am today. Most importantly the people you meet while playing Ringette are irreplaceable and eventually become a huge part of your life, which is why I play Ringette.
-Do you play any other sports?

I do play other sports but not competitively like Ringette. I play in a women’s soccer league which let me tell you gets some pretty heated battles and slo pitch in a rec league

What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

-Some of my hobbies outside of Ringette usually occur in the summer months. I enjoy boating and water sports, slo pitch, soccer, working out, spending time with friends and family, reading, sleeping in, watching Grey’s Anatomy and the Bachelor.

-What was your favorite subject in school?

My favourite subject in high school was biology. Was fascinating in learning about the human body, which I still am hence my degree. I also had an amazing teacher quite contributed greatly to why it was so enjoyable

-What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is easily RJ’s BBQ baby back ribs or tenderloin steak cooked medium well, caesar salad, garlic bread and cooked potatoes and carrots. Perfect meal to eat out on the deck on a glorious summer night.

*Breanna Beck

-What do you do for a living?

I memorize important theories created by people that are long since deceased and explain those theories in copious amounts of papers and powerpoints; aka I am a university student

-Why do you play ringette?

I play ringette because I truly love the game, the culture that surrounds the game and of course, the amazing people that are involved in the sport.

-Do you play any other sports?

I shoot archery when I’m not at the rink or driving down highway 2

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

I love boating, tubing and wakeboarding in the summer months.

-What was your favorite subject in school?

I was/am a nerdy kid, I love school- everything from chemistry and biology to gym and language arts.

-What is your favorite food?

Breakfast for dinner

*Jillian Basterash

-What do you do for a living?

Bachelor of Physical Education Student at U of A

-Why do you play ringette?

It is a fun and competitive sport. I have way too much fun with my teammates and it is a great stress reliever throughout the week.

-Do you play any other sports?

In the summer I play touch football. I have tried every sport and enjoy subbing on friends teams during the summer.

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

Coaching and Personal Training

-What was your favorite subject in school?

Current subject would be my Gross Anatomy class. I get to dissect a cadaver and study the human body.

-What is your favorite food?

Veggie Chili with Quinoa

*Danielle Holliday

-What do you do for a living?

I am in my 5th year of my Physical Education/Education combined degree at the University of Alberta but aspire to be a police officer

-Why do you play ringette?

Because it’s fun! The sport has really made me who I am, it’s a huge part of my life and I couldn’t imagine not playing.

-Do you play any other sports?

Soccer

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

I enjoy hanging out with my friends and travelling

-What was your favorite subject in school?

PhysEd

-What is your favorite food?

Pie

*Chelsea Cranston

-What do you do for a living?

I’ll be graduated nurse by February

-Why do you play ringette?

It’s something I’m passionate about and it’s a great stress reliever

-Do you play any other sports?

None

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

Anything on a board or outdoors

-What was your favorite subject in school?

Anatomy

-What is your favorite food?

Steak, salmon and ice cream (not all together)

*Danielle Bechard

-What do you do for a living?

I am going to the University of Alberta full time, and I work as a temporary MSA at Finning during the summer time. After my under grad I am hoping to apply in dentistry at the U of

-Do you play any other sports?

I have grown up playing numerous sports, I was in track and field, cross country and competitive swimming up until a few years ago, when I decided for focus more on ringette.

-What are some of your hobbies outside of ringette?

I enjoy coaching younger ringette teams, this year I am assistant coach for the Spruce Grove U9 Snow Tigers. I also enjoy drawing, going for runs and swimming.

-What was your favorite subject in school?

My favorite subject in school was math and physics

-What is your favorite food?

Hot wings, and chocolate covered strawberries.