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First Annual Victor Ringuette Sportsman Dinner

A handful of Local area not-for profit organizations have banded together to hold what they hope to be the first of many Victor Ringuette Sportsman Dinners.

The newly created event was brought to life to honor the late Victor Ringuette and the Ringuette family for their dedication to community that continues to this day. Many of the local area not for profits have immeasurably benefitted and remained sustainable over the years thanks to the generosity and philanthropy of Victor.

“Our goal is to start with a handful of organizations and each year to involve other groups to host an evening of entertainment, games, and fun for everyone to enjoy. Many of our organizations would not exist today if it wasn’t for the B&R family so this is a small token of recognition but also sees cooperation and partnerships formed between not for profits large and small work together for the benefit of our community and area.” Stated one of the event hosts Neil Langridge.

For the inaugural year, the group has secured 4-time Stanley Cup champion Darren McCarty to attend and speak at the event along with live music and interactive games for all patrons to enjoy and spend the night fundraising for multiple groups. The event is being hosted October 15th, 2022, at the C2 Field house and all ticket information and purchasing can be done at

“Its been a couple of years since the Lakeland region has been able to have a large scale event of this magnitude and to be able to be a part of one and host it in Victors honor was an absolute no brainer for us.” Spoke Corey Wandler Head Coach and Gm for the Bonnyville Senior Pontiacs. “Senior hockey has been in Bonnyville for close to 70 years and I can guarantee Victor and B&R Eckels has been there sponsoring for over 60 of them.”

For all questions, please contact Neil Langridge via email at