Beverley Ann Felske Collection

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Beverley Ann Felske Collection


The collection was compiled by Beverley Ann Felske (Evans) (July 13, 1938 —December 12, 2020). Beverley (Bev) Felske was a founding Director on the inaugural board of directors for the British Columbia Ringette Association, which introduced ringette to the province.

Bev was born in Mountain Park, Alberta, later residing in Murrayville (Langley), BC. She went on to become a longtime Port Coquitlam resident for 57 years. Bev had a career as an education assistant and science lab technician for the Richmond School Board. She was predeceased by her husband Melvin Harold Felske (May 5, 1933 – Sept. 18, 2012), whom she was married to for 49 years. Melvin was involved in Port Coquitlam (Poco) minor sports as a hockey, ringette and softball coach.

In addition to being involved with the BC Ringette Association, Bev served many roles, including President and co-founder with the Port Coquitlam Ringette Association, the BC Snowmobile Federation, and ATV BC, which she also co-founded. Bev's passions including ensure that girls had an ice sport to play; advocating for trails to ride; and passing legislation for licensing and registration of ATV’s in our province.

Bev and Melvin spent many happy years traveling the province and beyond in their motorhome and snow birding in Palm Springs, CA.

Bev Felkse was inducted into the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame on December 22, 2022 and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in November 2023 as a Builder-Coach. Bev is the first person from the sport of ringette inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.


The material was collected by Bev Felske and passed onto Ringette BC in 2020 after her death. The material was donated to the West Coast Ringette Historical Society in 2021.


Beverley Felske


The collection was acquired from Ringette BC.




The collection includes a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, photographs, documents, ringette memorabilia, clothing.







Collection Items

Minutes for the Port Coquitlam Ringette Association, recorded and compiled by Beverley (Bev) Felske, first President and co-founder of the Poco Ringette Association.

The file contains 18 sheets of paper with both hand written and typed minutes.…

Program for the British Columbia Ringette Association's First Annual Tournament held in Port Coquitlam in 1976. The annual tournament is the first provincial championships in the province. The program is printed on green coloured copy paper, folded…

The game scoresheet is entitled: "British Columbia Ringette Association Official Game Report" and records the game results between the teams Royal Purple and Tidal Towing (both of Port Coquitlam) in the petite division.

Tidal Towing won the match…

The scrapbook consists of a large format hard cover and back cover with newsprint pages containing photographs, documents, newspaper articles, game sheets, notes, and ephemera affixed with tape and glue inside.

The scrapbook was compiled by Bev…

File contains 8 receipts from the Port Coquitlam (Poco) ringette association dated February - April, 1978.

The hand written receipts are stamped with the business names. Five are for E.G.S. Sports, one is for Wm. Simpson Jewellery, and two do not…

Printed newsletter of the BC Ringette Association called "Blue Line News", published in August, 1980. The newsletter is a "Special Ringette Edition" and consists of a newsprint sheet folded in half and printed on all sides.

The newsletter…

Article in the Tri City News newspaper published on April 5, 1992 entitled: "Bev Felske: Known as the godmother of ringette in PoCo, Felske helped make the game what it is in B.C. today".

The article is part of a special section dedicated to the…

Langley Ringette group photograph - Bunnies
Studio portrait of an unidentified woman with two young unidentified ringette players. The woman is wearing a Langley Ringette Association jacket and the two children are wearing yellow, zippered track suits with patches that read "Langley Movies…

Langley Ringette Group Photograph Petite Division - Rivtow
Group portrait of the petite division Rivtow ringette team from the Langley Ringette Association. Fourteen players wearing team uniforms are flanked by two coaches.

Players are unidentified, please contact us if you can provide further…

Langley Ringette Group Photograph Petite Division - Langley Lions
Group photograph showing players from the Fort Langley Lions ringette team from the petite division of the Langley Ringette Association. 15 players and three coaches pictured. Coaches are wearing Langley Ringette Association jackets. Players are…
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