Sherwood Park is home to one of Canada's greatest ringette coaches. 

Lorrie Horne's story doesn't start in Sherwood Park, but rather on a farm east of Olds where she grew up and first gained a liking for sports. 

"We ran 3000 heads of cattle, rode horses, [we were] real McCoy cowboys," said Horne. "The neighbour, Raymond, his boys were playing hockey...we were bantam age, so the boys were starting to grow, and my teeth were right at that elbow level."

"I was starting to get the snot beat out of me a bit." 

Luckily, Horne's mother was a nurse at the local hospital, and on one of those visits, the sport of ringette came into her life. 

"One of the physicians, his daughter was playing ringette, this new sport," said Horne. "He thought that maybe it might be a good idea if I came to town to play ringette with the girls." 

"That's how it started, just cause of this guy." 

Horne fell in love with the sport and played both ringette and hockey throughout her youth. 

It wasn't until 1990, when she transferred from Red Deer College to the University of Alberta, that she moved into coaching ringette. 

"I coached with a fella by the name of George Mckenzie...he took me on as a young coach," said Horne. "I coached with old Georgie and then I had a few more gigs." 

Her coaching career took her to a lot of places early on, including two years of coaching in Finland in 1996 and 1997. 

"I went to Finland to play in the national league, and they said, 'Hey, do you want to help us with this younger team?' and I said sure," said Horne. "The athletes helped translate for me and it honestly just happened." 

From there Horne got an opportunity at the 1999 Canada Games. She then returned to the University of Alberta to coach the Pandas as an assistant. 

Everything snowballed from there as Horne was named the head coach of the national U.S. ringette team at the 2000 World Championship where she took home a bronze medal. 

Eventually, Horne was able to head up the national Canadian bench a few years later at the 2002 World Championships. She helped Canada capture gold at the event for the first time since 1996. 

"We won, I had them in [2004], then I had kids and retired," said Horne. 

As is usually the case, retiring from sports is not as easy as it sounds. Horne returned to the coaching scene, this time focusing on the Canadian junior team. 

This whole saga has been one to remember for Horne. 

"Our journey of life and sport is all intertwined with good people," said Horne. 

Horne was inducted into the Canadian Ringette Hall of Fame in 2008 and was added to the Strathcona County Sports Wall of Recognition last month.