Bytown Blues Update November 24th 2015

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Just a Few announcements to go out for today regarding club goings ons and to keep everyone up to date.

Bytown Blues Junior Program Donation Page

A Donation Page have been set up to support our the Bytown Blues have commitment to growing the great game of rugby at all ages. With the addition of the Rookie Rugby programme (formerly known as mini flag rugby) and a U12 co-ed contact side, we have covered every age group. Our goals are to create a fun and learning environment for all our players, no matter their skill level. This is accomplished by the following:

  • 2 to 3 coaches per age group
  • Coaching review session after year end
  • Evaluate our goals and objectives at all age groups
  • Subsidize coaching and referee certification
  • Hosting touring sides (2 to 3 per year)
  • “Mini” tours for our juniors to Toronto & Montreal
  • Host junior festivals (mini as well as junior)\
  • Winter training programme

If you would like to donate to this program you can follow this link here:

Bytown Blues AGM

A reminder that The Bytown Blues Annual General Meeting will take place December 6th 2015 at the Royal Oak Canal. All the VPs will be giving end of year reports and election for roles will be held. Up for election this year area number of roles that can be found here:

Vintages 2017

The Bytown Blues has been selected as the hosts of the Vintages International Rugby Event for the 2017 year. Right in time for the other 2017 celebrations that will be going on around town. This is the press release that Vintages Sport and Leisure put out:

“Vintage Sport and Leisure Ltd (VSL), Auckland,¬†New Zealand, is delighted to announce that the host city for the 8th¬†World Vintage Rugby Carnival will be Ottawa,¬†Ontario, Canada in 2017.

VSL is excited to bring the Vintage international rugby event to Canada’s capital city during Canada’s 150th birthday. It is anticipated that over 1000 old boys rugby players from around the world will converge on Ottawa from Aug 21-27 for a week of rugby and social functions. 

The host club in Ottawa for the event will be the Bytown Blues Rugby Club. The Bytown Blues are pleased to bring this international event to Ottawa to demonstrate that rugby is a life long sport and the camaraderie that goes with rugby. 

All Vintage Rugby Carnivals have a commitment to supporting the local rugby community and the 2017 event will support the Bytown Rugby Foundation.

A special thanks to Ottawa Tourism for their assistance in acquiring the bid and to Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario and the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union for their support.

For further details contact:

Paul Guest, VSL:

Lee Powell, Local Committee Chair:

Rick Fleming:¬†;¬†613-720-5392‚Ĩ”


Winter Program

Once again we will be running our Winter Program. The hope is to have a section for U12 & 14 (given enough numbers), a U16 & U18 section
and a section for our senior men.
Date:        Saturday Nights
Time:       6:00 Р7:00 PM
Season:   Jan 2 РMarch 5th, 2016 (10 sessions)
Location: ¬†Ottawa University’s Lees Avenue Campus Dome
Cost:        $100 (registered players, open to all who wish to participate)
                 $125 (non-registered players, must register online, insurance coverage)


Thats all for now.




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