Bytown Blues Update January 24th 2017

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Vintages Rugby Carnival

Bytown Blues hosting the World Vintage Rugby Carnival from Aug. 20-27, 2017. Currently there are 23 teams registered, from Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, NZ, USA and Canada. We hope to have 30 teams for the event.

This is a major fund raising event for the club!!!!
A small committee has been working, putting the details together. We are now at the time where we could use more committee volunteers to work on specific tasks. The committee is meeting on Thurs. Jan. 26 at 6:30 pm at the Dymon Storage on Carling Ave by the Queensway. If interested then drop in and see what is happening. No commitment. For information e-mail

Blues Classics Recruitment

Blues Classics have registered to play in the Vintage Rugby Carnival. We need to start putting a team together.
It would be good to get someone to coordinate the team, separate from the organizing committee.
The age group is 40+. There are two levels of play; competitive which has regular rucking, line outs etc OR social where short line outs has everyone on their knees, no competitive lineouts, scrums etc. The draft itinerary has Opening Ceremony and reception on the Sun. Aug 20 late afternoon. The reception includes food, beer and wine; Mon is a rugby day; one game with the opportunity to play with other teams or drink beer with 600 rugby friends; Tues we are looking at an International Business Reception, free food, beer and wine for those who register; Wed another rugby day; Fri a rugby day and Sat night a banquet with food, beer and wine included. There may be other activities which are not included in the price such as the Craft Beer Festival or a Red Blacks game if there is one scheduled.
The cost per player for the weeks activities is $350.00. This includes the above mentioned plus the hidden costs to put the event on: tent rentals, entertainment, athletic therapists etc
If you are interested in participating please e-mail

Try Rugby Free Rugby Sessions!

The Bytown Blues and Ottawa Irish are teaming up to bring more kids into rugby!! We have organised days for new players to try out our favourite sport by offering Co-ed games For new and returning players, 4-12 Years of age. These will occur on the last Saturday of the Month. There will be senior men players present for the Blues Sessions to talk to parents and to help with drills and rugby!


January 28th, 5-6 pm, University of Ottawa

February 25th, 5-6 pm, University of Ottawa

March 25th, 9-10 am, Hornet’s Nest, Bearbrook Road

April 29th, 9-10 am, Hornet’s Nest, Bearbrook Road

To register, please Contact: or

Mens Training takes a week off

As noted above our Dome space is being used by the Minors so that means there is no training this week. If you have the time please come out and help Duff heard cats and help out in some other way to make this a success.  Next Session will be February 4th 2017 at 5pm.

As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at


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