Bytown Blues Update June 7th 2017

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Training this week:

Wednesday 1800 -1900 Canterbury High School

Monday & Wednesday 1830-2000 Canterbury High School

Monday & Wednesday 1830-2000 Canterbury High School

Monday & Wednesday 1730-19-30 Ridgemont High School

Tuesday & Thursday 1800-1930 Canterbury High School

Senior Men:
Tuesday & Thursday  1820-2030 Canterbury High School

Split results at Home versus Ste-Anne’s

2 very different games played on a Saturday afternoon. 2xv lost 38-31. 1xv won a resounding 45-19 match on the front pitch following the High School Finals.

Here are the tables going into the Blues Bye Week:

League Table LPR – Super Ligue

1 Bytown Blues 3 3 0 0 122 49 73 3 15
2 Kingston Panthers 3 3 0 0 115 30 85 2 14
3 Montreal Irish RFC 2 1 1 0 81 36 45 2 6
4 Club de Rugby de Québec 3 1 2 0 58 149 -91 0 4
5 Montreal Wanderers RFC 3 0 3 0 49 104 -55 2 2
6 SABRFC 2 0 2 0 24 81 -57 0 0

League Table LPR РSuper Ligue Réserve

1 Kingston Panthers II 3 3 0 0 115 30 85 3 0 15
2 Bytown Blues II 3 2 1 0 110 70 40 4 0 12
3 SABRFC II 2 1 1 0 55 75 -20 1 0 5
4 Club de Rugby de Québec II 2 1 1 0 30 64 -34 1 0 5
5 Montreal Irish RFC II 1 0 1 0 27 31 -4 2 0 2
6 Montreal Wanderers RFC II 3 0 3 0 29 96 -67 1 0 1

Blues-Irish Mini festival:

Come out and watch the future of the Blues!
When:   Saturday, June 10
Time:    9:00 AM First Kick off
Where:  Canterbury High School
Who:     Flag rugby Рboys and girls U6, U8 and U10
             U12 Contact rugby (boys and girls)

Blues Day at TERP:

Come and celebrate Blues Day at Twin Elm, front pitch, on June 17th. We will paying our respects to Gerry Veit before the 1s match against Quebec. Food trays and refreshments in the Founder’s Lounge before the 2nds match.
Cecilia will be selling various Blues merchandise that we have left in stock. Volunteers would be appreciated to help setting up, cleanup and selling of merchandise.
When:   Saturday, June 17
Time:    10:00 AM Р 4:30 PM
Where:  Twin Elm Rugby Park
10:00 AM U14 Boys vs Scottish
11:00 AM U16 Boys vs Irish
12:15 AM U18 Boys vs Irish
1:00 ¬†PM ¬†Food and refreshments in the Founder’s Lounge
1:30  PM 2s vs Quebec
3:00  PM Brief presentation and Words in Memory for Gerry Veit
3:10  PM 1s vs Quebec

Blues Golf Tourney:

Sign up for the Blues 2nd annual Presidents Golf tournament at The Meadows Golf Course. 9 holes of fun golf, followed by pizza and refreshments at Lorenzo’s.
When:   Sunday, June 11
Time: ¬† ¬†11:45 AM – …
Where:  Canterbury High School
Who:     Flag rugby Рboys and girls U6, U8 and U10
             U12 Contact rugby (boys and girls)
Cost:     $40 per person
                Р9 holes of golf
                Рpizza and pitcher of beer per foursome
Pay by Thursday:¬†eTransfer to Cecilia at, or cash to Billy Shaw at Thursday’s practice.


Programs Offered

U15 Men
U16 Men + Women
U17 Men
U18 Men + WomenJunior Program ScheduleRegional Open Try-outs:June 11 10am-3:30pm – West, East and Central Locations

Regional Hub one-day Camps:

June 18 10am-3:30pm – West, East and Central Hubs

June 25 – 10am-3:30pm – West, East and Central Hubs

July 9 – Hub Training/Selection: Royal Military College (Kingston)

Tryout Locations

West Hubs ‚Äď Brantford Rugby Club, Brantford (Map:

East Hubs ‚Äď Twin Elms, Ottawa (Map:

Central Hubs ‚Äď Fletchers Fields, Markham (Map:

Associated Costs

Try out price = $45

Price for the Hub = $435

Price range for Provincial Teams traveling to national and international competitions = $1000 to


Payment and Registration Methods

The $45 tryout fees must be paid online by June 7. Please follow the links below in order to make payment:

West Hub Payment Link:

East Hub Payment Link:

Central Hub Payment Link:

NOTE: If you do not meet the June 7 deadline, you can pay at tryouts. The cost will be $50 and must be done via Credit or Cheque (NO CASH).

Rugby Ontario Partners with Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Further to the announcement of the Rugby Ontario partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart (see email below), and with the rugby season now underway, now is a good time, if you haven’t already, to share the program with the parents of junior and minor players at your club who you believe could be eligible for assistance from the Jumpstart program.

The program is designed for kids from families with financial needs. Eligibility and the amount of assistance is based on a combination of family income, location and size of the family unit.

Rugby Ontario has registered every Member club with the Jumpstart program. If a family successfully applies for funding from the program, the payment is made to your club by cheque, not the family. This is to ensure the funding is directly applied to expenses the player incurs in playing for your club. If the family has already paid all their expenses for the season, you can reimburse them when the payment is received. We have provided Jumpstart with the club mailing address indicated on your 2017 Club Membership form. If this has changed please advise.

Applications must be lodged by the family online with Canadian Tire Jumpstart. They are not lodged by or through your club or Rugby Ontario.

The link with more information, eligibility details and to lodge an application is:

If you have any questions, or require any further information, please contact David Patterson at

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


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