Bytown Blues Update July 12th 2017

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Training this week:

Wednesday 1800 -1900 Ridgemont High School

Monday & Wednesday 1830-2000 Ridgemont High School

On break till August 7s

Monday & Wednesday 1730-19-30 Ridgemont High School

Tuesday & Thursday 1800-1930 St Patrick High School

Senior Men:
Tuesday & Thursday  1820-2030 St Patrick High School

2 Hard Fought Wins in Kingston

Bytown Blues 1XV: 17-14

Tries: Ethan Sanders, Myles Dingwall, and Callum MacLeay

Conversion: Josh Green

Bytown Blues 2XV: 27-13


League Table LPR – Super Ligue

1 Bytown Blues 5 5 0 0 178 92 86 4 24
2 Montreal Irish RFC 5 4 1 0 173 75 98 3 19
3 Kingston Panthers 5 3 2 0 144 68 76 4 16
4 SABRFC 4 1 3 0 69 128 -59 2 6
5 Club de Rugby de Québec 5 1 4 0 113 215 -102 2 6
6 Montreal Wanderers RFC 4 0 4 0 55 154 -99 2 2

League Table LPR РSuper Ligue Réserve

1 Bytown Blues II 5 4 1 0 164 95 69 6 0 22
2 Montreal Irish RFC II 5 4 1 0 151 94 57 5 0 21
3 Kingston Panthers II 5 3 2 0 150 81 69 5 0 17
4 SABRFC II 4 2 2 0 100 110 -10 2 0 10
5 Club de Rugby de Québec II 5 1 4 0 55 155 -100 1 0 5
6 Montreal Wanderers RFC II 4 0 4 0 43 128 -85 1 0 1

Game at Montreal Wanderers on July 15th

This weeks game is sending us to Douglas Hospital in Montreal for a clash with the Montreal Wanderers. With the last fixtures being a resounding 55-15 and 48-5 wins for the Blues the Wanderers are looking for a redemption at home.


2xv: 1330 at the Douglas Hospital in Verdun

1xv: 1500 at the Douglas Hospital in Verdun

U12s Playing at the Glengarry Highland Games

Bytown Blues will have a U12 game at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville on Saturday Aug 5th.  We will be playing at 2:00 in front of the main Grandstand.

Bytown Members Named to U19 Voyageurs Roster

7 Blues Members names to the U19 Roster for the CRCs in Truro. The Tournament will be held July 17th to July 22th.

Grant Baird

Damon Adams

Elias Hancock

Alex Hoerdt

Thomas Patel

Alex Sewchuck

James Shaw

Game schedule :
July 17th : 2:00 PM (EST) Voyageurs VS Ontario blues
July 18th : 2:00 PM (EST) Voyageurs VS Alberta


Vintages Weekend

1) Volunteers for the World Vintage Rugby Carnival; Aug. 20-27.
Everyone is expected to participate. Friends and significant others are welcome to volunteer as well.
Volunteers should e-mail Jim Nordin with their availability:¬†They should include their e-mail address,cell number, if they have Smart Serve and t-shirt size. If they are bringing a female volunteer along then they should make note of that so we get a women’s t-shirt. We are looking at a volunteers party after the event since there is no drinking alcohol while working. Please email to acquire the schedule:¬†
2) The Bytown Rugby Foundation is up and running: People can donate for either Bytown Blues only or EORU players and the George Fortier Scholarship.
3) There will be a silent auction at the closing banquet to raise funds for the Foundation. Anyone that can score us something to auction off would be great. If you can get something contact Lee Powell:

From the President

Apologies for taking so long to post after Blues day; been busy with personal matters and the chaos which is EORU Juniors. I hope everyone enjoyed Blues Day, great rugby and great to see the old faces at the park. A great day to honour Gerry.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Rick Veit and family, for the miscommunication surrounding the ceremony for Gerry with the Veit family. Rick is a valued member of the Blues family and rugby community. I have spoken with Rick and personally apologized for the grave error, I am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused he and his family.
In talking with Rick, I will be looking to put before the board, measures that will hopefully help address this issue, and ensure that this does not happen again.
To me it seems that it is quite apparent that the club needs to resurrect the social committee, and engage our Old Boys more closely for the planning of our events (Blues Day, Dinner and Banquet, etc…). They are better connected to the wider Blues Rugby community.
As the club motto says, Advance!
– Jim Shaw

EORU Fundraising Dinner

The EORU MEns Program is having a fundraising dinner at the Red Lion restaurant РDirections  ( in the Byward Market on Wednesday, July 19th at 7 PM. The cost is 50$/person. It will be a fun night with a non-rugby related master of ceremonies, as well as newly inducted Rugby Canada HoF member Al Charron.

All reservation can be made using this link:

Please register before July 15 in order to allow organizers to prepare the event properly.

For more information you can contact Marco Piacentini at 613-818-2421 or by email 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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