Bytown Blues Update August 29th 2017

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Senior Men’s Training

These 2 weeks we prepare for the FRQ Championship Finials vs the Montreal Irish.

We are at St Pats for Tuesday (Aug 29th) this week at 630pm, Thursday we have off, enjoy the long weekend.

Next week we are Tuesday (Sept 5th) and Thursday (Sept 30th) , 630pm at St Pats

Huge Playoff Display vs Ste-Anne’s

Both teams pulled off victories in their semi-final games. With the 2xv away at Ste-Anne’s and the 1xv at Twin Elm the club pulled out 2 victories making it a full Blues vs Montreal Irish in the finals on September 9th. Big day for David Rapai with the 2xv having a grand return to form after a year or two out of the game and the Front Row would be proud of Ryan Surgenor’s 5 try performance for the 1xv.

1xv: 55-24

2xv: 39-24

Message from Carleton and uOttawa

EORU Rugby Community!

2017/2018 promises to be an exciting year for university men’s rugby in Ottawa!

Last year was the inaugural season for the Scholar’s Rugby league. The league was a success, fielding 9 university men’s teams, including Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. We expect another successful season. The website for Scholar’s Rugby can be found here, It will be updated in the coming weeks.

We would love to have the Eastern Ontario Rugby Community come out and watch a game or two – if you can only make one game make it the October 14th game where UOttawa will host Carleton at Matt Anthony field.

Both Carleton University and University of Ottawa have competitive programs and are building for the future. To that end we would like to invite all local rugby clubs attend the end of season championship Nov 4/5th where all league teams will be present, to share information about your club with our athletes. It is critical our athletes are playing summer rugby.
We are sharing our respective training camp and program information, if you could share with your athletes, that would be appreciated.

Carleton University will be starting training August 21st, 2017 for more information you can contact Andrew Fawcett at

University of Ottawa will start training camp August 28, 2017 details can be found here or contact Stephanie Crawley at

Yours in rugby,
Coaching staff of Carleton University and University of Ottawa men’s rugby teams.

Blues Junior 7s Training

7s rugby:

Training: Starts next Wed, Aug 23
Tourney 1: Sat Sept 9
Tourney 2: Sat Sept 30
Cost: $20 (per player)

Winter training…

We have just purchased “Try Rugby Insurance” which covers the sessions at Winter Training Academy.

This will allow any of your friends, who haven’t been registered with a club, to be participate and be covered. So tell your friends, neighbours and relatives to signup.
We are looking to run a U13, 15 and 17 girls program next year, so please feel free to promote.


Sessions: January 6 – March 31, 2018 (12-13 sessions)
Dates: Saturday nights
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lees Avenu Dome (Ottawa University – Lees Campus)
Cost: $170.00
Ages: 11 – 18 (boys and girls)

Payment options:

1) Registered players can pay using Team Snap (Credit card)
– click payment tab, then the “PayPal” button
– pay by PayPal or Credit Card

2) eTransfer the fee to Cecilia Nicol (
– include your child’s name, age and that it is for “Winter Rugby”

P.S. Please register early as it helps with the upfront payments.
For those in hockey, I understand that it may be hard to find the time.
We will be looking at other options (like once a month, or every other week)
later in the year.

P.P.S. I will be putting together a flyer for advertising, so that you can push this out to your friends, colleagues and hockey/basketball, etc associations. Please contact me ( for the PDF.

Jim Shaw

As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at If you would like to submit content to this newsletter or help in covering Blues Events please also send us an email.


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