Bytown blues Update May 2nd 2018

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This was meant to be out on Monday, as it should for the rest of the summer, but I had to help people move. So its Wednesday instead. If you’re interesting in helping the Comms guy out, please let us know.

Training Times

Senior Men: Tuesday and Thursday 5:50-8:00 pm
Vincent Massey Park until May 10th

U7-11 flag: Wed  6:00-7:00 pm
Starts at Canterbury HS May 16 onwards

U11:. Mon & Wed   6:00-7:30 pm
U13:  Mon & Wed   6:30-8:00 pm
    Brantwood Park up to May 9
U15:  Mon & Wed   6:30-8:00 pm
    Brantwood Park up to May 9
U15-U17 Girls: start in June at St Patrick’s HS
    Tues & Thurs 6:30-8:00 pm
U17 Boys:  start in June at St Patrick’s HS
    Tues & Thurs 5:30-7:00 pm

Eastern Canadian Super League Launched

From the NB Sprice FB page apperently there is an additional competition for the EORU Team this year.


“Senior men’s rugby has a taken a new step as the eastern provinces launch a new look “Super League”.

Based on the concept of the 6 teams in Eastern Canada feeding into the two regional Canadian Rugby Championship teams (Ontario Blues and Atlantic Rock), the tournament comprises of Newfoundland Rock, New Brunswick Spruce, Nova Scotia Keltics, Rugby Quebec, Eastern Ontario and the Ontario Arrows Academy.

The three Atlantic teams will play each other home and away, as will the three Central teams.

All 6 teams will come together on a finals weekend in Montreal to determine a champion and ranking 2-6 , where each team will play two games ,with 1 Central playing 2 Atlantic, 1 Atlantic playing 2 Central ,and the 3 ranked teams from each division playing. Two days later, July 15, Winners and losers of the 2 semifinals will play, as will the third ranked team from each division.

The tournament adds a crucial step in the path to play for Canada but will also filter up to the new Ontario Arrows team.

On the announcement Dr Pat Parfrey, Rugby Canada’s World Rugby representative had this to say,

“The CRC is restricted to 4 regional teams which disadvantages players outside of Toronto and BC. This league is a necessary step on the pathway between club and CRC . It has been made feasible by the 6 teams agreeing to cost share the final day”.

John Lavery head coach of the Quebec added his thoughts “The league is a bit of a breath of fresh air. A real carrot for boys in the east to start to push themselves and each other. It will give them a consistent bar to see where they are at and where they need to grow.”

Game schedule

Atlantic Division:

May 19th Spruce @ Keltics

June 2nd Spruce @ Rock

June 22nd Rock @ Keltics

June 24th Rock @ Spruce

June 30th Keltics @ Spruce

Central Division:

May 12th Quebec @ EORU

May 18th RQ @ AA

May 21st EORU @ AA

June 23rd EORU @ Quebec

June 29th AA @ EORU

Jul 2nd AA @ RQ

Super League Finals:
July 13th-15th Montreal

TERP Renovation Weekend #3

Join us for yet another weekend of renovations at TERP. We have a lot of work yet to do…

Saturday: sanding the patching (face masks and goggles are needed for the dust), washing walls, moving furniture to prepare for painting. 10 am
Sunday: painting (brushes/rollers and any painting supplies are neede) – 11 am
Contact your club president or Lee Powell for details.

EORU Training Session May 5th

The 2nd Training for the EORU Team is scheduled for this Saturday may 5th. the Training session will be held: Saturday May 5th 10AM – noon and 1-3pm at TERP.
Lunch will be provided. They suggest bringing a change of kit and boots if you have them. 1st game V Quebec Sr. Men on May 12.

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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