Bytown Blues Update May 22nd 2018

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Training Times

Senior Men: Tuesday and Thursday 6:20 – 8:30 pm
Location: Canterbury HS On Tuesday and Ridgemont on Thursday

U7-11 flag: Wed  6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Canterbury HS

Contact:
U11:. Mon & Wed   6:00-7:30 pm 
U13:  Mon & Wed   6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Canterbury HS
U15:  Mon & Wed   6:30-8:00 pm
Location: St Patrick’s HS Mon and Wed
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

First game of the season – May 26th

The first game of the Bytown Blues 2018 senior mens season will be a home game versus newly promoted Sherbrooke, on May 26th at Twin Elm. Come out and support the mens team as they look to continue their dominating performance in the Quebec Super league.

When: May 26th 1:30 and 3:00pm kickoffs

Where: Twin Elm Rugby Park

Against: Abenakis Rugby Sherbrooke


Registration

We are looking forward and ahead to the 2018 rugby season. The system is up an running, and can be accessed
through our website here.
On April 7th, Rugby Canada unilaterally increased their membership fees. This fee is across the board and applies
to anyone registering on or after April 7th this year; player, coach, manager, match official. We urge you to read
Rugby Canada news link here, which explains their position and reasons behind the drastic measure.
Here is Rugby Ontario’s, our provincial union’s, response to the increase¬†here.
For those already registered there is no change.
The total increase amounts to a 4-6% increase in overall dues. We continue to strive to bring you the most
economical, safest and rewarding programs to develop your love of this great game. We take pride in the programs
that we offer and always look to improve where possible.
From the club’s perspective, it is not something that we have control over. We empathize with Rugby Canada’s
Senior Men’s team and their predicament, and hope that they can overcome their adversities and prevail on the pitch.
The club had setup the 2018 budget back in January and February timeframe. In preparation for the fun and challenging 2018
season, we have already begun incurring expenses for the programs. We do not have the resources to handle such a change
late in the game.

If you wish to contact me, please do so at Jim Shaw. On this and any other matter you wish to discuss


As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at info@bytownbluesrugby.ca. 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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