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Gerry Allen Weekly Report

Your Junior Registration is up and live! Registration Post Page >>>

http://members.rugbycanada.ca/page/show/2224867-on-club-page

Furthermore, All coaches, match officials, managers, medical staff, board members and volunteers will need to register through the Management Registration Tab.

You will see on the Rugby Ontario Club page, that there is a Management Registration button, highlighted in the attached screenshot. You will want to direct them there to register. Beach Ladies Rugby – Sunday afternoon at Monarch Park saw Beach Ladies Rugby take great strides forward as two of our own, Lisa Disario and Kristen Bonomo organized and presented a terrific free clinic for girls rugby. Kudos to the ladies who took this initiative and ren well with it. They were ably supported by a cast of other Senior rugby players both female and male! Great work!!!

Final 6 Nations – Saturday was the conclusion of another Rugby Squash Tourney and hats off to 240 Gordie for coming thru again!

Also on Saturday, Chris Kalbfleisch, our new Jr Director, with help from Pete Rava et al wrapped up the 6 Nations event with some pretty vocal crowds in the Hall!

Coming soon – Junior Rugby Registration and Senior training sessions! here we go 2017!!!

Some sad news to report! From Larry Bones Taylor: Hello my friends. It is with sadness that I tell you of the death of my dad, Michael Ross Taylor. It happened Thursday March 16, four days after his 96th birthday. He did not get cheated. He was a resident of the Sunnybrook Veterans Home, as he was in the Canadian Navy during WW2. His funeral will be Friday Mar 24 at St Joseph Catholic in Highland Creek at 11 AM and internment afterwards at Pine Hills Cemetery 625 Birchmount north of St Clair. There will be 2 visitation/viewings on Thursday Mar 23 3-5 and 7-9 at Paul O’Connor 1939 Lawrence west of Warden. Death notice on the O’Connor web site and the Toronto Star Mar 21 and 22.
Cheers Bones

Also on the sad front I report the Passing of Mary Laing (nee Allen) on Mon Mar 21, quietly at Craiglee Nursing Home in Scarbourough. Mary was Mom to myself (Malle) and Leslie (Paul). Grandmother to Tyler and Matti. A memorial service will be held later in the spring.

John Pineo – I reiterate what a loss to our rugby community and to John’s family, with his passing on Monday! Hopefully there will be Memorial Service in the near future where we can embrace the virtues of the Silver Fox!

John’s Obituary:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=john-pineo&pid=184442315

6 Nations Rugby – The action continues this week on the big screen that, coincidentally, was provided by John Pineo!
– FRIDAY 3:05 sees Ireland and Wales in action
– Saturday at 8:30 has France vs Italy am
– Saturday also has SCOTLAND vs ENGLAND at 11 am
– You need NOT be a member to attend just bring your $20

Moor and Rumball again make selection for Canada! Game is Fri March 3rd vs Brazil and can be seen on TSN GO and replayed on Sun at Noon on TSN5

Canada Men and Women – All games on the Internet www.worldrugby.org

International Rugby – Canada loses close battle with Uruguay on Sat and both Dan Moor and Lucas Rumball see lots of action. Final game in the ARC series is against Brazil. Canada must improve play to be able to compete with the USA in World Cup qualifying rounds this summer. Perhaps the addition of many of the presently unavailable “pro”players will make a significant difference.

Sr Rugby – Put Sat May 6th on your calendar when we celebrate many of our own recent high profile players. Details coming soon.

Junior Rugby – Coaches required!!! Ryan Redwood is asking for some assistance with the U16 program. If U have an interest please contact him!

Rugby Canada – Dan Moor and Lucas Rumball have again been selected for Canada Rugby participation 15’s version! The ARC Tourney beginning in early Feb is the first step. Liam Underwood is presently injured and is out of 7’s competition temporarily. See RC website for details and broadcasts.

Funds for jr Rugby!!! – See U after the Super Bowl – off to visit our former Club Prez on a Beach!

Club AGM – An excellent turnout with about 250 members jamming into the Club to make their voices count!
The new Directors are as follows:
President: J.P. Cormier
Membership: Bob Johnston
House : Jules Marsen
Secretary: Jen McLean

Kim Hines stepped up for the absent outgoing President, Jake Lipsett and did a good job of herding the huge crowd and even managed a few parting shots(via pics) Jake’s way!

Budget seemed to be in order. Looking forward to new things from this group.

Thanks to those who ran unsuccessfully, all 5 of them, for having the courage and commitment to step up and take a shot at […]