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Gerry Allen Weekly Report

Info re Funeral arrangements for Fred Miller – Below is a schedule for all the day’s activities, followed by a copy of Freddie’s obituary. Please note: The luncheon is likely sold out by now. Please check with your FF Club Representative to enquire.
10:30 – Gates open
11:00am – Nomad’s Field
East of The Club House. The Rev. Christina Paradela will lead a short service to celebrate the life of her Father. This will be followed by a scattering of ashes. Please allow ample traveling time; it is important that the celebration starts promptly.

Another Friend Gone – We note and express our condolences to the friends and family of Beacher Bill White who could often be seen at our Alumni Dinners. He will be missed.

Games this week!
Sat May 27 – Beach 1’s and 2’s travel thru the brutal traffic of the QEW to meet the Cru in Oakville! KO 1:30 and 3

Beach Academy 1 and 2 travel north to take on the Vaughn Yeomen, also at 1:30 and 3
Beach Sr Ladies have the honour of opening Tubs and Gee Field with KO at 12 vs the Nomads

Ont Blues – With 3 Beaches kitted up , Lucas Rumball, Hank McQueen and Dan Moor, The Blues defeated the Professional squad from Glendale USA 43 -25 last sat in Burlington.

Reminders:
Celebration of Life for Rick Kane Sun June 4 at the Club–2-4.
Bus to see Can vs USA in Hamilton June 24–see 240 Gordie!

Sad news! – Sadly I report the passing of a legendary rugby figure. The reverend Freddie Miller passed away yesterday. Details to follow.

On the same note, a reminder of the celebration of Life for Rick Kane aka Stitch, will be held at the Club on Sun June 4th from 2pm-4pm

Nick MaCan from Sr Rugby – has tickets for this Sat Ont Blues vs Raptors at 4 in Burlington. Apparently RO will shuttle folks from Burlington GO station! see Nick – nick.macan@gmail.com – if interested!

Canada vs USA in Hamilton June 24 240 Gordie has a bus with tickets and refreshments organized!. Contact Gord directly for seats.

Happy 2-4 Weekend stay safe and beware the firecrackers!

So it begins! – Regular season is upon us as Sr men opened last Sat, with surprisingly warm, dry conditions.

Beach 2’s – With a plethora of new faces, the 2s struggled a bit and lost a close one to the Scottish, whom we have not beaten for a couple of years. Chalk the loss up to unfamiliarity with one another as two Scottish scores came from 100 meters away when we should have been crossing their goal line! Fixable!

Beach 1’s – A little different story here as the lads seem to run out of gas at the half and most certainly seemed unfamiliar with one another. Too much bickering on the field. The culture of not practicing and being able to play at a high level is catching up. Perhaps some consistent hard work during the week would help!! Strange to see such a disgruntled sideline of alumni so early on.

Academy 1 – Success in Belleville! a thrilling end with a 27-24 victory. Even though numbers were low, played with 14, some hard work here payed off. The bus ride seemed enjoyable! Remember, no ” shirts off” at the Club when there is a function!

BLUES Rugby – Victoria day Long Weekend is up this week so NO league games. If U need a fix, Ont Blues with Hank McQueen and Lucas Rumball on board play on Sat at 4 in Burlington.

May 27th is next League action
Beach 1 and 2 are at Cru in oakville
Academy 1 and 2 play at Vaughn Yeomen
Beach Women in Cobourg at noon
Tickets – Canada vs USA June 24th – Click Here

Capping Ceremony – Wow, what a way to start a season! Great crowd, great food, great atmosphere! About 130 Beach players, past and present and family joined in the Sat night festivities! The new Beach “CAPS” are a hit. Pics will be loaded on to our website asap and are on FB. Many thanks to Club staff, Fuel, Jeff T and his committee, Guest speakers.

Capping Event PhotosView Photos by Clicking Here

Balmy Beach Club awarded Huggy, Kerry Singh, a Membership for Life at the dinner!

Also planned but unannounced as he was absent for the FIRST time ever. Original, Gord Forbes is being honoured as Beach Life Member! Gord was stuck at home trying to unflood his basement after the massive rains of recent days!

Season STARTS – Amid the hoopla and almost overlooked is the start to the regular season, this Saturday.

Beach 1 and 2’s head to Fletchers for a stiff start against the Scottish. 1:30 and 3 are the usual KO

Beach Academy and Academy 2’s – are scheduled to KO at Belleville on Sat as well but with […]