Gerry Allen Updates

Sat May 23 6 games at Birchmount Stadium! free admission! Beer Tent from 11-7( south end of stands) Please do NOT bring your own alcoholic beverages to the Stadium! Bar-b-que available—- Burgs, dogs etc. Lots of parking—free
Shuttle bus( $10 fee-unlimited trips) to and from the Club
T- Shirts and Golf shirts available to purchase!

Games 10:30am Beach 3 vs Saracen 2, Noon-Beach Women vs Nomad Women, 1:30-Beach Academy vs saracen’s 1, 3pm-Beach 2 vs Crusaders 2, 4:30-Beach 1 vs Crusaders1, 6:15 Ont Blues vs N.Y.

Spring Fling At the Club after our games reception and Live Band( Foolish Behaviour!) Band at 7-10:30 $5 cover fee—proceeds to Sr Ladies Rugby!


Dinner is Friday May 22 at the Club
Cocktails at 5:45 pm Dinner at 7:15
Dress is Business Casual
We have 225 dinners reserved, which means that some of the tables will be outside on the deck BUT under a lighted, walled tent to protect from inclement weather and a bar in the tent! Seating is first come first served although some have asked for Reserved tables, which we will accomodate. Dinner is a prime rib, 3 course meal with table service. there will be wine on each table.A slide show will roll from cocktails to the beginning of speeches.Emcee–John Pineo! Agenda–call to dinner, Processional, Special announcement-Jake Lipsett, dinner, Speakers–John Pineo, Ian McConvey, Gareth rees, Al Charron, Haydn Gage Up The Beach!

Golf Tourney is Thursday May 21st at Riverside G &C in Pickering. 60 Golfers have signed up so it will be a shotgun start!!! Arrive at 9AM, if U need to pay, bring $50 cash and give it to Red Lipsett. Approx 9:30 am carts head out and the gun goes at around 9:45! Riverside is a nine hole course so we should be done around 12ish, post game libations and lies! and then back to the Club for lunch about 1:30. Any questions contact Craig Lowry or Jack Blakely You can join us just at the Club for lunch but it must be preordered ($20) thru Craig or Jack( NOT ME!)

Bare Foot Bowls is on Friday May 22nn at the Club and is intended as fun event for those with no particular Bowling experience! $20, includes Bowls, equipment and lunch. Festivities start around 11am on “the Greens”. Lunch around 1pm Lots or room for more participants, see Ken Mccauly for more info!

Folks this request is from Paul Shepherd (Laurier CI), Beach Alumnus. Hopefully you might assist Paul and his daughter in this quest. If so, contact Paul or the Cancer Society at the email listed, directly!
Hi Gerry: It has been 8 years now since my cancer surgery and the doctor says I am cured. I have decided to try to help in the search for a cure for this brutal disease by doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer. It is a 200 km bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls. I will be doing the ride with my daughter Amanda. We both need to raise $2500.00 in order to ride. I have reached that level but Amanda is only half way there. Could you please forward this e-mail to the alumni. Those wishing to help can go to the link below and make a donation.
Thanks, Paul – email:

Liam Underwood, with RC 7’s in Scotland fared quite well but lost a sqeaker to Scotland, 14-12 in the Plate semi-final!

Beach starts defense of 2014 titles on the right foot! Both 1’s and 2’s defeated the newly promoted London side. The seconds by a wide 48-8 margin and the 1’s in a more conservative 31-27. A positive start to the 2015 season. ALL 5 senior teams are next in action on Sat May 23 @ Birchmount Stadium to celebrate our 60th Anniversary! Games start at 10:30am More details soon!

60th Anniversary

Dinner May 22!
We have hit the 200 mark for reservations! Room for a few stragglers but U MUST contact me this week. Anyone know how to contact Phil Frampton! Alumni from all over! McGann, Chip, Currie, Vermaskari, Glover, plus 9 of our 10 Originals!! Speakers, Prizes and Great company!!!

Thurs may 21 at Riverside 9 am
Still a few spots available! $50 for 9 holes, cart and lunch at the Club

“Spring Fling” Sat May 23 after the Rugby at the Club— Reception and dance featuring Foolish Behaviour( aptly named!) $5 cover fee, collected by ladies Sr Rugby as they will receive the proceeds as a major fundraiser of the year! Cheers

Bare foot Bowls
Some space available $20 for equipment and Lunch—Club 11am Fri May22

Games Sat May23
at Birchmount stadium starting at 10:30 am 6 Games! No admission! Beer Tent operated by Buster’s By The Bluffs! Golf and T-shirts on sale. Shuttle bus available to and from the Club.

Sun May 24 not sure who will be there!!



60th Anniversary
May 21,22,23,24(after the long weekend!)
Alumni Anniversary Dinner-Fri May 22nd – Reservations are filling up fast!! With 2 weeks to go we have over 185 reservations!!!( ceiling is around 200) No more procrastination so get off your butt and let me know who”s coming to dinner!!! Note Some Alum from out of town require lodging(Gary baker aka The White Rat) Can You Help?

Anniversary Golf— Thurs May 21 am–we still need golfers!!! (about 20) $50 for 9 holes and cart and lunch at the Club and prizes!!

Lawn Bowls– No experience necessary as equipment and instruction provided—$20 Fri am lunch included!!

Games Day! at Birchmount Stadium 6 games BEER TENT will be open!!Volunteers are needed for beer tent duties!!! Can U help?
Sunday—Brunch at the Club!! Whew!

It is going to be a terrific few days—Up The Beach!
Golf Thurs $50 for 9 holes, cart AND lunch at the Club. Still spaces left!
Bare-Foot Bowls-Fri am $ 20 equipment provided and lunch–spaces available!
Dinner–Fri pm–over 160 have already registered for this sumptious Prime-rib dinner. We are rapidly running out of room!!!! If you intend to attend, please let me know now as we will soon reach capacity!!! (Payment in advance is preferred as many have already done!)

Game day
6 Games at Birchmount stadium, starting at 10:30amAll five Sr teams play plus the Ont Blues vs New York!. We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a liquor licence for the day!!!! In conjunction with Buster’s and Dave Norris we will have beer and coolers and burgers and hotdogs available!. No admission fee for the games and a shuttle bus will run to and from the Club, all afternoon. Commemorative t-shirts and Alumni Golf shirts are available to order!!
Brunch Sunday am!

The Passing of Harry McGregor: Our deepest sympathies go out to Harry’s family as we all mourn his passing. The rugby world is lesser without him! Up the Beach and the Nomads.


Lads return from Montreal. Beach firsts 32-10 to us, Beach 2’s not so succesful. Do we hear sirens behind the bus upon departure!!!

Sr shedule to be posted in a day or 2, first league games sat May 09 in London.
Practices continue at Tand G field on Tues and Thurs evenings for all.

60th Anniversary Events:
1. Host of Alum coming to town, Australia, British Columbia, Alberta, (Newfoundland?). Well over 100 registrants booked for dinner on Fri may 22. if you have not yet reserved your seat with me, please do so asap(only just over 3 weeks away!)This gala includes a prime rib dinner, “the Originals”, The Caterer Award, Rugby Canada Guests, Gareth Rees, Rod Snow and Al Charron and much more….
2. Golf is Thurs May 21 at Riverside, $50 includes round, cart and lunch and is about one third full already.
3. Lawn Bowls is friMay 22 am at the Club, $20 includes lunch and equipment!
4. Sat may 23 is Game day at Birchmount stadium. 6 terrific match-ups starting at 10:30 am. There will be shuttle bus info from the Club.. ( Beer tent info is forthcoming!!!)
5. Sat May 23 evening– Reception and live entertainment on the deck–Spring Fling—$5.00 cover!( proceeds to Ladies Sr Rugby
6. Sun Brunch, may 24 @ the Club for those left erect!

Rugby Canada announces Award winners and it includes Beach Lucas Rumble! Young male player of the year! Jacob Rumble, male athlete of the year at Queens!
(Mom and Dad Rumble best be adding new shelves to their trophy room!)

Beach Senior Rugby
OUTDOOR training, Tues and Thurs. 6:30 at Tubs and Gee has begun. 40+ adventurers head to Montreal this weekend to kick off the spring exhibition matches. 2 Fixtures, Quebec Cariboo and Montreal U23’s( leave Fri around noon from the Club) Look out La Belle Province! Schedules will be posted on our website shortly, the first games, May 9 in London(Ont)

Beach Express wins their own 7’s Tourney on Easter Sun at Monarch! An omen for things to come???

60th Anniversary
May 21,22,23,24

Response to early registration has been terrific so please let me know if you are attending, especially the Dinner(May 22) or the Golf (May21) Registration is LIMITED to either of these events.
Payment in advance is best, either by email transfer( piggy favourite animal) or cheque (payable to Beach Rugby Alumni) can be left at the Club

  • $125 for BOTH spring and Fall dinners
  • $65 for Spring dinner
  • $add $30 for spouse
  • Golf $50
  • Lawn Bowls $20
  • Golf Shirt +size $35
  • t-shirt $10

We will present the 1st Ed Caterer Award at our dinner on Fri May 22, but first it is necessary to determine who gets the award and I would like your assistance by sending to me potential recipients. A final decision will be made by the Alum Exec. The Award criteria is as follows. Of course no one can completely emulate Scooter but try to think of those within our Club, Fans, coaches, players, male or female who exhibit many of these Eddie-like traits. A consummate team player: A skilled athlete: A Club Ambassador where ever: A sense of humour(second to none): An organizer and go-getter: Someone who demos a complete “esprit de corps”: Unselfish of their time: Loyal: Trustworthy: Someone who is definitely NOT a shrinking violet but who will speak their mind!! Not an easy choice but please send me your thoughts asap. Plans continue for the celebrations on May 21,22,23 and 24. PLEASE bear with us as we require your indulgence and support in the upcoming weeks. We will require feed back from you as we organize the various events. We require nominees for the ED Caterer Award(details to follow). We are asking you to order new Alumni Golf shirts on-line! Commemorative T-shirts will be available on-line. Of course, registering for the events ahead of time is also required as well as payment options, on-line! Details soon
Golf-Thurs May 21, Lawn Bowls Fri May22 am, Dinner Fri May 23 PM, Games & Reception Sat may 23, Farewell Brunch Sun May 24

New Shirts will be open for view in a day or two!

International Rugby

Canada beats New Zealand! Sevens competition in Japan. 1st time ever. Boys finish 4th in the tourney.

Liam Underwood continues to impress as he played for Canada in the recent Hong Kong Sevens. Next is the Japan Sevens April 4-5. See RC website for Internet viewing!!!
Young Lucas Rumball as Captain and Man of the Match defeated USA in U 20 action(2game total points) to qualify for World Junior competition in mid May!

Stay Tuned and Up The Beach!

Need Entertaining?? Rugby Alum John Pineo aka Bomber, performs this Sat. March 28 at The Stone Lion, 1958 Queen east at 9:30 pm Take your friends and enjoy!!!

Sat May 23rd–6 rugby games at Birchmount Stadium!
Presentation to our Canada Caps!
Spring Fling@ the Club-“Foolish Behaviour” holds court throughout the evening on the deck!

Sun May 24th–Farewell Brunch–for those still standing!!!

Beach Sr
Touch rugby on sat at Monarch Park
5 vs 5 Houseleague continues on Sun
Montreal Tour in late April–46 Participants!!!!

Canada Rugby – Good luck to Liam Underwood who is off with Canada”A” to the Pacific Rim competition where many of Canada’s World Cup choices will be made!
March 10 vs Japan JR March 14 vs Samoa “A” March 18 vs Pampas and March 23 playoffs tba

Excellent Article! – Latest issue of, Rugby Canada mag (2014-Year in Review) there is an excellent article by Brock Smith of RO (pg.38) along with a championship McCormick Cup pic. Not often do we get this kind of positive media! Feels kind good! see attached >>>.

7’s! – Liam Underwood has terrific debut in Wellington 7’s! While Canada did not fare well as a team, Liam played quite well in his first efforts with Canada’s 7’s squad. Word from Downunder, Beach’s Keith Caldwell says that the entire tourney was broadcast nation-wide and he reports good effort by young Liam! Even the Beach got a high profile mention!. Next up. this Fri, sat and hopefully Sun in Las Vegas. Can. plays Kenya and England on fri evening and Argentina on Sat am. All games are streamed LIVE on the Internet on World Rugby website

Article & pics
A terrific article re Beach Rugby in the Rugby Canada Magazine (pg 38) Rugby Canada Year in Review 2014. Rugby Canada website and click on it. You can subscribe if you wish! Some excellent pics of Liam on RC website news items.

Sat May 23rd – 6 games to be played on Sat May 23, 2015 at Birchmount Stadium! starting at 10:30 am with 3’s, then Sr Women, then 2’s then Academy, 1’s and finally, at 6pm, the Ont blues vs New York Old boys! a full day indeed. More details to come.

Up the Beach!

GREAT NEWS IN 7’s RUGBY! Liam Underwood is recalled to Rugby Canada ranks! Liam is presently in Wellington, N.Z. and will play in Las Vegas in the upcoming USA Sevens.These games are often streamed the IRB and if so we will try to put them on our Big Screen at the Club! There are pics of Liam and articles on the RC website and RO web.

ALSO in Vegas 5 Beach Juniors Kara Gani U18 RO Girls, Jhavelle Larose, and Alex Mathers U18 RO Boys, Alex Rea, U18 TRU Girls, Dylan Young U18 TRU Boys

At the Dome at Monarch Park $10 per time per head!
Mar 21st at 11 am & Apr 11th at *10 am

Contact Haydn for more info at

In Bermuda! 5 Beachers represent Canada in the Bermuda Classic. Kyle Nichols, Adam Marshall, Aaron Mittler,Haydn Gage and Haddon Murray don the red jerseys in this yearly event. First match was a loss to Argentina, good luck next game. Pics and info on Bermuda Classics web site.Up The Beach

Beach Rugby News! Ed Caterer, inducted into the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Amber, Ian McConvey and Ken Naples on hand to accept the honour.

Queen’s U wins OUA Championship with 3 Beachers playing prominent roles. Lucas and Jacob Rumball and Michael Douros. Jacob Rumball is named OUA Player of the Year!

The celebration continues! – Fri Nov 07 saw the culmination of the year’s work on the field at the Rugby awards dinner. Dressed to almost unrecognizable and in great frame of mind all of our senior teams were fully represented. The buns were flying and good to know that passing skills were better on the pitch than off. A plethora of deserved awards were bestowed upon often unsuspecting players. “They are all best friends”. A great night , pleased to be asked to represent the Alumni! UP THE BEACH !

Gee Gage Cup
Beach 2’s save the best for last in 38-25 victory over Scottish. With a somewhat sluggish start we were behind until the last 20 min when the afterburners kicked in and we roared away to victory and the first cup of the day! With “the Dude’s” leadership, Bushe controlling the helm and the speed of the younger lads, its a hard combo to beat. Great job and enjoyable to see. A fitting and deserved end to the season.

McCormick Cup
Cup Photos October 2014Take a look at some Cup Photos
WOW! A Cracker! Our 14th Cup is in the books. 27-22 over the Scottish. We continued to play with skill and poise as we have all year. This time, however the Scottish seemed determined to throw us off track with a relentless attack of their own and almost succeeded, but not quite! To a man, each Beacher was pushed to give his all and it proved enuf as we hung on with a stalwart defense in the waning minutes to thwart siege after siege by the Scots. Sure made the beer taste even better! Excellent job, great season. Lots of hard work with kudos to all.

Special Note!
I would be remiss if I failed to thank those of you who came out to support our teams. Throughout the regular season, the playoffs, and especially Cup Day. Absolutely mammoth support by the Blue and Gold! Ringing the field, noisy as could be and flashing the colours, it was a sight to behold. Can there be any doubt as to which Club stands at the forefront in this country? UP THE BEACH!

60th Anniversary Details

60th Anniversary Gear:
Two Commemorative Shirts…

Two Commemorative Shirts Online Credit Card Payment…

The rush is on!! We are now taking orders AND payment for our 60th Anniversary events. Two events will have LIMITED numbers –Dinner and Golf— so please order and pay early!

As usual, reply to me here at Payment can be made by cheque(payable to Beach Rugby Alumni) and left at the Club ATTN G. ALLEN or by e-mail transfer( the more modern way if U do online banking!) Email transfers are to be sent: Beach Rugby Alumni My favourite animal is the piggy(if U wish to use that answer!)

U Must include a message that itemizes what U are paying for!!!


  • Both spring and fall dinners $125.00
  • Spring dinner only $65.00
  • Spouses – add $30.00 to your cost

Golf – $50
Bowls – $20

Golf shirt – $35.00 +size
T-Shirt – $10 + size
(Note shirts , with pics, will be available thru our website in a day or two)


  • May 21–Golf Tourney
  • May 22 Lawn Bowls am @ the Club
  • May 22 ALUMNI DINNER @ the Club
  • $125 for this dinner AND the Fall dinner!!!
  • $65 for this dinner only!
  • ($30 for spouses and/or significant other)
  • Prime Rib Dinner(not a buffet!)
  • Master of Ceremonies’The Silver Fox” John Pineo!
  • The Originals will be their!
  • Presentation of Ed Caterer Award by Ian McConvey
  • Guest Speakers from Rugby Canada
  • Gareth Rees, Al Charron and Rod Snow!!!
  • Slide Show & more to come!
Junior Rugby Registration 2015
Junior In-House Registration:
Sunday Apr 12th and Sunday Apr 26th
@ Balmy Beach Club: 11 am – 2 pm

For further information or questions please contact: Jim Drohan – Jr. Director –

Online Registration:
Online Registration BBRC JR

Boys & Girls Get Fit Programs – Click Below

Rugby Squash 2015
From 240: I hereby declare that Rugby Squash is forthcoming March 18th, 19th and 21st of 2015 and this is your formal invitation to sign up. See the details at Rugby Squash 2015.

Click Below for the details in Poster Form:

Bill Webster Awards 2014
Bermuda Classic 2014

Check these guys out as Beach reps on Canada Classics Squad in Bermuda, 2014. Adam Marshall, Kyle Nichols, Haddon Murray, Haydn Gage, Glenn Miller, Jesse Henkenhoff and Chip Wilson(disguised as a coach!) Two tough matches, both on the wrong end of the score to Argentina and France. An excellent junket to be sure!

Cup Photos by Dmitry Koupriyanov
U16 Premier Division Plate Champs

U16 Premier Division Plate Champions, 2014
CRC U19 National Champs 2014

Ben Wust-Michael Douros-Lucas Rumball-CRC-U19-National-Champs-2014
Left to Right: Ben Wust, Michael Douros, Lucas Rumball CRC U19 National Champs 2014 (Newfoundland)
Really enjoyable and excellent rugby…the game vs BC being the highlight. Michael intercepted a pass and romped 70 metres for the winner…what a moment!

Ontario Blues over The Rock

Hank MacQueen(Beach) scores the winner! Ontario Blues over The Rock.

Arthur Potts – Queens Park