Last weeks action
McCormick Cup – Not a good result for our Blue and Gold! Up 15-12 at half, final 15-51 to Scottish! Brantford whacks Peterborough 85-19 and Irish smoke Burlington 41-5

Sat Sept 28 – Beach vs Brantford @ Beach 3pm

Gee Gage Cup – Beach 2 vs Bay Street 1pm at Sunnybrook.

World Cup – Lots incredible action on TSN with canada opening the tourney on Thurs vs Italy

Fall Alumni Dinner Thurs Oct 17 – Keep those replies coming, no guess work for Myles please!!!

Correction and additions!
McCormick Cup – The Cup is a round robin format and Both Brantford and Beach move to the East division. Our first match is Sat Sept 21 vs Toronto Scottish @ Fletcher’s 3pm Then Sept 28 in Brantford vs the Harlequins and then IN Peterborough on Oct 05! We must win the division to advance to the Cup Final on October 19th.

Gee Gage Cup – Beach 2’s vs Bay Street at Sunnybrook Sat Sept 28th. No word on whether it is knock out or round robin???

Alum Dinner Thurs Oct 17 – keep those replies coming!! Cheers Gerry

Kukri Gear Website – up for 1 week. Please note that items ordered will probably not arrive until after the McCormick cup. Last chance of the year to order. Kukri Gear Website Order

Action last week
Field Opening – Alright, the pitch is now sorta official! Weather cooperates, great crowd, terrific Jr action at the interval between games! This pitch is definitely an upgrade! Somehow Burlington did not get the cooperation message. Two very close games. Both physical, lots of action and entertaining. Results not so much. Beach 2’s go down at the gun, 24-22 while Beach 1’s just short in a valiant comeback, losing 40-33. Beach 1’s finish season in 4th in West Div. while Beach 2’s finish in 2nd.

McCormick Cup – I have had little luck in communication with RO re Cup. This is not gospel but my understanding > Top 4 teams in each div qualify for Cup. 1st and 4th in each div crosssover in roundrobin competition with 2 best in Cup final Oct 19. My configuration has Beach 1 vs Irish on Sept 21 at Fletcher’s??? We may stand corrected?

Gee Gage Cup – No response from RO re explanation but website has Beach 2’s vs Bay St at Sunnybrook on Sept 28???

Alumni Dinner – Hey great to see Alum Rob Clarkson at the games on sat!!! Dinner Oct 17 @ Club. If U pd $125 in May ,this one is free!!! Otherwise $90 (significant other–$50)
NOTE – Since we have new management running the show at this one, can U please be diligent re communicating with us re your attendance!!!.. We accept e transfers or at the door as long as we know U are coming. Confirmation re games to follow

It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of Mattia Trinier . Carl’s wife, Mom to Adam, Samantha and Mathew, Mattia succumbed after a long and difficult battle with brain cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Details of arrangements when I get them. Mattia passed away at home on September 11th surrounded by family. Loved by her husband Carl, her children Adam, Samantha and Matthew, her son-in-law Henry, and the rest of her family, friends and former students, she will be dearly missed. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 18th at 2:30 p.m. at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home – Scarborough Chapel. Visitation will be held at the same location Tuesday, September 17th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Creek 2’s pull out giving us a 20-0 default win
Beach 1’s romp over Creek 1’s(who combined with Hamilton ) in 71-36 blast

Canada lose to USA 20-15 but finally has a decent game as the US scored late and Canada fell just short of the US goal line at the gun! Beachers Rumball and McKenzie et al head for Japan!!! RC

Miles Martin – New Balmy Beach Alumni Chairman – Read Post

Canada at the World Cup in Japan – 2 Beachers make the squad!! Lucas Rumball andJjamie McKenzie both travel to Japan
PreCup action.

CUP begins Game 1 Can vs Italy – Sept 26 2:45 am!

As usual there are are a number of Beach Alums on the WC trail to Japan. Perhaps we will hear some stories later…. or perhaps not!!

Alumni Organization – We continue to press forward and bring new ideas into fruition to encourage a lifelong sense of belonging to the game of rugby and specifically, Beach Rugby. To that end we have a new committee Chairman in Myles Martin Esq.!! Myles has graciously offered to step up and drive this part of our Blue and Gold machine! Thanks Myles and good luck! To those who are wondering about the fate of this communique, no worries. I am hanging around to continue to whisper in your ears and keep U up to date with what’s happenin’

Get your butts out to the fall games and the Alum Dinner on Oct 17th!!

This week’s activities!

Rugby – Beach 1’s and 2’s visit the camels in Stoney Creek 1:30 and 3

Thurs. Set 5th – Lucky Lucy Casino Night at Toronto Hunt Club 7pm. Fundraiser for CF organized by the Mittler family

Sun Sept 8th – Celebration of Life for John Hunter 1-4 @ the Club

Sat Sept 14 – Official Opening of new Tubs and Gee Gage Field. Games at 1:30 and 3 incorporated with several other special events!

Thurs. Oct 17 – Fall Alumni Dinner – Cocktails at 6-Dinner 7:15

Cec Moody – So sad to report the passing of a great Ontario Rugbian, Cec Moody. Our condolences to Cec’s family and friends.

Ted Reeve 65th Anniversary – I have great news from the Ted Reeve 65th Anniversary committee. We had a discussion about ticket prices and we are dropping the price to $35 if you reserve your tickets before September 06th. There will be a limited number of tickets at this price, so reserve early. There will be finger food, a slide show, music for dancing, if you are bringing your better half, and a lot of time to reminisce with old friends. If you have any pictures that you can scan to me, please do. If possible ifyou can remember names or year of the picture please add it. Please use this email address for confirmation of tickets or for any questions that you might have.

Last weeks action!
All on Saturday: Canada begins the road ti the World Cup with a loss, anbeit, exciting to Leinster, from ireland. Canada overcame a large halftime deficit to take the lead onlt to succumb to the Irish lads with a try in the last play!! 38-35 2 more tune ups before japan!
Beach 1 lost an early kicked off match to first place Brantford 33-17. We beat them at home so the feeling is we can get’em next time!
Beach 2’s continued winning ways with a decisive 50-36 victory over the Harlequin 2’s.

Put Sat Sept 14 on your calendar for the OFFICIAL opening of our new pitch with the last League match vs Burlington! We are currently in 3rd place, McCormick Cup begins on Sept 21!

Beach rugby has long been involved with Ted Reeve Hockey! Alum Rick Chambers is directly involved with TR 65 Reunion. Please contact Rick for more info!!!

The Ted Reeve Hockey Association is celebrating their 65th anniversary the weekend of Oct04 and will be having an alumni party to reunite as many former players that we can. It will be held at the Balmy Beach Club. Please see the attachment for details.

Ted Reeve Hockey Assoc 65th

If you know any former players that are not on the list, please forward this note to them. We are putting together a slide show, so if anyone has pictures, etc. from the past, please let me know or scan them to me. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. Tickets go on sale the early part of September but we are trying to get as many players/coaches from early years as possible, so the powers to be are giving you a chance to reserve your ticket in advance. There is only a limited number of tickets that can be sold, so send me an email so I can hold a ticket for you.


Request from Huggy! I’m writing to ask for your help by reaching out to your connections on my behalf to inquire about potential paid co-op job opportunities. Currently, I’m searching for a co-op job as a Business Analyst, or similar role with a September 2019 start date. My preference would be an employer within the technology sector or within the technology functional area of a company. I realize that you do not have technology backgrounds but you might have a friend, family member or other connection who does.

I’ve been following your weekly e-mails but haven’t managed to attend a Beach home game yet because I have a Saturday morning class at George Brown College that carries over into the early afternoon.

I’m writing to reach out to the Balmy Beach RFC Alumni for their help. Currently, I’m completing a post-graduate certificate in Information Systems Business Analysis and am required to complete a paid co-op internship.

My goal is to secure a co-op job that is directly or indirectly related to business analysis. The roles in the job postings by my co-op coordinator have been fairly diverse. Mostly, they require using analytical and problem solving, decision making, time management, verbal and written communication, teamwork skills, etc.

I’m searching for a co-op internship to commence this September. To date, I’ve applied to just over 20 positions and have not received a response from an employer for an interview. I’m hoping that there’s someone from the alumni who may know someone who knows someone, etc. that has a suitable employment opportunity within their company. There is a provincial tax credit available to businesses up to a maximum of $3,000.

If there is someone who may be able to help, they can contact me at or connect with me on LinkedIn:

Thank you! Cheers,
Huggy – Up the Beach!!!


Alumni Dinner – Thanks to everyone who participated! 110 guests!Jamie Reynolds feted appropriately. Great to see so many Ladies in attendance! Home Field will be Fletcher’s until ours is sodded properly! Beach Best 15 announced: Prop Jake Lipsett, prop Red Lipsett, Hooker, Scott Hendry, Lock Bernie Baldwin, Lock Scott Dunham, Flanker, Jeff Tomlinson, Flanker Stew MacSween, #8 Peeter Oolup, Scum Half Tony McGann, Fly Half Rick Chambers, Centres, Ed Caterer, and Kyle Nichols, Wings, Fred Forster and Ryan MacSween, Fullback Ian McConvey, Coach Bruce Gage!! Congratulations!

Break out the Blue and Gold gear, gas up and head to the sidelines!

Beach Best 15 May 1955 to May 2019