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Gerry Allen Weekly Report

Happy Family Day! – Great idea to have a relaxing holiday in midst of long, cold winter!

Canada Rugby – Canada finally has a good one, beating Brazil, 45-5! Lucas Rumball plays terrific as side has several changes and responds with some zip! Next up Canada vs Argentina XV, Sat Feb 24( late sat night)

6 Nations Competition – Some GREAT action this weekend. Jr Rugby gets the proceeds from this event and they could use more bums in seats!!!!
Fri Feb 23 France vs Italy 3pm
Sat Feb 24 9:15 Ireland vs Wales
Sat 11:45 Scotland hosts England

Jr Rugby – In need of an Under 15 coach!!! They will provide help and resources but we need an interested person!!

Sr Rugby – Sr Schedule Posted


Senior Rugby Schedule 2018

2018 Beach Sr Rugby Schedule

Following games include Beach 1 and Beach 2

Beach 2 KO 1:30 on Sat, Beach 1 at 3pm

Regular schedule ENDS on Aug 11 !!! This is followed by a NEW tournament in
Aug.Seeding for Tourney based on Regular Season placements.Relegation based
on this Tournament.

McCormick Cup Starts Sept 08– – Cup Final Sept 29 ( No Rugby in October!)

McC Cup seeding based on tournament placements!

The new CEO of Rugby Ontario has MANDATED this new, changed schedule,
despite protestations from many Sr Clubs. The RO AGM is in April which allows
NO time for discussion or change. Voice your opinions directly to RO!

Sat May 12 Lindsay @ Beach 3pm At Birchmount Stadium
Thurs. May 17 Beach @ Scottish at Fletchers 7pm
Sat May26 Beach @ […]

Lucky Lucy Casino Night

Alum Aaron Mittler reports that the 5th Annual Lucky Lucy Casino Night is booked for Thurs Sept 7th at the Toronto Hunt Club.

This very special event is named after Aaron’s daughter, Lucy who has cystic fibrosis. The event is a fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

It is a “dress up” affair, tickets are $125 each and include dinner, 2 drinks, access to the Casino games and auctions.

Many Beach friends usually attend as it has been a very successful evening in the past. Tickets can be purchased at the link that I believe I have included. Great cause, great evening!

Click for Tickets

Beach Chatter

Doug Underwood – Email:

Great seeing two nice beach wins on consecutive weekends, but doubt I will go to any more after going to club twice and not one player (ours or opposition showing up at BBC following the game. Exception is PEI Liam who was there with his lovely gal. Get it together off the field as well as on.

Brian Spanton – Email:

Good day lads, good win Saturday vs. Oakville. Our next match is Saturday August 12th at home vs Lindsay. Might be a good day to buck the trend of pinting post-game at the pitch and getting back to The BBC and laying on some beer and burgers for our guests. They are a good […]

Jr. Rugby Registration

Your Registration is up and live!

You can direct your members to the Rugby Ontario club page below to access your registration session, please see attached:

Or come down to the club and meet the coaches; in-person registration sessions at the Balmy Beach Club will also be held at the following dates and times:
Sunday April 9, 2017:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday April 22, 2017:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


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.

Rugby Squash

It is that time once again to announce that the 2017 Rugby Squash tournament is back in full swing March 15th, 16th and 18th with games running from 4pm to 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 1pm to 4pm on Saturday. Luckily there is St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, so most of your body, save the liver, can take a little break.

This is a team format and all skill levels are welcome! There are 8 teams of 8 players ranked 1 through 8 and you will be matched up as best as possible with players of similar skill. We have occasion to make mistakes, but we fix them pretty quickly as sandbagging is frowned upon. It is based on total […]

John “Fox” Pineo

John’s Obituary:

Many of you know the “Fox” as an “Original” member of the very first Balmy Beach Rugby team (check out the photo at the club), and as a past president of the club for many years and one of few lifetime members!

The “Fox” has been fighting a very rare blood disorder for about 5 years now, and as expected it has finally reached a stage where the blood transfusions are not longer effective.

The Fox has decided to control the situation and effectively “go out” on his own terms. Fox is in good spirits and has been spending time with family and friends…mostly farting and telling old war stories! This […]

Chris Kalbfleisch – Jr Director

Jim Drohan is pleased to announce a new Jr Director, Chris Kalbfleisch. See Jim’s missive below! 6 Nations Broadcasts and more will be detailed soon.

“It is with great pleasure I announce that Chris Kalbfleisch will be taking on the role of Director of BBC Junior Rugby. I have included many of the BBC sections and Rugby stakeholders in this note but I ask that you share the news with any others who should be aware.

As a second row he as cleverly cropped his ears out of all photo’s. He has 30 years of Rugby starting in Ottawa High-School and club play with Ottawa Beavers. In 1999, he commenced wearing the blue and gold of the BBC and played 10 seasons […]



“Looking after our own” – Sunday 11th September, 3pm @ The Granite Brewery

As many of you know, Hal has had a hard time since he suffered a stroke some years ago.

His only income comes from government pensions, augmented by the past generosity of the rugby community, mostly the Scottish, and by his own savings.) Sadly the fund established by the Scottish and his own savings are now both very low, and more money is required to maintain his hardly extravagant lifestyle.

His pension income is about $1700 a month and his expenses about $1000 more than that. The bulk of these expenses is to pay for a semi-private room in the government home he lives in. The […]

A Beach Perspective on Two Classic Athletes

Far be it for me to try and recap the storied careers of two sporting icons, as there are countless others who can do it so much better. Nevertheless, if you were born in a certain era you got to see two immortals that we have lost in the past week. I was one of the fortunate ones to see both Ali and Gordie in their primes.

One was brash, outspoken, both reviled and loved by many, because of his ways. He often referred to himself as “the greatest.” Arguably he was the best boxer of all-time. I first saw Ali live when he trained in Boston in 1965, for his fight with Sonny Liston, in Lewiston, Maine.The other was humble […]

Andrew Steele

Our sympathies are extended to Steeler and his family upon the passing of his father. Visitation is at McDougall & Brown on Kingston Rd from 6-9 on Thursday.

Sorry I do not have any other information.

Huggy Fundraiser

The fundraiser for my van fund this past Sunday at Brad Taylor’s Skwish Bar in the Beach was a moderate success with approximately 25 guests in attendance. We had hoped for numbers in 50 to 60 range for guests. I am grateful for Geoff Reynolds’s efforts to organize the event, Brad Taylor for hosting the event at his bar, Fred Forster for providing some incredible auction items, and everyone who supported the event. Overall, it was a great afternoon of beer, wine and food among friends. The fundraiser was also an opportunity to honour and congratulate Dan Moor and Lucas Rumball for representing the Beach and Canada at the Amerericas Rugby Championship.

I don’t have a firm total of funds raised […]

Rugby Registration 2016

Dear Balmy Beach Rugby Player, the time has come for registration for the 2016 season. This means that your Membership at the Balmy Beach Club expired on March 31, 2016.

To register for 2016, click on the following link:
Scroll to the bottom, and as you registered last year, use your login and password. There is a “Forgot Password” option.

Any issues contact Haydn at

If you do not plan to play, but you want to renew, as either an Athletic or Social member, please contact the office at the Club at 416-691-9962 ext. 1 or Thank you.

Rugby Squash 2016

Good Evening Ladies, Gents, Rugby guys,

It is that time of year again, Rugby Squash will return during March break 2016!

For those of you who are wondering what the hell is rugby squash, I don’t blame you. It as opportunity for the squash section and the rugby section to come together for a week of fun, frivolity and the likelihood of being absolutely pissed at least 2 outta the 3 days! The good news is you don’t have to wear a helmet, but I would strongly recommend eye gear and leather pants……..just saying.

This is a FUNdraising event, with all proceeds going directly toward the rather significant budget that these guys face year in and year out for an opportunity to play […]

6 Nations 2016

6 NATIONS RUGBY! Starts THIS Sat at the Club on the big screen!!!
$20 per day(still!) ( $10 per Jr if accompanied by adult)
Breakfast available
Sat Feb 6th:
9:25 am France vs Italy
11:50 Scotland vs England

Sun Feb 07: 10 am Ireland vs Wales
Get your butts down there as proceeds go directly to Jr Rugby


Winter Training Sessions

Here is our winter touch sessions at Monarch Park. We have booked 4 Beach indoor training session which is open to all to participate old, young, man, women and child, fat, skinny, broken (physically or mentally). $10 smackaroos to join in for the date and time listed below.

  • January 23rd – 11am
  • February 27th – 11am
  • March 19th – 11am
  • April 9th – 4pm

Thanks for listening….

BBC Rugby Blazer

Many Sr players are decked out already!BBC-Blazer-Malcolm-400x400

The URL for the blazers is:

The blazers are $165 each and the the deadline for orders is Dec 30 at 11:59pm. I will have sizing samples at the club Tues Dec 15 and Mon Dec 28 (7-830pm) for anyone that wants to try them on beforehand.

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to pass any other questions onto myself. Thanks for your help with this!


Brendan Singbeil
Sales & Marketing
Navigate Apparel
BC: 778.374.3291
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Huggy Writes

huggy-2016I am writing to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Alumni for their generous support of my recent campaign to help fund the costs of a winter tire package and general maintenance expenses of my wheelchair van. I am happy to say that the majority of the contributions came from rugby guys, particularly Balmy Beach RFC Alumni! Up the Beach!

Last winter was my first winter driving the new van. I learned from that experience that I would definitely need winter tires to be able to operate the van safely in our winter driving conditions with snow and ice covered roads. My van has a 12-inch lowered floor so I need […]

Scott Dunham – Harvey Jaanuson Award

scott-dunhamIt is with great humility that I accepted the Harvey Jaanuson award on Friday night. I am blown away by this honour, and I can only hope to extol the virtues and attributes of the man for which the award was named. I have heard stories of Harvey, and I think that the way he approached the game is what rugby is all about – hard as nails on the field and a gentleman off of it. It is truly in the spirit of Balmy Beach rugby that we continue this tradition. As always I take pride in wearing the blue and gold, and hope to for years […]

Matt King

Matt says…I would like to send a very warm and sincere thanks to the Balmy Beach Rugby Football Club in Toronto for hosting a enjoyable and supportive fundraiser at their beautiful beach-side clubhouse. The event was full of friendly and familiar faces of all ages with plenty of kind words and offers of support. Jim Drohan, who MC’d the event as an add-on to the junior awards ceremony, was extremely generous with his kind comments of support. Over the past number of years, Jim has been the cornerstone of a blossoming beach mini-rugby program that continues to foster growth and community engagement. It’s this sense of community, where rugby feels like a way of life rather than just a sport, […]

Gee Gage Cup

Gee Gage Cup – Finally! Beach 2’s and 3’s in the Gee Gage Cup Competition

Sat Oct 03

  • Beach 2’s @ Burlington 3:00 pm KO
  • Beach3’s @ Tubs and Gee Gage Field vs Scottish 2’s 1:30 pm KO

World Cup Rugby Pool

The Balmy Beach Alumni thought we’d try to help raise some money for Matt King by having a World Cup Rugby Pool. It should be a simple process. Click the link below. Register. Pick your teams and send your money. The minimum donation is $20 which can be emailed to, mailed to the Balmy Beach Club or left behind the bar in c/o Gerry Allen or Jeff Tomlinson. Half the proceeds will be divided among the winners and the other half given to Matt. Please feel free to forward this on to anyone else you know that might like to have a little fun with the upcoming World Cup and support Matt. Not for serious poolies. wants […]

Fundraiser for Matt King

Sunday Sept 13 11am-4pm @ Balmy Beach Club

Balmy Beach Rugby Alumni, in conjunction with the Calgary Canucks, are holding a fundraiser for Matt King on Sun. Sept 13 at the Club(11am-4pm) Matt came to the Beach from UCC and he enjoyed a very successful career with Beach and Ont Rugby. He starred at U of W and Captained Cambridge. Matt played many matches for Canada, including the 2003 World Cup. Matt was the initial coach of our Beach Academy Squad.

Matt is presently unable to work and is in constant pain from a disease known as EDS( Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) This affliction is not curable and the treatments incur costs well above Provincial guidelines!Hence Matt’s need for assistance and […]

MacSween – Winter in Australia

Good to see the boys are still dominating top of the table. Hoping you can pass this email on. Hope all is well back home. Life’s great down under, let me tell ya.

I’ve been playing for the University of Queensland here in Brisbane. Carol and I are living in an apartment in St. Lucia, a suburb of Brisbane, and only a few minutes walk to the campus and our fields. It’s Winter down here, but we’re still feeling the sunshine in the low 20’s, so I can’t complain.

Rugby is going well for me. I arrived mid season, so I’ve had to work my way up to the 1st grade team, which is who I’m playing with now. We’re in […]

7s League Plan

Spearheaded by the Brantford Club, the Marshall Premier Clubs are planning a Friday night s 7’s competition this summer. Over 3 Fridays, at a variety of sites, formal 7’s will occur. Divided into 2 Divisions, there will be round -robin competition followed by Cup/Bowl and Plate playoffs.

Fri July 10 – East Div @ Tubs and Gee Gage Field – West Div. @ Brantford
Fri July 31 – East @ Fletchers – West @ Stoney Creek
Fri Aug 21 – Playoffs and Finals @ Fletchers

East Division: Beach, Scottish, Irish, Aurora Barbs
West Division: Brantford, Stoney Creek, Oakville, London[/fusion_text]

60th Farewell Brunch

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.

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 […]

60th Celebration!


Photo Gallery slideshow for the 60th!!!

Nine members of Balmy Beach Rugby Football Club’s original 1955 team were present for the festivities, held at Toronto’s Balmy Beach Club on May 22.

(TORONTO, ON) – It was six decades ago that twenty teenagers banded together, bringing a mix of competitive spirit, raw talent, a desire to learn a new sport, and a never-back-down attitude to form Balmy Beach’s inaugural rugby side.

The rest, as they say, is history.

On the evening of May 22, more than 225 current club members, alumni, and special guests packed Toronto’s iconic Balmy Beach Club to celebrate the roots of the rugby club; […]

Alumni Dinner

About 220 showed for dinner with guests Piped in by Mark Clancy, an exciting opening! Great dinner by Fuel and thanks to our speakers and emcee ! ( The Fox, Jake Lipsett, Ian McConvey, Kyle Nichols, Al Charron, Gareth Rees, Haydn Gage and Cameron Shepherd)> Ed caterer Award winner…. Me! What an honour!!

The Originals honoured with certificates and Alumni shirts.. 9 of 10 present at dinner!

There is a terrific article and over 100 pics on our Beach Rugby website from the dinner!

A big thank You to Charlene and her staff and Fuel!!! Also to bob Johnson for th neat lighting touch!

Golf Tourney
57 golfers at Riverside— excellent day and prizes and food by Fuel on the Deck at the Club.Thanks to […]

Old News

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 […]

McCormick Cup 2014

Cup Photos October 2014

Take 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.


Gee Gage Cup 2014

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.


CRC U19 National Champs 2014

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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!