By Kelly Egilsson
As the second half is set to kick off next month, there are many things happening with the club.
Players MUST be registered before playing (Rugby BC/Canada insurance, ref fees, field fees, etc.).
VRC Thirsty Thirds Poker Tournament
Make sure to get your 2nd Annual Thirsty Thirds Poker Tournament tickets for this Saturday, Feb. 2nd, suitably held at the Labatt Beer Institute!
Contact Justin Parlato or Jamie Overgaard for tickets. https://www.facebook.com/events/148881178596729/
Oh Captain, My Captain
From Matty James:
Mark your calendars! March 2 is the annual Captains’ Dinner. This year, the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Norman Jack.
For the new guys, this is a male only event with the infamous rookie gravy chugging. We are putting the final details together so watch the Rowers’ Facebook page for more information.
We have three home games that day — 3rds vs Caps, 1sts & 2nds vs United. It’s also a great opportunity to thank Norman Jack for all the effort he has put into the club for over 50 years!
We sell out every year. It’s a wonderful chance to introduce yourself to our past captains and alumni that made it possible for us to continue to enjoy the Rowers’ traditions and the best club house in the world.
Show your support for this event — it’s not one to be missed.
VRC Players Represent
From Jeremy Sabell:
A BIG congratulations goes out to all the Rowing Club Academy grads who played prominent roles on both sides of the ball Jan.26 as Vancouver U20 downed Vancouver Island U20 34-27 at Westhills Stadium in Victoria in round one of the Dunbar Cup. (Vancouver’s next game is Feb. 16 against the Fraser Valley at Brockton Oval.)
Ryan Chapman, Sean Hickson, Scyler Dumas, Ben Keith, Isaac Kaay, Connor Hamilton, Alex Mascott, Kirk Bonnis, James Pitblado, Zach Zachary Sourisseau, and two products of our high school program at Vancouver College: Charlie Thorpe and Reid Tucker all played well. Kaay, Hickson, and Thorpe all had tries in a close game.
At any given time one third of the players on the pitch were from the VRC.
Henry Recinos was with the men’s team as well — so a huge day for our club all the way around.
In addition to the above-mentioned fifteens players, U17 Rower, Carter Illing, is heading to Las Vegas on the B.C. U17 sevens squad.