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Rugby Canada – Press Conference and Media Availability with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team announced for Monday at Butchart Gardens 
to celebrate Road to Rio passing through Langford, BC 




Bill Cooper, Canada Sevens CEO

Denise Blackwell, Acting Mayor of the City of Langford

Representative, Province of British Columbia

Members of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team, including Olympic hopefuls Ghislaine Landry, Jen Kish, Magali Harvey, Kelly Russell, Ashley Steacy, Karen Paquin and Bianca Farella Alarie 



HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens Ticket Launch, Press Conference and Media Availability with members of Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team



January 18, 2016

10:00am PST to 10:45am PST



Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Avenue

Brentwood Bay, BC

V8M 1J8



Parking is available in the main lot of Butchart Gardens



Members of Rugby Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team will be will be available for photo and video opportunities after the announcement from 10:30am – 11am. 



Telephone interviews will be facilitated after 11:00am PST



Video footage from the event, including speeches and interviews, will be available for broadcast use following the conference at



Please RSVP to by Friday at 5pm PST if you are able to attend. 


2015-16 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series:


ROUND 1 — Dubai, 3-4 Dec, 2015

ROUND 2 — Sao Paulo, 20-21 Feb, 2016

ROUND 3 — Atlanta, 8-9 April, 2016

ROUND 4 — Langford, 16-17 April, 2016

ROUND 5 — Clermont-Ferrand, 28-29 May, 2016


About HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens Victoria/Langford: 

The HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens is a two-day tournament held on April 16 and 17 hosted at the home of Canadian Rugby at Westhills Stadium, and will feature 12 of the world’s top women’s rugby sevens teams. The Canada Women’s Sevens will be the fourth stop in a six-stop world tour as part of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. 

About HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver: 

The HSBC Canada Sevens will be a two-day indoor tournament held on March 12 and 13 hosted at the world-class BC Place Stadium, host venue to Canada’s most prestigious events, and will feature 16 of the world’s top men’s rugby sevens teams. The HSBC Canada Sevens will be the sixth stop in a ten-stop world tour as part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Sevens rugby, a fast-paced and shorter version of traditional rugby with only seven players per side, has built a huge international audience through the success of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which attracts large audiences in markets around the world.

About Rugby Canada

Rugby Canada is the national governing  body  of  the  sport  of  rugby  union  in Canada.  Rugby Football has a  long  history  in  Canada  dating  back  to  its  initial appearance in the 1860s. Since 1974, Rugby Canada has been a permanent fixture on  the  global  rugby  scene,  including  trips  to  each  of  the  six  IRB  Rugby  World Cups. As a regular on the IRB Sevens Circuit, Canada continues to climb the world rankings and challenge the dominant rugby nations in both versions of the game.


To support the growth of rugby at the grass-roots level and to ensure there are elite programs for prospering young rugby players to become involved with, Rugby Canada has put an emphasis on developing its junior programs.  Our goal is to develop and train a competitive team for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. We  also  continue  to  be  a  world  leader  in  the  development  of  women’s  rugby. 










For more information, please contact:


Bryan Kelly, Rugby Canada

Phone: 250-216-5272



Paige Gambacort, HSBC Canada Sevens 

Phone: 778-379-5770 ext. 239