As the global health situation continues to evolve, BC Rugby would like to keep our community up to date with the latest information regarding our response to COVID-19, and additional developments throughout the national and international rugby scene.
Age-Grade BC Representative Rugby programs cancelled for summer 2020 The 2020 Western Canada Rugby Championships are cancelled due to the various event, travel, and social-distancing COVID-19 restrictions likely to still be in place over the summer. The event was planned for August 3 to 9 in Kelowna, BC, and included U16 and U18 Boys’ and Girls’ Provincial XVs Teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
After this decision was made, the BC Rugby Board approved the decision to further cancel the 2020 Provincial Regional Championships (PRCs) which effectively launch the representative XVs rugby season for age-grade players (i.e. U18 to U14 age groups). Read more
Rugby Canada confirms cancellation of U18 Summer Series vs USA Rugby Canada have confirmed the cancellation of the men’s U18 Summer Series versus USA U18 originally scheduled for July 1-15, 2020 in Mill Bay, BC due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of athletes, staff, officials and fans, remain Rugby Canada’s top priority. Read more
BC Rugby cancels 2019-20 season BC Rugby has announced that the 2019-20 Club Season is cancelled. This decision was made in light of numerous factors, including federal and provincial government announcements that social distancing measures will be remaining in place for some time and the Vancouver Parks Board’s decision to keep all outdoor recreational facilities closed until May 30th at the earliest.
BC Rugby AGM will be held virtually on June 20, 10am The Board unanimously approved the first ever virtually-held AGM to take place on Saturday, June 20 at 10am. We hope this will facilitate Province-wide representation and possibly set a new format for AGM meetings moving forward. Given this new setting, we will only conduct AGM business on this date and will look to schedule other key business meetings throughout the next few months.
Update from Competitions Committee The Committee has decided not to award any titles for the 2019-20 season. This decision was determined after considering the balance of each league, feedback from Club representatives and the high value that we continue to place on playoff matches to determine Championship finalists and winners. However, we recognise and congratulate all teams on their efforts throughout this season and have posted final standings based on Section 5.10 (a) of the Rules of Competition.
Stay Safe BC Rugby asks you all to follow the Federal and Provincial Governments directives to collectively contain the spread of this deadly virus. Please visit Healthlink BC to learn the latest advice and guidance on preparing, containing and breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions
BC Rugby will be continually updating its COVID-19 FAQ page to help with questions you may be having regarding the impact of COVID-19 on rugby activity in the province. This page also contains an extensive list of online rugby resources to help you stay engaged during self-isolation. Read Here
Ladies who Lead Career Series
BC Rugby is excited to announce three webinar sessions aimed at high school girls’ rugby players in British Columbia. The Ladies who Lead series begins with three career webinars showcasing inspiring stories from leaders in the women’s rugby community. Read more
Rugby Canada Webinar Series
Over the past weeks, Rugby Canada has presented a series of free online webinars. The unique sessions are a great opportunity for the Canadian rugby community to engage and learn during these unprecedented times. Sign up for future sessions and rewatch previous events here.
In Memoriam: Heidi Stevenson and Lisa McCully
BC Rugby joins the Rugby Nova Scotia community and all of Canada in mourning the tragic passing of Constable Heidi Stevenson and Lisa McCully, two members of Nova Scotia’s rugby community who were killed in a mass shooting last weekend. Read more
Photo of the Week
Lisa McCully (second from right) in her rugby colours as a member of the Mount Allison University Mounties. If you have photos you’d like to see featured in our newsletter, please email Eric Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors!
BC Rugby would like to acknowledge and thank our Partners and Sponsors for their continued support of Rugby in British Columbia.
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