Newsletter – Return to Play updates
BC Rugby statement on George Floyd Protests
Our hearts are with those around the world fighting for justice for George Floyd and those before him.
Respect and solidarity are values deeply integral to the sport of rugby. Racism and discrimination have no place in our sport, in our province, or in our society.
The time is always right to do what’s right. Silence is unacceptable.
We stand with all marginalized communities, here and everywhere. Your voices are heard.
Updates – COVID-19
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.
Canada West cancels fall competitions for 2020-21 season
On Monday, June 8, 2020, Canada West announced the cancellation of their fall team competitions for the 2020-21 season, a decision which will impact women’s rugby 15s at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Read more
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. Read more
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.
Return to Play update – June 12
As Rugby Canada and all Provincial Member Unions continue to move towards a return to play, the National Working group has provided further updates on the process. Read more
Province takes action to support return to sport
In response to BC Premier John Horgan’s announcement made today, BC Rugby would like to thank the BC Government, Premier Horgan and Minister Beare for providing the support and protection for amateur sport that has been asked for as we’ve tried to navigate the impact of COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’ on our sport. Read more
Return to Play Update – June 9
Last Friday, Rugby Canada distributed a survey to over 35,000 registered players, coaches, officials & volunteers. Rugby Canada will release a set of preliminary actions clubs can take in order to be ready to return to rugby activity when it is safe to do so. Read more
Rugby Canada Athletes speak at Rally for Black Lives
Thousands of peaceful protesters filled the Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C. on June 7th, 2020 to participate in the Peace Rally for Black Lives. One of the key-organizers of the event was Rugby Canada’s very own Pam Buisa, a member of Canada’s Women’s Sevens team. Read more
Obituary – David Lynch
Beloved son of Desmond & Christine and brother to Michael, Andrew & Mark passed away on the 30th May 2020 in Victoria, BC. David will be deeply missed by all his family, his partner Tammy & step-son Darius, aunts, uncles & cousins and all his many friends. Read more
COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions
BC Rugby is excited to announce an additional Ladies who Lead webinar following the positive reception and high attendance of the first three career sessions. “Up and Comers” features three members of the Canadian national women’s XVs side. Read more
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