Good news everyone! BCRU has issued the following direction: Daily Attestations removed
"With the Mandatory Vaccination Policy implemented, we are able to remove this risk management step from our protocols. We will remove this process from the Sportlomo system and from Monday, administrators and participants will no longer need to complete this step to attend in-person rugby activities."
However a couple of reminders going forward:
- If you feel unwell, don’t come to a practice or game
- If you feel symptoms and test positive for COVID soon after a practice or game please let Darren know so we can inform players that may have been exposed
Glen O - ET President
Tonight's run has been cancelled due to snow! Hopefully we will back at the Beacon Hill Park all weather field next week.
Due to some confusion around COVID and government restrictions, please note that the booking deadline for tickets has been extended to January 10, 2022, with final payment due January 19, 2022.
The original notice from November 25 is below.
The BARONS of RUGBY are doing it again, "RUGBY for CHILDREN'S CHARITIES".
We hope that you can support us again this year. All 16 core series teams are expected to return including Fiji, Australia, Samoa, England, Scotland, Wales, France & Argentina. New Zealand has tentatively accepted the invitation to the Vancouver event pending confirmation of travel logistics.
- What: CANADA SEVENS 2022
- Where: BC PLACE STADIUM
- When: Saturday, February 26 to Sunday, February 27 2022
- Cost: $185.00 per ticket for the entire weekend. Includes applicable taxes and fees. All tickets purchased are eligible for special early bird draws and prizes for best costumes, etc.
Merry Christmas to all and see you at buggers!
Size: consult the Barbarian Varsity jersey sizing below.
Number of jerseys you wish to order if more than one
Playing number requested (optional; some numbers will have to change as there are duplicates)
Deadline for ordering is Jan 7th.
BC Rugby’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy comes into effect on October 27, 2021 – here is the easiest and quickest way to upload your proof of vaccination status to Sportlomo.
All BC Rugby Members aged 12+ intending to participate in sanctioned Rugby activity will need to submit proof of vaccination. Any participant aged 19+ will have to submit Government-issued photo ID along with proof of vaccination. All participants must give consent for BC Rugby to record their vaccination verification. Once your documents have been uploaded to Sportlomo and approved, Members will receive confirmation and BC Rugby will delete the uploaded files. Click on the below links for a more detailed step-by-step guide on how to upload proof of vaccination status to Sportlomo and for examples of accepted documentation depending where you were vaccinated - within BC, another province or another country.
This coming Tuesday, the BC Rugby Board will meet and consider approving a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy to be in effect as of October 27, 2021. The draft policy proposes that all participants aged 12 and over must be fully vaccinated to participate in any in-person rugby activity. This will apply to players, coaches, officials, team staff and volunteers but excludes spectators. A process will be provided for people wishing to apply for an exemption to be fully vaccinated based on medical or religious belief or creed grounds.
This policy is being considered to ensure the safety of both the rugby community and the general public. It also supports the practical adherence to the variety of vaccination mandates for indoor and outdoor activities that are being introduced and modified at the provincial, regional and sub-regional level. Additionally, should the Board approve this policy, we will be able to review BC's Return to Rugby policy and reduce some of the processes and restrictions imposed with all 12yrs+ participants being fully vaccinated.
We have worked with Rugby Canada and Sportlomo to provide several options for Clubs and participants to comply with this policy. To learn more about how this policy will be implemented, BC Rugby will host two, 90-min Zoom townhalls on Wednesday, October 13 at 4pm, and again at 7pm. Club registrars/administrators and Clubs' COVID Safety Officers are strongly encouraged to attend. The meeting will be recorded and distributed.
Please register in advance to attend:
- Vaccine Mandate Townhall #1 - Wednesday, October 13 @ 4pm: Zoom registration link
- Vaccine Mandate Townhall #2 - Wednesday, October 13 @ 7pm: Zoom registration link
Ultimately, any 12yr+ participant who has not provided proof of being fully vaccinated by October 27 will have their registration status switched to 'approval pending' and will not be permitted to participate until they can comply with policy or receive an exemption.
Glen O - President Ebb Tide RFC
Now that the summer training sessions are over we return to Bullen Park for the Fall
5:30 pm at Bullen Park next Esquimalt Recreation Centre
To see if Bullen is open or closed, click here to check the field status.
Changeroom #4 in Arena
527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt BC
Beverages to follow at the Gorge Pointe Pub