Games & Events
Games & Events
About the Central Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts (
CORE was founded in January of 2010
It was designed to grow and develop the sport of rugby in the Central Okanagan.
CORE serves rugby enthusiasts, players, coaches, referees, trainer/managers in four Canadian communities – Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, and West Kelowna.
Focused on three key types of rugby - 15-a-side rugby, sevens rugby, and touch rugby.
Established as a not-for-profit society on March 10, 2010. (Society #S0056434)
#21 - 2213 Waddington Court
Kelowna, BC, V1V2P4
CORE Kick-off Meeting. Keynote presenter: Shane Thompson
CORE Endowment Fund established, managed by the Canadian Rugby Foundation.
Ken Boe initiates touch rugby for 180+ students in seven SD23 elementary schools. Capri Insurance provides a ball for every player.
Al and Barb Perry initiate ‘In Memoriam’ and will-based legacy donations to the CORE Endowment Fund.
First Annual General Meeting. Keynote presenter: Glenn Ennis.
CORE launches first-ever adult touch rugby league in the region. 100+ athletes on eight teams participate in the league, sponsored by Rusty's Steakhouse and Sports Bar.
CORE hosts BC Rugby Hall of Fame Dinner - Ro Hindson inducted.
CORE hosts Canadian Rugby Championship game - BC Bears vs Prairie Wolf Pack.
CORE Academy launched - 17 youth players participate in elite sevens off-season training.
Second AGM. Keynote speaker: Gareth Rees.
Ken Boe develops a touch rugby curriculum for use in elementary schools, sponsored by Columbia Bottle Depots.
CORE hosts rugby league international - BC Bulldogs vs Utah Avalanche.
CORE hosts RugbyMan and RugbyWoman competitions.
UBC Okanagan introduces men's and women's XVs rugby.
CORE hosts replay of December 3, 1912 game at City Park.
Third AGM. Keynote speaker: Mark Wyatt.
CORE hosts first round of BC Boys High School Championships
Fourth AGM. Keynote speaker: Gary Dukelow.
CORE supports first annual RugbyDAZE Sevens Tournament.
CORE hosts '125 Years of BC Rugby Gala' at Grand Okanagan.
CORE hosts Canadian Rugby Championship game - BC Bears vs Prairie Wolf Pack
Touch Rugby 2020 Project launched - goal: 1,000 touch players by 2020.
CORE Academy for sevens shifts to CORD Academy for XVs/sevens.
Fifth AGM. Keynote speaker: Andrea Burk.
CORE Endowment Fund reaches $100,000 benchmark. Fund will support $3,500 in annual rugby bursaries forever.
CORE hosts Western Canada Rugby Championships for U16 Men, U18 Women, U18 Men, Senior Women U14 Men, and U15 Women.
Sixth AGM. Keynote speaker: Al Charron.
CORE assumes responsibility for PRC teams, led by Chris Haynes.
Seventh AGM. Keynote speaker: Spence McTavish.
New Constitution and Bylaws passed unanimously at 2016 AGM.
CORD Academy triples enrolment to 47 athletes.
Eighth AGM. Keynote speaker: Glenn Ennis.
CORE Board expands to eight Directors, according to new Bylaws.
CORE sets new five-year goal to focus on 14 - 20 year old player development.
241 adults on 15 teams register for summer touch rugby league.
17 Central Okanagan youth selected to provincial teams, the highest number ever. CORE achieves goal of 15 or more locals selected to BC sides.
Hosted U16 Western Canada Rugby Championships.
UBC Okanagan introduces intramural touch rugby.