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Rugby Referees in Crisis in Central Okanagan

The Okanagan Rugby Referees Society (ORRS) will not provide referee services to games being played in the spring of 2019.  They have virtually no one left to referee.  If a solution is not found, coaches will have to find their own referees this season.

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Central Okanagan Rugby Blueprint Released for 2019 Programs

There's a lot more to local rugby than most people are aware of.  It is the tapestry of these many programs and services that is increasing the quantity and quality of rugby players from the Central Okanagan. 

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CORE Board Meeting Minutes - February 13, 2019

CORE Board Meeting MinutesFebruary 13, 2019In Attendance: Chris Bayne, Marshall Corbett, George Curran, Barry Ebl, John Good, Doug Manning, Leana Marton, Derek Worrall

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2019 CORE Membership Drive Sets High Goals

2019 is an important year for the Central Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts (CORE) non-profit rugby development society.  It seeks to achieve its five-year goal of 1,000 touch rugby players in the Central Okanagan.  It intends to increase rugby services to 13 - 18 year old players.  It will launch a new five-year plan to expand girl's/women's rugby in the Central Okanagan.  Most importantly, it will initiate its quest to establish a home for rugby in the Central Okanagan.

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Youth Rugby Fund-Raiser - Doc Willoughby's - Feb. 21

The last couple of years have seen incredible success for both men and women’s youth rugby athletes from the Thompson Okanagan.  Teams from the Thompson Okanagan Rugby Alliance (TORA) have won a variety of medals at the extremely competitive Provincial Regional Championships (PRCs), including a U-16 Men's Silver Medal in 2018, a 2017 U-18 Women's Gold Medal, and a 2017 U-14 Men's Bronze Medal.  In addition, 2018 saw 43 players from the TORA contingent invited to Team BC try-outs with 17 players selected to Team BC! 

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Vicars Round Out Fall Season With a Win on the Road

This past weekend the Vicars travelled to Vancouver and the historic Brockton Oval at Stanley Park to take on the Evergreens. It was a beautiful day with a soft pitch, lots of sunshine, a little bit of cloud, and one full moon. 
 
The Vicars did a great job filling the bus with players and a few fans as well.  There were near 30 Vicars on the bus and everyone that wanted on the field got there.  They were joined by their regular valley player Aaron Zimmer as well as a familiar face to many, Mike Roberts. The younger guys on the club will remember Mike from his days in Kelowna organizing many different rugby events for the high schools. Many commented that it was an honour to take the pitch at the same time as this fine gentleman. 
 

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Canada XVs and Sevens Player Nanyak Dala Featured at CORE AGM

CORE Annual General Meeting is November 24, 2018 @ 6 PM at the Capri Hotel-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It's going to be an interesting AGM.  

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Thompson-Okanagan U16 and U19 Men Win Kamloops Sevens

Two teams, two days of sevens, and two wins for local sevens sides.------------------------------------------------------------------------Hundreds of men's and women's youth sevens players on 59 teams visited MacArthur Island in Kamloops on the weekend.  The Thompson Okanagan Rugby Alliance (TORA) entered two sides into the tournament - U19 Men's and U16 Men's teams.   Both came away with victories.

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CORE Board Meeting Minutes - October 22, 2018

Board approves 2018 financials, 2019 budget, and Okanagan Centre for Sport proposal.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Crows Men Lose Exciting Match to Burnaby

It was great day for local rugby spectators.  The sun was shining, the pitch was perfect, two fairly equal teams took to the field.  It could have been a perfect rugby day, had the locals given a few more timely passes and offered up a more Scroogian defense.  

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