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Biggest-Ever Summer Touch Leagues Start Strong

The Killer Bunnies have something to prove. Every year, they make it to the Dai Dobbs trophy final. Every year they have to fake smile for the team that narrowly defeated them. If the first week of play is any indicator, they have no intention of letting that happen in 2018.

First up in the Bunnies' league hopper was Riskey Wicks, a team that is a high-skilled composite of two Competitive teams from last year. The result - the Bunnies burnt the Wicks 7 - 4. Next up? The 2017 Dai Dobbs trophy champions - The Scarecrows - the very Scarecrows that shut the KB's out 3 - 0 in the prior year's final. No problem for the on-a-mission Bunnies on this day - they took the stuffing out of the Scarecrows, sending a 10 - 4 message that spelled out their intent for the season. Hell hath no 'furry' like a bunny scorned.

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MB's Storm Fisher Wins Courtney Walls Award

At his grad ceremony on Friday night, Storm Fisher was presented with the Courtney Walls Scholarship, a $1,000 contribution to the costs of his post-secondary interests. Only two other local athletes, Sam Overton (OKM) and Joel Henseleit (KSS), have received the award since its introduction to the Okanagan eight years ago. To qualify, the athlete must exemplify three aspects of Courtney's character - (a) a good student, (b) a leader respected by his teammates and coaches, and (c) a quality rugby player.

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Anne McClymont Wins Elementary Touch Rugby Cup

After 20 minutes of regulation time, the AME Timberwolves and the Helen Gorman Cougars were tied 1 - 1 in a highly competitive elementary touch rugby final. The winners would take home the Ken Boe Cup, emblematic of elementary touch rugby supremacy in the Central Okanagan. After 22 minutes of overtime, Jacob Boyd got loose around the outside to score the try that earned his AME team the Ken Boe Cup.

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CORE Board Meeting Minutes - June 11, 2018

In Attendance: Guest: Cam Pierce, Clare Cassan, George Curran, Barry Ebl, Chris Haynes, Doug Manning, Chris Ward, Derek Worrall

The meeting started at 7:33 PM.

Minutes

'80 Minutes' Fund-Raiser - Cam Pierce spoke of his mother's excellent treatment at the Sindi Hawkins Cancer Centre on Royal Avenue. A fund-raising event that would bring the whole rugby community together to raise funds for this center was proposed and discussed.

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League Schedule Released for Summer Touch

223 players on 15 teams have registered for the Summer Touch Rugby League for 2018. This is the largest number of players and teams ever, surpassing the record of 191 players on 13 teams in 2017. 36% of registered players are female, also the highest percentage since the league started in 2011.

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Summer Touch Rugby Teams Signing Up!

The Summer Touch Rugby League is now accepting teams for its 2018 season.  Last year's league featured 13 teams - 7 Competitive League teams and 6 in the Recreational League.  200+ players enjoyed the summer nights of fitness and fun.  In 2018, we hope that 16 teams festoon our competition.

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The Rugby Shop Sponsors Center of Gravity Sevens

The Rugby Shop, an online provider of rugby kit and other rugby resources, will sponsor the Center of Gravity Sevens this summer. They will be the only rugby-related sponsor at the Center of Gravity event being held in Kelowna on July 28 and 29. The Center of Gravity Sevens will be the first stop on the BC Rugby Summer Sevens Series, being offered ...
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10 Obvious Reasons to Become a CORE Voting Member

  1. You Love Rugby - If you have played the sport, it has shaped you. The rugby ball is oval; its central design is about chaos. You became more enterprising because of that chaos. You learned how to work as part of a team, capitalizing together on the chaos to create opportunity. You learned that the game is on the pitch and at the post-game we're all rugby players. By investing in CORE, you help provide more people with the many benefits you have already experienced from our sport.
  2. You Love Rugby For Kids - Rugby builds character. It has deep-rooted traditions of respect, resilience, sportsmanship, self-management, and unselfishness. All types of rugby develop physical skills and fitness through playful activity - basic skills like balance, hand-eye coordination, running, passing, and catching. Contact rugby develops additional qualities for going into contact, kicking a ball, evasive running/passing, courage, perseverence, and overall strength and coordination. Rugby encourages team play. Except at very young ages, progress is seldom achieved on your own. Teamwork and supporting each other are vital for success. What parent does not want all of this for their children?
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CORE to Host 2018 Club Sevens Series Stop at COG

BC Rugby has announced the Club Sevens Series for the summer of 2018. The first stop has already been determined - it will be at the Center of Gravity event in Kelowna on July 28 and 29. Two or three other tournaments will be sanctioned in August and a provincial club champion will be determined. At the Centre of Gravity Sevens, three 8-team tourna...
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Star Wars Invades Senior High Sevens Tournament

"May the 4th be with you." It's been a good calendar joke since Star Wars exploded into our culture in 1977. Hosts of a senior high sevens tournament in Kelowna are challenging teams to dress for galactic domination on May 4th, when the tournament plays out at UBC Okanagan. Will tournament officials allow Darth helmets on the pitch? Will Obi-Two Kenobi (Obi-Wan's twin brother) make an appearance? How many people will say, "Yoda man!" to passing strangers? You can only know by attending this competitive and fun-focused tournament on May 4.

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