Bayside Community Field House Update – April 2019

Kaj Briscoe is currently working very closely with the City’s Project Manager, Rudy Booiman.  We are well aware of the delay in construction, which has been caused partly by a delay in a formal construction schedule.  Kaj is arranging for us to meet with the City to review any difficulties with the construction schedule and to hasten progress in the construction process.  At this meeting, we will also be requesting an update of the construction budget outlining expenses to date.

In a separate meeting, we will be getting-together with the various sub-trades to discuss ways to expedite the current construction and further advance any time savings for the interior of the building

Current activity pending to complete the shell and exterior:

  • Suspended Slab shoring – about a 3 week setup to install steel, receive inspections, slab blockouts for mechanical and electrical, then pour the slab
  • Framing – about a 3-4 week process to stand walls, sheath walls, install roof, then cladding.
  • Material and pricing is currently being reviewed for the deck railing and glazing

We continue to look at value engineering through the exterior construction process to save and maintain funds for the “Tenant Improvements” of the building interior.

Concurrently with construction of the exterior, we continue to review the interior design and construction, and management of the fieldhouse

  • Spencer Thorpe has been approached to organize the Project Management of the Tenant Improvements.  Spencer will be reviewing the Tenant Improvement requirements and developing a construction schedule.  This will involve meetings with the various construction sub-contractors to accelerate the interior construction.
  • Tara Trompetter and Tim Bullinger are currently completing an interior design package to be reviewed by the Executive for approval.  Upon approval, a tenant improvement application will be submitted to the City for the end of May.
  • In addition to the construction handled by Kaj and Spencer, I will begin reviewing the management and operation processes for the fieldhouse including licensing, hours of operation, and management structure.

Everybody directly involved with the project understands the urgency to have our Community Fieldhouse completed as soon as possible.  It wasn’t long ago people thought the construction of the building was more of a dream than a reality. We know our dream is coming true, and it is best to ensure we take the time to have our dream come to realization as our needs dictate.

In the meantime, please support and all the organized initiatives underway to help us fund our Community Fieldhouse.  Spread and share the word of the Bayside Community Fieldhouse Lottery, The Builders’ Wall, and the June 1st, 2019 Fieldhouse Fundraising Social at the Star of the Sea.

– Stephen Black

Bayside Field House Lottery Launch – Needs Your Help

Bayside Athletic Associations Field House Lottery has Launched… We need your help!

This Lottery is STACKED with 30 amazing prizes worth over $40,000 including fishing trips, golf packages, a race car experience, local artists work, and much more. All this to help us raise funds to build the Bayside Community Field House. Plus, there’s a 50/50 draw with 29,000 tickets available for purchase…This is going to be BIG! Click the following link to check it out: Bayside Feld House Lottery

We need your help… with spreading the word… please SHARE this with your friends, family, work, Facebook…etc

100% of all proceeds go directly to building the Bayside Community Field House. Draw dates and conditions are detailed on the Lottery website. Must be a resident of BC and over 19 years of age to play

Bayside Community Field House Lottery Launch

Bayside Athletic Association Lottery scores a win with 30+ awesome prizes!

*Tickets are on sale Starting April 14th; early-bird draw June 1Bayside Lottery Link

From a fishing trip to Langara Lodge to Canucks hockey, with 30-plus items to be won, the Bayside Sharks have compiled an amazing line-up of lottery prizes, collectively valued at about $40,000!

“The community has really come together and has supported us as we create these amazing prize packages for the lottery,” says Bayside’s Andrew Fiddis. “We have artists, local restaurants and lots more, all valued at about $50 and up. There’s also a 50/50 ticket draw.”

The lottery kicked off at Sunday’s mini-rugby jamboree, and will be key to helping Bayside reach its fundraising goals for the planned fieldhouse at South Surrey Athletic Park.

The early-bird draw – a $12,000 prize package to Haida Gwaii’s Peregrine Lodge – will happen June 1 at the Bayside Social, before the fundraiser wraps up Aug. 10 during the annual Bayside 7s.

The Community Vision

Working with the city on the project, the fieldhouse will provide Bayside with a home and add valuable amenities for the community.

Bayside has made $600,000 in in-kind contributions so far toward the $2.3-million project. The 7,000+ sq.ft. building will offer meeting and event space for up to 150 people, a kitchen, serving area, office, washrooms and more, with changerooms and washrooms downstairs.

Since Bayside was moved to its current fields, they’ve made do with no amenities. “We’ll have hundreds of people out playing and watching and there are no washrooms,” Fiddis says.

“This will be a community fieldhouse similar to the Rotary Fieldhouse (across 20th Avenue),” which Bayside also contributed to.

A leader among BC rugby, Bayside has about 400 members, from players in kindergarten to those in their 70s who’ve spent their life with the sport, on and off the pitch.

The inclusiveness of rugby resonates with players and fans alike, not to mention Bayside’s own commitment to giving back. “There’s a spot for everybody on the field. It’s a very inclusive game with a culture of respect for your opponent – you battle hard on the field but you host them afterward and break bread together,” Fiddis explains.

Bayside boasts one of BC’s largest mini-rugby programs and through its “Adopt a Shark” initiative, provides families in need with everything a youngster needs to play. Men’s and women’s coaches also support programs in local schools and most recently, the club came together to help send 13 girls to rugby powerhouse New Zealand for a 7s tournament, where they won it all!

Get your tickets today!

Anyone in BC aged 19 and above can participate in Bayside’s lottery. Purchase tickets online at https://baysiderfc.rafflenexus.com and watch for club members out at local businesses leading up to the draw.

Learn more at baysiderfc.com and stay up-to-date on all the latest news on Facebook!

Bayside Junior Girls Win New Zealand North Island Sevens Tournament

Congratulations to our Bayside Junior Girls who recently traveled over Spring Break to New Zealand to compete in the North Island High School Sevens Championships

The tour left for NZ on March 17, with a full schedule of rugby and cultural experiences lined up.

The team consisted of 13 players, 9 from EMS, 1 from Elgin and 3 from the Abbotsford area.

Upon arrival, the girls were straight into action with a two hour training run to get the cobwebs out after the long 14 hour journey. Following this was a dinner at the Ponsonby Rugby Club- home to many current and past All Blacks and Black Ferns.

After a couple days of activities, the team was given the opportunity to train with the Auckland Rugby Academy. The coaches rated the girls very highly – an 8/10!

Friday night under the lights at Eden park to watch the Blues Vs Highlanders in a Super Rugby match. Great experience!!

The team then shifted their base of operations to the Bay of Plenty. Along the way many more cultural experiences were taken in. Once in Mount Maunganui it was time to get to Business.. First thing was to train with the current Black Ferns 7’s coach along with some of his players. This was an absolute privilege and thrill for the girls! They got to meet their heros and see first hand the pursuit of excellence.

Tournament day arrives…Nervous tension in the air!

Day 1
Game 1 Vs Cambridge College – Win 22-0
Game 2 Vs John Paul College – Win 41-0
Game 3 Vs Outumotei College – Win 37-5

Day 2
Semi-Final:  Vs Inglewood – Win 35-0
Final: Vs Trident College – Win 25-5

Two player named to the tournament team as selected by Black Ferns players and Coaches; Robyn Alexander and Madi Makara

The team was led by Rachel Smith , who as always set the tone on how they would play! Every girl did the community and their club/ schools proud.

Team Roster:
Rachel Smith
Robyn Alexander
Niki Duchesne
Callie Foreman
Katie Des Lauriers
Amelia Statnyk
Alisha Jeys -Morrison
Mia Bullock
Sadie Gluvic
Molly Shellard
Madi Makara
Cassie Hull
Kira Peary

Coaches:
Glen Sharpe
Darcy Patterson
Manager:
Heather Sharpe

Field House Fundraising Dance – Postponed

Dear Bayside members and supporters,

The Field House Fundraising dance will be postponed to a later date.
Unfortunately, we ran up against the clock and didn’t meet our goals of ticket sales.

We are currently planning another date and will give you all plenty of time to mark your calendars and re-polish those dancing shoes!
We apologize for the inconvenience, and any tickets sold will be refunded this week.
Stay tuned for the new date and more exciting ways to fund raise for our new home in the coming weeks!

We hope to see you at our future events!

Clubhouse Update – November 2018 – **Open House December 3rd**

Clubhouse Update: The executive committee is currently involved in completing a review of the final design for the interior finishes and layout of the upper floor amenities: kitchen, serving area, bar, small management office, washrooms, storage and meeting space. Our design consultants, Tara Trompetter, Tim Bullinger, and Kayleigh Wilder, have been volunteering many hours to create a fabulous 3000+ square foot assembly area capable of catering to the needs of the rugby club and the community as a whole for private and public  events. A material and quantity list is currently being constructed to provide to our members, supporters, family and friends to assist us in reaching our completion goal. **Due to scheduling conflicts, the open house has been rescheduled to December 3rd at the Rotary Field House at 6pm. We will give updates on interior layout, materials required going forward, and allow for questions to be answered. Sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you then!**

Canada Sevens Tickets – Bayside Reserved Seats

Hello Bayside, Semiahmoo Old Boys and Local Rugby Community…

The tickets for the Vancouver Sevens are going fast and we noticed that quite a few club members have not purchased their tickets yet – we don’t want you to miss out on this great rugby event!

We have secured the entire sections 237 & 238 reserved seats in BC Place for the 2019 HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament March 9th & 10th. These are reserved 2 day passes – sorry, no single days available. Please see attached details on how to order from each of the Bayside Divisions and the Semiahmoo Old Boys…

Thank you…

Bayside & Semiahmoo Old Boys Canada Sevens Raffle

Bayside & Semiahmoo Old Boys Present 2019 Canada Sevens Raffle…
WIN a
Rugby Sevens Weekend for 2 Downtown
or
55inch Large Screen TV

The annual Bayside & Semiahmoo Old Boys Canada Sevens Raffle is back…WIN a Rugby Sevens Weekend for two staying in the luxury of Rosewood Hotel including a pair of weekend passes to the HSBC Canada Sevens or a 55” Large Screen TV…

Tickets are $10 each with all proceeds going directly back to the Division that sells you the ticket. Draw date is Monday Nov 19th, 2018 at 7:00pm. Each Division is supplied with a book of 10 raffle tickets for each member. See your Divisional Director for tickets…

Fish Sale Ends Wednesday Oct 3rd…

Fish Sale…ends this Wednesday…
The Bayside Seafood Sale ends this Wednesday Oct 3rd! This is a great deal…Open to anyone… Please reference the attached order form for all the details including prices, payment options, and the very important pick up details. Geoff Cutler is organizing the sale – his contact details are on the form attached. Thanks in advance for your support…

Bayside Fiji Blonde 7s 2018 – What a summer!

This season we entered a total of nine tournaments of which we were winners of six, an amazing result considering Bayside is a club side. Of those nine tournaments, the full Bayside Fiji Blond Sharks team were together as a club side for six events, the Vancouver 7s, Cloverdale Rodeo 7s, CAN/AM 7s, SFU 7s, Bayside 7s and the Langford 7s.
Defcon Fiji Blond played together in a further 3 tournaments, the Calgary Stampede 7s, Brit Lion 7s and the Centre of Gravity 7s in Kelowna and were victorious in all three events. Defcon Fiji Blond carries 5 or 6 Bayside Fijians and have been complimented by players from other clubs.
A total of 22 players from Bayside RFC have represented the club in one or more tournaments and include the following:
Sam Clayton, David Dinbandhu, Andrew O’ Connor, Marika Delai, Peni Rokodiva, Reid Davis, Logan Smith, Livai Navaigo, Sam Knights, Liam Morrison, Conner Dickie, Luke Torroca, Tonner Jackson, Baleigh Grim, Jay Franklin, Gavin Morrison, Josh Arei, Doug Fairbank, Kristian Osing, Darryn Matsee, Jack Knights and Joseph Duikete.
There have been 8 or 9 other players from outside clubs that have played a valuable part with Defcon Fiji Blond and include Asareli Rokotuiwakaya, Jarred Douglas, Joshiah Morra, Issac Vonnani, Darwin Guevara, Tsui Vikilani and Siaki Vikilani.
The club would like to pay special thanks to our coach Sam Knights, Manager Matt Falkner, Director Petaia Usakilakeba, Lee Sullivan for assisting with the Social 7s team and most importantly our sponsors, Bobby Naicker, Randy Horn, Richie Eacret and the Semiahmoo Old Boys RFC. We would not have been able to compete in these events without your valuable support.