Gordy Hosler August 19 1956 – May 9 2015
Gordon Frederick Hosler (Blondie), age 58, passed away May 9, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Gord will be well remembered for his long and dedicated Rugby career. He was an exceptional player during his many years with the Langley Rugby Club. Gord was a great competitor on and off the field. He was a true Rugby personality.
Following his playing years, Gord assisted the Fraser Valley in coaching representative Rugby. Many Bayside players had the opportunity to play for Gord in the McKechnie Cup competition and the Rugby Canada Super League where they won a national title.
Thank you Gord for being a great Rugby role model, and a great friend to many. Our deepest sympathies to Gord’s family. He will be well remembered.
A celebration of Gord’s life will be held this Saturday, May 23rd, 3:00 PM, at The Langley Rugby Club located at 21280 Crush Crescent in Langley.
Bayside Athletic Association would like to notify the membership of the retiring of Joanna MacLennan and Eric Sugawara as the Senior Women’s coaches. Jo and Eric have decided to step down to place more priority on their personal goals, including marriage and family. Jo and Eric have already informed the Senior Women’s team of their future endeavours. This announcement is to recognize the commitment and dedication Jo and Eric have provided to the Senior Women’s team over the last 15 years. Over the years, Jo has been involved as a player, manager and coach within the Bayside organization. Eric has also been involved as a player with the Men’s team and coach of the Senior Women’s team.
On behalf of the Executive, Womens’ teams, and the entire membership of Bayside Athletic Association, I thank Joanna and Eric for their energy and accomplishments over their many selfless years of commitment. Given their positive character and examples of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and leadership we know they will be a success in their future family endeavours.
While Bayside Athletic Association will miss the involvement of Jo and Eric in our Senior Women’s program, we are hopeful to build on the foundation they have left behind. As a result of Jo and Eric’s consideration of notifying the Bayside Athletic Association of their future plans, we have begun the search and interview process for a new head coach for the Senior Women’s team. The announcement of the successor for this position will occur prior to the start of the new 2015/16 season.
THANK YOU JO AND ERIC!
Stephen Black, President, Bayside Athletic Association
We are hosting a 16 club Mini Rugby Jamboree this Sunday April 19th
Kick off 10:00 Ending at 11:30
As we all know these events take a number of people doing small jobs to make it happen. We are looking for helpers from all teams where possible. We do have parent involvement but would be great to have the other groups along to help out and be involved if possible. Please pass along to your groups and let me know who is able to help in these specific areas.
1 – Field Set-Up – 8:30-9:30 (Laying out field cones, placing field signs, set up tent, tables & BBQ)
2 – First Aid Station – 10-11:30 – Certified First Aid Attendants – Available to help out if needed / called
3 – Concession – 10:30 – 11:30 (prepare / hand out free hot dogs and water for the kids) – short 30 min shifts
4 – Field Take Down – 11:30 – 12:00- Collect the field cones, signs, pack up tent, tables and BBQ and quick garbage sweep
Anyone with Media friends – this will be a great photo opportunity. Expecting 300 + cute little kids
Bayside Mini Rugby Director
Bayside players Jared Thind, Wylie Gillette, and Liam Morrison help BCU18 win the prestigious Hong Kong U18 Elite 7s tournament.
Congratulations! The Bayside Rugby club is proud of your honours and accomplishments.
Saturday May 9, 2015 Bayside/Rotary Field House
Doors open: 6:30pm
See your Team Manager or Director for tickets
Just a reminder about the EMS Japan Tour Send Off Party this coming Saturday (March 28th) at the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club.
EMS is attending the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament in Fukoaka Japan. (See http://sanix-sports.info/rugby/english/ for more info).
This is the official send off party and last big fundraiser before the boys leave.
There will be food, booze, DJ, silent auction, and lots of fun.
Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or in advance.
Let Jim Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org, know if you are interested
Please note the change in venue for the Mar 28/15 game against the Surrey Beavers
Games will be played at Sullivan Heights Park (64th Ave and 144 St, Surrey)
KO times: 1st team= 2:30pm 2nd team= 1:00pm
Please contact the President of SOB RFC for updated information regardng the Semiahmoo Old Boys Over 40 Rugby Team
SOB President, Matt Falkner can be contacted at email@example.com
Please contact the Junior Director for updated information regardng the Bayside Athletic Association Junior Rugby Teams
Junior Director, Susan Annala can be contacted at
Susan Annala firstname.lastname@example.org 778-883-4845
Please contact the Women’s Director for updated information regardng the Bayside Athletic Association Women’s Rugby Team
Women’s Director, Andrea Temple can be contacted at
Andrea Temple email@example.com