Join us for a full day of high level 7s action in beautiful South Surrey Athletic Park! There will be food available and a beer garden, where we will also announce the prize winners of our Field House Fundraising Lottery after the tournament!
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
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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 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.
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!
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
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.
Katie Des Lauriers
Alisha Jeys -Morrison
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…
Bayside & Semiahmoo Old Boys Present 2019 Canada Sevens Raffle…
Rugby Sevens Weekend for 2 Downtown
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 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 Rugby Program Details:
How to Register for Bayside 2018-19
- Go to http://reg.sportlomo.com/rugbycanada
- Select “BC” for Province.
- Click on “Bayside RFC” for Club.
- Select the appropriate Age Category(s) registering for.
- Press the “Register” button at the bottom of page.
- Follow the on-screen instructions – Login if you are previous Bayside member or create new account if new to Bayside.
- You will receive a confirmation email once registration(s) has completed successfully.