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We are currently working with the City Parks, Recreation and Culture staff on a redesign of the current plans. The 2nd Architect, ThinkSpace, commissioned by the City did a redraft of the drawings.  The City has pointed out a few of the changes for our review.  They are as follows:

1) Public washrooms removed from north side/top storey. A single, unisex, handicap accessible washroom would instead be developed underneath the space created by the stairway at the south end of the building. When we looked at players having washrooms and guests attending functions at the club room having washrooms, we decided to just provide one washroom. We would prefer to provide more but the budget has to be considered so that was dropped.

2) Dropping the washrooms allowed for a building access on the north side/second storey as long as the kitchen was moved. This allowed us to drop the balcony which was really running up costs. It also solves the issue of viewing through railings etc. Now a large bank of windows which would be much less expensive than the doors, balcony and railing.

3) Kitchen was moved to southwest corner. We did this knowing you need a service window and the club feels the south entrance is the most frequently used. The kitchen can be moved again but there needs to be a public entrance/fire exit on the north and south side of the building along with fire exit on west.

4) All of this allowed us to modify the ramp and avoid some costly retaining walls. It also allows the interface with the existing baseball building to be easier to construct.

We do have concerns about the public washrooms being significantly downsized. These washrooms were a major request in our requirements for the club house.

The City has also asked us to review our cash contribution. They are mindful we have met our financial obligation, but would like us to consider adding to our contribution.  Additional funds are required due to the drawings and cost survey provided by the new architect and the delays in starting the project.

We have continuously expressed our concerns regarding the delay in starting the construction of the project. We have reminded the City staff they told our membership the project would start in Sep/15.

If you would like express your concerns and assist in putting pressure on the City to begin the project, please feel free to contact the Mayor and any or all of the following City Councillors:

Mayor Linda Hepner:

Councillor Tom Gill:

Councillor Bruce Hayne:

Councillor Vera LeFranc:

Councillor Mary Martin:

Councillor Mike Starchuk:

Councillor Barbara Steele:

Councillor Judy Villeneuve:

Councillor Dave Woods:

Bayside Pub Night – Sat 27th – Jimmy Flynn’s – 6pm – $25 Burger & Beer

Hey Everyone,
Just a reminder that the Mini Rugby Pub Night is coming up this Saturday February 27th at Jimmy Flynn’s at 6PM

Tickets: email Andrew Fiddis or call 604-992-2103
(only 25 tickets left) We have nearly sold out Jimmy Flynn’s…going to be a great rugby night!!!

$25 gets you a burger and beer. Silent Auction, Toonie Toss, 50/50, Bottle draws…live band. Come out to support the Bayside Club.

We are looking for a few more silent auction items to add – if you have anything to contribute please contact myself.

To get a good looking bottle for creating a great impression visit the following to get the Great Engineerings range of bottle labellers.

Thank you,
Andrew Fiddis
Mini Rugby Director


I have been chosen to represent Team BC in Las Vegas for the 7’s Tournament in a few weeks and I am trying to offset some of the cost by fundraising.
I will be hosting a ‘used gear sale’ at the Bayside home fields this Saturday during the the men’s and women’s games.
Come out and support our teams and see what I have for sale!
Thanks for your support
Nicola Smith

Bayside Representatives in BC Rugby Elite Youth 7’s – Internationals Tournament

Congratulations to the following players for making the BC 7’s teams who will be participating in the International sevens tournament in Las Vegas on March 03 to 05, 2016.
Nicola Smith

Tanika Bonneville
Berlyn Seselja
Shoshanah Seumanutafa

Maii Acevedo
Morgan Walker

James MacDonald

John Jubenvill
Wylie Gillette
Following the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament, the BC Rugby Elite Girls’  and Boys’ 7s Program will be fielding Teams in the Vancouver Rugby Festival (March 10th-11th at the University of British Columbia), the Canadian 7s U18 Championship (March 10th-11th at the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club) and the Victoria International Youth Sevens (July 8th-9th at the University of Victoria).


The City of Surrey has identified an appropriate architect, Thinkspace Architecture, for the Bayside Athletic Association Field House. Thinkspace Architecture also has a team of sub-consultants available to work on the project. Thinkspace Architecture is now in the process of drafting the detailed design (blueprints) of the field house. The City’s Planning and Development Manger has explained the construction of the field house is expected to begin in September 2015 and is expected to be completed in April 2016. A development and planning sign should be installed at the construction site any day.

I have requested the City of Surrey Planning and Development Manager and Thinkspace Architecture meet with the Bayside Athletic Association members and supporters. An information meeting to review the construction process has been scheduled for 6:00pm July 6, 2015 at the Rotary Field House in South Surrey Athletic Park. If you have ever inquired about the status of the Bayside Athletic Association Field House it is highly recommended that you attend this meeting. Please notify and ensure any supporters of our home and community project attend.

Bayside Remembers a good friend to Rugby

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 Mini Rugby GR K-5 Away April 26th
Location: Burnaby Lake RFC
Address: 3760 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC
Notes: KO at 10:00

Bayside Mini Rugby GR 6-7 Away April 26th
LocationCapilano RFC
Address: 1910 Glenaire Dr, North Vancouver, BC
Notes: KO at 11:30

*Please check Team Snap for any last minute changes or updates


Bayside Under 16s make it 3-in-a-row with a win against a strong Capilano side, containing some of Caps’ 1st team players, placing the unbeaten Bayside boys at the top of the Spring League.   Bayside U16s again had their lucky charms in the form of 3 Under 15s players, without whom, they would not have had the numbers to make up a team.    Trevor Purcell, Warren Gendall and Keaton Young first played for the older team a few weeks ago, when they assisted them in winning the BC Under 16s Plate and now have clearly earned their positions
Four late withdrawals due to illness and injury left just enough players to make up a team in today’s crucial Spring League game.  This saw team captain, Ronan Clark, move from the tail of the scrum to partner Danny Vasica in the centre, giving the hugely strong prop, Reid Davis, a chance to demonstrate his back-row skills.
Torrential rain tested their ball-handling skills and Bayside allowed themselves to be put under pressure by the better drilled rucking Caps forwards.   Too many penalties were given away and then a cheekily intelligent kick over the head of the Bayside backs, by the Caps No.10, led to a short chase into the Bayside in goal and with a wet sliding ball moving away from the defence, he scrambled to earn Caps a well-deserved try.
The first half continued to be gruelling.   Reid Davis relishing in his new role was a powerhouse and demanded more drive and support from the forwards, before he picked up from the rear of the scrum to use his strength in handing off three defenders and running in a try for Bayside.
The score stayed at 5-7 to Caps into the 2nd half with some exceptional tackling by Warren Gendall on the wing and great covering by the fullback, Keaton Young.   The tackling and jackling by the newly formed partnership of Danny Vasica & Ronan Clark was outstanding and undoubtedly affected the overall result of this game.  Unable to penetrate the Caps defence, the pair continued to pound the opposing backs.   The pressure led to a penalty, which was kicked by Gavin Morrison, putting the home team in the lead by a point; 8-7.
With minutes to go, Tommy Blackburn cleared the ball with a well-placed penalty kick pushing Caps into their 22.   Determined pressure saw the ball pushed out to the left hand side of the field and moved through several hands without a break.   Eventually, Carter McDonald received it 20 metres from the corner.

Bayside U16 Carter McDonald powers through for final try

He powered toward the line, breaking two tackles and, as the final defender looked as if he was about to tackle him into touch, McDonald went low for the line and slid the final few feet over the line to score the final try in the last second of the game.

Bayside U 16 Carter McDonald drives over in the corner

The final score, 13-7 to Bayside.