The following was of interest at the Bayside Clubhouse meeting on July 6/15. People wanted to know how they could assist in the building of the Clubhouse.
We are currently working on the design of the clubhouse with the City and ThinkSpace Architects. In order to maintain steady progress of developments, the City is starting to work on the procurement process. They are currently working on a Prequalification for General Contractors. The Prequalification will be a Request For Expressions of Interest posted on the City’s website and BC Bid. Interested sub trades should contact GC’s to see if they are putting in an application. It is expect to be posted in the middle-end of August. GC’s who successfully qualify will be asked to bid on the tender when it is issued.
This is Bayside’s opportunity to identify a “Rugby” friendly GC. I would like to have a qualified GC and sub trades from our Rugby community in charge of the construction. This will help ensure we get the best bang for our buck, have a Clubhouse built by those that know what a clubhouse is for, and provide benefit to those that have been involved in Rugby.
Please give consideration to this request, pass on to any interested parties, and notify me of intentions by emailing President@BaysideRFC.com.
A BIG Thank You to the following people for their assistance with the storage bin clean-up and equipment/uniform collection this weekend:
- Gregg Dunning,
- Rob Verrelli,
- Andrew Fiddis,
- Tyler Buchanan,
- Trevor Purrcell,
- Nolan Dunning,
- Ian Gendall,
- Lee Sullivan,
- Ondrej Vasica
We were able to purge and conquer the mass of Bayside “stuff”. Thanks to those that dropped off merchandise and uniforms. We were able to record and catalogue some of the Bayside inventory. We also found some long lost merchandise that will be for sale shortly. If you were unable to attend the field to drop off merchandise please contact your appropriate Club section Director to make arrangements. Everybody’s assistance in helping us to prepare for the upcoming season would be greatly appreciated.
We are looking for help from the entire club this weekend, July 18 & 19, 2015, 10:00am start. In order to be organized and prepared for the upcoming Mini, Junior, Senior, and Over 40 2015/16 seasons, we are cleaning out and reorganizing the “Green Bin” at the south end of our home field at South Surrey Athletic Park.
Equipment Manager, Gregg Dunning, is leading the way in getting prepared for the 2015/16 season.
In addition to this reorganization, we are collecting all Bayside merchandise, equipment, and uniforms for inventory. If you have been holding onto any Bayside merchandise please bring it to the “Green Bin” on July 18 or 19/15.
Please give serious consideration to assisting with this large project. “Many hands make light work.” Your assistance in these two activities is very much appreciated.
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.
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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
Saturday May 9, 2015 Bayside/Rotary Field House
Doors open: 6:30pm
See your Team Manager or Director for tickets
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
7:30 pm – 9:00pm
SOUTH SURREY ATHLETIC PARK (148 St & 20 Ave)
TURF FIELD #3 (new turf beside Semiahmoo Secondary School)