Bayside Mini Rugby 2018 Season Kicking Off
Season Opening day is this Sunday January 28, 2018
9:30am start on SSAP fields 1 &2 (Rugby Fields)
Bring a buddy… and receive a Bayside water bottle
We are currently awaiting the release of the final construction drawings and the quantity survey. The drawings should be released any day now. Once they have been released a final quantity survey indicating the project costs will be completed.
As we wait the drawings, we have reaffirmed interest from all our sponsors that would like to be involved in the project. The sponsorship provides a significant contribution from Bayside Athletic Association to the project.
Current interested partners include:
• Gallagher Bros. Contracting
• Eagle West Cranes
• RnB Masonry
• B&B Contracting
• Tyler Pargee
• NorthStone Excavation
• Arc & Spark
• Dan Houde
We want to thank the Plano plumbing company for their recent contributions and seek to inform everyone that we continue to pursue further sponsors for our Club house. We are looking for sponsors or donors of labour and material in regards to wood framing, concrete, sprinkler systems, plumbing, lighting, and various fixtures. If you are aware of anyone interested in providing assistance please have them contact me, Stephen Black, email@example.com or Jonathan Boughen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be holding a meeting in early January 2017 to explain the donation program and the criteria outlined by the City of Surrey. We will notify all confirmed interested parties as soon as a selected date has been confirmed.
Future issues to be addressed:
• Clubhouse room project/steering committee
• Interior designer
• Bayside Athletic Association Field House Committee/Board of Directors
The Bayside Sharks Men’s program offers year round rugby to its players, with an Under 23 team in the fall to help younger players transition from Junior to Men’s rugby. Bayside has a storied history of producing players that have gone on to represent their Province and their Country, in both 15”s and 7’s. Bayside’s experienced coaching staff encourage high pace rugby through fitness, skills work, and fun. Feel free to drop in on a practice or contact us for more information, info below. With your help, we look forward to providing exciting rugby for players and fans alike. Practices for the Spring Division 1 & 2 Men’s teams have already begun in preparation for the first game of the season in February!!
Tuesday – 7:30-9:15pm at SSAP field #3
Thursday – 7:30-9:15pm at SSAP field #3
Saturdays – 2nd’s at 1:00pm and 1st’s at 2:30pm
The Bayside Christmas Party will be held at the South Surrey Rotary Field House
Saturday, Dec 10th at 7:30pm
Include appetizers and a drink (with a donation for the food bank)
There will be an ugly sweater contest, Christmas carnival games and prizes!
Tickets available now and at the door
Registration for the 2016-17 is now open – Cost is $250.00 for Juniors and $300 for Senior Men and Women Open: https://rcmembers.sportngin.com/register/form/042281553
Surrey Parks and Recreation Facilities Dept are currently in the process of completing the detailed design of the field house project. A meeting between the Facilities Dept and the Building Dept is scheduled for the week of Aug 22/16 to discuss the application process for building permits. Completion and agreement of the detailed design is expected to be completed prior to submitting building permits for approval. The scope of work and associated building permits being discussed will be for the full completion of the lower level (washrooms and changing rooms) and completion of building envelope only of the upper floor (clubhouse room). Completion of the interior of the upper floor will be left to the responsibility of Bayside as a tenant improvement.
In addition, the P & R Facilities Dept have identified and designated an in-house Construction Manager to oversee the construction of the field house through to completion. This will have a significant positive impact on reducing building costs.
A meeting with the Facilities Dept regarding the building process is hopefully to be arranged for the week of Aug 29/16. At that time, further information will be available regarding obtaining and implementing the use of in-kind donations. We will also have more insight into the building process, and possible timelines for the project.
Donations In Kind
In regards to donations in-kind, Surrey Parks and Recreation Facilities Dept have indicated they wish to capitalize on all opportunities to bring value to the project. At this time they have strongly encouraged Bayside Athletic Association to start taking a hard look at our opportunities for in-kind contributions to the project. A complete set of drawings may be available by the end of Aug/16. As mentioned, Bayside will be asking for more direction and detail on the obtaining and implementation of donations in kind.
Shortly after the release of the completed set of detailed drawings, the P & R Facilities Dept will be requesting Bayside to confirm our in-kind donations and determine which divisions of work will need to be opened to a competitive bidding.
We have had previous donors supporting the project and we will be following up with them to inquire about their current status. In addition to these supporters, there has been significant others offering assistance. I would like to encourage all those in support of the project to give serious consideration to identifying how they or someone they know may be able to provide donations in-kind to the project. Please forward your support or information to myself, Stephen Black at email@example.com, or Jonathon Boughen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to organize a supporters meeting and an open house shortly after the meeting with P & R Facilities Dept during the week of Aug 29/16. We will continue to provide updates as more information is forthcoming.
We would also like to encourage everyone to continue to contact the Mayor and Councillors to keep this project in the forefront.
Patience and Perseverance will pay off!
Stephen “Blackie” Black
Tuesday August 2nd, 6:30PM
at Rotary Field House
If you are a current player, prospective player, alumni player, a volunteer wanting to get involved, please come to the Town Hall Meeting this Tuesday after the long weekend.
We are looking forward to the fall season, and would appreciate your input! There will be discussion of the upcoming season, status update on the current vacant head coach position, and open floor for any questions or concerns.
Only 2 weeks until Bayside’s Coed Summer Touch Rugby kicks off! Register online www.baysiderfc.com
Help spread the word… It’s a great affordable opportunity to keep skills up, learn some new ones and have some fun over summer (9 weeks). High Schools (All Grades), Elementary Schools (Grades 4-7), current PRC groups, other sports teams, community groups…etc. Looking to build on the programs huge success last year.
We are looking for a few more Thursday night Adult Competitive teams to round out the competition for the $1500 purse money. Boston Pizza has upped the anti by offering the top team from each Thursday night a jug of beer on them.
Show your support for Bayside to compete for $250,000.00 !!! This is a chance for additional funding for the Bayside Clubhouse Project.
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