Crown Worldwide Yard Sale in support of Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton

MASSIVE YARD SALE!

Crown Worldwide is proud to be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and we are celebrating by hosting a massive yard sale to raise funds in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton!

Furniture, appliances, household items, collectibles, tools, books, kids’ stuff, clothes, etc…Great bargains, in support of a great cause!

 

Join us:

Date:          Saturday May 23, 2015

 Time:         8:00 am – 12:00 noon

 Location:   Crown Worldwide

3100 Harvester Road, Unit 4*

Burlington, ON

*Back of Building*

See you there!

Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton is a registered charitable organization that raises funds to enrich the lives of children, youth and families, enabling them to thrive and reach for tomorrow. The funds raised at this event will directly impact children and families living right in this neighbourhood.

Burlington Centaurs Full Monty Heald Pre-Season Tournament Recap

This past Saturday, April 18th, the Burlington Centaurs Rugby Club hosted their 1st Annual Full Monty Heald Pre-Season Tournament at Norton Community Park in North Burlington.

Monty Heald, for who the tournament is named after, was on hand on Saturday to kick off the Tournament and present the Award winners back at the clubhouse.

Monty is one of the founding members of the Burlington Centaurs RFC and was the team’s 1st club captain. He was the 2nd club president of the Centaurs and he ultimately became a lifetime member of the Club. Monty also served as president of Rugby Canada (1991-1999) and in 2013 was inducted as a Rugby Canada Honourary Life Member.

Thank you Monty for supporting the tournament and demonstrating what it means to be a true rugby gentlemen.

The tournament consisted of two men’s divisions including the Burlington Centaurs 1st & 2nd XV, Stoney Creek, Toronto Dragons, Toronto Buccaneers 1st & 2nd XV, Sudbury Stones, and the Grimsby Gentlmen. The tournament also involved a women’s showcase game between the Burlington Centaurs and Stoney Creek.

The spring weather was warm and sunny and the turf fields provided some fast paced action from the Centaurs backs which were too much for the opposition to shut down with the Centaurs 1st XV going undefeated and winning the Division I.

The Division II competition was very even on the day with the Burlington Centaurs 2nd XV and the Sudbury Stones splitting the tournament for a tie.

 

Thanks to the Dickens Pub for setting up on site to provide food and refreshments for all the teams and to Tim Morton for organizing the teams and the tournament.

 

Special thanks to John Guilfoyle and Carolyn Ritchie for taking photographs on the day.

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Rugby Pracitces continue for both the men’s and women’s teams on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Sherwood Forest Park.

For more information visit the Centuars website www.burlingtoncentaurs.com

This Saturday, April 25th the Men’s Burlington Centaurs host Kent Havoc in an exhibition game at Norton Community Park KO @ 1:30 pm while the women are in Oakville for an exhibition game vs the Oakville Crusaders.

 

Centaur Louis Hinshelwood fends off a Toronto Buccaneer’s tackler in Division 1 action. Photograph by John Guilfoyle

 

Centaurs coach Jon Goldie congratulating the team after winning the Division 1 tournament. Photograph by Carolyn Ritchie

 

Cheers

Clearance Sale

Clearance Sale! Low prices on all items listed below. Must be able to pickup from the clubouse. We will not be shipping these items out. Please email snrmen@centaursrfc.com if interested

Hoody (grey) – large: 1 $20
Hoody (navy blue) – small: 1, large: 2 $20
Konno men’s shorts – x-small: 2 $20
Lionheart Shorts – X-large: 15, large: 2 $10
Rugby shorts (Centaurs) – x-large: 1, large: 5 $10
Polo’s – x-small: 2, small: 3 medium: 5 $10
Polo’s (40th Anniversary) – medium: 2, large: 8, xl: 9, xxl: 12 $15
Ties: 6 $25
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Easter Egg Hunt April 4th

Our Annual Easter Egg hunt is back on this year. The hunt starts at 10:30 am and is happening at our clubhouse for children aged 0-10. We hear the Easter Bunny will be hopping by to visit the children so make sure you don’t miss out.

 

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Roddy Allan Memorial Tournament May 23th 2015

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In honor of a great rugby man. The Burlington Centaurs will be hosting its Annual Roddy Allan tournament this coming May 23rd. Last year we had 56 teams and anticipate to welcome over 500 youth rugby players to our field Sherwood Forest Park this year.

We look forward to an exceptional day of Junior Division Rugby at Under 8 / Under 10 and Under 12 tackle age groups.

 

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MAP Sherwood Forest Park Centaurs Tournament

Alumni day Finalized June 20-21

The Centaurs Annual Alumni Weekend is shaping up to be another great weekend event. We will be moving the Centaurs Golf Tournament from Friday to a Sunday event. Hopefully this will drive more participation.  On the Saturday the 20th we have an action packed day of Rugby starting with;

10:30 KO Nobs vs BARFS

12:00 PM Women v Stratford

1:30 2nd XV v Guelph Red Coats

3:00 1st XV v Guelph Red Coats

Social to follow at the club and then Downtown Burlington

Alumni day

 

Rugby Ontario Referee Course Level 1 – April 11th

Rugby Ontario is looking for some rugby enthusiasts to become referees for the Halton Region.

The Centaurs will be hosting Rugby Ontario Referee Course – Level 1 at the clubhouse on April 11 9 am – 12 pm.

To register please go to the Rugby Ontario website:

http://www.rugbyontario.com/en-us/referee/refereecourses/schedule.aspx

Once you have registered please contact Brian Chapple at chapplebrian1@gmail.com

 

 

2015 Season Registration now open

Senior Men and Women preseason training starts March 3rd and you can now register online for the 2015. Dues and information on the registration process are now listed under the registration tab. If you have any questions please reach out to Nick Manz or Tim Morton.

Click here to register 

St Practice Day

Warm up for St. Patrick’s Day All day Saturday with St. PRACTICE Day hosted by the Burlington Centaurs RFC on March 14, 2015.

We will have the double header for the 6 nations in the morning. $20 for admission if you are watching the games.

Wales vs Ireland 10:30 am
England vs Scotland 1:00 pm

The party will continue after the games conclude. Bring your green hat and wear your IRISH colours and join in the festivities with some pints of GREEN beer.

Special prices on all CARLSBERG beer products including a T shirt and beer mug combo. We will also have GUINESS pints on sale for $5.50 and Irish Carbombs for $5.50

We will have live music at night with The Fullertons playing some tunes for us. Make sure to come out it will be a great time.

 

Centaurs took the Plunge

A rag tag group of Centaurs took part in Sears Great Canadian Chill this afternoon. The group raised over $1500 dollars towards fighting children cancer. Senior Womens player Emily Fretts was leading the way raising the funds and the event was organized by Senior Womens Player Rebeccas Rosa. Great job to all who particpated and donated.

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Join Gainline Africa’s Annual Coaching Tour

n June 2015, Gainline Africa will host its 4th annual Coaching Tour, taking approx. 10-15 rugby coaches or players to northern Uganda to help facilitate their community development and after-school rugby programs across the region. Tour participants will have the opportunity to experience Ugandan culture at a grassroots level, build relationships with Ugandan students and community leaders through a shared love of rugby and have the opportunity to explore the region through small day excursions and a safari in Murchinson Falls National Park.
As you may or may not already know, Gainline Africa is a sports-for-development charity that uses rugby as a tool to address and access development issues in post-conflict communities, specifically in northern Uganda. By partnering with local rugby communities, Gainline Africa provides after-school rugby programs to post-secondary students. Through these programs and annual coaching tour Gainline Africa works to promote unity and partnership between Canadian and Ugandan rugby players, while educating Canadians about development issues and inspiring their involvement in rugby communities outside of their own.

For more information please visit www.gainlineafrica.org

 

Attached you will find additional information about this year’s tour as well as an application form should you or anyone you know be interested. Applications are due Monday February 16, 2015. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you may believe will be excited by this opportunity.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to let me know or contact Brittany Cheeseman, 2015 Coaching Tour Coordinator at gainlineafrica@gmail.com

 

2015 Gainline Africa Coaching Tour – Overview

Coaching Tour Application Form(2015)

Burlington Firefighters Superbowl Fundraiser

The fundraiser night will included some great prizes. We will be raffling a 50″ Samsung Smart TV, Samsung tablet, raptors tickets, a BBQ, signed leafs stick and more. We will also be doing a 50/50 and Superbowl squares (must arrive before kick off to purchase).

Admission is $10 and we will be providing food. All are welcome!! Doors open at 530.

Centaurs Holiday Schedule

Christmas Eve Carols

Centaurs/Family are invited to the Centaurs Rugby Club to come meet Santa & sing some Christmas Carols.
Meet Santa 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Christmas Carols 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Outdoor Touch Rugby – Boxing Day

Come out and run off some of that holiday cheer you have been indulging in this past month. Touch will be outside at the main pitch for 1 pm.

Gnome Bowl – New Year’s Day

All Centaurs, Members, NOBs and families are invited for the annual gnome bowl.
· Minimum age of players is 16 year old.
· Sign up time is 11:50 am.
· Games are from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
· Minimum donation to play starts at $5
All Proceeds go towards the Dave Burnett fund

2015 Executive Committee

Thanks for everyone showing up to last nights AGM. A more detailed wrap up of the AGM will be provided in the coming week. For now congratulations to our newly elected 2015 Executive board.

Andy Maunder – President

Nick Manz – Administration Director

Claire Piloud – Finances Director

Louis Hinshelwood – Social Director

Mark Chesser – Games Chair Director

Tim Morton – Senior Mens Director

Kaitlyn Sharp – Senior Womens Director

Barry Goldberg – Junior Development Director

 

 

Centaurs Club AGM – Tuesday, December 9 @ 6:30 pm

The Burlington Centaurs Annual General Meeting (AGM) is upon us. Mark Tuesday, December 9th off on your calendars and attend the club for the AGM at 6:30 pm.

 

All registered members are strongly encouraged to put forth your ideas and determine the direction of the future of the club. Your input and votes are extremely important towards the growth of the club.

 

Attached is a copy of the amended Constitution. The nomination board will be posted this week at the club for nominations for 2015 Executive members. Each member must be nominated and seconded by voting members in good standing.

 

Please encourage other players and members in good standing to attend or have them submit their proxy vote (See link below) and email to nick_manz@toyota.ca

 

Let’s all work together to continue to move forward with the success of the Centaurs organization this season and strive to improve the club for 2015.

Constitution _ammended 2013 AGM_

AGM Proxy Form 2014

Year End Awards Banquet Wrap up

This years winners are;

BOTY Nick Jugovic
GIMP Tim Morton
Iron Man Tim Ellis
Most Improved Male Louis Hinshelwood
2nd XV Men’s Coaches Award Don Hammond
Dan Quinlan Men’s Rookie Zach Shurtliff
1st XV Men’s Coaches Award Daryl Kletke
Most Improved Female Rachel O’Neil
Ceri Jones Women’s Rookie Jordan Orlando
Jim Barnes Junior Endeavor U16 Boys
Endeavor Bowl Laitkin Littlejohns
Endeavor Cup Colin McLeod
Endeavor Shield Tim Morton

Thanks to everyone who helped our during the season and with the banquet and a special thanks to our emcee Cye Beechy.

Fall Tests are ON….at the Centaurs Clubhouse

Centaurs, Alumni and Supporters, All the fall tests WILL be shown at the club. Come down,spread the word and bring your friends‎ and enjoy top international rugby. Save money and buy the “all-in” package and get all 16 matches for $80 or pay $30 for the day. We appreciate your support that allows us to bring you‎ these games. ‎Go Centaurs!

Fighting Squirrels Wheelchair Rugby Need Your Help!

The Fighting Squirrels Wheelchair rugby team is a newly formed wheelchair rugby team in Southern Ontario. They re now fundraising until December and would appreciate your assistance. We are trying to raise money for practice equipment, facility rental and rugby jerseys.

Please go to there site linked below for ways to donate their club. Also follow them on Facebook and twitter @FGSquirrels

www.fightingsquirrels.casquirrels