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Charitable Donation Tax Receipts now available when you donate to Nomads Rugby

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Nomads Rugby is pleased to announce that supporters can donate to the Club and receive Charitable Donation Tax Receipts for qualifying donations of $20 or greater.

Announcing the development Nomads President, Ross Pinkerton commented “As Around 50% of the Club’s operating Expenditure is covered by sponsorships and donations, it is important the Club provides its members and supporters with the options they need to optimize their giving”. 

To enable Nomads’ donors to receive charitable donation tax receipts, Nomads Rugby has partnered with Sport4Ontario, the Ontario branch of The National Sports Trust Fund, a registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA). As a RCAAA the National Sport Trust Fund is able to issue an official tax receipt for all qualifying donations of $20 or greater.

To launch this initiative Nomads has established 2 separate funds: 

  1. The No Player Left Behind Fund, the purpose of which is to enable players who could not otherwise afford it to play Nomads rugby.
  • The Rugby Operations Fund, the purpose of which is to contribute to the cost of rugby operations including programs, facilities, equipment, coaching and administration costs. 

We appreciate there are many supporters of Nomads Rugby who wish to support the club. Accordingly we have set stretch annual targets for these funds of $30,000 and $25,000 respectively. We look forward with anticipation to the Nomads’ community’s response.

Donors choose which fund to contribute to. If a donor wishes to contribute to both, two separate donations need to be made and two tax receipts will be issued.

Please note Sport4Ontario charges approximately 4% to use its service so the net donation received by the Club will be slightly less than the total donation.

For more information and/or to donate to Nomads’ No Player Left Behind Fund and receive a charitable donation tax receipt click here.

For more information and/or to donate to Nomads’ Rugby Operations Fund and receive a charitable donation tax receipt click here.

Donations direct to the Club – Charitable Donation Tax Receipt not required.Members and supporters who do not require a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt, may donate directly to the Club by cheque (payable to “Toronto Nomads Rugby Club”), etransfer to treasurer@torontonomads.comor wire transfer. Direct donations avoid the approx. 4% fee charged by Sport4Ontario. Direct to Club donors may specify their donation be applied to a preferred Fund, event or other purpose. 

For more information contact either treasurer@torontonomads.comor president@torontonomads.com.

Thank you your support!

CALLING ALL FANS! NOMADS GAME AT EG FLATS / JULY 27

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Calling all fans! Come to Eg Flats this Saturday and cheer on the Nomads! Post-match celebrations happening at the High Park Brewery.

NOMADS DAY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ** GAMES STILL ON! (Just not at Fletcher’s.)

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Unfortunately, due to the rain this week, Fletcher’s Fields has decided to cancel all games scheduled for this weekend. As a result, Nomads Day will be postponed until further notice.

Nomads at the Top: Women & Men Competing in Top Divisions

Friday, April 19th, 2019

After a successful first season back in the OWL, the Nomads ladies finished last year third in the west. They are returning to play in Ontario’s premier women’s competition with a new coach (imported from New Zealand, of course) and an insatiable hunger for Ws. They plan to run two teams, a high performance squad, as well as a development team.

The men faced a challenging 2018 season, but finished with a series of wins that proved they had what it takes to play with some of the province’s top teams. This year the Nomads men will compete in the Marshall League, the new premier division in Ontario. This will be the first time in many years that the Nomad men have competed at such a high level. In fact, the last time the Nomads won the Carlin Cup (the highest award in Ontario Men’s Rugby at that time) it was 1976! Back then, a try was worth four points, and stores were closed on Sundays.

Try Rugby Fun Day: May 11

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, the Nomads, alongside other Toronto clubs, present Try Rugby Fun Day hosted by the Toronto Wolfpack!

The event is open to boys and girls from ages 5 to 13, and will include games and activities for children of all abilities.

Kids will get to run around with other keen ruggers their own age, catch and pass a rugby ball, learn new skills and have fun. Sign up now as space is limited!  🏉

Places are limited and we recommend booking now to avoid missing out
www.torontowolfpack.com/try-rugby/

Full Story → www.bit.ly/TryRugbyLamport

Lloyd Dobson’s Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

The Toronto Nomads and the wider rugby community in general are together mourning the loss of one of our modern day club greats. Lloyd Dobson tragically passed away at the age of 39 last weekend.
 
A member of the Nomads since his arrival in Toronto in 1997 from BC, Lloyd was well known throughout the sport as a fierce competitor, a committed teammate, a rugby brother and a true cornerstone of the rugby community. His love for the game saw him continuing to represent the Nomads at 1st XV level up to last season and he was looking forward to locking horns with long time opponents and young up and comers in the front row again this season.
 
In addition to his playing prowess, Lloyd was coach, mentor and “big brother” to so many younger Nomads over the years. His influence with the Nomads U18’s as well as with Oakwood Collegiate was instrumental in developing passionate, committed young rugby players who have gone on to achieve so much on the field and in life.
 
Lloyd was the embodiment of the rugby spirit and values that we all hold so dear. A true competitor on the pitch and a man for all off it. He was proud of his club and his sport and we are proud to have had Lloyd as a club man, teammate and rugby brother for the time we did.
 
The Toronto Nomads and the wider rugby community extends our condolences to Lloyd’s mother and family.

The service for Lloyd will be held at the Salvation Army church at 789 Dovercourt Rd., one block north of Bloor Street at 2:00 pm on Friday.  Following the funeral there will be a gathering at The Hogtown Pub and Oysters which is at 633 College St (College & Grace) starting around 3pm onwards. For those who cannot make the event and have a memory that you would like told please message us (info@torontonomads.com) and we will ensure it is shared as we raise a glass to the big man.