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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.

Special General Meeting: May 14, 2019

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

All registered Nomads including social members are entitled to vote in the upcoming election, to be held on May 14, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. at the Gym Pub (782 St. Clair Ave. W.).

For those who wish to register for a social membership, the details can be found here

The meeting is being called to vote on the Nomads logo. Nomads will be presented three new logos as well as the old logo. The ballot will be a ranked ballot. Should no one logo be the clear winner, there will be a second round of voting between the top two contenders. 

The designer hired to work on the new logos was asked to include all the three elements of the original logo: leaf, globe, rugby ball shape, and ensure that all three Nomads colours (red, navy and white) were included, too.

After various rounds of changes with the Nomads board of directors as well as the Nomads advisory board, these are the top two logo options. The intention was not to change the logo, but to update it for the 21st century.  

For Nomads who cannot attend the May 14 special general meeting because they are out of the city, sign up as a social member and please email info@torontonomads.com to let us know you will be voting electronically. You *MUST* let us know prior to May 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST that you will be sending in your vote electronically.

Depending on the number of write-in votes, we will be either collecting your votes via email or through an electronic survey. Unfortunately, those voting by email will not be able to participate in a second round of voting should there be no clear winner after the first round of voting. If you can have a pal live Skype you into the meeting, you are welcome to do so! We know the system isn’t perfect for our international Nomads keen to participate, but we’re hoping you feel heard, engaged, and part of this exciting process. 

For those of you in town, we look forward to seeing you at the SGM. 

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.

The Monumentally Sad Passing of Lloyd Dobson

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Brothers and sisters,
It is with great sadness that I have to tell you all that Lloyd Dobson passed away last night of an apparent heart attack.
Lloyd was a friend and a teammate and a brother and a true Nomad for most of his life. I know that he was a teacher to many of you younger players and was responsible for many of you finding your way to the game of rugby and to our club.
He was a mainstay of the Nomads and I’m crushed that we won’t be able to share the field again.
My family is gutted as my children genuinely loved him and my daughter Lucy, just yesterday had a great time teasing and goofing around with Lloyd at the game. She is shattered today.
If there is any comfort in this, at the very least, Lloyd spent his last day surrounded by his Nomad brothers and sisters, watching his club play and having a laugh with everyone afterwards.
We don’t have any details regarding a memorial just yet but will pass them along as soon as we do.
Rest easy my brother, you will be missed.

-Adam Mernick

Senior Training: Saturdays at Lamport

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Our indoor season is happening under the Lamport Dome this year. That’s right: Turf!

All keen senior men and women’s players, new and old, show up Saturday at 5pm at Lamport for  training. 

Wear workout gear. Cleats recommended, but not necessary. 

Nomads vs. Touring Buffalo Team | SATURDAY MARCH 16

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Join us March 16 for a friendly versus Buffalo. Kick off is 1:30 pm at De La Salle College, followed by celebratory drinks at Hemingway’s.