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AGM

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The Annual General Meeting is Saturday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m., and will begin promptly at that time at The Fountain bar located 1261 Dundas St. West (at Dovercourt Rd.). The AGM will be followed by the 12 Pints of Xmas Pub Crawl to be planned by Andrew Prior (so you know it’s going to be awesome). 

All positions on the executive are open–so if you think you’re an epic party planner, run for social! If you think you’re a social media savant, kick Caroline to the curb. Or, if you think you have what it takes to be president, we’re looking for a new president, as well.

The Nomads are a democracy, run by volunteers who work hard to make our club a success. Many of the executive have been serving for multiple years and are ready to hang up their volunteer spurs. They are all willing to onboard for six months to a year, so joining will not be a baptism by fire.

If you would like to know what’s involved, the job descriptions for all positions no the exec can be found here.

All Nomads who paid dues can vote in the election. Fees for a social membership, which earn you a vote, can be purchased day of. Please bring a cheque addressed to the Toronto Nomads for $200. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! Please join us for the AGM, as there will be beer! But if you can only make it for the pub crawl, that’s expected to kick off at 6pm and will loop around DuWest. Location to be posted in the Facebook event. 

 

Nomads’ 2018 online Silent Auction is Now Live

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The wait is over – Nomads’ 2018 online Silent Auction is now live at https://www.32auctions.com/nomadsrugby

Visit the site to check out the exciting range of items available for purchase.

We strongly recommend you register as a bidder now to avoid being rushed when you decide to start bidding.

Feel free to bid online any time between now and 11:00 PM on Saturday November 17. Bidders do not have to be at the Banquet to participate in the auction. Please note bidding for an item will be extended by 3 minutes if a bid is received during the final 3 minutes (max cumulative 30-minute extension).

We are still seeking more items to add to the auction. Please contribute, or solicit items from any source you know or can think of, for auction  Please email new item information together with a photograph or other image of the item to president@nomadsjuniorrugby.com New items will be accepted up until noon on Saturday, November 17.

Please spread the word to your friends, family and acquaintances around the World. A successful silent auction will help the junior and senior sections of the club commence the 2019 year in a stronger financial position.

 

The Friends Of Hal Campaign

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Hal Rowan is an old Nomad who coached the men in the 70s. He’s been part of rugby for many many years. As many of you know, Hal suffered from a stroke and is facing financial difficulties as a result. The Rugby Community is being called upon to rally together and get Hal the necessities he needs and make his life better. Please help in any way you can. This is the GoFund Me campaign set up to help Hal. 

Support William Daniel on his Road to Nationals

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Nomads junior William Daniel is seeking to raise $1,500 through a Go Fund Me Campaign so that he can represent Ontario as they travel to BC. The high school senior is working part time, but needs his community to pull together to help finance the trip expenses.

William says it best, “I love this game with all my heart.” Let’s show him that rugby is more than a sport., it’s a community and the Nomads are his sports family. Let’s give William even more reasons to love this game.

Donate here.

 

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February Schedule

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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Nomads’ Own Kelly Russell Announces Retirement from International Rugby

Friday, December 1st, 2017

This week, one of Canada’s greatest-ever test rugby players officially retired from both the national 15s and sevens programs. Longtime Toronto Nomad Kelly Russell leaves the national side following an unprecedented career in which she helped lead women’s rugby in Canada to never-before-seen heights.

Click here for the full story on RugbyCanada.ca

“Right now, it feels right for me. I’m thankful I’m doing it on my own terms and I’m just so grateful for all the people who helped me throughout my career,” said Russell in her official statement through Rugby Canada.

Kelly, Judy and Laura Russell

Kelly Russell, with mother Judy and sister Laura.

“The Toronto Nomads and the Ontario club rugby system and the entire Ontario rugby union were big parts of my career and then, obviously, Rugby Canada. My family, my teammates and my friends have all been so supportive over the years and I can’t thank them enough. As for my coaches, I feel that I’ve learned something from every single one of them along the way. They instilled values in me within rugby but also within life.

“Yes, I love the game and love playing the game, but I’m happy where I’m at right now and what I’ve done.”