Brantford heads to Vancouver to play in CRCC on Thanksgiving

September 26, 2018


(PHOTO CREDIT: 416 Photography) Canadian Rugby Club Championship - October 5-7, 2018 - Klahanie Park, West Vancouver

With files from Canadian Rugby Club Championship Communications

The Canadian Rugby Club Championship will bring the top four rugby clubs from across the country to Vancouver over the Thanksgiving weekend to compete for the title of Canadian Rugby Club Champion. The event is being hosted at the Capilano rugby facility at Klahanie Park.

Representing the Atlantic division will be the Fredericton Loyalists, the New Brunswick champions defeated the Newfoundland Dogs in the Atlantic division playoff match. Representing the Central division will be the Brantford Harlequins, the Ontario champions defeated the Quebec title holders, Montreal Irish, in a close match. The Prairies will be represented by the Edmonton Nor'Westers who beat the Saskatoon Badgers in a playoff match to reach the final four. The Pacific Division is represented by last year's BC Premier champions, UBCOB Ravens.

The matches take place Friday October 5th and Sunday October 7th at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver.

Friday October 5th
Semi-Final # 1 - Brantford Harlequins v Edmonton Nor’Westers - 2:30 pm (5:30pm ET)
Semi-Final #2 - UBCOB Ravens v Fredericton Loyalists - 4:30 pm (7:30pm ET)

Sunday October 7th
Consolation Final - Loser SF#1 v Loser SF#2 -  2:00 pm (5:00pm ET)
Championship Final - Winner SF#1 v Winner SF#2 - 4:00 pm (7:00pm ET)

The event is sponsored by the Canadian Rugby Foundation in partnership with Rugby Canada and host union BC Rugby.

Tickets are $20 for adults for the day, $30 for a 2-day tournament pass, students (under 19) with ID receive free admission.

Tournament chair, Hans de Goede, a prominent figure in the Canadian rugby community offered his thoughts on the new Canadian Rugby Club Championship, "We are really pleased to create an opportunity for the best teams across Canada to show they are the champions of Canadian club rugby. We need to support club rugby, the foundation of Canadian Rugby, and this is an important part of that support. Next year we plan to hold the first Canadian women's club championship in Ontario as part of the same process of building the grassroots of Rugby across the country"