May 6, 2018
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for the first ever For the Love of the Game Rugby Day! The sun was shining and the event saw many of Calgary’s next generation come out to show their support and have some fun all in the name of rugby. Kids walked away with new skills and renewed motivation to continue pursuing the sport they love and parents walked away with insight as to how to help their kids reach their goals in rugby. The event was a huge success with over 350 kids coming out for the morning and afternoon sessions. We were overwhelmed by the positive response to the day and were excited to see so many in our city invested in the future of rugby!
The morning began with the U10, U13 and U15 clinics followed by lunch and some autograph signing with Al Charron, Maria Samson, Gareth Rees, Rod Snow, Ryan Smith and For the Love of the Game Founder, Dave Lougheed. In the afternoon the U17 and U19’s had their chance to show their skills and learn from the rugby greats in attendance. The crew from Macquarie organized drills for the kids and the team at Calgary Rugby Park did an incredible job of making sure every kid was fed at the end of the day. We are thankful for the support of the volunteers who made this event happen, both leading up and on the day. To the sponsors, Macquarie, Raymond James, Jarislowsky Fraser, Fidelity Investments and Alaris Royalty Corp. we couldn’t have done it without you!