BC Rugby Club Finals coming to Abbotsford

BC Rugby Club Finals coming to Abbotsford

Exhibition Park hosting all nine men’s and women’s division championship matches

Some of the top rugby teams in the province are set to invade Abbotsford on Saturday.

The 2017 BC Rugby Club Finals occur at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. It’s the first time ever that all the finals games will be played in one location. Games run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on three different fields.

On the line is the opportunity for teams to be named 2017 BC Rugby Club Champions in one of nine men’s and women’s divisions, from Third Division to Premier League.

There are 18 teams competing in this year’s Club Finals, coming from as far as Vancouver Island and Seattle.

“Having the BC Rugby Club provincial finals in Abbotsford is an amazing opportunity to show the province what a great venue we have for hosting this event,” stated Tyler Adams, president of the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club. “Abbotsford RFC has a history of excellence in hosting events and we hope that this is an ongoing partnership with BC Rugby to host the finals in one location.”

Teams Competing in Club Finals

MEN

• Men’s Premier League Final – Burnaby Lake RC vs UBC

• Men’s Premier Reserve Final – Burnaby Lake RC vs University of Victoria Norsemen

• Men’s Division 1 Final – Surrey Beavers AA vs Nanaimo Hornets RC

• Men’s Division 2 Final – Meraloma RC vs Kamloops RC

• Men’s Division 3A Final – Burnaby Lake RC vs Westshore RFC

• Men’s Division 3B Final – Squamish vs Capilano RFC

WOMEN

• Women’s Premier League Final – Westshore RFC vs Seattle Saracens

• Women’s Division 1 Final – Vancouver Thunderbirds vs United RC

• Women’s Division 2 Final – Kelowna Crows vs Capilano RFC

Headlining the Club Finals will be the Women’s Premier League Final and the Men’s Premier League Final. The Women’s Premier League Final will see Westshore RFC vs Seattle Saracens.

In the Men’s Premier League Final, Burnaby Lake RC will face UBC. With these same teams competing in last year’s Men’s Premier League Final, these two teams will face each other once again as UBC hopes to hold onto their past two consecutive wins.

In addition to the nine games being played at Club Finals, there will also be a family zone with an inflatable rugby field and other fun activities for young children to enjoy.

Spectators can also look forward to food trucks, a belairdirect booth with free giveaways, photos with mascots, a beer garden and more.

Admission is free for attendees 18 or under (high school students will need to show ID for free admission). For adults 19 and up, tickets are $15 each. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

For more on the event, visit bcrugby.com/bc-rugby-club-finals-teams-schedules.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The volume of visitors to White Rock’s Marine Drive over the weekend has led council to consider special measures this week. (Aaron Hinks photo)
White Rock council rejects resident-only parking for waterfront

Other health and safety measures to be considered in a special meeting Wednesday

South Surrey’s Paul Cottrell, who works with the DFO, tows a grey whale out of Semiahmoo Bay Sunday. (Contributed photo)
Dead whale floating near White Rock towed to shore for necropsy

Animal has been dead since at least April 15

Vehicles line up for the Greater Vancouver Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival at the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot on March 27. The touring event comes to Cloverdale this weekend, April 24-25 (Photo: Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Here are the food trucks coming to Cloverdale for a drive-thru festival this weekend

Nine trucks will be parked Saturday, nine Sunday during event at fairgrounds

Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Parts of Surrey, North Delta to get AstraZeneca vaccines for people ages 40+

A total of seven communities in Surrey and Delta will be targeted

The Braidwood Band performs for the seniors at Zion Park Manor in Surrey, as part of a music program planned by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (submitted photo)
VIDEO: Surrey charity brings distanced concerts to care homes, with prop pink firetruck

Familiar tunes performed for seniors during pandemic-era ‘Heart for Music’ program

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
VIDEO: NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

The $85 million helicopter demo was considered high risk, yet high reward

Dr. Bonnie Henry gives her daily media briefing regarding Covid-19 for the province of British Columbia in Victoria, B.C, Monday, December 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Toddler marks youngest British Columbian to die related to COVID-19

Child one of eight people to die from virus this weekend

Families of two of three workers killed in a train derailment near Field, B.C., in 2019 have filed lawsuits accusing Canadian Pacific of gross negligence. The derailment sent 99 grain cars and two locomotives off the tracks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Families of workers killed in Field train derailment allege negligence in lawsuit

Lawsuits allege the workers weren’t provided a safe work environment

(New Westminster Police)
4 youth arrested after 30-person brawl in New Westminster leaves 1 seriously injured

Police are looking for witnesses who saw the incident take place

Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker
VIDEO: Storm makes for wild ferry ride across Kootenay Lake

The video was captured by ferry employee Dirk Jonker

Chakalaka Bar & Grill remains open in defiance of orders from Island Health to close. (Cole Schisler photo)
B.C. health authority seeks injunction against restaurant defying COVID-19 orders

Chakalaka Bar and Grill plans to continue serving customers without public health compliance

The Abbotsford Centre has the ability to host AHL level games if the Vancouver Canucks or any other NHL team chose to move its affiliate to the arena. (File photo)
Abbotsford Centre ready for AHL if right opportunity presents itself

Building recently upgraded glass and boards, schedule would allow for AHL tenant

A defeat Sunday in Kamloops tied up the Giants and Blazers for the most wins this season. Each team has notched seven victories in the B.C. division play unfolding this season on ice in Kamloops and Kelowna. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
VIDEO: Giants record fifth shutout of the season

Vancouver G-Men take down Kamloops Blazers on home ice Sunday, 4-0

Most Read