VANCOUVER, BC - BC Rugby is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 125th Anniversary Fixture featuring the BC Bears against Canada Selects on May 31, 2014. British Columbia's senior men's provincial team will battle the national program at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver.
The fixture is part of the 125th anniversary celebrations for the British Columbia Rugby Union, founded in 1889 in New Westminster. The BC roster will be headlined by Canadian internationals as they take on national team representatives from outside of BC. Rugby Canada staff will also be using the match as a final selection tool ahead of Canada's Pacific Nations Cup clash against Japan on June 7 in Burnaby.
"This year the British Columbia Rugby Union celebrates its 125th Anniversary, a monumental milestone. We are excited to celebrate with our members, recognize our distinguished history and in the process inspire the next generation of players," said BC Rugby CEO Jim Dixon. "There are a number of feature events planned to celebrate our birthday. These will include amongst other things, a celebratory game between the BC Bears and Canada which will see BC’s most distinguished players pull on the provincial jersey and compete against their national team rivals."
The fixture will be the first of the 2014 calendar for the BC Bears senior men's provincial program, runner-ups of the 2013 Canadian Rugby Championship. The Canada Selects roster will be dotted with capped and former national team representatives including players from current CRC champions and historical BC rivals Ontario Blues.
"I’m sure it will prove to be quite a spectacle and will give rugby fans the chance to see the best players in Canada go head to head," Dixon added. "We look forward to seeing everyone on May 31st at Klahanie Park, West Vancouver."
Tickets start at $20.00 for adults (plus taxes and service fees) and $10.00 for youths aged 12 and under.
BC BEARS VS CANADA SELECTS Date: Sat. May 31, 2014 Time: 4:00pm kickoff (Gates open at 2:30pm) Venue: Klahanie Park, West Vancouver Tickets: Start at $20 + fees & taxes, $10 for youth
125th Anniversary Gala Dinner Tickets for the BC Rugby 125th Anniversary Gala dinner are also now on sale. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 13 at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Individual tickets start at $150 while tables of 10 can be purchased starting at $1,350. Dinner will consist of a plated three course meal. When purchasing your tickets please be sure to select the ticket that corresponds with your entrée of choice: Roasted Chicken Breast, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Pacific Halibut, Eggplant Parmigiano. When purchasing a table please note that you will be prompted to select entrées for your entire group. To purchase your tickets, click HERE
British Columbia Rugby Union Founded in 1889 in New Westminster, the British Columbia Rugby Union (BC Rugby) is a Not-For-Profit Provincial Sport Organization based in Vancouver. Made of up of 60 member clubs, BC Rugby's mission is to promote, grow and manage the game of Rugby in British Columbia and to ensure wide participation and the continuous development of excellence in a safe and respectful environment. BC Rugby's membership is made up of 7,000 plus registrants including members involved in senior men's, women's, age grade, minis and over-40's competitions.
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