Vancouver, Jan 30, 2020: With the HSBC Canada Sevens only 5 weeks away, volunteers are invited to sign up to support the delivery of the HSBC Canada Sevens 50-50, presented by Premier Partner Grosvenor. One lucky winner will take home 50% of the funds raised with the other half will be equally shared between BC Rugby and Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon.
BC Rugby is proud to be partnering with Ronald McDonald House, Grosvenor’s charity of choice, and recently joined Grosvenor and several members of Canada’s Men’s Seven’s Team, including British Columbians Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Adam Zaruba, Isaac Kaay, Phil Berna and Josh Thiel, in delivering an introductory rugby session for the children and their families residing at Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon.
240 volunteers are needed to sell electronic tickets throughout the two-day World Rugby Sevens Series stop, taking place at BC Place on March 7 and 8. Volunteers will have free entry into the stadium and are welcomed to take in the action before or after their shift. There are four shifts covering the two days and anyone wishing to volunteer is invited to sign-up online via the link below.
BC Rugby utilises raised funds to support the delivery of its many programs and events aimed at youth, including delivering Rookie Rugby into primary schools through to events like the Provincial Regional Championships. RMH BC & Yukon provides accommodation and a community of support to families who must travel to Vancouver for treatment of a seriously ill or injured child. The 74,000 square foot facility provides a home away from home for up to 2000 families each year. Grosvenor is a property specialist in Vancouver and around the world whose purpose is to improve properties and places that deliver lasting commercial and social benefit.
If volunteering isn’t for you but you wish to catch the action please visit www.canadasevens.com/tickets for ticket options.
A current resident of Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon practices his rugby kicking skills under the instruction of Canada Men’s Sevens Team members Nathan Hirayama and Harry Jones. Credit: BC Rugby
What Is Expected
Each shift will start with training on use of the electronic devices and selling the 50-50 tickets. You will be asked to promote and sell tickets around the stadium concourse, for no more than 4 hours per shift. Once your selling shift is complete, you will be provided with a meal voucher and are welcomed to stay and watch the remaining rugby scheduled. You will be able to take a seat in any ‘General Admission’ area.
How to Volunteer
Step 1: Register online here
Step 2: Choose your Shift
- Saturday 9:00 to 14:00
- Saturday 13:00 to 18:00
- Sunday 9:00 to 13:00
- Sunday 12:00 to 16:00
Step 3: Confirmation email will be sent no later than Feb 21 to all accepted volunteers.