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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

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Since many members of United Rugby have been directly affected by cancer, the majority of our charitable work has been directed at raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Below is what we have done to help the Canadian Cancer Society find a cure for this disease.  

 

St. Patrick's Day 

In 2013 United Rugby once again dedicated a whole days efforts to help raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. In the day portion of the events a barbecue and raffle took place during the women's games versus Burnaby (both our Premier and 1st Division teams played).

In the evening there was a party at the clubhouse and a bus to and from Ceili's downtown where the celebrations continued. The event sold out with over 100 United players and supporters at the event.  St. Patrick's Day has become an annual event that we host with the profits being donation to Cancer.

The 2013 total raised was $1700


BEN BOON CUP  

Ben Boon was a member of Douglas Rugby Football Club before we merged with Pocomo Rugby Football Club to become United Rugby Club.  Ben was diagnosed and eventually passed away due to cancer, in memory of Ben we decided that our annual Boxing Day game would be held in Ben’s honour.  Since we hold the game in Ben’s honour, we use Boxing Day as part of our annual Canadian Cancer Society contributions.  The day starts out with the club converging on Queen’s Park (in New Westminster) and two teams are selected.    The Presidents Team (the youngest players that day) play the Captains Team (the old active and inactive players).  It is a perfect opportunity to have some fun playing rugby as well as burn some Christmas calories.  After the game, we all return to the clubhouse where we can hear about how good the old guys were and how great the young guys will be.  The festivities include awarding the trophy to the winning team, an excellent meal and before the day is done players, alumni, friends and family all put money towards cancer.

Over the years we have raised over $7000 in memory of Ben Boon. 

 

Relay for Life  

In 2005 the women’s team decided that they would enter a team in the Canadian Cancer Society's: Relay for Life. This decision was predicated on the death of Lindsay (Bugs) Hare’s father, Peter.  Since many of the girls had been directly affected by cancer, they thought that this would be an appropriate cause to fundraise on behalf of.  The all day event is both fun and rewarding, and keeps the ladies busy all year round thinking of new ways to generate funds. Some of which have been: pub nights, clothing sales, club events and raffles...stay tuned for this year's Amazing Race!!! 

Our total raised is now over $6000

 

 

To see a list of our annual cancer contributions, click here

OTHER CHARITABLE WORK 

United Rugby has always believed that to be a positive role model in our community, we must be actively supporting our community.  Charities that we have supported in the past (and will likely support again in the future) include such organizations as:  

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Make-a-Wish Foundation

Variety Children’s Charity

S.H.A.R.E.

Canadian Blood Services

  

SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

Rugby’s history has always been synonymous with school and education.  United Rugby has also believes that we need to encourage our members to pursue an education; therefore, United Rugby has been offering various Scholarships and Bursaries to help our players be able to get the education that they would like. 

Each year in conjuction with Douglas College we offer scholarships to players who are attending Douglas College as well as other Post-Secondary Institutions.

 

The total amount that we have given over the years is now over $20,000.

Please contact our President for scholarship information

 
 
 
 
 
 

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