2002 Social Calendar

On Season Events (May - October)

70's Retro Disco Party Victoria Day BBQ
& Fireworks Social
Men's Rookie Night Beach Party
Annual Robbie & Clare Paul
Corn Roast
8th Annual
Grater Vulgar Open
Toga Party




Post Season Events (November - December)

Halloween Party Crusaders AGM Annual Awards Night and Dinner Dance Kids Christmas Party



Off Season Events (January - April)

Superbowl Party and
Touch Football Game
Rugby Man's Dinner Club Registration Day



70's Retro Disco Party, Saturday, May 11, 2002

This is the stuff of legend! Young and old, male and female Crusaders alike all come out of winter hibernation, ready tear it up at the party that signals the beginning of another rugby, another party season and another summer!
As ever, we'll have prizes for best male and female outfit, and you know there'll be some dynamite outfits, so be sure to come out and get a groove on!
This year's 70's Party, our 5th annual, will again be hosted at the Crusader Clubhouse. Doors will open at 9:00pm. Get there early to enjoy 2 for 1 mixed drinks and draft beer from 9:00 - 10:00pm.


Victoria Day BBQ & Fireworks Social, Sunday, May 19, 2002

The Crusaders Social Committee is proud to present the second annual barbecue and fireworks display Sunday, May 20, 2002, in celebration of Victoria Day.
The festivities will begin at 4:00pm on the grounds of Crusader Park, with a BBQ and family games for all and will culminate in a grand display of aerial pyrotechnics (that's fireworks...) after dark. This event is open to everyone so bring along your family and friends and enjoy a fantastic atmosphere.
We'll be asking for a nominal fee of $20 per family to account for cost of food, pop/juice, fireworks & sparklers for the kids.


Men's Rookie Night, Saturday, July 7th, 2001

All of you new to the Crusaders (read: all of you that are Rookies) DON'T EVEN THINK OF MISSING THIS!!!
Anyone else keen on a good show and all of you who want to welcome all the new Crusaders into the fold, make sure you're along for the ride.
Festivities will kick off at 7:00 PM at the Crusader Clubhouse. From there a bus tour of local establishments and the surrounding area will help our rookies become acquainted with their fellow players and their surroundings. Final stop on said tour will be the Crusader Clubhouse once again. Plan on a cab or arrange a ride home!!

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Beach Party, Saturday, July 16, 2002

Aloha! Hawaiian shirts and sandals are an absolute must if you want to attend the Crusaders Beach party in style!
Entertainment for the evening will be Crusader house band, and fan favourite, Three Men and a Drum Machine (3MDM). Tropical drink specials will be all the rage at the bar and a word of advice, don't put your head under water in the turtle pool!
Doors will open at 9:00pm and we'll be asking for a $5 cover.


Annual Robbie& Clare Paul Corn Roast, Saturday, August 10th, 2002

Another annual Crusader event that has become the stuff of legend! Imagine, a clear sky, unobstructed by the glare from the city, revealing every star and constellation to the naked eye! Now imagine taking all of that in from the comfort of your lawn chair, being warmed by a bonfire of apocalyptic proportion, all the while sipping your drink of choice, nibbling on some peaches and cream corn and chatting with all your best rugby mates!
You see why this is not an event to be missed!
Bring your tent, your drink of choice (CANS ONLY PLEASE) and, if you like, something to throw on the BBQ. Corn will be be provided. Directions and maps are be available at the bar.

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8th Annual Greater Vulgar OPEN - Sunday, August 25, 2002

This year the coveted Mustard Jacket will be hotly contested on the fairways and greens (and in the rough and the water hazards) of Burlington Springs Golf and Country Club.
The cost of this year's tournament will be $60 and will include your green fee, a spectacular dinner at the Crusaders club house, some complementary beverages and prizes! Carts are not included in the cost of the tournament, but are available at the course for a cost of approximately $15 per person.
To reserve your spot in this year's GVO, send an e-mail to Ryan Morrison.
As in past years, we are in need of prize donations to the GVO. This is a non profit, volunteer run tournament, which provides prizes entirely on the good will of it's participants and other benefactors. If you, your company, or anyone else you know would like or is able to donate a prize, please contact Ryan again to advise.
This is an extremely popular event and space is limited. Those spaces will be filled on a first come first server basis so DO NOT delay if you want a spot!


Toga Party - Saturday September ??, 2002

The cast of Animal House have nothing on us! When your mom isn't looking, rip the sheets off your bed, wrap yourself up and come out for a party that is sure to become a regluar Crusader event!
Doors will open at 9:00pm and there'll be a $5 cover at the door.

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Halloween Dance - Saturday, October 26, 2002

The night that gives us all the excuse to look as ghastly and gruesome as we want kicks off at 9:00 p.m. scary hour. Why scary you ask? well that's when our patented"Boo" shooters are available for just $1 (you ever seen a crowd or rugby players after a few "Boo"shooters? very scary!
The advance scouting report is that the Great Pumpkin will make an appearance yet again! $
Get your best gear on and make sure you're creative! There will be prizes for best male, best female and best couple costumes (we're looking for someone to dethrone the Edwards this year!).


Annual Awards Night & Dinner Dance - Friday November 16, 2002

This is the time of year when we all get dressed in shirts and ties, very nice dresses and we fell comfortable about bringing our significant others along to meet the other people we play rugby with (you understand why this happens but once a year!)
Truly an enjoyable event, the evening begins with cocktails at 6:30pm, with dinner to follow at 7:30pm. Immediately after dinner, while we enjoy coffee and desert, the awards ceremony takes place. These awards, voted on by the coaches and the players, recognize the contributions of various individuals to their respective teams and to the club as a whole. Very rewarding!
And what would an event at the Crusader Clubhouse be without a party sized celebration. So as not to disappoint, the DJ and dancing will begin approximately 10:30, and will continue till we stop, as usual.
Tickets approx. $30 per person, exact cost still to be determined. Ticket purchase can be made at the bar starting October 1st, or from Ryan Morrison.


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Crusaders AGM - Thursday November 22, 2002

An event that is vitally important to all Crusader members, this is where a review of our year past, both on the field and more importantly of the field, will be reviewed. This is also when we will elect a successive Crusader Board of Directors and will vote as a quorum, on any additions, deletions or edits to the Constitution and By-laws of the Crusader RFC.
All Crusaders members are encouraged and expected to attend.
This year's AGM will be held at the Crusader Clubhouse and will begin promptly at 7:30. For more additional information please contact Keith Daniels.

Kids Christmas Party - Sunday December 8, 2002

Jolly ol' St. Nick himself makes an appearance at this annual event designed to kick off the festive season in Crusader style! There are plenty of games, crafts and even a couple of guest clowns to keep the kids busy and there is plenty of opportunity for parents to catch up over the off season.
Festivities begin at the Crusader Clubhouse at 9:00 am. For further details, to confirm your wee one will be there and to find out what you can do to help, Contact Dee Jutronich - 905.855.9563.


Superbowl Party and Touch Football Game - Sunday January

Second only to the clash that 3/4 of the the world be watching on TV, will be the touch football clash that will take place on the soon to be frozen tundra that is the Crusader Main Pitch! The game, which has become as much a part of our superbowl party as pork rinds and cheerleaders, will kick off about 2:00pm.
Following that game, we'll head inside for a pre game party which will feature an open bar and food (chili...).
The big game between the NFL's best will kick off +/-06:00pm. As in past years, you'll be able to catch all the multi million dollar commercials as a result of our satellite feed.

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Rugby Man's Dinner - Friday March 21st, 2003

This is the second time in our social calendar that we get dressed up, only this time it's just the guys! (just as well with some of the antics!)
The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 PM, with dinner to follow at 7:30 PM We are invariably enlightened by words of a least one guest speaker, and the night will be rounded out by answering the burning question, who will take on the mantel of Wanker of the Year!
Cost for this not to be missed event is a mere $25. As per usual, contact Ryan Morrison to book your ticket.


Club Registration Day - Sunday April 11th, 2003

Player’s dues are the single largest source of revenue the Crusaders draw on. They allow us to put on the programs we do and allow us to continually compete in at the top level of rugby in Ontario. For that reason, it is crucial we get as many fully paid up member as possible every season.
Club Registration day is the day when ALL Crusaders - minis, juniors, women and senior men - are encouraged to come to the club, sign up, fill out the necessary paperwork and to pay your dues!!!
Club officials will be at the Crusaders Clubhouse from 9:00am until 4:00pm in an effort to answer any questions you have and to get as many Crusaders signed up as possible!

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