2003 Social Calendar

On Season Events (May - October)

70's Retro Disco Party Victoria Day BBQ
& Fireworks Social
Men's Rookie Night Beach Party


8th Annual
Greater Vulgar Open
Crusaders 35th Anniversary Day




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, 2003

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 18, 2003

Crusaders Family BBQ & Fireworks - the Crusaders Social Committee is proud to present the third annual barbecue and fireworks display Sunday, May 18, 2003, in celebration of Victoria Day. The festivities will begin from 3:00pm 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. The fee to cover the cost of the BBQ & Fireworks is $20 per family and $5 for a single and all in attendance requested to bring along a salad bowl or desert. Pop/juice, fireworks & sparklers will be provided for all of the kids. 

Volunteers needed, Contact Paul "P. Chicken " McKenna at 416-709-4359.


  Men's Rookie Night, Saturday, June 14th, 2003

Crusader Rookie Night - One of the best nights of the year. The new and young, are introduced to the old and wise, maybe not so wise just old!. In any case a team the gels early, wins often. Mandatory attendance for rookies. Death Certificates and letters from your doctor are the only exception to the rule! ;>)  If you miss this night, you really do miss out on making friends that last a lifetime. Start Time 6:00 pm sharp! At the Cru Club.

Plan on a cab or arrange a ride home!!

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   Oakville Waterfront Festival, June 21, 2003

Oakville Waterfront Festival - This is a huge fundraiser for the club. The Cru will be providing security at the festival the evening of the 20th and during the day of the 21st and 20th. They usually have a major live act Friday and Saturday evening. Volunteers are required. Sign up sheets will be posted at the Club on Thursday May 15. Being a member of the Crusaders has privileges and benefits as well as responsibilities. This is one of the responsibilities.  All who participate will be treated to party at a soon to be determined location upon the completion of the festival that Sunday evening.

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  Beach Party, Saturday, August 16, 2003

The Annual Crusader Beach Party! - Aloha! Hawaiian shirts and sandals are an absolute must if you want to attend the Crusaders Beach party in style! 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.


  Crusaders 35th Anniversary Day  Saturday, September 20, 2003

Come Back to Cru Day !!  On September 20, 2003, your club celebrates being 35 years old. We are looking forward to an Over 35 game and an all-day family affair at the clubhouse. Food, drink, dance and maybe fireworks as well. Planning is underway and if you are interested in assisting in planning or on the day, please contact either Vic Jutronich or Paul McKenna.

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  8th Annual Greater Vulgar OPEN - Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 10 AM

This year the coveted Mustard Jacket will be hotly contested on the fairways and greens (and in the rough and the water hazards) of Granite Ridge Golf Club.
The cost of this year's tournament will be $65 and will include your green fee, steak dinner, some complementary beverages and prizes! Carts are not included in the cost of the tournament, but are available at the course. Please arrange in advance for your cart directly with the club. 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 its 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 to 32. Those spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis so DO NOT delay if you want a spot! Reservations will not be taken after Saturday, August 17. Payment is in advance to Ryan Morrison.


  1st Annual Dinner Cruise - Saturday September 6, 2003

The 1st Annual Crusader Dinner Cruise - This is the date we are aiming for. Details to follow.

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  Halloween Dance - Saturday October 25, 2003

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 (have 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.


  Annual Awards Night & Dinner Dance -     Saturday November 15, 2003

This is the time of year when we all get dressed in shirts and ties, very nice dresses and we feel 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 Paul McKenna.


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  Crusaders AGM -  Thursday November 20, 2003

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 RC.
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 14, 2003

Jolly ole 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 26, 2003

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 beer 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 28th, 2003

The month of March plays host to our fabled Rugby Man's Dinner. As the name suggests this function is for the lads only and this year falls on Friday, March 28th. Cocktails will commence at 6:30 with dinner at 7:30. Guest speakers and award presentations follow a lovely meal accompanied by copious amounts of ... and laughter. 

Price is $25, shirts and ties are the order for the evening and as anyone who has attended will attest, this event is not to be missed.

Please tell your friends as this is open to all men and you must RSVP to ensure a spot. Payment at the door via cash or cheque is acceptable.

RSVP Ryan Morrison 
(905) 464-0776 or (905) 823-3361


  Club Registration Days

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's are held so that ALL Crusaders - Mini's, Juniors, Women and Senior Men players including Social Members 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 February 22, March 29 and April 26, from 10:00am until 2:00pm in an effort to answer any questions you have and to get as many Crusaders signed up as possible! For additional information Click here.

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