2004 Social Calendar

On Season Events (May - October)

Fabulous 70's Disco Victoria Day BBQ
& Fireworks Social
Men's Rookie Night
Corn Roast and Sundowner Party 9th Annual
Sundowner Party Beach Party





Post Season Events (November - December)

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



Off Season Events (January - April)



Super Bowl Party and
Touch Football Game
Crusaders Curling Championship Rugby Man's Dinner Club Registration Day




Super Bowl Party and Touch Football Game

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 Super Bowl 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.


  Rugby Man's Dinner - Friday March 26th, 2004

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 26th. 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 $30, 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 Paul McKenna 


  Crusaders Curling Championship - Sunday March 28, 2004

In a repeat of a favourite off-season ritual, the club is putting on a limited team curling bonspiel. The number of sheets we are able to procure keeps a lid on the number of teams. Come out and see the skips stumble. The sounds of "Hurry!!!  Hurry HARD!!!" echoing inside the Oakville Curling Club. Will the Boks on Ice turn out to be the next championship team from this rink? Or will they bumble along and go home muttering about ice conditions and if only they hadn't spilled the shooter they'd have won.....Click here to register your team.


  Club Registration Day - 9 am Saturday, April 3, 2004 

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 held so that ALL Crusaders - Mini, Junior, 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 Saturday April 3 from 9:00am in an effort to answer any questions you have and to get as many Crusaders signed up as possible! For additional information Click here.


  Victoria Day BBQ & Fireworks Social - Sunday, May 23, 2004

Crusaders Family BBQ & Fireworks - the Crusaders Social Committee is proud to present the third annual barbecue and fireworks display Sunday, May 23, 2004, in celebration of Victoria Day. The festivities will begin from 3:00pm on the grounds of Crusader Park, with the now almost legendary 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.


  Fabulous 70's Disco - Saturday May 29, 2004

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!
Come dressed as your favourite 70's cat and bring your partner along as well. Relive the era of Starsky and Hutch, Huggie Bear, Baretta and the Osmonds! 



 Sundowner Party - Saturday June 19, 2004

In a new tradition, the club is taking the success of the 35th anniversary party and bringing it to the club in mid-season. We are looking forward to a full day family affair at the club: there are 4 games against our long-time rival, Balmy Beach, and the women are are home as well. Live music begins at about 4:30 pm and food will be served all day. Horseshoes will be out for kids young and old and look for a cricket match and baseball game with the kids later on. Bring the family and friends!!


  Men's Rookie Night - Saturday June 19, 2004

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! Leaving from the clubhouse.

Plan on a cab or arrange a ride home!! Please don't drink and drive.



   Oakville Waterfront Festival - June 25-27, 2004

Oakville Waterfront Festival - This is a huge fundraiser for the club. The Cru will be providing security at the festival as in past years. They usually have a major live act Friday and Saturday evening. Volunteers are required. Sign up sheets will be posted at the Club in May. 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 Mad Dogs and Englishmen at Royal Windsor and Southdown Road in Mississauga on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Ryan Morrison for being the key man here.



  Beach Party - Saturday August 7, 2004

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! 


9th Annual GVO - Saturday August 14, 2004

This year the coveted Mustard Jacket will be hotly contested on the fairways and greens (and in the rough and the water hazards) of Rockway Glen Golf Course & Estate Winery. a beautiful course nestled in the Niagara wine region.
The cost of this year's tournament $100 and will include a bus to and from the course, your green fee, cart, dinner, wine tasting and prizes! 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. Those spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis so DO NOT delay if you want a spot! 


 Corn Roast and Sundowner Party - Saturday August 28, 2004

In a revival of the traditional one held up north, the club will be doing it here on its grounds this year. We will be coupling this evening a repeat of the Sundowner party of June. Added to the fantastic BBQ we had, we will have corn available all day. Music will be on from 4:30 or so and will continue into the night as happened in June. We hope to have an air-filled jumping area for the kids and will have the new playground up and ready as well. Bring your family and friends. Those who were there in June will tell the others what a terrific day and evening it was. Don't miss the new end of the summer event.


  Halloween Dance - 

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.


Crusaders AGM -  Tuesday November 30, 2004

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 David Nelson.

Annual Awards Night & Dinner Dance - Saturday November 20, 2004

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! 

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.


  Kids Christmas Party - Sunday December 12, 2004

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.