shopping-bag 0
Items : 0
Subtotal : $0.00
View Cart Check Out

Celebrating 50 years of Excellence

Since 1967, the Assassins Rugby Football Club (ARFC) has been one of Manitoba’s most successful and enduring amateur sports organizations, introducing thousands of young men and women to the great sport of rugby and creating friendships and professional connections that endure throughout these players’ adult lives.

In August of 2017, hundreds of Assassins RFC players, past and present, will gather in Winnipeg for a celebration of the club’s half-century of sporting accomplishment. The ARFC, current holders of the championship title in Rugby Manitoba’s senior men’s Premier Division and Division 2, will enter its 50th-anniversary season with a lot to celebrate.

The itinerary for the reunion celebration can be viewed below.


Fifty years. Five decades. Fifty seasons. Assassins RFC Reunion Weekend

That’s a whole lot of rugby, a whole lot of blood, sweat, beer, brotherhood, sisterhood, shared stories and indelible memories. Fifty years of Assassins rugby. Yes, that certainly is something to celebrate.

Meet and Greet - Friday August 25th, 2017

Start off the reunion weekend by joining us at Maple Grove Rugby Park for food, entertainment and watch the current Assassins face-off against the Saracens on the pitch. Wear your favourite Assassins jersey for a reunion photo opportunity!

  • Doors Open at 5:00 pm
  • Maple Grove Rugby Park (190 Frobisher Rd.)
  • Dinner $10 (Included with Gala ticket)
  • Cash Bar

Breakfast of Champions - 9:00 am, Saturday August 26th

Bring the family out for breakfast and rugby activities! Wear your favourite Assassins jersey for a reunion photo opportunity!

  • Doors Open at 9:00 am
  • Maple Grove Rugby Park (190 Frobisher Rd.)
  • Breakfast $10 (Included with Gala ticket)
  • Children under 10 free!

50th Anniversary Gala - 6:00 pm, Saturday August 26th

Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and live entertainment at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street, Winnipeg.

  • Cocktails at 6:00 pm
  • Dinner at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets $80 – Includes 3 Course Meal & Live Entertainment

Purchase Tickets at or Contact John Burman: 204-781-8873  Email:

As part of the 50th-anniversary celebration, ARFC members attending the August 2017 reunion will receive a commemorative volume that outlines the club’s history throughout the decades. This book, filled with photos and reminiscences from players from all generations, will be a treasured keepsake that will remain in the Assassins RFC 50th Anniversary Reunion participants’ homes for many years to come. Assassins RFC – 50th Anniversary Book 


50th Reunion Newsletter

Join the Assassins 50th Reunion Newsletter and stay updated on all 50th anniversary news!