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50th reunion update

Greetings, Assassins! Summer is upon us, the 2017 Rugby Manitoba season is under way, and the ARFC is hard at work at the challenging task of defending its championships in the men’s Premier and Second Divisions.And of course, we are less than less than 10 weeks away from one of the most anticipated events in the club’s long and storied history:

The Assassins RFC’S 50th Anniversary Reunion Weekend, Aug. 25 & 26, 2017 in Winnipeg.

The planning committee, led by John Burman, has been hard at work putting together a schedule of events that will ensure the  anniversary weekend is an unforgettable experience for anyone who has ever donned the ARFC’s trademark blue and white:

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 25: Meet & Greet @ Maple Grove Rugby Park
    Renew acquaintances and make new friends as the Assassins RFC takes on friends/rivals Saracens RFC.
  • SATURDAY, AUG. 26: Breakfast of Champions @ MGRP
    Bring the whole family for a fun morning of rugby-related activities.
  • ARFC 50th Gala Dinner & Dance @ Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
    The reunion’s big night of fellowship, reminiscence, dinner, dancing and live entertainment.

Full reunion details can be found at

With the 50th Anniversary Reunion weekend almost upon us, it’s more important than ever for you to take action to make sure you’re part of this great ARFC event. Here’s what you should put at the top of your reunion-weekend list:

Confirm your attendance and purchase your gala ticket

Gala Dinner & Dance $80 (includes Meet & Greet, Breakfast of Champions) available at, by email at, or by contacting John Burman at 204-781-8873.

Become a sponsor of the ARFC 50th Anniversary

As part of the celebration, ARFC members attending the reunion will receive a commemorative volume that looks back on the club’s history. By becoming a Friend of the Assassins with a donation of $100 or more, your name will be included in this book, which will no doubt be among every Assassin’s home-library favourites (at least, the ones who can read — no, wait, there will be lots of pictures in there, too). Other sponsorship opportunities are also available — contact John B. at


Share your ARFC memories

There’s still time to have your favourite photos from ARFC game action or social-event antics included in the commemorative volume; if you have material to donate or lend, contact Steve Silcox at or upload your photos HERE:



Gear up with 50th Merchandise

It took a little longer then we wanted, but our pre-order for 50th clothing is in.
We’ve also stocked up on extra Assassins 50th clothing now available for purchase by contacting John Burman at 204-781-8873 or at
50th merchandise will also be available for sale at all reunion events.

That’s it.

Time flies, fellow Assassins. The 50th Anniversary Reunion weekend will be upon us before you know it, but the ARFC reunion committee needs your support NOW — buy your tickets, become a Friend of the Assassins, and share your ARFC memories before June 21.
And in the meantime….
Enjoy the summer. Watch some rugby. See you in August at the reunion!