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Weekend Preview: Think Pink

October 10, 2012
Posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

No more talking turkey.

Getting up from the table after the holiday bye week, the Capilano Rugby Football Club jumps back into the thick of the fall competitive schedule Oct. 13, hosting a half-dozen games and a day-and-night fundraiser to battle breast cancer at Klahanie Park.

The action begins at 10 a.m. as the 2-1 Capilano U-19s — coming off a 31-10 win over the UBC Old Boys Ravens — take on the 1-1 Vancouver Rowers on the top field.

Two games are on tap for 11 a.m., as the Capilano Third Division “B” team squares off against the Ex-Brits on the top field while the Capilano Premier women host Burnaby Lake RFC on the stadium field. The Capilano 3Bs are 1-2 on the season, earning their first win by a score of 67-5 over Abbotsford Sept. 29, while the Ex-Brits march into Klahanie undefeated at 2-0. The Cap women will be looking for their first win of the season against a Burnaby Lake team that is looking for its third-straight victory and sits tied atop the standings with Bayside.

At 1 p.m., the Capilano First Division Men take to the stadium field to renew their rivalry with Burnaby Lake, while the Capilano Third Division “A” squad faces Burnaby Lake on the upper pitch. The Cap First-Division team is second in the Ceili’s Cup League standings at 2-1 — blanking the UBCOB Ravens 48-0 in its last game Sept. 29 — while Burnaby is fourth at 1-0. The Capilano 3rd Division “A” team (1-2) will look to avenge a 17-15 loss to the Mountain Old boys Sept. 29 as they face a 1-1 Burnaby Lake side.

The marquee matchup of the day begins at 2:45 p.m. on the main field as the defending provincial champion Capilanos — 2-1 on the season — lock horns with 1-0 Burnaby Lake RFC. Burnaby Lake is coming off a 20-10 win over the Castaway Wanderers on Sept. 22, while the Capilanos’ last game saw them defeat the UBCOB Ravens 43-21 on Sept. 29.

Throughout the day both the host and visiting clubs will be sporting pink socks in support of breast cancer research, and half the $10 gate admission — which includes a special pink supporter pin with each ticket — will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation of BC/Yukon. In addition to special draws, raffles and cupcake sales which will take place throughout the day, the clubhouse will host a “Pink Out” fundraiser party that evening beginning at 8 p.m.