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History of the Coffeemate Cup

November 10, 2021
Posted by crob

The Coffeemate Cup:

Caps play an inter club match every Remembrance Day. The Snowcaps over 40’s play against the Capilano 3rd Division. This match has been going on since 1986 in honour of Gerard Hanlon who came to watch the Snowcaps play on a Sunday and found them to be a man short. Gerard raced to his car and grabbed his kit. He stripped and in order to look older he powdered his hair with Coffee Mate powder and took the field. Sadly, Gerard was killed in a motor vehicle accident during the summer on his way to Alberta to work. The game has been played every November 11 since and has been expanded to include all former Capilano and Snowcap players that are no longer with us and to honour the fallen soldiers who bravely defended our country in the World Wars.

Click here to read the March 1991 Capilano RFC newsletter