Comedy Night Fundraiser to showcase top notch comedians

Comedy Night Fundraiser to showcase top notch comedians

Comedian Peter Hudson will be one of the headliners at the Comox Valley Kickers comedy night fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Peter Hudson.   Sports can often be serious business, but on August 22, it’ll be anything but as Nanaimo’s Peter Hudson, better known as “5-10” and Vancouver’s Chris Griffin visit Royston to headline No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club.   This fundraising event is geared at offsetting costs for the men’s and women’s teams for the 2019 – 2020 season. With varying expenses such as travel, equipment and field rental costs, the Kickers have enlisted the help of a few of Vancouver Island’s finest rising comedians known for their knack of making people laugh. This event is hosted by Erin Calder, a member of the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team who is an up and coming comedian herself. “This event combines my three favourite things: beer, rugby and comedy,” said Calder. “I am very excited to have rallied some of the best comedians in the area, many who have been my mentors in the industry to come together to raise money for a great cause.” Peter Hudson is no stranger to headlining big events as he has been featured at the Laketown Shakedown for the past two years.  He has won the Just for Laughs Northwest Festival and most recently opened for Trailer Park Boys’ Randy on his across Canada Cheeseburger Tour. Not your family guy! That’s the name of Chris Griffin’s full-length comedy special that was filmed at the Biltmore Cabaret in Toronto last year.  Winner of Vancouver’s...
Comedy Night Fundraiser

Comedy Night Fundraiser

A comedy night coming up next month is more than just a fun night out — it’s also an important fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club. Hosted by Kickers very own comedian, Erin Calder, the Thursday, August 22 comedy show at Roy’s Towne Pub will raise money to offset costs for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 rugby season. No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser has Chris Griffin (Vancouver) and Peter Hudson (Nanaimo) headlining and will feature comedians Dan Duvall (Victoria), Josh Lichti (Cumberland), Carilynn Nicholson (Victoria) with special guests.    The Comox Valley Kickers have teams for men, women, juniors and minis. Each season the team fundraises to help cover a variety of expenses that include team travel, equipment costs, jerseys and more. Comox Valley Kickers Women’s Captain Natalie Nguyen is hopeful that this comedy night will be one of the club’s biggest fundraising events.  “We really need it. We want to subsidize the cost of playing which will help to grow the sport here in the Comox Valley,” said Nguyen. “Member dues cover insurance, referee costs, field rentals and not much more.” “Vancouver Island Brewing will be doing a tap takeover and will be donating a portion of every VIB purchase back to the rugby club.  There will also be a 50/50 draw. Along with ticket sales, we are optimistic that this will be not only a fun evening filled with laughs, but a notable fundraiser for the club.” No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser is on Thursday, August 22 at Roy’s Towne Pub, 4000 Island Hwy S, Royston, BC V0R 2V0....
No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser

No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 No Pads, no helmets, just balls: a comedic fundraiser  tickets Advance: $15 Door: $20                                      Buy your tickets at Roy’s Towne Pub or email cvkickers@gmail.com  TIMes Doors open at 5PM                    Show starts at 6PM     50/50 Draw Doors open at 5PM                    Show starts at 6PM     Vancouver Island Brewing Make VIB your drink of choice this evening as a portion of all drink sales go to the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club Hosted by kickers very own erin calder! Featured Comedians Chris Griffin Peter Hudson “5-10”   Dan Duvall Chris Griffin is one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers. After winning his regional round of the Great Canadian Laugh Off during his first year of comedy, Chris did something crazy. He quit his full time job, sold his house and hit stages across North America doing what he loves best – drinking and making people laugh. It was a gamble that has paid off. His move to Vancouver has brought a ton of success for Griffin, including winning 1st place in Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Competition, being one of the only Canadian comics to ever make the finals of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, performing every year at the Just For Laughs Northwest Festival and sharing the stage with notable comics such as Norm Macdonald, Doug Stanhope, Tom Papa, Ari Shaffir and Bert Kreischer. 2018 is already off...

Kickers help out at the 2019 BC Bike Race

The Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club were on hand in Cumberland for Day 3 of the 2019 BC Bike Race. This event is a seven-day mountain bike stage race with over 600 riders from over 36 countries. As a fundraiser, the Kickers helped to set up and take down tents in which the riders stayed in for their two night stay in the Comox Valley. For more information about the event, please check out: https://www.bcbikerace.com/...