Kickers Christmas

Kickers Christmas

This past weekend, the Kickers celebrated the holidays in style! Our sponsor bar, the Cumberland Hotel graciously hosted the festivities. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful catered dinner, beverages and a gift exchange. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new...
Fun, Fierce & Fabulous! Valley Gurls – A successful fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club

Fun, Fierce & Fabulous! Valley Gurls – A successful fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club

This event featured the best Queens of Vancouver Island: Victoria’s Sinder Star, Nanaimo’s Divine Intervention along with Comox Valley’s very own Amanda Luv. The Queens sashayed and slayed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Cumberland Hotel on Saturday, November 16.  The event raised over $2,500 which will go towards travel and equipment costs for the upcoming rugby season which starts again in mid-January.  “The support we’ve received from the community has been amazing,” said Jenn Lund, Comox Valley Kickers Vice President. “The event sold out early. The crowd was great, and it was a very interactive show. We had our sponsor, Vancouver Island Brewing beers on tap, awesome door prizes, including gift certificates donated by the Cumberland Hotel and a 50/50 draw. This was the first time we’ve organized an event like this, and it definitely won’t be the last.” The Kickers also prepared a shuttle service so people could enjoy the night responsibly. Non-perishable food donations were also gathered for the Comox Valley Food Bank. The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s and Women’s teams are recruiting players for the upcoming season.  Everyone welcomed. No experience needed.  For more information, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca or email...
Lots of laughs at comedy night fundraiser

Lots of laughs at comedy night fundraiser

Roy’s Towne Pub shook with laughter on Thursday, August 22 as 175 people enjoyed No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club. The event raised over $2,000, with the final total yet to be determined, which will go towards travel and equipment costs for the upcoming 2019/2020 rugby season. This event was hosted by Erin Calder, a member of the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team who is an up and coming comedian. “The support we had from the community was awesome,” said Calder. “The response from the crowd was very positive. This event turned out to be one of the rugby club’s most successful fundraisers.” Comedians included Vancouver’s Chris Griffin and Nanaimo’s Peter Hudson as headliners. Victoria’s Dan Duvall, Dylan Williams and Carilynn Nicholson alongside Comox Valley’s Josh Lichti and Andrew Pellett rounded out the group of performers. Collectively, the comedians boast numerous comedic accolades, including appearances at the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Competition, being featured on The Ellen Show, plus various television writing and acting credits. Sponsors for this event included Vancouver Island Brewing and Mount Washington Bike Park. The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s and Women’s teams are recruiting players for the season. Everyone welcomed. No experience needed. Practices are Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30PM – 8:00PM at Cumberland Village Park. For more information, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca or email...
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...