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...

Kickers Women Winning Streak Ends

The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s winning streak ends. This past weekend, the Kickers travelled to Nanaimo to face off against the Hornets, the second time in a span of 3 weeks. This was a very different game than the one played just two weeks prior in Cumberland. The Hornets scored a fury of unanswered tries right out of the gates.  The Kickers were playing behind the whole game and never hit their rhythm. Points were scored by Outside Centre Daris Tendler and 8-man Audrey Jones. The final score was 10-60. “This was a big wake up call. We still have a lot to work on. Nanaimo played a great game. We played most of the game on defense and didn’t really get an opportunity to run the ball,” said Kickers Coach Thyssen de Goede. “Everything considered, I am proud of the hard work and effort displayed by the ladies on the pitch.  They never gave up. All we can do is learn from this game, regroup and focus on our next opponent.” The Comox Valley Kickers are still recruiting players for the season.  No experience needed.  For more information, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca or email cvkickers@gmail.com....

Kickers Women Win Shorthanded

After a very cold and snowy February, the rugby season resumed this past Saturday with the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team travelling to the mainland to face off against the Brit Lions, who are based out of Delta. Travelling with only thirteen women, the Kickers knew that it would take a Herculean effort to win shorthanded, but they were up to the task. The Kickers started off strong, scoring first and then never let up.  With high intensity throughout the game, the team utilized their strength and speed to score.  The forward pack crashed the ball with ferocious intent and gained the hard yards, which allowed the back line to shine by running some great plays. Outside Centre Daris Tendler lead the efforts with four tries with Inside Centre Carlie Beaulieu and Scrumhalf Natalie Nguyen each scoring once. Flyhalf Paula Simpson added two tries and four conversions.  The final score was 48 – 17.  “We are coming back from a one-month hiatus due to the weather and I was unsure of what the team was going to look like.  It was disappointing that we could not field a whole side, but I was so very proud of the ladies who made the trip.  Everyone played with tremendous heart and conviction in our ability to win.” said Kickers Captain Natalie Nguyen. “Due to the fact that we were playing short, we were very strategic in our game plan. Our forwards had great set pieces and contested every scrum and lineout, stealing possession on a few!  Our backs had great chemistry and ran some good lines.  As a team, we were...
My Son by Annabelle Baulcomb

My Son by Annabelle Baulcomb

Frank Leonard Baulcomb – 1962 – ­2016 Frank was born in Suva Fiji, Dec. 7th, 1962. Frank’s father, Desmond George Baulcomb was stationed in Fiji at Laucala Bay, that’s where he met me (Annabelle Hoeflich) and we were married in Jan, 1962, and Frank was born in Dec 1962. We left Fiji when Frank was 6 weeks old and we lived in Mt.Roskill, where Frank went to school. Frank’s Dad, being in the Royal New Zealand Airforce, was stationed at many Airforce Bases. And every base we were stationed at Frank always played Rugby. Even before he started school, he always had his own Rugby ball. When Des retired from the Airforce as a Warrant Officer, he asked if I would like to go to Canada because my family lived here. We arrived in Vancouver in 1979, and found a place in Richmond, B.C. where Frank went to school at Stevenson High. It was near a Rugby club, so that made him happy. At that time Rugby was not as popular as in New Zealand, which Frank missed so much. He played for Richmond, and represented Canada, and even went to play in New Zealand. Frank also went to England and Germany, all because of his love for the sport. He married Christine (Veri) and they have two beautiful daughters, Jacqueline Anna & Celina Jayne. Frank was a very proud Dad, he lived for his girls. As his mother I couldn’t be more proud of my son, he worked hard & played hard. Rugby was his life. He was very sad for a long time after losing his father, who had a...
Come out for a run and some fun.

Come out for a run and some fun.

Hello current and past Comox Valley Kickers members, The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s Team are starting their Spring 2015 Season training and we would like to invite you out for a run. Training will be held on Thursdays at 6:30pm, and we will be starting this Thursday with a friendly game of touch followed by drinks in the club house.   For those in a less competitive mode either due to life, family, or injury please come out this or any Thursday after practice for a drink. Practice usually ends around 7:30ish. Our website address has changed due to some piracy, and the new address is: ComoxValleyRugby.ca Please visit our new site often to help increase its usage and therefore priority on the Google search list. We hope to have the new Club Calendar up on the website within the next couple weeks with the Men’s and Women’s Game...