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Awards Dinner 2015 Season

October 28, 2015

Hi Everyone,

The awards dinner is going to be on November 20th at 8:30 pm at the Bon Vivant Restaurant on Notre-Dame Street! Please mark your calendars and get those shirts pressed!

Also please invite new potential players to come to the dinner. All old boys are welcome as well!

For more information please email: mbarazin@gmail.com

Event: Montreal Wanderers Awards Banquet

Date: November 20th

Location: 2705 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N9

Time: 8:30 PM

Cost: $40/person CASH – Includes: Appetizer + Main + TIP.

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Wanderers wandering Forward.

October 16, 2015

Hello Wanderers of the past and present,

With 2015 behind us and many great games, late night shenanigans and training sessions stories to tell. It was a typical Wanderers year with many ups and downs. From team wide votes on a Thursday night practice to touring wins to clench our promotion to the super league. We saw many news faces and many older ones lead them, a generational transition is definitely happening. We have our young leaders like Caleb Jordan, Leonidas Augoustis, Devon Hyver and Nicolas Palfreeman who have been with the club for around 3 years now coming into their own and proving to be some of the best club rugby players in the province, their real test will be this coming year in the show. We saw many old faces like Jonathan Dextras-Romagnino, Matthew Held, Adam Barette and Vin Tin Bi hold teams together all year long; trademarks of great veterans. We saw the resignation of Robert Ahnert as President in 2015, his many years at the helm cannot go unnoticed. I would be hard pressed to find a member of the club that matches his love for this team and his desire for it’s success.

There was rarely a night this summer that I wasn’t thinking of the club this summer. Ideas, problems, people, players, coaches, games – everything would come to me as soon as I was in bed staring at the ceiling. However I was re-assured at the end of every practice, seeing all the boys appear out of the wood work onto our Douglas Field reminded me that just being together, would keep us together. It is with an honor that I cannot explain I was elected to be President of the Montreal Wanderers. As now even as a non-player I can affect and promote the love, upbringing and many lessons I have learned on the Rugby field to other younger players about to step into our family. For this I am ever so thankful to the players, as a wise old Rugby mind told me recently “The club belongs to the players, no one else”.

On that note I have a big announcement to make. Our dear friend and coach Graeme McGravie will be stepping down as coach for the 2016 season and in his replacement will be Andy Richardson. Graeme has helped the club tremendously on and off the field he is a Wanderer through and through and the next time you see him shake his hand and thank him, he deserves that and more. Here are his words to the club at this time –

“I would like to thank all of you for the past great 3 years I have enjoyed with all of you both on and off the field. After 30 years it is always great to see this club improving and trying to go forward. I leave with great memories and many happy blurry thoughts.

Good luck in the your seasons I will be there when I can cheering the best club here, there, and everywhere.”

Spike.

Andy is a respected member of the Quebec Rugby Community. He has coached at the national level and played at a very high level himself (you can ask him over a beer someday). It is with open arms that I and we welcome Andy to the Montreal Wanderers Family. Stay tuned for indoor training dates as we will have 1 session at the Con-U dome per week and 1 session at an gym facility per week in the months of March and April to prepare us for the 2016 Superleague season.

Also take note we are organizing the Awards Banquet for the end of November timeframe this year, so start saving up for your suits now boys. #blackandblue #suitcoloridea

Your proud President,

Matthew Barazin.

Wanderers in the past 3 months.

August 28, 2015

Hello Everyone,

Firstly apologies for not keeping everyone up to date on the doings of the club, it has been a very exciting season and we want to share the moments with everyone! We will be posting information about some key events in the coming days.

  1. Bill Powney Memorial Fundraiser Dinner @ The Monkland Tavern Sunday night
  2. Lamb Roast 2015 (yes you read that right Lamb Roast 2015).
  3. Playoffs and securing 1st place to move back into Premiership League in Eastern Canada.

Thanks Everyone,

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Game Video: 2nds Wanderers

July 4, 2015

Game Video: 1st Wanderers

July 4, 2015

The Bill Powney Family Day is July 4th

July 2, 2015

Below, please find the schedule for the Bill Powney Family Day. All friends and family are welcome, so let’s come together as a club and celebrate!

Bill Powney Family Day 2015

The Bill Powney Family Day *** July 04 ***

June 5, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Every year we hold a family day for the Wanderers to come to the Douglas Home Field with their friends and family. There is going to a brunch at our sponsor bar in Verdun (Brasserie des Rapides) followed by an old boys versus current team game held at pitch for early afternoon.

There will be a BBQ going, refreshments and Wanderers clothing for sale so we hope to have a big showing this year!

For those of you who are new to the club this is the second year we are having the family day in honor of the greatest all time member of the Montreal Wanderers, William Powney. He was a great coach, mentor and one of the nicest and sincerest persons you would have ever met in your life. We honor him and everything he gave to club by having this day.

If you are an old boy and know of other club mates afar or right here in Montreal, please reach out to them and get them to come to Family Day, more details on the event will be released shortly, however be sure to mark off July 04 on your calendars because if you’re a Wanderer your booked that day!

Day: The Bill Powney Family Day

Date: July

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