Shawnigan's Canada Field is serving as a launching pad to some big ambitions.
The National Women's Rugby Sevens team paid another visit to Shawnigan on Tuesday, as part of its ongoing training for the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Team Canada currently sits tied for third midway through the international season, with the top four teams earning automatic berths to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The squad travels to a tournament in Japan next week before returning to Canada for the Langford Sevens. Set for May 11-12, the Langford Sevens marks the highlight of the Vancouver Island rugby calendar, with Shawnigan excited to share the action with the community.
The Shawnigan community is invited to enter a draw to win two general admissions tickets (email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and preferred date to attend). Fans are also welcome to join the Shawnigan Suite at Westhills Stadium, where guests will enjoy premium viewing, food and refreshments. Admission to the suite is by donation, with proceeds supporting Shawnigan girls rugby – Donations can be made online by adding 'Langford Sevens" in the 'other' field or by contacting Advancement at 250-743-6235.
Tuesday's training session marked the latest chapter in an ongoing partnership between Shawnigan and Rugby Canada, with an emphasis on community engagement. Shawnigan's Girls XV took part in the practice, as did Cowichan High School's girls team.
As defending AAA champions, the Shawnigan girls are looking forward to hosting the 2019 Provincial Championship – alongside Brentwood College School – May 23-25.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.