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Hello OIRFC members,

Please accept this as the official notification for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members of the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club — Fiscal Year 2015.

Date: Saturday, 21 November, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Algonquin College – P building room 213a.

Note: Parking in lots 8-9 beside P building in the main LARGE parking lot area is free on weekends.

Please read the full details on the AGM.

The Kanata Rugby Academy is set to run a winter program again from January to March 2016.

For further information such as dates, cost and registration information, please see the Kanata Rugby Academy program overview page.

Note: This is not the Academy’s summer rugby program.

Check out the new Ottawa Indians Merchandise store for cool club kit items such as hoodies, hats, polo shirts, warm-up suits, etc.


Ottawa Indians Rugby Football ClubThe Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club is a community oriented rugby club, based out of the West End of Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada. The Ottawa Indians offer several programs that range from mini rugby for kids, junior competitive rugby for high school ages and premier competitive programs for senior men and women. The Ottawa Indians welcome people from all backgrounds and diversity for our social and competitive teams. The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club is a non-profit organization that is committed to developing the growth of rugby in Ottawa and in Eastern Ontario, from grassroots to high level competition.

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club

provides its players with a great opportunity to learn, develop, and refine rugby skills and leadership from top level qualified coaches. The coaches main priority is to create a positive environment where to grow the club and the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union programs by providing all the players with engaging and motivating instruction.

Established in 1962, the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club have been part of the Ottawa community by coaching in local high schools, by participating in the Ottawa’s Annual Spring Clean Up, and with some of our social events supporting charities such as the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

The club is named after the actual Ottawa Indians tribe, which traces their origins to the Ottawa River area, although through many forced migrations now live in Oklahoma.

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, 2012.

History of the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club was founded in 1962 (yes this year – 2012 – is our 50th anniversary) after a split from the Ottawa Beavers. This split was coordinated to increase the number of clubs playing in the Ottawa area.

At the time the Beavers had to travel to Montreal and Toronto to play all of their games. As such the Beavers and ourselves are the two oldest clubs in Ottawa and still get along quite well off the pitch (on the pitch is a different matter).

The Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club today

This brings us to today. Currently the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club runs two senior men’s teams, one senior women’s team, and the U16/U18 junior boys and varsity junior women.

Additionally the Ottawa Indians Rugby Football Club youth program has teams for all ages such as U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14.

A Huge Ottawa Indians RFC congratulations to David Stoltz (U16) and Myles Donoghue (U18). Both of these young men were selected to join National Level camps in their respective age groups.

David was selected to attend the National Under 17’s East development camp held at the University of Guelph during the weekend of Oct. 8-11, with 41 players from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario in attendance.

The camp focused on introducing David and his fellow players to the training level and attention to detail required to play international rugby. Additionally, the Guelph camp is designed to develop competencies in several core theme areas and at the same time introduce a focus on the positional specific requirements of each player during match play. Hopefully David can bring some of the things he learns back to the club environment.

For more info on the camp please follow the link: http://rugbyontario.com/AboutUs/NewsStories/LatestNews/tabid/15402/sni[20577]/5127/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Myles is once again representing the Ottawa Indians RFC and Eastern Ontario at the national level. For the National U18 program a 52-man roster has been named and a camp will be held from October 14-18 at Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. There will be a secondary camp in January with a location yet to be confirmed. Finally, there will be an Easter Tour to Europe. Hopefully Myles can make that squad going to Europe, as it would be a great life and sporting experience.

For more information on the U18 camp please follow the link: http://www.rugbyontario.com/AboutUs/NewsStories/LatestNews/tabid/15402/sni[20577]/5087/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Best of luck to both Myles and David at their respective National level camps.

OIRFC Executive.

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To all High School and Middle School (Grade 7 – 12) rugby players in the west end of Ottawa.

The Ottawa Indians RFC, your west end rugby club, is hosting an information session for players, and parents, interested in playing summer rugby in 2015.

This information session will provide a chance for players and parents to get information on:
• The club junior programs(Boys and Girls)
• The league schedules (game dates and practice times)
• Pathway to Provincial and National team representation
• Meet the coaches and administrative team of the club junior programs; and
• Provide an opportunity for Q&A about the club, league, safety protocols, or just rugby in general

The information session details are as follows:

When: Wednesday 27 May 2015, 6-8pm
Where: Algonquin College, Building: P, Room: 211a
Note that parking in Lots 8-9-12 is free after 5:00 pm, these parking lots are the main large parking areas in the back of the college, North of the P building. Please avoid parking in either Visitors or right next to P Building, as those are metered spots.
Map URL:

So come out and meet the fantastic team who is working hard to provide you or your child with the best rugby experience possible.

Hope to see you there

Jason Duff
Ottawa Indians RFC

Indians summer 2015 season is upon us!!!

April 27, 2015

Hello All club members As the weather starts to get warmer we begin to look outside and look forward to the start of the season. With this in mind our teams will be out on the pitch playing rugby again very soon. Please see the table below for information, by clicking “read more”, concerning where […]

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Mini’s Rugby Opening Sessions

March 23, 2015

Are you a parent looking for an affordable, fun sport for your child to play  that doesn’t conflict with family plans during the summer months?  Look no further than the Ottawa Indians Mini’s program.

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Registration 2015 is up and running

March 9, 2015

To all returning and new club members Online registration is now available at the link below Registration Link Alternatively you can get registration information on the registration page here, where there is also a step-by-step document provided.  Please consult this document for any questions prior to contacting the registrar. Registration Page Any questions can be […]

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Congratulations to Craig and Myles

February 9, 2015

The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to congratulate and support all our players who represent the Province of Ontario or are selected to various National Level camps or teams. Recently two of our own junior players have been selected to attend a National U17 training camp which is the trial for 2016’s National U18 program. […]

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Registration for 2015 season and Kanata Rugby Academy

December 8, 2014

To all current and potential members, Please note that Rugby Canada has decided to move to a different online platform for registrations for the 2015 season.  As a result the current online system will not be useable.  Until such time as Rugby Canada provide the club executive with information regarding the new processes no registrations […]

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Club AGM – Saturday 8 November 2014

November 4, 2014

To all club members/Parents This is a notification that this year’s OIRFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at Twin Elm Rugby Park, Richmond, Ontario, at 10:00 A.M.  Our annual Phil McDonald Classic / Men’s Over-Under grudge match will follow.

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Two Indians Players invited to Canada U17 East development camp

September 22, 2014

The Ottawa Indians RFC would like to take this time to give a huge congratulations to Myles Donoghue and Craig Dawe (of our U16 program) for their selection to the Canada u17 East development camp this past weekend in Guelph.  There were a total of 39 players (27 from Ontario) that went to this development […]

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2014 Schedule

April 18, 2014

The new 2014 Schedule for both Men and Women is available at the following link Fixtures and Results

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Ottawa Indians RFC player gets national team exposure

February 13, 2014

Two weeks ago Ottawa Indians RFC member Conor Mullen was selected on the bench for team Canada U20 in a match against U BC.  To go one better this past Saturday night at Westhills Stadium and the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence, Conor started as hooker for the same Canada U20 team against U Vic Vikes. […]

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