The Ottawa Ospreys RFC Indoor Training (2022-2023) has begun! Join the Ospreys on Saturday Nights at the Sooner’s Megadome in Stittsville, ON, for some great cardio and conditioning, rugby fundamentals, and some touch rugby! Check out the Practice and Registration page on our website for more details!
Please join us at our annual Christmas Party and Awards Night on December 3, 2022, from 5 PM to Close.
This event will be held at Twin Elm Rugby Park; Cash Bar and the event will be catered by Leatherworks Catering.
Tickets are $50 per person. Reserve your tickets today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To all members (active and in good standing) of the Ottawa Ospreys RFC,
Following Club bylaws, this letter is to inform you about the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 10 AM at Busters Bar and Grill, Kanata.
The AGM is an opportunity to hear from the Club Executive and Management on the results of operations for the current year and the upcoming 2023 rugby season. It is also an opportunity to have your voice heard and to volunteer for various positions to help strengthen the club.
To that end, the following positions are up for election due to positional vacancies, and the term of the current position holder has expired. Please note that positions are for 2 years unless identified as completing the cycle of a currently vacant position:
Vice-President (1 year to finish off 2-year cycle)
Director of Rugby
Senior Women (1 year to finish off 2-year cycle)
If interested in one or more positions, don’t hesitate to contact Kim Gray at ospreys.administration@
Please note: you may be interested and run for more than one position but can only hold one position at a time.
We look forward to seeing you at Buster’s on Sunday, November 20, 2022, for Breakfast and at our AGM.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Busters Bar & Grill (Back Room)
420 Hazeldean Road
Ottawa Ospreys RFC Executive Board
To the Ottawa Ospreys Rugby Football Club Family
On behalf of the Executive Board, Directors, and various Co-ordinators of the Club I want to extend warm wishes to your family and friends over the coming Christmas and Holiday season.
2021 was a challenging year, but we got to play some rugby and see many of our friends (aka “brothers” and “sisters”) out on the rugby pitch. From a rugby point of view, we have much to be thankful for, especially in being able to play our glorious game in these trying times.
2022, at least from here at this point in time, will hopefully be brighter with indoor training planned to start on the 14th of January, new and returning playing opportunities, and looking forward to seeing more of the Ospreys family come back to the pitch.
As I reflect on the personal and rugby-related challenges over the last year, I hope we are over the hump and can look to brighter days ahead. However, as with life in general, there is always a new challenge to be overcome just on the horizon whether on or off the pitch or outside the world of rugby. With this in mind, I implore the Ospreys community to reach out to your club mates over the Holidays and coming months to stay in touch, get excited about rugby again and be that welcoming and supportive group I know we all are.
In closing the 2021 calendar, on behalf of my family and the Club, I want to again wish all of you a Happy Holiday season and we’ll see you out on the pitch in the Black, White, and Red of the Ospreys soon.
Yours in Rugby,
President, Ottawa Ospreys Rugby Football Club
Mark Your Calendars – Winter Indoor Training is Coming!
The Ottawa Ospreys RFC Indoor Rugby Training is set to begin Friday January 14, 2022.
- Location: Field 4 – Sooners Megadome (5315 Abbott Street East, Stittsville, ON K2S 0X3)
- Duration: Friday Evenings – January 2022 – April 2022
- Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Registration Fees and Program Details will be provided in the coming weeks. Please follow our website and social media accounts for details!
Please join the Ottawa Ospreys RFC for our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 4, 2021. This Semi-Formal event will be hosted at Twin Elm Rugby Park and will be catered by Leatherworks Catering Company. Dinner will be a traditional Turkey Dinner (vegetarian option available), all the fixings and desserts. There will be a DJ on-site for everyone to work off the dinner calories on the dance floor! We hope to see you there!!
Facebook Event Link for additional details: https://fb.me/e/Xs8bjt0Y
To order Tickets, please visit: https://forms.gle/hnFTbbpSrZzbC4kq8
The Club is hosting a Poinsettia & Plant fundraiser in collaboration with the Richmond Nursery, to help raise funds for the club during the month of November! What better way to launch into the holiday season with some festive plants for your home décor or a surprise gift option to drop-off at someone’s location to brighten their day.
Orders and funds will be collected from November 1 to November 21th. E-Transfer Payment must be submitted by November 21th. Payment and pickup information is included in the order form. Click the link to access the order form: https://forms.gle/gmqubeL9vW8RMbiQ6
Any questions or concerns in regards to this fundraiser, please contact Audrey Heron, Ottawa Ospreys RFC Volunteer Coordinator (ospreys.volunteers@
The Ottawa Ospreys RFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Fiscal Year 2021, will be held on November 21, 2021 at Busters Bar and Grill.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a meeting of the general membership of the Ottawa Ospreys RFC to conclude the current fiscal year. The board of Directors will provide program reports and club updates for the 2021 rugby season during this meeting. There will be designated time to express areas of concern and provide feedback, and an opportunity to discuss new business for the upcoming 2022 season.
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Busters Bar & Grill (420 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata)
Note: the agenda and additional documentation will be provided to our membership before the AGM.
Any questions or concerns can be sent to Kim Gray (ospreys.administration@
The Ottawa Ospreys RFC have received additional support from Jumpstart Sports Relief Funding Grant
The Canadian Tire Corporation has announced in 2021 additional funding commitments to help sports and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada and the Ottawa Ospreys RFC is happy to announce that we have received additional funding support from the Canadian Tire Sports Relief Grant!
This pandemic continues to impacted access to sports and play and, has real long-term effects , which our Club and the communities it serves, has experienced first-hand. Our Club is amongst nearly 300 sports and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through JumpStart Sports Relief funding. We are beyond grateful to receive this continued financial support from this amazing organization.
With these funds we have been able to fund our field commitments for 2021, purchase rugby supplies, setup coach development opportunities and better position our Club to return to play safely. Please join us in thanking Canadian JumpStart Sports Relief Funding in keeping sports alive in Canada!
Registration for the 2021 rugby season is now open!
Please visit https://ottawarugby.com/registration/ for details. As you may be aware, our outdoor training is on hold until we receive further guidance from Rugby Ontario (RO) and Ottawa Public Health (OPH) on how we can return to play safely. Until then, we are encouraging our members to register for the 2021 season and to complete their world rugby online training modules (https://ottawarugby.com/training-and-practices/) in preparation for when we are cleared to return to play! #weareback #rugbyiscoming #withyou #registerforrugby #spreadtheword #bringafriend
Ottawa Ospreys RFC Mother’s Day Flower Basket Fundraiser
To the Ottawa Ospreys Rugby Football Club Family,
As the incoming President I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all the members of the Ottawa Ospreys a wonderful holiday season.
It is December again and I’m pretty sure none of us could have predicted the year that we have had. Most, if not all, of the challenges we have faced as an organization and individuals has been off and away from the rugby pitch this year. Dealing with Covid has brought to ourselves/our families physical and mental health challenges, among others. However, despite this tough year I have taken heart and hope from the hard work put in by the previous executive group in keeping this great club going during a year and season that barely happened. The positive engagement we have seen over the course of the year to stay in touch, keep each other going, and to be there for each other has been inspiring and really brings into focus that we need to cherish the little things in life – such as our rugby community – that bring us fullness, enjoyment and a community for which I can call my extended family and I for one am proud to be a part of.
The new year is upon us and as we’ve seen around the world “we aren’t out of the woods yet” so I implore you all, to maintain the spirit of the season of hope, family, togetherness as we continue to meet the challenges of the upcoming year, including this virus. Similar to many a ruck, we can conquer this as a team, family and community to continue to support each other through this challenging moment in time.
In closing, we have many challenges ahead of us, but let’s take the time during this holiday season (perhaps more than past years) to take stock in who we have around us and make thanks for the small things in life that bring enjoyment and peace in our lives, I know for me rugby and the rugby club is one of those things.
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Ottawa Ospreys Rugby Football Club
New Year with a New Executive
At the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Ottawa Ospreys RFC welcomed new members to the executive team to help tackle the next two years in the following portfolios:
- President: Jason Duff
- Vice President: Jason Gray
- Director of Rugby: Jonathan Inman
- Director of Administration: Kim Gray
- Treasurer: Martin Duff
- Director of Communications: Danielle Smith
- Registrar: Kim Gray
- Director of Social: Anne Fagnan
- Volunteer Coordinator: Audrey Heron
- Youth Protection Officer: Danah Aris-Burger
- Director of Senior Women: Andrea Pretty & Leanne Mandzuk
- Director of Senior Men: Adam Desjardins
- Director of Junior Men: Craig Moore
- Director of Junior Women: Danielle Smith
- Director of Minors: Melissa Duff & Matt Waters
The new executive has a lot of work cut out for them with the upcoming 2021 rugby season. Planning will begin in the new year, focusing on indoor training as well as the realignment of the organization to better serve our members.
For more information on the results of the 2020 Annual General Meeting, please contact email@example.com.
Ottawa Ospreys RFC receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant
In September 2020, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million sports relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond.
As you may be aware, many community organization have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost of revenue and increased program costs. The Ottawa Ospreys RFC has experienced the impact and challenges of the pandemic first-hand.
Our Club received confirmation that we are amongst 668 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with the grant support through JumpStart’s Sports Relief Fund. We are thankful to have received this news and to know how positive an impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, not only in our area, but ultimately, for kids across the country.
With Jumpstarts support, it will enable our club to continue to operate and open opportunities for improved rugby activities in the 2021 rugby season.
For more information on the Canadian Tire Sports Relief Fund, please visit the following website: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/sport-relief-fund