With Rio 2016 a little over two weeks away, Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team will host final send-off celebration Tuesday
Tuesday’s celebration will give fans one last opportunity to meet all 12 of Canada’s Rio bound athletes, and coaching staff, before they depart to Brazil ahead of the debut of rugby sevens at the Olympics.
The celebration will begin at 12pm ET at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto.
After the team introduction, fans will have the opportunity to get autographs and take photos with their favourite athletes while the team will run a rugby demonstration with young athletes.
Rugby makes its Olympic return nearly 100 years since it was last featured (1924) in exciting fashion as sevens will take center stage in Rio.
Attendance to Tuesday’s event is free to attend.
Canada’s Roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics (Name, club, hometown):
Britt Benn – (Guelph Redcoats) Napanee, ON
Hannah Darling – (Peterborough Pagans) Warsaw, ON
Bianca Farella – (Town of Mont Royal RFC) Montreal, QC
Jen Kish – (Edmonton Rockers) Edmonton, AB
Ghislaine Landry – (Toronto Scottish) Toronto, ON
Megan Lukan – (Unattached) Barrie, ON
Kayla Moleschi – (Williams Lake Rustlers) Williams Lake, BC
Karen Paquin – (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Kelly Russell – (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
Ashley Steacy – (Lethbridge Rugby Club), Lethbridge, AB
Natasha Watcham-Roy – (Hull Volant) Gatineau, QC
Charity Williams – (Markham Irish) Toronto, ON
Canada’s Coaching Staff:
Meaghan Howat – Manager
John Tait – Head Coach
Sandro Fiorino – Assistant Coach
Sandeep Nandhra – Athletic Therapist
Matt Tyler – Athletic Therapist
Tyler Goodale – Strength & Conditioning
Callum Morris – Analyst
Mental Performance Coach – Kirsten Barnes
Canada’s 2016 Rio Olympics Schedule:
Day 1 – August 6
Canada vs. Japan – 11:30am ET/8:30am PT
Canada vs. Brazil – 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT
Day 2 – August 7
Canada vs. Great Britain – 11:30am ET/8:30am PT