CANADIAN HERO HOSTS CANADA’S MEN’S TEAM IN DUBLIN

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    On Wednesday evening in South Dublin, Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team and members of Rugby Canada were treated to a world-class evening from Canadian hero & Canada’s ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers.

    Vickers, who served in the RCMP for 29 years, is widely known as a Canadian hero for his – and RCMP Constable Curtis Barrett’s – brave actions when they both returned heavy fire and eventually killed gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau during the October 22, 2014 shooting at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. In January of 2015, Vickers started duties as Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland in 2015.

    Kick off on Saturday is 2pm ET/11am PT and you can watch LIVE on CBC Sports, as part of their ‘Road to the Olympics’ segment.

    Canada’s November Tour Roster (Name, Club, Roster):

    Kyle Baillie – (Westshore RFC/Atlantic Rock) Summerside, PEI

    Ray Barkwill – (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON

    Brett Beukeboom – (Cornish Pirates) Lindsay, ON

    Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

    Connor Braid – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC

    Rob Brouwer – (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues) Lindsay, ON

    Aaron Carpenter – (London Welsh/Ontario Blues) Brantford, ON

    Admir Cejvanovic – (Burnaby Lake RFC/BC Bears) Burnaby, BC

    Matt Evans – (Cornish Pirates) Maple Bay, BC

    Ciaran Hearn – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock) Conception Bay South, NL

    Matt Heaton – (Darlington Mowden Park/Atlantic Rock) Godmanchester, QC

    Eric Howard – (Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Blues) Ottawa, ON

    Jake Ilnicki – (Manawatu Turbos/BC Bears) Williams Lake, BC

    Conor Keys – (UVIC Vikes/Atlantic Rock) Stittsville, ON

    Ryan Kotlewski – (Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

    Ben Lesage – (UBC Thunderbirds/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

    Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC

    Gordon McRorie – (UBC Old Boys Ravens/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

    Evan Olmstead – (Newcastle Falcons/Prairie Wolf Pack) Vancouver, BC

    Clay Panga – (Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

    Patrick Parfrey – (James Bay AA/Atlantic Rock) St. John’s, NL

    Taylor Paris – (Agen) Barrie, ON

    Lucas Rumball – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Scarborough, ON

    Djustice Sears -Duru – (Glasgow Warriors/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

    Brock Staller – (UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC

    Matt Tierney – (Section Paloise/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

    Conor Trainor – (RC Vannes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC

    DTH van Der Merwe – (Scarlets) Victoria, BC

    Unavailable for selection:

    Tyler Ardron – (Ospreys) Lakefield, ON

    Hubert Buydens – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK

    Jamie Cudmore – (Oyonnax) Squamish, BC

    Nanyak Dala – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK

    Kyle Gilmour – (St. Albert RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB

    Jeff Hassler – (Ospreys) Okotoks, AB

    Jamie Mackenzie – (UBCOB Ravens/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

    Phil Mackenzie – (Unattached/Ontario Blues), Oakville, ON

    Dan Moor – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON

    Cam Pierce – (Section Paloise/Kelowna Crows) Vernon, BC

    Jebb Sinclair – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock) Fredericton, NB

    Andrew Tiedemann – (Bourgoin/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB

    Jordan Wilson-Ross – (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues) Alliston, ON

    Men’s Coaching Staff:

    Mark Anscombe – Head Coach

    Graeme Moffat – Assistant Coach

    Mike Shelley – Scrum Coach

    Aaron Takel – Performance Analyst

    Michael Deasy – Strength and Conditioning

    Mallory White – Physiotherapist

    Jessica Smith – Physiotherapist

    Dr. Peet Du Toit – Doctor

    Mark Winokur – Tour Manager

    Alana Gattinger – Operations & Logistics Manager

    Canada’s November Tour Schedule:

    Canada vs. Ireland — Nov. 12 — Aviva Stadium, Dublin — 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT

    Canada vs. Romania — Nov. 19 — Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest — 1pm ET/10am PT

    Canada vs. Samoa — Nov. 25 —Stade des Alpes, Grenoble — 3pm ET/12pm PT

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