Then, on May 13, Elk Valley RFC hosted its annual “Rucking in the Rockies” event alongside the Rocky Mountain Rogues – and this year’s edition was a real community Rugby Day!
The day kicked off with some Rookie Rugby in the morning, followed by the Kootenay Cup men’s fixture between Elk Valley RFC and the Rocky Mountain Rogues. The two Clubs then contested their first Women’s game for five years – a testament to all the hard work being put in to help grow the game in the Kootenays.
The day wrapped up with some skills competitions, with lots of prizes donated by local sponsors, a tug of war, and flag Rugby for any ages and genders to play in. Lots of families got involved and stayed all day to enjoy the BBQ and beer garden put on by Elk Valley RFC.
Learn more about Elk Valley RFC and the Rocky Mountain Rogues.
Photos taken by Somhairle Greene.