Oct 28, 3 years ago

Not From a Lack of Trying…

Not From a Lack of Trying…

A day that won’t soon be forgotten, both Scottish teams fell to the Balmy Beach, failing to win the Gee Gage and McCormick Cups. Neither was a blowout; neither demanded anyone to be reprimanded or held accountable over any other. It was just blood and guts rugby that TSRFC happened to land on the ill-side of. Besides, who better knows “there’s always next year” better than Maple Leaf fans?

All is not nearly lost, and we will build and thrive on what was the Toronto Scottish 2014 Season.

Great thanks to  Piper Billy Boulet-Gagnon (pictured in above slideshow) for introducing both teams like champions.

You can view more game pictures on our Facebook page:

1st Team Pictures

2nd Team Pictures

First team entry:

Second team entry:

Cameron Homer, 12-year old son of Alumni Director Mike Homer and player on the Toronto City U14 team, was kind enough to share his own words on one of the great days in TSRFC history:

We the Scottish
Through the mud and dirt
Past the aches and hurts
We have had our fair share of sufferings
This matchup between the Scottish and the Beach
Is sure to push the skill and strength of each
A competition like no other
For the McCormick Cup
A battle well earned is about to be fought
To our opponents and friends
I propose a toast
May the best team win
But let sportsmanship be foremost


Special thanks to Fervent Events for covering the bus cost so the Alumni could make it to the game in force. Also to Peter Tasker for ensuring the Piper was well-compensated, and Jim McMillan who has provided us with Picasso-like photography all season.


USA vs All Blacks Game

In other news, the trusty Duke of Kent will be reserving the upstairs for us to watch the November 1st USA vs All Blacks game. Coverage begins at 3:30pm and KO is at 4pm.  Please email Cathy Caldarola if you plan to attend.

St. Andrew’s Awards Banquet

The St. Andrew’s dinner is also being held at the Duke of Devon and is open to all! Formal attire is required, though by the end of the night it’ll probably be the opposite. Payment of $30/ticket can be sent to Sarah Mitchell, who has done an outstanding job keeping us together and sober all year. A ticket includes dinner and the best night of your life.


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