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News & Announcements

Tim Powers: New Chairman of Rugby Canada's Board of Directors

by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club, 2016-04-22T12:32:07-07:00April 22 2016, at 12:32 PM PDT


Tim Powers has played and volunteered for the Irish for many years. In addition to being a force in the pack, Tim has played to critical role in organizing many prestigious rugby events including the first Rugby on the Parliament Hill event in 2009 to support the Military Families Fund, as well as bringing many international and provincial level games to Ottawa. He has been on the Rugby Canada board since 2012 and was recently named the Chairman of the Board.

When he’s not playing or involved in rugby strategic planning, Tim is the Vice-Chairman of Summa Strategies, a leading Canadian public affairs consulting firm, and the Managing Director of Abacus Data, an opinion research company, both headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Powers is also a media commentator, appearing frequently on CBC’s “Power and Politics”. He regularly reports for the “Voice of the Common Man” radio station and serves as a guest host. Additionally, he writes for the Hill Times newspaper.

The Irish wish him all the best with his newest appointment.


Past Announcements

2016 Registration is Open

2016-04-12 12:38 PDT by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club

Registration costs for 2016 rugby season
Senior players: 480$
Students: 430$
Junior... [more]

Free Mini & Junior Rugby Clinic

2016-04-12 12:32 PDT by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club

Sat April 23, starting at 8 AM
Superdome,1660 Bearbrook Rd, Gloucester, ON

Remembering Bill Foster

2016-04-12 12:13 PDT by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club

The rugby community lost a legend this last weekend – Bill “Biff” Foster died of a heart attack at his Orleans home on Monday Feb 30th, 2016. Bill was a hero to so many – a key playing member of the Ottawa Irish 1st XV from 1986-92, a friend, a coach, a ment... [more]

Three OIRC on Canada’s Senior Women’s Long List

2016-04-12 12:09 PDT by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club

Congratulations to Irene Patrinos, Pam Buisa and Erin Van Gulik who have been named on the Canada’s Senior Women’s 2016 Roster Long List!
For more details, you can visit the Rugby Canada website:

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