Shawnigan Camp 2016

Hello Thunder players and families, we want to let you know what is planned for this summer. If you received this letter from us then you have been selected to represent the Thunder at the Shawnigan Lake camp and the Victoria International 7s tournament. We are entering a U16 and U18 boys’ and girls’ team this year in the tournament, plus a combined U14 team boys with a touring New Zealand side.
Here is the tentative schedule:

  • Tuesday July 5th 10am Meet at Shawnigan Lake School (near the flagpole) – meet the coaches, assign rooms, rugby training  (lunch and dinner provided)
  • Tuesday July 5th Stay overnight at Shawnigan Lake School
  • Wednesday July 6th Rugby training and social events at Shawnigan Lake School (breakfast, lunch, dinner provided)
  • Wednesday July 6th Stay overnight at Shawnigan Lake School
  • Thursday July 7th 3rd day of practice at Shawnigan Lake School (breakfast, lunch, dinner provided)
  • Thursday July 7th Go to Victoria in evening – billeting if required
  • Friday July 8th Victoria International 7s Tournament –  Evening BBQ at UVic First People’s House / Thunder house (dinner provided)
  • Saturday July 9th Victoria International 7s Tournament concludes – return home

Here are some items to consider before arriving at the camp on the 5th:

  • Registration and insurance, players will need to be registered with BCRU for insurance reasons. If you played club rugby or PRCs this year you’re likely already covered, otherwise there is a 2 week registration (~ $40 via credit card) option that will cover you. The registration link is here: we’ll also add the link to our website ( ) and our Facebook page (
  • Bring all necessary rugby kit with you, plus what you need for staying overnight. There will be swimming scheduled at the lake so bring your swimming trunks. There won’t be any certified lifeguards on duty, so if you don’t want your son or daughter swimming please notify us ahead of time.  Please bring black shorts and socks
  • If you require billeting or can offer billeting while in Victoria please let us know ahead of time.
  • The cost is $195 cost per player, $175 before June 1 st .  Please send cheques c/o Vancouver Island Thunder to 1541 McRae Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8P 1G4 or email transfer to prior to camp, or bring cash /cheque at camp.   If you’re having difficulty meeting these costs, contact John Lyall to discuss.

Here is the contact information for the Thunder:

John Lyall (Program Director), , 250-217-9031
Mark Bryant (Communication Coordinator),, 250-418-5072

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact John or Mark.  Please fill in the attached registration and waiver form.  You can scan and email to or bring on first day.  Please RSVP as soon as possible via email so we can confirm numbers.

The Thunder Coaching and Management team



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