Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New' Year's Levee 2016

New Years Touch (played for two halves (the second half much shorter than the first, due to snowstorm)

Venue: Alway Field; (played lengthwise)

Referee: everyone

Weather: little snow but -2 with a cold wind from the south west.

Attendance:  one girlfriend, one daughter and  two girls (twins age 8) forced to come by their dad (come on we'll have a great time) , and  Robby Millar who showed at half but of course had fully intended to play.


Half time

 We actually had twenty-five players this year (a unofficial new record: since records were kept)

I have lost the paper with the names on it so I will not list everyone.

Cameron (above) came over from Ireland in 2015, and thought he should dress in shorts as Canadian boys would (next year he will be bundled up).
Vic (above) thinks the fewer clothes you put on the fewer you have to take off.

And then there is Chris, I am not sure what he was thinking (he did not last long).

This is how you dress

Frank (the town's hat-trick-hockey leader at the time) also was warm enough. 
Gabi and Ava or Ava and Gabi

Alex had full intentions but got up too late. 
This year's distinguished chili judges.

Dean was the chili winner (holding the prestigious chili maiden award) and yes that is a Palm Bay in his hand (perhaps his secret to great chili.)

Our little blog had 32, 209 hits since its start in Dec 2008 and  we had 8,500 hits in 2015 which was 1,500 more than in 2014 which was 1,500 more than in 2013.  I think an awful lot of people around the world  are disappointed when they type in "Hooligan" to google and get our effort (small town rugby team) as one of the choices. But that is tough, they should stop admiring hooligans and do something good in their life, like play rugby.
 In case you do not know Grimsby, these are photos from Beamer's Point on the escarpment overlooking the town and Lake Ontario.  Come visit and see the rugby club.
Looking east

Looking north-eastish

Looking north

Since 2010 the most active blog has been  " Wilmot away" but this blog has stalled and a reading I made of Les Barker's poem "Detritus" at the 2013 dinner got 244 hits last year to massively overtake Wilmot and is now at 469 views.

We hope everyone has a great 2016, which just happens to be the fortieth season of the club. 

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