The Howlers are sending both a men and women's team to the Medellin 7's in Colombia on May 24 and 25. See lineups below.
As part of this tour the two teams will hold a joint training session with the Mirmidones Moravia Rugby Club (/www.facebook.com/MirmidonesRC). This contact came about via Damon Weigl a member of the Regina Rogues RFC that has spent 12 months out of the last four years working in this community including with their upstart rugby club.This neighbourhood was built on the Medellin garbage dump, and for 50 yrs people seeking refuge from the rural violence would come build a home on that garbage mountain. Everyone and everything tried to push them off but they hung on. Through the 90’s Moravia was labelled the most violent neighbourhood in the world, but today it is an amazing story of resistance. Here is a video of the story. There are no subtitles but the video is a good visual - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj-kT4p--lk .
The Howlers have donated 2 bags of rugby stuff (jerseys, shorts, shirts, cones , balls ...) to the Moravia Rugby Club which will distributed to them (see attached picture) .
Women's team :
*1. Gill Allen - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
*2. Davine Burton - Toronto, Ontario / St. Thomas, Jamaica
*3. Karley Guebert -Calgary, Alberta
*4. Patricia Jaworski - Calgary Alberta / Pine Hill, Quebec
5. Jennifer Lemon - Hamilton Ontario / Owen Sound, Ontario
6. Sydney Nolan - Kingston Ontario / Chatham, Ontario
*7. Emily Ricketts - Hamilton, Ontario
*8. Charlotte Vallieres - Quebec City, Quebec
9. Dakota Weir - Edmonton Alberta / Raymond, Alberta
10. Amanda Williams - Calgary, Alberta / Souris, Manitoba
*1.James Acker - Montreal, Quebec
2. Taylor Baker - Regina, Saskatchewan
*3. Cole Mosychuk - Kelowna, BC
*4. Simon Fader - London, Ontario
*5. Conrad Rybkowsky - Abootsford, BC
*6. Lucas DeBeer - Abbotsford, BC
7. Jesse Lee Hayman - Toronto, Ontario
*8. Ellis Gray - Halifax, Nova Scotia
*9. Nicolas Arancibia - Santiago, Chile
*10. Jered Douglas - Abootsford, BC
11. Sebastian Pearson - London, Ontario
* capped Howler
"it's more than a game, it's a way of life"
Karl Fix- Club President