50th anniversary

Welcome to Rugbyfest. A proud tradition with 50 years of history. 1968 – 2018.

Join us for a celebration of Rugby in Edmonton, Alberta. The 50th Anniversary celebrations will ensure good times so sign up, book your festival tickets and look forward to a HUGE weekend.

History

Rugbyfest began in 1968 when a couple of players – Lynn Davies and David Graham decided to organize a common function for the Edmonton teams that had individually hosted clubs from other provinces. The name “Rugbyfest” was coined and excites everyone who has participated in the past. Teams from B.C. and the Prairies travel to Edmonton to play games against Edmonton clubs with many social events through the weekend – some of them, like the Winnipeg Wasps, have been annual Edmonton visitors for over 35 years. The fest has been an international host to teams from Idaho, Montana, California, Connecticut, Ireland, and Scotland. 

Rugbyfest is held every May long weekend – Victoria Day – with over 75 men’s and women’s teams playing rugby, re-establishing old friendships and making new ones.

Now

Rugbyfest has seen a rebirth as one of Canada’s top seven a side tournaments. We are expecting close to eighty (80) senior rugby sevens sides at the 2017 tournament. 

We offer Men’s, Women’s and Old Boy’s teams with all levels of experience, age, size and ability welcome.

Men’s Prize Money

Men’s competitive  |  $2000 (based on full division)
Runners up  |  $500

Women’s Prize Money

Women’s Competitive  |  $ 2000 (based on full division)
Runners Up  |  $250

SOCIAL DIVISION

Winner  |  Free entry to 2019 event

men’s 10’s

Winner  |  The pride and the glory.

FAQ’s

What time do the games start each day?

The games start on Friday at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. On Saturday morning the games start at 8 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. On Sunday only the semis and finals will take place starting at 10 a.m. Ending at 2:30 p.m.

How much is it to enter the tournament?

October 15th, 2017 – December 31st  |  $50 (Limited to the first 50 teams only – $500 after)

January 1st, 2018 – May 12th  |  $500 (Limited to the first 50 teams only)

Ready to book? Enter HERE

 

How much are the party events?

$10 – Friday Night

$20 – Saturday Night

$30 – Sunday Night

$85 – Combo Ticket for all 3 events (until March 12th)

Can I got to the parties if I’m not playing?

Yes! We encourage everyone to come to the parties and experience Rugbyfest.

Why Costumes?

Because everything is better in a costume!

Location

Ellerslie Rugby Park is a park located in South Edmonton in the neighborhood of Ellerslie. It hosts as the Edmonton Gold’s home field and it also puts on many private events. There are two buildings on the site, the Banquet Room, and the Clubroom. It was opened in 1984.

The park was a major venue for the 2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup, hosting nine pool matches, both semifinals, and four classification matches.

Address: 11004 9 Avenue Southwest, Edmonton

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