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CBC Coverage of Scobie Hall Fire

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CBC Coverage of Scobie Hall Fire

Please use the links below for CBC stories about the Scobie Hall fire.

CBC Montreal 6pm News (11 minutes in)
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/843032643569

CBC News Article
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/scobie-hall-town-of-mount-royal-fire-1.3914856

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Our House

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Our House

Today TMRRFC is mourning the loss of Scobie Hall, commonly known as the TMR Clubhouse, which was gutted by a fire on Christmas morning. We would like to share this news with our members and the entire Quebec Rugby community, as we know our home away from home holds not just fond memories for us, but for our extended rugby family. Currently, police are investigating the cause of the fire.

TMR rugby began renting the Clubhouse in 1971 and later purchased the property. Over the 45 years since, Scobie Hall has been the scene of innumerable, unspeakable acts of love, stupidity, drunkenness, fraternity and all of the very best kinds of regret.

The TMR Clubhouse has proudly played host to touring sides from all over the globe, as well as countless bachelor parties, a number of weddings, baptisms, and funerals.

Our hallowed hall has always been a perfect setting for celebrating courage and glory, as well as a reliable place to commiserate over pain and disappointment. Many heroes were immortalised upon its sacred walls making Scobie Hall a museum of Quebec Rugby.

Regardless of the outcome of the battle on the pitch, our mother, the Clubhouse faithfully welcomed all combatants home. After each endeavour whether victorious or disastrous, we were taken in to bandage our wounds, toast to our opponents and to bask in the sweaty glow of fine violence that makes up a truly noble game of rugby.

For the moment, the future of our home remains unclear, but it is certain that little, if anything contained within has survived. Though our past has been lost, it will not be forgotten.

Please continue to visit the website and follow our social media platforms for further news / updates regarding Scobie Hall.


Aujourd'hui, TMRRFC vit la perte de Scobie Hall, également connu sous le nom du Club House de TMR, qui a été éviscéré par le feu le jour de Noël. Nous souhaitons partager cette nouvelle avec nos membres ainsi que l’ensemble de la communauté de rugby du Québec, puisque nous reconnaissons que ce lieu à une valeur sentimentale non seulement pour nous, mais aussi pour toute la famille du rugby québécois.

Le club de rugby TMR réside au Club House depuis 1971. Depuis 45 ans, Scobie Hall a été le théâtre d'innombrables actes d'amour, de stupidité, d'ivresse, de fraternité et de toutes sortes de tendres regrets.

Le Club House de TMR a fièrement accueilli différentes équipes de partout à travers le monde, ainsi que d'innombrables enterrements de vie garçon, de mariages et de funérailles y ont été célébrés.

Le Club House a toujours été un cadre parfait pour célébrer le courage et la gloire ainsi qu'un endroit fiable pour apaiser la douleur et la déception. De nombreux héros ont été immortalisés sur ses murs faisant de Scobie Hall un musée du Rugby québécois.

Indépendamment de l'issue de la bataille sur le terrain, le Club House accueillait fidèlement tous combattants. Après chaque effort, victorieux ou désastreux, nous y trouvions refuge pour soigner nos blessures, pour remercier nos adversaires et pour exagérer massivement nos exploits dans la violence exquise qui rend aussi noble le rugby.
our le moment, l'avenir de notre maison demeure incertain. Son contenu, cependant, a pour sa part été détruit dans les flammes. Bien que les objets de notre passé soient perdus, notre héritage ne sera pas oublié.

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Rugby Canada Congratulates TMRRFC on 60th Anniversary

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Rugby Canada Congratulates TMRRFC on 60th Anniversary

TMRRFC received an award and congratulations from Rugby Canada this past week, congratulating the club on its 60th Anniversary.

From Rugby Canada CEO Graham Brown:

Dear Members of the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club,

I am writing to congratulate the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club on achieving a very significant milestone in your rugby club’s history. Achieving a 60th Anniversary is something special for all those associated with the club and a milestone achieved by very few rugby clubs across Canada. Your club has assisted rugby in Canada at many levels and those who have been associated with the Club over the past 60 years have helped shape the sport from the grass fields of the Town of Mount Royal region to the National Union.

The current and past executive members of the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club are to be congratulated for the tireless effort and dedication that has gone into ensuring that the many rugby players who have experienced our game, had that opportunity. As with any milestone such as marking a 60th anniversary, congratulations must also go to the many other groups with the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club community who have supported your club over the years. The many athletes (young and old), the many families of those athletes who supported their involvement each year and the many coaches, physiotherapists, managers, referees and volunteers who gave freely of their time. I would be remiss if I were not to also acknowledge those within your club who are now no longer with us and unable to share in the achievement. I am sure they would be very proud.

It is my understanding your club will be marking this tremendous occasion on over the Labour Day weekend this coming September. I wish you all the best during this period of celebration, and congratulations once again on a truly remarkable achievement.

All those involved in rugby across Canada share in the congratulatory praise for a job well done over the past 60 years!

Sincerely,
RUGBY CANADA

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A Great Club Cuptoberfest

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A Great Club Cuptoberfest

Last Saturday, in TMR tradition, players past and present joined together for a game held in memory of Pascal Coletti. Pascal's son Charlie kicked off the day, and the game that followed was a tough contest between exuberant youngsters and experienced veterans. Both sides had strong spells throughout the match, and the game moved up and down the field at a really good tempo. Hopefully those in attendance enjoyed the spectacle as much as those on the filed enjoying playing. When all was said and done the under 30's were defeated by the overs, as Sibber put it "Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill". A huge thank you goes to Pierre Drolet refereeing the game and keeping everyone in check.

Following the rugby it was back to the clubhouse to begin the third half festivities. Scobie Hall was transformed into llittle Bavaria with the first TMR Cuptoberfest. The BBQ was fired up and soon the Bratwurst were sizzling away on the grill. To keep everyone "hydrated" in the beautiful weather the Oktoberfest Night Märzen beer from Beau's Brewery was flowing, a great selection by Brewmaster Bobby Swail.

Thank you to everyone who attended, it is always great to see the TMR family come together for events like these. Special shout outs have to go out to those that organised and ran the day; Bobby Swail, Serge Ghattas, Michael Mooner and Matt "ZZ" Gronau. As well as Mooner's wife Sandy for the photos of the day and also to the guys that stepped up to set up the clubhouse and help prepare the food.

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Coletti Cup - 27th September

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Coletti Cup - 27th September

The 2014 edition of the Coletti Cup will be held at 2pm at the Rec Center. Please come out in good numbers for what is always a spirited game between the under and over 30s.

Following the game we will be holding "Cuptoberfest" at the clubhouse. Its the perfect time of year to enjoy a few Oktoberfest ales from Beau's Brewery and grab a couple of sausages off the grill. We hope to see you all there.

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TMR Alumni Down Under

Great to hear from one Alumni about a recent reunion with a fellow Townie in New Zealand.

Je m’appelle Chris Luoni de Nouvelle Zelande. J’ai joue au rugby pour TMR entre 1976 a 1980 avec un ami s’appelle Jacques Epelbaum.  Jacques habite a Paris and cette semaine il reste a chez nous a Nouvelle Zelande.

En anglais – we went to the All Blacks vs Australia test match last Saturday which was a terrific game and yesterday I introduced Jacques to Dave Rennie who is Head Coach of the Chiefs Super 15 team – winners of the Super 15 championship in 2 of the last 3 years. Dave is a major candidate to be the All Blacks Head Coach in the near future.

I thought our news about a TMR reunion after 37 years would interest you. I am known to people like John Dodwell and Bernie Loftus , Larry Doyle etc.

Regards

Chris Luoni

Chris, Jacques and Dave Rennie

Chris, Jacques and Dave Rennie

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