On the eve of the Canada Sevens in Vancouver, the Terrace Northmen came to visit the Surrey Beavers for a good will, completely BCRU sanctioned, clash under the Friday Night Lights for the second time in club history.
Leap Day leaped up on us this Leap Year, like an untrained puppy. The question would be, what outcome would this quadrennial bonus day hold, when Bayside Sharks RFC came to Sullivan Heights for a rare Beaver home game, the first since December 14, 2019 and the first time since November 16, 2019 that Firsts and Seconds were at home together. Our rugby brother Rusty Johnson had to email the Alumni to remind them that the club still existed.
For the second consecutive week the BCRU chose to separate the Surrey Beavers First and Second Divisions, when the Firsts were scheduled to play a Premier Reserve match. To compound issue the Firsts were to play Meraloma at Connaught Park in Vancouver and the Seconds were to take on the Brit-Lions in Delta with identical 12:45 start times. The Brit-Lions ended up being extremely generous in the availability of the field and bumped the Seconds start time to 11:15. So a few of the substitutes could make the start of the Firsts game and the rest would be there for half time.
Up until February 8 the schedule makers had a perfect design as far as keeping our 2-team club together, playing in the same locations. Saturday February 8 would split the sides for the first time this season with the Firsts visiting the UBC Thunderbirds Premier Reserves and the Seconds across town to see the Scribes RFC.