Some 15 years ago, the City of Langford set out to rebrand itself as the sport tourism destination in British Columbia. Already home to Golf Canada, Cycling Canada and Rugby Canada, there’s still lots more to come in 2020.

Look out for a new boxing training facility to house Boxing BC headquarters at City Centre Park. The facility will help build B.C.’s provincial boxing team as well as local competitive boxers—not to mention providing our local community with another great option for recreational fitness, health and wellness.

As the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series competition nears the end, Canada’s Dream Team has moved into 2nd Place in the World Series —and is on track for an Olympic Qualifier moving into the second to last tournament this May 11 and 12 weekend, at the newly-renovated Westhills Stadium!

This round is going to be all out intensive action with Canada looking to beat New Zealand who is leading the women’s series standings (72 points). Canada is in second place (66 points) with USA in third (64 points) followed by Australia in fourth place (56 points).

As the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series competition passes the halfway mark, the race for the coveted World Series title continues—and it’s headed straight to the newly-renovated Westhills Stadium for the weekend of May 11 and 12!

This round is the second to last tournament before the finale in Biarritz, France in June. Currently, the team to beat is New Zealand who is leading the women’s series standings (60 points). The USA is in second place (48 points) with Canada tied with Australia in third place (46 points).

Approximately 1,900-square-metre, two-storey Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre will serve as the home to all of Rugby Canada’s national teams, as well support the training needs of other high performance amateur athletes in the region. It’s a world-class facility right here in the West Shore.

The speed, simplicity, and ease of play are all contributing to the sudden, exciting rise in popularity of Rugby 7s today. Rugby 7s is a variation of Rugby Union. When you’re watching the game, the most obvious difference is that Rugby 7s teams are made up of 7 players playing 7-minute halves.

In just a few years this game has come so far, especially for Rugby Canada women, who believe they have put rugby on the map in Canada and are pushing to be the best team in the world!

GoWestShore Magazine staff caught up with 5 Rugby 7s Olympians at their Rugby Canada home base in Langford, BC. The women were busy training for the start of the HSBC World Series in Sydney, Australia (January 26-27 where they won bronze!) but we managed to fit in a cover photo shoot anyway—out in the field in the pouring rain!