The Ottawa Beavers-Banshees Rugby Football Club is the founding rugby club in Ottawa, and the oldest in Eastern Ontario.

Founded originally as the Ottawa Beavers in 1951, the club amalgamated with the Ottawa’s oldest women’s rugby club the Ottawa Banshees in 2002 to form the Ottawa Beavers-Banshees Rugby Football Club.

For a more in depth history of the club, please see the History sections for the Beavers and the Banshees.

The club is a member of the Easter Ontario Rugby Union (EORU), and currently plays its senior level games in an interlock league between the EORU and the Quebec Rugby Union (FRQ). The junior schedule is managed directly by the EORU, as are the senior teams’ fall leagues.

The Eastern Ontario Rugby Union (EORU)

The EORU is the governing body for the sport of rugby in Eastern Ontario. The EORU is administered by a volunteer executive elected at the EORU Annual General Meeting usually held in December. The EORU does not have any paid staff. The EORU represents the region at meetings of the ORU and the Canadian Rugby Union and administers scheduling, referees, score reporting and league standings for Men’s, Women’s, Junior and Mini Rugby in Eastern Ontario. Visit Website.

The Ontario Rugby Union (ORU)

The ORU is the governing body for the sport of rugby in Ontario. The ORU is administered by a volunteer executive elected at the ORU Annual General Meeting. The ORU also employs three full-time staff. The ORU administers player registration, scheduling, referees, score reporting and league standings for the ORU leagues. Visit Website.

Federation de Rugby du Quebec (FRQ)

The FRQ is the governing body for the sport of rugby in Quebec. The FRQ is administered by a volunteer executive elected at the FRQ Annual General Meeting. The FRQ administers player registration, scheduling, referees, score reporting and league standings for the FRQ leagues. Visit Website.

Twin Elm Rugby Park (TERP)

All home matches take place at Twin Elm Rugby Park, which is an international grade facility. Twin Elm Rugby Park is owned by the four founding clubs that funded the construction of the park 25 years ago – the Bytown Blues, the Ottawa Beavers, the Ottawa Indians and the Ottawa Irish. As a member of the Ottawa Beavers-Banshees RFC, we are a part-owner of Twin Elm, which is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting. Twin Elm also employs staff to maintain the grounds and facilities and runs a full bar and concession stand during the spring, summer and fall. Visit Website.

 

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