On Saturday, December 10/16, a group of Meraloma rugby section members distributed hot soup, bread, baked goods, and some warm clothing on Vancouver’s downtown eastside.
The group, headed up by Alumnus Dave “Crazy Dave” Stephen, consisted of current senior men’s players, coaches, a mini rugby player, rugby executive, and club alumni.
The group used two locations, Oppenheimer Park and the 100 Block of Hastings street (at the Balmoral Hotel), to pass along the food and clothing to those in need. Plans are already in motion to continue this activity in the future.
Those taking part:
John Boulaine, Mike Hall, Mile Racic, David Stephen, Drazen Boticki, Jose Casas, Dan Fumano, Jonah Paul, Scott Larsen, Spencer Bromley, Jemal Paul, Jake Hirst, Dan Holloway, Luke Dinely, Brent Frid (write-up compliments of Brent Frid).