Thursday, October 13, 2005

Rugby Game

Comments on the First Annual Kelly-Anne Drummond Memorial Cup that was held yesterday evening:

John's comments: "The evening went just great, a bit cool but nice. McGill won 41 to 3, a good game. I could just close my eyes and see Kell thumping someone from the Martlets. The Cup that they gave out is beautiful, a crystal vase on a nice base. The teams were clapping for Doreen and I as we left the field after the presentation. Mcgill carried a picture of Kell in their pockets. About $1,900 total was collected for the shelter, Concordia matched the contributions. Also a lot of clothes and canned goods were collected."

Doreen's comments: "It was such a bittersweet evening. You would be happy to know that McGill won the cup. It was beautiful... a crystal vase mounted on a pedestal base. It was nice seeing her old Rubgy friends there ....but sad to see that Kell was not among them, but I know she was there in spirit. There was a minute of silence prior to the start of the game in rememberance of Kelly-Anne. It was an honor for us to be on the field presenting the Kelly-Anne Drummond Cup."

Here is more about the game from Concordia's website:

Kelly-Anne Drummond Memorial CupConcordia-McGill to play rugby in honor late Stinger Kelly-Anne Drummond

The Concordia Stingers and the McGill Martlets will play the inaugural Kelly-Anne Drummond Cup game on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Concordia Stadium.

The game will be symbolic of women' university rugby supremacy in Montreal and pay tribute to Kelly-Anne, who died on Oct. 4, 2004. Her boyfriend has been charged with second-degree murder and is awaiting trial.

Drummond was a member of the Stingers women's rugby team from 1999 through 2001. A front row player, she was respected by her teammates for her commitment to the game and her work ethic. She also charmed her many friends with her inquisitiveness and fun-loving approach to life. She graduated from Concordia University with a major in Communications in 2002.

A moment of silence will be observed before the game. Afterwards Doreen Haddad will present the Cup that bears her daughter's name to the captains of the winning team.

There is no charge to attend the game. However, donations of cash, clothes and toys for the West Island Women's Shelter would be appreciated.

Does anyone else who attended the event have anything they would like to share?

And, for the record, I would have prefered if Concordia had been victorious in this one!

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