York Festival

On Thursday, August 17, TIRF was in York to host a FREE End of Summer Festival. The festival took place at the Esther Shiner Civic Stadium and was a full day of outdoor rugby-orientated games, and carnival-inspired activities will leave your campers with a truly memorable summer camp experience.

The day was designed with age- and skill- appropriate activities for girls and boys between the ages of 6 to 14 to play games flag tag, flag rugby, and ultimate rugby. Check out our photos from the festival and read our frequently asked questions below.

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TIRF York Summer Festival
When: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Where: Esther Shiner Civic Stadium
5720 Bathurst St,
North York, ON M2R 3W2

TTC bus routes that travel to Esther Shiner Civic Stadium are:
Finch Station: Bus #36
Wilson Station:  Bus #160
Bathurst Station: Bus #7

10:00 – 10:30 am:      Camp arrival and registration
10:45 am:                   Introductions and opening statements
11:00 am:                   Activities begin

*Lunch integrated into activities schedule*

2:25  – 2:40 pm:          Awards ceremony and closing remarks
2:45 pm:                     Day concludes

Lead Contact:
Mikhail Jeremiah, Mikhail.Jeremiah@TIRFrugby.ca


  • What is the TIRF York Summer Festival? – a communal gathering of summer camps and community members from across Scarborough to celebrate and promote the sport of rugby, as well as healthy living though an active lifestyles. A variety of fun and inclusive activities will run throughout the day, and prizes will be awarded.
  • Will food be provided? — Snacks: yes. Lunch: please bring your own
  • Water? – Yes, the City of Toronto will be bringing the H20 to Go Trucks. Please bring a reusable water bottle.
  • What should kids bring? – Sunscreen, reusable water bottle if they have, running shoes and athletic clothes.
  • What activities will be there? Variety of both rugby-focused and multi-sport games, and activities such as face-painting, temporary tattooing, and a bouncy castle!
  • Is rugby dangerous? All games are fully non-contact, and First Aid volunteers will be on site as a precaution for any minor injuries.

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