MP Zimmer Takes Part in Friendly Rugby Game on Parliament Hill
Ottawa, ON – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, joined fellow Members of Parliament, media personalities, and members of Canada’s national senior men’s rugby team for a friendly game of rugby on the Parliament Hill lawn today.
The “Game on the Hill” was organized by Rugby Canada as a way to showcase and promote Sevens rugby and the summer rugby season in Canada.
“As a former premier player and university coach, rugby has always been a passion of mine,” said Mr. Zimmer. “I am pleased to see the sport’s popularity in Canada continue to grow with the rising success of our national teams.”
The National Senior Men’s team will begin the summer season with a game against the United States on June 9th. They will then play Italy on June 15th and Georgia on June 23rd. Canada is currently ranked 13th in the world.
“Some of my fondest memories are from being on the rugby field and I encourage all residents to get involved in their local leagues,” said Mr. Zimmer. “It is a great sport for people of all ages and a great way to stay active.”
Canada will also be striving to compete for Olympic Gold when Sevens rugby returns to the Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1924.
For more information: please visit: www.rugbycanada.ca