The Howlers are an invitational rugby club founded by Karl Fix, made up of players and supporters from all parts of Canada, and some other countries, who believe that “rugby is more than a game, but a way of life”. The teams tour to amazing parts of the world to play rugby and take part in unique cultural experiences, while also giving something back to that country’s sport and/or people. The Howlers raise funds and contribute to worthwhile endeavours which are not related to rugby. They use “our game” as a vehicle to build bridges between people around the world, we are all a community and we are stronger together.
In December I spent 2 weeks in the Caribbean; Cuba & Tobago, playing 7s rugby. Our mantra of “it’s more than a game; it’s a way of life” certainly held strong during both of these tours. Unfourtunately due to the lack of competition for the women in Cuba and shitty field conditions in Tobago (pun totally intended ;), I caught pink eye!!), the caliber of rugby wasn’t fantastic. Despite these hurdles we returned home victorious with the women’s team winning Havana 7s and the men’s team winning Tobago 7s!
Women Howlers - Cuba 7s Champions
Post-tournament team mudslide at Tobago 7s
Post mudslide team photo
…THE WAY OF LIFE!”
Cuba Howlers on a tour of Havana, Cuba
Tobago Awards banquet, celebrating the men’s championship win!!
Photo credits to Judy Teasdale