On Saturday, June 23, 2018 the revamped Wanderers Grounds in downtown Halifax will play host to the Rugby Canada Senior Men’s team in an international test match against USA Rugby. The announcement was jointly made by Sports & Entertainment Atlantic, Rugby Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Government of Nova Scotia.
“Our family has always been heavily involved in sport and we’re very lucky to say that we’re a part of the Nova Scotian rugby family,” MacDonald said yesterday after the announcement, “We’re extremely proud to officially announce that we’re a main sponsor of this year’s U16 women’s and U18 men’s provincial teams.”
For Dwaine, rugby is a family affair. Both of his children are heavily involved and invested in the sport. His daughter Shelby is the Keltics’ U18 men’s tour manager and the U16 women’s team manager, while his son Bailey is a veteran of the Keltics’ U16 and U18 men’s teams, and now plays for the Atlantic Rock.
Acadia University and Rugby Nova Scotia will also host the Eastern Canadian Rugby Championships from August 12-19 which will see over 35 teams from Ontario, Quebec, PEI, NFLD and the Nova Scotia Keltics compete in the male and female U18 and U16 divisions. During the seven days of competition, over 1,000 players and visitors are expected to swell Wolfville’s seasonal tourist numbers.