January 29, 2013 · 11:13 AM

COMOX VALLEY ATHLETIC Association founder Peter Parke fires up GP Vanier rugby athletes at a fundraising hotdog sale in preparation for the Feb. 7-10 Las Vegas Invitational Rugby Tournament. / PHOTO SUBMITTED




Since the fall, GP Vanier Towhees rugby players have been busy with part-time jobs, full-time studies and fundraising in the community to prepare for their upcoming Rugby 7s tour to Las Vegas.

Parke, assistant coach, and founder of the Comox Valley Athletic Association (CVAA), is excited to see his dream become a reality to help the young athletes in our community come to full fruition. “I believe the sport experience can open the door for a young person to see not only who they are, but more importantly what they can aspire to be,” he said.  “Whether working together on or off the field we learn what dedication, accountability, and hard work is about -all important attributes to set the stage for life."

The team wraps up its fundraising efforts with a Burger Night at the Prime Chop House this Thursday, Jan.  31. “On behalf of the CVAA we invite everyone from our community to come out for the evening to support our local athletes and enjoy a burger or pasta meal with us,” Parke said.


“Tickets are only $20 with $5 going to the team.  There will be a silent auction, meat draw, and plenty of community spirit – all for a worthy cause.”  Further details are on the Comox Valley Athletic Association Facebook page.