2014 PigDog Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 PigDog Awards!

Please forward your nominations to by midnight on Friday, November 7th for the following awards:

Rookie of the Year (Men’s and Ladies) – The rookie who steps up his/her play and commitment to the team and delivers an impact on the field.

Most Improved Player (Men’s and Ladies) – The player who demonstrates, over the course of the year, the greatest level of improvement and commitment to the team on the field.

Most Valuable Player (Men’s and Ladies) - The player who demonstrates the best combination of talent, skill, commitment, and leadership to the team on the field.

PigDog of the Year (aka Rick Kitchin award) – The person who demonstrates the most commitment and dedication to the club on and off the field.

The fine print:

In order to vote, and receive awards, you must be a member in good standing with the club. If you are in debt to the club, please contact Shavonne Dobson to arrange payment.

All members (including social members) are eligible to vote for PigDog of the year; while only members of the men’s team vote for Men’s MVP, MIP, and Rookie; and only members of the ladies team vote for Ladies MVP, MIP, and Rookie.

Nominations will be tallied the weekend of November 8th, and the final slate of candidates will be sent out on Monday, November 10th. Voting will remain open until November 23rd and the winners will be announced at our annual banquet on Saturday, November 29th.

Thank you,                                                                                                                             

Elizabeth Wilson
Dartmouth PigDogs RFC                                                                                                                       

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Q104 Hunger Strike

On Friday, October 10th, 2014, the Dartmouth PigDogs took part in Q104’s 11th Annual Hunger Strike at Sunnyside Mall.  The goal of the Hunger Strike is to stock Feed Nova Scotia’s shelves for Thanksgiving.  

The Dartmouth PigDogs have created a friendly rivalry with Eastern Shore RFC to see who can donate more food by weight to this worthy cause.  The winning club gets bragging rights for the year with the real winners being Feed Nova Scotia.

This year the Dartmouth PigDogs were able to donate 1,228.5 pounds of food with the donations of club members and through fundraising efforts such as weekly 50/50 draws on wing nights at Dave Doolittles.  Eastern Shore RFC put a mighty effort forward as well, donating 565 pounds of food for a combined total of 1,793.5 pounds of food.  That is enough food to feed 105 families in Nova Scotia this Thanksgiving!

For the second year in a row, the PigDogs were the victors.  We look forward to continuing to support his event in the coming years. 

For more information on Q104’s Hunger Strike click here.
For more information on how you can donate to Feed Nova Scotia click here.

To see photos from this event click here

Dartmouth PigDogs Adopt-A-Highway

The PigDogs have adopted a highway! We are now part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program, an international volunteer litter clean-up program created to help make roadsides cleaner, safer, and prettier!

This is a 3-year commitment project we have undertaken which requires two cleanups a year, one in the Fall and one during Spring.

Today, Saturday, October 4th was our very first clean-up! 

After meeting at Dave Doolittles for 9:30am for a good ‘ol hearty breakfast,  We began our clean-up at 11am.

Thanks to the members who came out for the inaugural cleanup. It took more than six hours and we ran out of bags but we are looking forward to the next cleanup in the spring!

To see photos from our first cleanup click here!

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