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FAQ+WEEKEND GUIDE

How to navigate your weekend.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tournament info

What time do the games start each day? Where's the schedule?


The games start on Friday at 5 p.m. and run until 9. p.m. On Saturday morning, the games start at 8 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. On Sunday, the semis and the finals will take place starting at 10 a.m., ending at 2:30 p.m. The schedule can be found here. It will be live the week before the event or as soon as we have full draws, so be sure to register early!




How much does it cost to register a team?


It varies between sport and division. Check out the full list of prices here. You can get 25% off before August 1 so register early!




When's the registration deadline?


August 27, 2021. If you register before August 1, 2021, you're eligible for the early bird discount of 25%, so start organizing now!




Do we need to be early for the games?


Please show up 15 minutes before your game time so that we can run the tournament on schedule. Teams that arrive five minutes or more late will forfeit their game.




What are your COVID protocols?


See our COVID-19 Response page for all the details on what we're doing regarding COVID-19 and related safety protocols.




If AHS guidelines still prohibit team sports, what will happen?


If the restrictions are reinstated at the time of the event, we will cancel the event for the year. If you have already paid, we'll roll your entry fees over until next year or you can contact us for a 90% refund.




What happened to Rugbyfest?


Don't worry! Rugbyfest is still alive and an integral part of the weekend. It will live on as the festival-side of the event. Rugbyfest is a party and it's going to continue to be just that—THE party.




Why did the event move to St. Albert?


With some uncertainty about the availability of Ellerslie Rugby Club for our planned September dates, we weren't able to organize the event there. The St. Albert Rugby Football Club offers the physical space for the event and it offers awesome camping options for both tents and RVs. Since there are no residential neighbours, we can also have a bigger party with live outdoor music. There are also more parking options.





Accomodations

What time can we start setting up for camping?


10 a.m. on Friday! First come, first served for campsite so get here early. Camping fees for both RVs and tents will be $10 per night.




Can we bring pets?


No pets :( We love them, but to make sure we're not playing on a turf of turds we don't allow any pets.




What amenities do you have for campers?


Campers will have access to a complete toilet and shower block. There are no power hookups.




What if I don't want to camp?


Try one of our nearby partner hotels! We get group rates, so if camping's not your scene, we've got options for you.




What are my food options on-site?


We will have multiple vendors catering to everyone from the meat eater to the plant eater to the sweet tooth. Breakfast options will be served daily.




How do I book a campsite?


Reach out to us on the Contact page and we'll help you book your site!





Festival

Can I come to the parties if I'm not playing?


Yes! We encourage everyone to come to the parties to experience the live music and festival feel.




Is there a theme for the Sunday party?


Why yes, yes there is. Cult Classics! What does that mean? Think of that movie that somehow grew a following for, seemingly, no reason. Are these good or do you love them for some other reason: Top Gun? Princess Bride? Pulp Fiction? Pick a cult and worship it.





Sponsors + vendors

How do I offer services or sponsor this event?


Contact us! We'd love to hear your ideas and get you involved.




Can I become a vendor at this event (food, drink, etc.)?


You bet. Use the contact form and someone will be in touch with more information.





weekend guide

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FOR FAMILIES

Rugby is for everyone! Bring the kids down to give them a chance to learn about a new sport. 

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FOR PLAYERS

Make the most of your weekend. Pick a division, bring the right gear, go to the best parties.

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FOR FRIENDS

Don't know much about rugby? Don't care. Everyone is welcome. 

ABOUT EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL SEVENS

Edmonton International Sevens, formerly known as Rugbyfest, is a new take on a long rugby tradition in Edmonton. Rugbyfest began in 1968 when a couple of players, Lynn Davies and David Graham, decided to organize a common function for the Edmonton teams that had individually hosted clubs from other provinces. Teams across Canada travel to Edmonton to play and participate in a weekend full of social events. The tournament has hosted teams from Winnipeg to Montana, to California, to Connecticut, to Ireland and Scotland. The tournament hosts over 75 men’s and women’s teams, playing rugby, reestablishing old friendships and making new ones.