How to navigate your weekend of rugby, family-fun, games, live entertainment, festivals, camping and more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
How much does it cost to register a team?
When's the registration deadline?
April 30, 2020. If you register before March 1, 2020, 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 time can we start setting up for camping?
10 a.m. on Friday! First come, first served for campsite so get here early.
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?
If you're camping at Ellerslie, you have access to the Ellerslie Rugy Club facility which includes indoor showers and washrooms.
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.
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.
How do I offer services or sponsor this event?
Contact us! We'd love to hear your ideas and get you involved.
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. The name “Rugbyfest” was coined and excites everyone who has participated in the past. Teams from B.C. and the Prairies travel to Edmonton to play games against Edmonton clubs with many social events through the weekend – some of them, like the Winnipeg Wasps, have been annual Edmonton visitors for over 35 years. The fest has been an international host to teams from Idaho, Montana, California, Connecticut, Ireland, and Scotland. Rugbyfest is held every May long weekend – Victoria Day – with over 75 men’s and women’s teams playing rugby, re-establishing old friendships and making new ones.