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  1. Dwayne we are friends, but I couldn't disagree with you more on these posts. The Voyageurs has evolved significantly since you were running the organization. I love having the forum for people to communicate, but it no longer holds the importance it once did. There are many places we meet and connect on social media, as well as in person. If the message board is all the Voyageurs is to you, then you are missing out on a lot. I am a proud Voyageur, and I chat with fellow Voyageurs almost daily. Sometimes in the forum, but usually in other places. That's a choice I make, not because I have issues with how the forum is run, but because if feels more convenient to connect on other social platforms. Message boards aren’t dead, but they are not what they used to be, when there are many other ways to connect. I’ve been part of so many Voyageurs activities in the last couple of years, from viewing parties to live games (in several cities). I’m a bit dismayed that you could say the Voyageurs are dead. It is very much alive. For those that think Jamie is running the show alone, this is misguided. It’s true that Jamie has put in an unbelievable amount of personal time and money into this, but he is not acting alone. There are Voyageurs all across the country helping Jamie promote the Voyageurs regionally, offering advice, and opinions. Lending a hand on game day, and leading up to game day. And there are several very active Voyageurs who have worked closely with Jamie with the incorporation. And saying Jamie is the only Voyageur because he is the only name on the not-for profit, makes no sense. There are only 4 of us on the RRR not for profit, but we aren’t the only members. I agree that Doug shouldn’t have been banned. But the tizzy this has devolved into is a bit incomprehensible. If you want to call for more transparency fine. That is a fair comment. But to suggest the Voyageurs are nothing, is quite frankly offensive to all of the active members of the Voyageurs, putting in a lot of hard work, time and passion.
  2. I should have mentioned that as well. Here are the details on that: Scarf Design Contest To help pass the time while we wait for Valour to return to the pitch, we decided to run a contest for our next scarf design. We are looking for entries from Red River Rising members who support Valour FC and we would love to see what you can come up with! All submitted designs will be voted on by fellow supporters to determine the winner. We will then hold a pre-order drive to help members guarantee a new scarf as this will be a limited-edition scarf. The winning designer will receive a scarf on the house as well as your choice of a $20.00 gift card to either the Valour store, Kings Head, or Nicolino’s. Please see rules: Open to members of Red River Rising who support Valour FC Can design a traditional Football scarf, or Summer scarf (lighter for hot days) Entries must incorporate our Red River Rising Logo Entries are due to contest@redriverrising.ca by 23h59 on May 20, 2020 Voting will begin on May 25, 2020 and close ten days after on June 4, 2020 Winner will be announced shortly after Pre-ordering open on June 15, 2020 and close July 3, 2020
  3. We had an epic TIFO planned for our opener against Ottawa. We can shelve it though, and roll it out whenever Ottawa finally makes an appearance here.
  4. I thought I'd get us started again. We are having a 'Fauxpening Day' virtual tailgate (via Zoom) on Saturday, during the time that we would have gathered pre-game for Valour's season opener. If you want to join, I'll email the link and login info if you RSVP here (Zoom limits the number of people that can login, so that's why we need an RSVP rather than just posting the login info) Rob Gale and Jose Galan will be joining us. We are sending some baby gifts for Jose, and he'll open them during the call. We are also hosting a Quarantine TIFO contest, and the Kings Head is donating a $25 gift card and a scarf as the prize. Rob Gale, Jose Galan & Chris Graves (from the Kings Head) will be judging. You can find more details about the contest here: https://www.redriverrising.ca/2020/04/28/kings-head-quarntine-tifo-contest/ We'll also sing a few songs, as we would have on the march to the match. We are encouraging people to order take out from the places they would have gathered at pre-game (particularly the Kings Head, Nicolinos & Stone Angel). Since the tailgate starts early on saturday, you may need to plan ahead and order tomorrow (Friday). The Kings Head has put together an RRR Tailgate package (6 cans of beer, a frozen pizza and skittles for $35) - https://www.kingshead.ca/new-products-1/valour-fc-red-river-rising-tailgate-package
  5. I feel like I might be losing my mind, but I can't find the Valour 2020 thread anymore. Is it gone, or am I just blind?
  6. Yep. All teams are getting new home kits as well this year.
  7. I'm not sure if 8 votes is enough of a sample size to be representative of the Voyageurs, but at 35 points, Ashley Lawrence is the clear winner. Sinclair and Labbé tied for second/third with 9 points each.
  8. The only one I'm really solid on is Lawrence at #1. 1. Ashley Lawrence 2. Christine Sinclair 3. Jessie Fleming
  9. We can't very well only have a Men's player of the year, so I thought I'd start the Women's poll The deadline for submissions is 12:01 AM (Pacific) January 1st, New Years Day 2020. Submissions for PoY must have a first place, second place, and third place selection. A point system is used to calculate a players points total at the completion of polling. A player will receive 5 points for a 1st place selection, 3 points for a 2nd place selection, and 1 point for a 3rd place selection. The player with the highest final aggregate total will be declared the Voyageurs International Player of the Year. Only one submission per IP address. Additional submissions from the same IP address allowed entirely at the Administrators discretion. For a player to be eligible for the Voyageurs International Player of the Year the player must have been selected for international duty at the senior level in 2019 and be eligible to play for Canada, in accordance with FIFA laws & statutes
  10. I believe the Kings Head viewing will be in the lower area. They had a big screen down there last month, so it is probably still there. For Nicolinos, we will be in private room for sure, so start there. Nick is also going to have the game on in the lounge as well, though it will likely be busy over dinner.
  11. There is a second viewing party in Winnipeg, at The Kings Head - 120 King Street West
  12. Winnipeg Viewing will be at Nicolinos again (2077 Pembina Highway). We will likely be in the private room. https://www.nicolinosrestaurant.com/
  13. The #CanPLtrophychallenge has been fun tonight Of course I had to share my own
  14. LBG is up for CanPL best XI CM. He is currently in second, but a long way off of Becker. If you want to vote, you can do it here:
  15. If anyone is coming to watch the game at Nicolinos today, we are going to have a collection bin for Winnipeg Harvest
  16. We posted the vote the day after that game where Attardo scored the two goals, and that likely influenced people. LBG was my vote, and most people I talked to voted for Bustos (who was my runner up) but lots of votes were submitted for Attardo. I think next year I would like to share the vote with our mailing list rather than posting it publicly, so that we can know the results reflect RRR members. I'm not saying they didn't this year, but we can't really know. It might be fun to do a vote here for player of the year, with the usual Voyageurs ranking system. Rather than start a new thread, if people want to tag me in the post, I can tally up the results at the end of day on Sunday. List your top 3 (3 points will go to first, 2 points to second and 1 point to third). I'm with you @Lofty (I added your vote to the tally). My top 3 are: 1. LBG 2. Bustos 3. Petrasso
  17. It was a lot of fun. I think all of the players came except the three that have already left Canada. Attardo was voted Player of the Year and LBG won goal of the year . I put some video up here http://www.redriverrising.ca/player-of-the-year-goal-of-the-year/
  18. We are having an end of season event at the Kings Head tonight (6:30 start). We will give out the RRR Player of the Year award and the Goal of the Year award at 7. Most of the team will be there, but they have to leave at 8:00 because they fly to Victoria early tomorrow. Kids are allowed at the Kings Head until 9:00 and all are welcome!
  19. It looks to me like tickets sold for tonight's game are about 3500. With a temperature around 1 at kick off, on a Wednesday night, I doubt we'll see much walk up traffic, and there will surely be no shows. Unfortunately, it's going to be a sparse crowd tonight. I expect 144 to have a good turnout however, so we'll be bringing the noise to see the season out in Winnipeg 😉
  20. You'd think it would be obvious, but apparently not to everyone...
  21. We have a goal of the year award on the RRR website. It’s closing soon so we can present it at the Kings Head on Thursday but it’s still open if you want to vote http://www.redriverrising.ca/goal-of-the-year/?fbclid=IwAR3FB01lehJans2sO_P2iAxuMsxL2ug1LO2ElpPBXN3l7xAZj1T94fad7SI
  22. It's official. Valour cannot finish last in the Fall table or the combined table 😉
  23. Lots of NWSL players go to Australia to play in the W league during the off season, mostly to keep fit, but also to supplement the income. I've never noticed anyone seem too fatigued to play when they return, but sometimes the players that play year round seem a bit more injury prone. Considering Sacremento is heading there injured, hopefully they take care not to over do it in New Zealand, as well as when he returns.
  24. Or maybe we should call the bombers the "Birds". I suppose "Lions" is not completely crazy because of the lion on the Victoria Cross, but it just doesn't feel right, and I really hate the idea of OneSoccer analysts deciding the team nic name. If we aren't using that, they shouldn't be
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