Yeomen Lions RFC

Men O' Paws

To play or drink with the Men O' Paws contact Alistair Fraser -
Navigate the PAWS Section using the links below:

Where we Play
Pictures of the PAWS
Frank Calomino Day

Where we play:

Directions to Sunnybrook Park
Located at Leslie and Eglinton - entrance is opposite the Inn on the Park hotel;
The rugby pitches are about 1 mile from the entrance.
Follow the road to the riding stables and then go up the hill and the two rugby fields are down to your right (south) from the road

Burlington clubhouse at Sherwood Park (NOBS):
Exit South off QEW at Appleby Line.
Go under the GO Train bridge,
Turn east at the next light (Fairview) and go to end of road (.

Crusaders Pitch:
QEW West to Ford Drive;
North on Ford Drive for less than 1 mile;
Crusaders pitch on west side of road.

Directions to Markham field (Greyhares):
From Hwy #404 Exit Hwy #404 at Hwy #7.
Go east on Hwy #7 until Kennedy Rd.
Turn left on Kennedy Rd (north) and go to 1st set of lights - Austin Drive. Turn right on Austin Dr. and continue until you reach the field.

Directions to Centennial Park
North on McCowan from Hwy #7 past Markville Shopping Center, turn left (west) on Bulloch Drive,
the parking lot for the park is on the right off Bulloch (pull into the GO Transit facility).

Directions to Hamilton pitch (Vintage):
Highway 403 up the Hamilton “mountain”, exit at Lincoln Alexander Parkway. Take the Parkway east to Upper Gage, turn left (north).
Turn right (east) at Mohawk Road E., the right again (south) at Upper Kenilworth.
The pitch, parking, and clubhouse are in the Mohawk Sports Park on your left.

Directions to Wanderers Field ...
401 to Westney Road, North to Taunton Road, East to Harwood Road (watch for the road just before the RR tracks, it's easy to miss), South on Harwood, the field is on your left.

Directions to Fletchers Fields. Clubhouse phone: 905-887-7396
Take Hwy 404 north from Toronto, past Hwy 407 and HWY 7.
Exit HWY 404 at Major MacKenzie Drive.
Go right (east) on Major MacKenzie to second lights (Woodbine Ave.).
Turn left (north) on Woodbine Ave. and drive through village of Victoria Square (1 mile).
About ¾ mile past Victoria Square turn left (west) at 19th Line.
Fletchers Fields is located on the south side of 19th Line about ¼ mile from Woodbine.
There is a large sign for Fletchers Fields at 19th. Line and Woodbine.


Below are some images of the old boys (click on them for a full size version):

May 30/04 vs. XL's (with a couple of Dragons) May 30/04 vs. XL's (with a couple of Dragons)
May 30/04 vs. XL's (with a couple of Dragons) Frank Calomino Day April 2003.

First Annual Frank Calamino Day

In Memory of a True Lionheart and a Friend

I feel an incredible amount of sadness. Frank was a great guy who made me feel happy to be in his company off the pitch and more secure and comfortable when he was on the pitch. For those of you who didn't have the pleasure of playing rugby with Frank, the following story depicts what kindof person he was.(it's also my favorite story to tell those who don't play the game and ask why I do.)

Playing a few years back against the Barbs, I was subject to rather late hit by my opposite number. I was thrown into the bleachers while already out of bounds. I wasn't hurt bad and thought nothing of the incident. Frank came over and told me not to worry, he'll take care of it.

I waited until the end of the game, nothing happened and I forgot about the incident. 2 years later we are playing the Barbs again. A player gets hurt and is carried off the field. Again, I thought nothing of until Frank comes over and says, "I told you, I'd take care of it."

John Dick

Toronto Lions RFC