The Captain’s photo along Dallas road days before the Canada Womens Sevens rugby team takes to the field in the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series in Langford. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

VIDEO: Canadian Womens Rugby Sevens team excited for home field advantage

Captain Ghislaine Landry excited to perform for Canadian fans following Olympic medal

Despite a beautiful seaside view along Dallas Rd., Ghislaine Landry had only rugby on her mind.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with eleven players from eleven other countries, the Canadian Womens Rugby Sevens team captain was all smiles, but said team focus was on performing for the hometown crowd.

“We came home to so many new rugby fans and we are hoping to see a lot of them out here this weekend,” Landry said. “As well as all the people that have supported us for five years going.”

Playing on home soil for the first time as Olympic medallists, she said Team Canada is looking to improve on their past home performances in the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens tournament taking place at the Westhills Stadium in Langford. The international tournament has made their Canadian stop in Langford for three straight years.

“You are at home you have all the people here and yeah we are coming off an Olympic medal which for the first time for us is definitely exciting and obviously the girls carry some confidence out of that.”

The team plays May 27-28, for ticket information click here…

Just Posted

Shaving minutes off commutes among the goals for Victoria bus lanes

Work on southbound Douglas Street lane between Tolmie and Hillside getting underway

VicPD nab distracted driver with expired licence

On the phone while in motion, man had overdue fines from driving while impaired

Cooking with ‘Killer’

Reporter Dawn Gibson shares some of her favourite meals to make

Vic-Alert faces tidal wave of registration after tsunami warnings

City of Victoria system is free and provides early warnings of disaster

Sirens don’t sing in tsunami warning for Esquimalt

Officials pleased with process, say sirens would have been activated had threat escalated.

WATCH: Greater Victoria residents gather at higher ground during tsunami warning

Ocean Boulevard and the Esquimalt Lagoon reopened shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberals get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Saanich signals support for in-fill developments in Gorge-Tillicum

The Gorge-Tillicum neighbourhood continues to experience infill. Council’s committee-of-the-whole signaled Saanich’s support… Continue reading

How high is safe from a tsunami? Four metres above sea level

Be disaster ready with food, water and clothing for seven days

Victoria Film Festival set for triumphant return to the big screen

Two decades on, diverse film lineups keep movie-goers coming to the box office

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victoria’s most wanted for the week of Jan. 23

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests or the seizure of property or drug

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

Most Read