How to become a Referee
There is a seven step process to becoming a referee:
See the details listed here on the RO website - which includes this link to the list of courses available.
Brian Chatland Award
The 2014 AGM saw the inaugural presentation of the Brain Chatland Award. Created to honour the memory of Brain and his commitment to rugby referee development, the annual award is presented to the person(s) making a significant contribution to referee development in the TTDRS.
The 2014 awards winners are:
James Bateman - for his leadership, organization, and technical expertise in setting up and managing the referee video system that is now in use. James, your leadership in this area has been invaluable.
James Andoloro - for his commitment to referee coaching. In this, his first year as a CMO, he filed more coaching reports and worked with more referees than any other in the TDDRS. Many thanks for your enthusiastic entry to the much-needed CMO role, James.
Rose Labreche (and Sherry Trumbull, BC) who have been appointed by World Rugby to referee at the upcoming series of internationals involving Canada, England, New Zealand and USA in Alberta (Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton).
Karen Lozada who has become an accredited World Rugby Citing Commissioner has been appointed to perform the role for the two matches being played at the Red Deer leg of the above internationals.
Ontario Match Official of the Year - Daniel Gana
Laws of the Game:
WR Laws of the the Game
Be sure to check out the Law Clarifications for 2015 (and past years)
Other Referees' Societies:
Eastern Ontario EORRS
Rugby Ontario RORC
Rugby Ontario RO
Rugby Canada RC