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26
Sep

2018 Jim Wagdin Scholarship Winners Announced

It is with immense pride that the Bell Warriors announce this year’s Jim Wagdin Post-Secondary Scholarship winners – Andrew Fullerton (Stittsville) and Daniel Schwartz (Nepean).  Our independent selection committee had their hands full with a full slate of worthy candidates but both Andrew and Daniel were deemed to have the most complete applications in a very tight selection process.
 
In Andrew Fullerton’s application letter, he noted, “Six years as a Bell Warrior have shaped me, molded me and inspired me to become the young man that I am today and will serve as the foundation for the man that I intend to become.  Among the many things that my experiences as a Warrior have gifted me is an appreciation for and duty to my community.  The work ethic and resilience I developed as a Warrior have similarly shaped me as a student, and have guided me to academic success throughout high school, where I earned honour roll society all four years alongside the silver medal, awarded to students with an academic average above 90%, and the award of excellence in Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, awarded to the student with the highest mark in the respective course, in both eleventh and twelfth grade.”
 
Andrew’s awards with his years with the Warriors and through his education are two many to list.  In short, his achievements are substantial and impressive.  in summary, this young man, who is currently studying Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at the University of Western, was always dedicated, respectful, driven, successful and a true leader.  Andrew concluded his application by saying that, “The Warriors’ navy and gold are not simply colours sported on game day, painted on our helmets or dyed in the fabric of our jerseys, they are a representation of the Bell Warriors and an embodiment of their values. Whether or not I am wearing navy and gold or the Warriors crest across my collar bones, I represent the Bell Warriors each day of my life; the navy and gold is not so superficial as a helmet, jersey and pants, it is an integral part of who I am.”  CONGRATULATIONS ANDREW!
 
Daniel Schwartz made the most of every day he was with the Warriors.  The only thing that exceeded his efforts to contribute to the Warriors was his pleasant and happy demeanor when doing it.  Daniel viewed his days with the Warriors as, “The Bell Warriors Football Club instills values starting with the tykes, and continues to build on them all the way up to bantam. Respect, teamwork, compassion, independence, self-confidence, the list can go on and on as to what I learned with the Bell Warriors.”
 
Daniel’s application expanded on how the values of respect, team work, compassion, independence and self-confidence were all vital lessons learned with his many years as a Warrior and he calls on today as he commits himself to his pursuit of a career in Paramedicine.  His concluding paragraph says it all, “I will be a Warrior for Life, I will be a part of the “CABB Company”, I will continue to apply the values I have learned and pass them along to others. The Bell Warriors was the best eight years I could have asked for, every drop of blood, sweat, and tears was worth it. Sports revealed my character – the Bell Warriors revealed my character.”   CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL!
 
For more information on the Bell Warriors Jim Wagdin Scholarship program, go to our SCHOLARSHIP page.

20
Jun

WARRIORS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE

Super door prizes, a great lunch & sit down dinner,  18 holes of golf with carts & relaxing day golfing with friends, family & our Warriors.

Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

Open to anyone.  This is a major fundraiser for the club so the more the merrier but on a first-come-first-serve basis. We’ll be looking for Hole Sponsorship opportunities that will also qualify you as a FRIEND OF THE WARRIORS SPONSOR. 100% of monies raised go to support player fees.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

$100 per player or $85 for Warrior players.

We are looking for local businesses to donate prizes.  Contact either Dan Crabtree at 613-794-6716 or email dan.crabtree@holliswealth.com or Steve Adam at stevenjohnadam@gmail.com for more details.

Don’t Miss Out!

12
Aug

Pat Kilmartin – a TRUE GEM!

For those that know Coach Pat Kilmartin this will not surprise you, but to be honest, we never cease to be amazed when someone who gives so much digs a little deeper to give more.
 
Meet our Mosquito DC and NEWEST FRIEND OF THE WARRIORS SPONSOR! Pat is fun to be around, respectful, supportive and just a brilliant man to have influencing our young Warriors players. THANKS PAT for stepping up with all of your time and this time with a signed personal cheque!!!
 
#ClassAct #Values #GiveBack #Warriors4Life
 

Coach Pat Kilmartin has been coaching with the Warriors since 2014. Abundantly respectful, instructive with our players, supportive, positive, reliable and good to be around, we are proud to announce that Coach Pat Kilmartin is our NEWEST Friend of the Warriors Sponsor. NICELY DONE COACH!

27
Jul

Beautiful day for the 22nd Annual Golf Fundraiser

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for 22nd Annual Bell Warriors Golf Tournament Fundraiser on July 22nd.  The annual event was held at the Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club in the heart of Stittsville again this year.  Although our numbers were a little down this year, our corporate support couldn’t have been better and a great time was had by all.
 
Special thanks has to go out to Dan Crabtree, this year’s fundraiser event organizer, who accumulated more corporate sponsorship than we’ve ever had before.  Dan also added some special features that really made for a special day for those in attendance including a very nice cigar sale and raw oyster hole.   That was awesome.  This year’s generous hole sponsors were:

B and B Drywall
Central Building Corporation
Holliswealth – Greg Clarke & Dan Crabtree
Jennifer McGahan Interiors
King’s Independent – Chris King
M and M Drywall
Normar Drywall Inc.
Ontario Iron Works Ltd. – The Schwartz Family
Scotty’s Corner Diner – Scott Statham
Sunlife Financial
The Glen – James  Clarke
TMSI – Darrin McCorriston
Turpin Kia – Fern Turpin
United Building Products
Zito Plastering & Stucco Ltd. – Joe Panuccio
 

See you next year!

The Harris and Adams families are always smiling and in attendance.

Admittedly not a golfer, Chrisitine Lavigne isn’t afraid to step up to help out whenever help is required. A great Warriors mom!

A Warriors event wouldn’t be the same without the Schwartz family. Youngest Steven, who turned 17 that day, was enjoying the day with his dad Ken and mom Carmen who was behind the camera. What a great family!

L to R Jake Papalia, Tim Sheahan (VP), Carl-Andre Potier (Coach) and Paul Stewart (bad golfer)

Thanks to everyone was able to make it out!

The winners after a final-death putt-off: Tim Sheahan, Carl-Andre Potier, Jake Papalia and Paul Stewart

 

21
Jul

Our condolences to the Papalia family

Peacefully at Villa Marconi on Friday, July 21, 2017, in her 79th year, beloved wife of Giuseppe (Joe Sr.) Papalia passed away.   Many of you know Joe Sr. from visits on our Warriors sidelines or at our annual Warriors golf tournaments and we are certain you all know Coach Joe, his caring wife Veronica and two boys Giuseppe and Jake (both of whom are Warriors alumni).
 

Fortunata PAPALIA, matriarch of the Papalia family.

Our thoughts, prayers and very sincerest condolences go out to the Papalia family.

Friends may pay respects at:
Kelly Funeral Home Barrhaven Chapel
3000 Woodroffe Avenue
Nepean, ON 613-823-4747
on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Fortunata, please consider the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

14
May

6th Annual Warriors Day a Hit

The Warriors didn’t let a little rain dampen their enthusiasm  this past Saturday.  The event was moved to a new location this year which was the partial result of the wildly wet spring and restricted field access.  This year’s Punt-Pass-Kick Competition and Registration Day was held at Bayshore Park in the outdoor Sens rink.  The last minute switch worked out perfectly and when all was said and done, everyone left having had a tonne of fun.
 
Dan Crabtree, VP of Finance for the Warriors, said of the event, “we have to work hard to get word out about our programs.  This event has always been a great launch of our registration season so we were glad to find a new location that would allow us to host Warriors Day again this year.  It was a great day.

Bay Ward Councillor Mark Taylor came out to show his support. L to R: Dan Crabree (VP); Paul Stewart (President); Paul Gowans (Pee Wee Coach); Mark Taylor (City of Ottawa Councillor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyke Winners: 1st Overall – Louis Turpin (two footballs in the middle); 2nd Overall Avert Stuart (kneeling); 3rd Overall Kingston Pappas (far right) with Paul Stewart (President ) and Phil Laviigne (Pee Wee Coach)

Mosquitto Winners:
Paul Stewart (President with L to R: Mohammed Zayed (3rd Overall); Tyler Gordon (2nd Overall); and Mason Jude (1st Overall)

Pee Wee winners: L to R: Owen Lavigne (3rd Overall); Jonathan Humby (1st Overall); Daniel Buckley (3rd Punt); (Paul Stewart (President); Avery Osborne (2nd Overall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone that came out.  BBQ was great and the free Warriors event saw lots of new faces which were getting exposed to our great sport.  Next up – Girl’s Spring Touch Football, the return of our Spring Flag Football after a 10 year hiatus and of course our Spring Tackle Football tryouts.  Never a dull moment with our Warriors!

19
Feb

Teacher Paul Gowans Returns to the Warriors

The Warriors are excited to announce some great news for the upcoming 2017 tackle football season.  Paul Gowans will be returning to the Warriors to join our Pee Wee staff.  Paul is a Warriors alumni and coached with our program for years.  Most recently, Paul is the Athletic Director at South Carleton H.S.  He currently coaches their wrestling team and for many years, Paul was head coach of the football program at South.  Unfortunately, South no longer has a football program which is their loss but our gain.
 
Paul will be working on the offensive side of the ball for our newly named Pee Wee Head Coach Richard Baylin.   This will not be the first time the two men shared time on the gridiron for the Warriors.  Many years ago, the two played together with our Club.  “Rich is a class act.  His last stint as head coach was with our Mosquito club in 2015 where he oversaw an 8-0 season.  Rich was with our Pee Wees last year preparing for his transition to Head Coach.  We’re excited to have Rich in this new role and back together with his old Warriors teammate” – Paul Stewart, Warriors President
 
Rounding out our Pee Wee core coaching staff are Geoff Forsyth.  Geoff is a long-time Warriors coach and was our Mosquito Head Coach in 2016.  Joining the three men will be George Stengel who was our Mosquito OC last year.
 
Best of luck this upcoming season gentlemen!

Pictured from L to R: Paul Stewart (Bantam Head Coach & President), George Stengel (PW OC,) Richard Baylin (PW Head Coach), Geoff Forsyth (PW DC), and Paul Gowans (PW Assistant Head Coach)

2
May

Tackle Tryouts Dates Set

The long wait is over … … finally!  The Bell Warriors Tackle Football tryouts dates are set.  Got to your team page and you will see a link to your level’s TEAM CALENDAR.  There is also a WARRIORS EVENT CALENDARS button on the home page for you to navigate to our all of our team’s calendars.

Tykes (ages 8-10)              May 18th (Bell H.S. Game Field)
Mosquito (ages 11-12)     May 16th (Bell H.S. behind the baseball diamonds)
Pee Wee (ages 13-14)      May 25th (Bell H.S. behind the baseball diamonds)
Bantam (ages 15-16)       May 16th (Bell H.S. Game Field)

For more details, contact info@bellwarriors.ca, call (613) 838-4279 or go to our CONTACTS page to email your level’s head coach.  #Warriors4Life

16
Feb

AGM Postponed – Details to follow soon

We have been forced to reschedule our 2015 AGM.  Details will follow soon.  Watch for emails from your team manager and posts on our Facebook page for location and time information.

24
Dec

Holiday Best Wishes from the Warriors

The Bell Warriors hope this finds you all well, safe, healthy, happy and surrounded by family and friends.

Thank you for all you do for our club and our Warriors. We couldn’t do it without and you and we wouldn’t want to.

Merry Christmas

9
Sep

REDBLACKS – Building Memories for our Warriors

Ottawa is finally a Football Town again with the return of the CFL to Ottawa in 2014 with the Ottawa REDBLACKS inaugural season.  The Warriors quickly embraced the exciting news and that was made incredibly easy with the announcement that Warriors Alumni Justin Phillips would be one of the REDBLACKS inaugural season captains!  Justin was a stand-out while he was with our club and continues to exemplify and represent our Club with the best of intentions and the passion for our great sport that led him to his leadership role with our new CFL team.  More about Justin Phillips can be found in our post from July of 2014 (our announcement of Justin Phillips induction into the Bell Warriors Hall of Fame).

The REDBLACK’s commitment to the football community was again evident last night when the REDBLACKS D-Linemen Zack Evans (#92) and Ettore Lattanzio (#49) showed up to our Warriors Bantam and Tyke practices … to motivate our young players and get some work done with our boys!

A key point that was reinforced was to embrace every moment you get to spend time together playing our great sport.  Use your opportunities in every drill, practice and game to challenge yourself, to grow and to make your new friends (your teammates) better.  When pushed for messages to our older Warriors, our Bantams, two points were reinforced.  Ettore Lattanzio wanted to let the boys who wanted to play football at a higher level know that ‘they need to put the same effort into their schooling that they do into their sport.  This sport will expose you to some amazing people and experiences but not if you limit your options.’  Zack Evans wanted to say ‘that the one thing that distinguishes players that make it to the next level, and the same applied to those that wanted to win championships, was to not be selfish.  Be a team player.  Embrace team.  Make your teammates work ethic better.    Raise the level of competition always and instill that same sense of work ethic, respect and responsibility in your teammates.’

The two REDBLACKS’ D-Linemen had a great talk with both groups at the beginning of practice.  They then moved on to witness and encourage our young tykes going through some fundamentals drills.  (Note:  I’m sure our shiver pads haven’t been hit that hard all year!).  Our young tykes were clearly pumped to show their stuff.  The two guests then went to work coaching our Bantam’s DL group giving some unforgettable one-on-one technique work.  This soon expanded into a spirited OL/DL competition drill which then progressed to a full-on OL/DL/LB/RB competition that had our entire Bantam squad motivated to compete while cheering each other on.  If that didn’t reinforce the importance of motivation, nothing would because this squad was engaged to show the pros that they were all players.  The Warrior pride was on full display!

The night ended with a great picture/autograph session with our tykes and after that, our Bantams got to see more of the character of these two impressive young men.  A thoughtful, heartfelt Q & A session left us all impressed and thankful for the spirited, unique and immensely special night.

L to R: Bantam WR coach (and event organizer) Normand Fortier, Tim Sheah (Bantam OC and Club VP), Zack Evans (DL #92), Joe Papalia (Bantam DC), Paul Stewart (Bantam Head Coach) and Ettore Lattanzia (DL #49)


L to R: Bantam WR coach (and event organizer) Normand Fortier, Tim Sheahan (Bantam OC and Club VP), Zack Evans (DL #92), Joe Papalia (Bantam DC), Paul Stewart (Bantam Head Coach & Warrior President) and Ettore Lattanzia (DL #49)

L to R: Ettore Lattanzia, Owen Lavigne (Tyke standout and hard-hitting LB), Zack Evans

L to R: Ettore Lattanzia, Owen Lavigne (Tyke standout and hard-hitting LB), Zack Evans

Big Zack Evans with Bantam Manager Veronica Papalia, Bantam DC Joe Papalia and NCAFA Alumni (Nepean) Ettore Lattanzia

Big REDBLACKS’ DL Zack Evans with Bantam Manager Veronica Papalia, Bantam DC Joe Papalia and NCAFA Alumni (Nepean) Ettore Lattanzia REDBLACKS DL

L to R: Ettore Lattanzi, Nolan Dulmage (the 5th Dulmage boy through our program) #3 and 2nd year tyke, Zack Evans. Now that's a happy young boy!!!

L to R: Ettore Lattanzi, Nolan Dulmage (the 5th Dulmage boy through our program) #3 and 2nd year tyke, Zack Evans. Now that’s a happy young boy!!!

The REDBLACKS changing lives: with Zack Evans (#92 DL) and Ettore Lattanzia (#49 DL) with our Warriors excited and grateful Bantam and Tyke Players and Coaches

The REDBLACKS Changing Lives: with Zack Evans (#92 DL) and Ettore Lattanzia (#49 DL) with our Warriors excited and grateful Bantam and Tyke Players and Coaches

A night to remember and a monsterous THANK YOU to the Ottawa REDBLACKS and their two amazing D-linemen Zack Evans and Nepean’s very-own Ettore Lattanzia!  A night that our Warriors will never forget!!!

2
Sep

4 Games Sunday moved to Beckwith

wrs vs WC1
 
It’s our turn to be hosted this week.  Our friends from the West Carleton Wolverines are coming off a 4-0 weekend last weekend so this promises to be a super day of football.  PLEASE NOTE:  the games have been moved to Beckwith Park Field,  1219 9th Line Beckwith, Carleton Place.
 
Tykes:  9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Mosquitos:  11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Pee Wee:  1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Bantam:  3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
 
Always remember to show sportsmanship and support for the referees, both teams, their players and families.  See you there Warriors!

7
Jul

Tryouts starting back up

Warrior Tykes (ages 8-10) started back with tackle football tryouts at Bell High School last night.  The Tykes practice Mon/Wed/Thurs nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  and we supply all the equipment.  Email info@bellwarriors.ca for more details or go to our Registration Page.  (Make sure you read the instructions carefully.)
 
Tryout Start Up Dates:

Bantams (ages 15-16):  July 20

Mosquito (ages 11-12) / Pee Wee (ages 13-14):  July 27  (Both Mosquito and Pee Wee will be at Lytle Field)

For all inquiries, email info@bellwarriors.caDon’t Miss Out!

21
Jun

Happy Father’s Day from the Warriors!

Father's Day

7
Feb

Hurley’s parnters with the Warriors

Hurley’s Grill (1261 Stittsville Main, Stittsville, ON) will be partnering with the Bell Warriors!
 
Anyone-Anytime give your server the Bell Warriors Code: 2355 (BELL). Monies will be set aside by Hurley’s to support the Bell Warriors football programs. It’s simple, generous and easy to do. Just remember ‘2355’ (BELL).

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