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Hear that? That roar of the crowd, building, building, chanting your name? No, you’re not crazy, you’re just one of the chosen…

Yes, it’s almost time for yours and my favorite ultimate team, East Van Halen, to take to the stage again.  The days just got long and Summer is not that far off—and that means, you gotta start thinking: How much ultimate am I going to play this year?

If the answer is: “some”, then dig out that rock shirt, and get ready for a lot of emails from me, the band manager.

Summer pre-registration for the Vancouver Ultimate League begins tomorrow and ends later in March.  I want to see if we can put together the best darn band - I mean team - ever. Forget the fact that I have a gimp knee. Forget the fact that, if you’re like everyone else on East Van, you might have had several kids in the past year.  Forget the fact that you’ve eaten nothing but waffles and nachos since Jan. 1 (which is a weird resolution to make, but we don’t judge). Just remember: you’ll never be younger then you are now! Let’s DO THIS THING!

If you’re interested in playing on EVH, just LET ME KNOW. That’s key: telling me. Here are some facts you probably want to know:

* We play on Thursday night, 6-9 p.m.
* The season is May 2 - Aug 15
* The team fee is about $75
* Yes, we’re looking for new players
* No, we’re not the top team in the league, but we have the most fun. Guaranteed.
* There’s a kick-off BBQ and 2 practices

And if you’re really keen, sign up right now for the mailing list that we all use to communicate:

Pass this along, and Gozer will reward you in the next world.



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