Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Oak Bay Croquet Festival

An open invitation

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we extend an opportunity for you to enter a four person team, become a sponsor, or attend as a supporter, in the Oak Bay Classic Croquet Festival. This event is being held as a fundraiser for the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, as well as part of the 100th anniversary celebration for the municipality of Oak Bay.
A wine and cheese mixer is scheduled on the Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 at the Windsor Park pavilion to introduce the rules of play as well as to pick up your team package. The tournament will begin at 9:30 on Saturday which promises to be a day filled with fun for all.
Plan to wear your croquet whites and celebrate this memorable event in support of your community.
For information on sponsorship or if you have any questions please click on the link or contact the event committee.
What is the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre? IDHHC was a locally development non-profit agency created to support those with a hear loss within our community, fifteen years ago. IDHHC is a United Way member.

Sincerely,


Kim Trace & D.B. Billingham
Chairman
Phone: 250-475-4225
Email: KTrace@sd61.bc.ca

For more info:
http://www.ecombizcenter.com/oak bay croquet.html

Friday, May 26, 2006

Castaways

Week of May 26th, 2006
The Canadian leg of the NA4 is underway in British Columbia. Two rounds of matches
have produced some remarkable performances, from sublime attacking excellence –
using lateral space, speed, support, handling and kicking - to the grit and determination
of extended goal-line stands defence, and the use of forward strength in effective
scrummaging and driving mauls.
Those who have been lucky to be spectators have enjoyed watching the birth of a new
and exciting addition to the North American Rugby calendar. I know the IRB is pleased
that its large strategic investment of dollars is already having desired effects. Players,
coaches and referees are all benefiting from engaging in this professional-like
experience. One senior Canadian official told me this week that he thinks the NA4 will
be a turning point in the history of the Game in North America.
Reports can be read at:
http://www.irb.com/InTouch/Regions/060521+DR+NA4+r2.htm
The current NA4 standings are
P W D L PF PA PD BP PTS
Canada West 2 1 1 0 126 28 +98 1 7
USA Falcons 2 1 0 1 51 47 +4 1 5
USA Hawks 2 1 0 1 33 121 -88 1 5
Canada East 2 0 1 1 42 51 -9 0 2
The NA4 is also featured on Total Rugby Radio this week, as is high school Rugby in
the USA. You can listen by following the links on www.irb.com
Best wishes to all.
Tom Jones
Regional Development Manager


May 27th – Centennial Stadium (Victoria)
1:00pm – Canada East vs. US Hawks
3:00pm – Canada West vs. US Falcons

-written by Tom Jones



The line up on Wednesday May 24th for the Canada West was as follows:



CANADA WEST
1. Exner, Iain
2. Riordan, Pat
3. Cooke, Garth
4. Hotson, Tyler
5. Bickerton, Pat
6. David Biddle
7. Kleeberger, Adam
8. Jones, Morgan
9. Fairhurst, Eddie (Capt.)
10. Spicer, David
11. Mensah-Coker, Justin
12. Baumberg, Chuck
13. Culpan, Craig
14. Weller, Tony
15.Van der Merwe, DTH

RESERVES:
16. Lawson, Mark
17. Franklin, Scott
18. Desaulles, Pat
19. Hall, Daryl
20. Mrdjenovich, Milan
21. Smortchevsky, Ian
22. Warden, Geoff

When going to press there is has been no official announcements of the official line up for the Canada West V the Hawks as yet. However many if not all of the above players will be seen in action at Centenial Stadium on Saturday May 27th.



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Single Game Pricing:


Single game ticket prices for the NORTH AMERICA 4 Tournament are $15 in advance and $20 at the stadium box office on game day.

Youth single game tickets (grade 12 & under) are $10.

Each ticket is good for admission to any of the NA4 fixtures.



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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Cowichan Cricket

Sat. 20 May Cowichan v Nanaimo

Cowichan won by 7 wickets

Nanaimo 55 all out Steve Jesperson 5 for 5 Luke Harden 3 for 19 Rodney Hender 2 for 7

Cowichan 59 for 3 Mike Martin 33.

Nanaimo folded quickly (they were 22 for 7 at one point). Excellent catches taken.
Tony Holland and Mike Martin opened with stand of 34. Game over before 3.00 p.m.

Next week: v Albion I at Shawnigan Lake.

Castaways

The Annual General Meeting

for Discovery Sports Club

will be held

Thursday, May 25th at 8:00pm

at the DSC

(714 Discovery Street)



All members are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Castaways

Friends, Players and Fans of CW;

Just a reminder about Saturday's BIG GAME at SMU. Canada XV vs. SMUS XV.....both teams featuring a number of CW players. Kick off is at 3:00 p.m. however, ther are a number of games that you can take in for the price of admission, featuring High School teams with CW U16 players suiting up. Proceeds will be going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in memory of the daughter of Victorian and Canadian rep player, Chuck Shergold.

Owing to the size of the crowd expected, it has been suggested that the following recommendations be taken with regards to parking .....or Gillie and Wilam Greig have offered their driveway, given their proximity to the locale! Thank you - the Greigs. More appropriately, Camosun, Landsowne, Hillside mall or nearby streets. Hope to see you there.
Macca

Monday, May 08, 2006

Cricket and the Meaning of Life

CBC Newsworld will be broadcasting a documentary film, entitled Cricket and the Meaning of Life. This documentary deals with the most common immigrant experience: balancing the culture and society one comes from and the culture and society one comes to. Some of you are aware of this film and many would find it interesting.

The main appeal of this film will be for those of the Canadian South Asian communities and the Canadian West Indian communities because it deals with Cricket, though most immigrants will see in this story issues they face daily.

Given the importance of this game in these contituencies, we thought we would let you know about the broadcast and ask you to inform the many members of your community from these communities and to whom this film would bring joy. Below is a short description of the film.

We would be delighted to hear from you and from others on what the film meant to you at http://www.cbc.ca/contact/.

CRICKET-ITS MORE THAN JUST A GAME, ITS A WAY OF LIFE
CBC NEWS: THE LENS PRESENTS
CRICKET AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
Filmed in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this touching documentary airs on CBC NEWSWORLD's: THE LENS
Tuesday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and 4 am ET/PT – with an encore presentation on May 20 at 10 pm ET/PT.

In countries like India and Trinidad, the passion for cricket is just as strong as the love of hockey in Canada-maybe even stronger. It is the most watched and best loved sport in many Caribbean and South Asian countries. Cricket is a way of life - and many young boys dream of playing for the national team. Cricket and the Meaning of Life explores the power and meaning of a game that is more than just a sport. Like most boys in his native city of Bombay, director Sanjay Talrejas childhood was filled with cricket. As an adult, however, he struggled to adapt when he moved to Toronto, wondering if he would have to erase his past in order to belong to his new country.

One day, a surprise encounter rekindles a long-buried memory and changes everything. Talreja discovers a thriving underground community of South Asian and Caribbean cricket players in Toronto. He meets coach Brian Hale, who does more than teach the rules of the game-he motivates and mentors the young cricketers as they transform from boys into men, and from immigrants to full-fledged Canadians. Hale and his team depart on a life-changing tour to Trinidad, and Talreja discovers that cricket is crucial to the identity of many new Canadians, as he regains his passion for the game in his new country.

Cricket and the Meaning of Life is directed and narrated by Sanjay Talreja and produced by Gerry Flahive. It is a winner of the National Film Board of Canada Reel Diversity Competition, made in association with CBC Television and CBC Newsworld. The CBC Newsworld broadcast is a world television premiere and the film was recently nominated for a 2006 Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for Best Multicultural Program.



Hugh Wm. Brodie
Manager, Partnerships & Special Projects
Central Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Mail: La Maison Radio-Canada
P.O. Box 6000, Montréal,
Québec, Canada H3C 3A8

E-Mail: hugh_brodie@cbc.ca
Montreal Phone: 514-597-5813
Ottawa Phone: 613-288-6421
Mobile: 514-895-1296

Castaways

CYSTIC FIBROSIS THE MAJOR BENEFICIARY of ST. MICHAELS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (SMUS) CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

In an extraordinary release by SMUS today , it was announced that all gate proceeds from their Centennial Weekend’s International rugby event would be donated to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF), Victoria Chapter, in the name of the Chuck Shergold family.

This magnanimous gesture will bring enormous added pleasure to the SMUS fraternity, and to the rugby public of Canada.

Chuck Shergold was a revered and most loved gentleman, who represented Canada on the rugby National Men’s team on many occasions. His recent passing was a huge loss to the community at large, as was the loss of his daughter, Stephanie, who eventually succumbed in her courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.

The May 13th event now takes on added dimensions as a hallmark calendar event, as Canada faces up to a challenge from a SMUS International Invitational XV made up of overseas players and North American stars.

Rugby was always the winner here, but this very special charitable commitment by SMUS now allows the total community to become involved, and support a unique event that will truly be memorable and meaningful.

Saturday , May 13th: 1) Canada v SMUS International XV K.0. 3:00 pm ***
2) BC High School Premier League Rugby Finals ***
Games: 9:30 am, 11:15 am and 1:00 pm

*** All rugby games will be played at St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road - Victoria, BC

Adults $20.00 : Youths 9-19 $5.00 : 8 & under are free


ALL GATE PROCEEDS TO THE
CCFF – VICTORIA CHAPTER

Castaways

Sorry if this is a repeat request....I'm looking to make contact with a Veterinarian who would be willing to discuss setting up a 13 week coop term.
If we, CW, have any such connections would you email me or call to discuss.

Many thanks in advance.

Brent Johnston
370-2725

Monday, May 01, 2006

Victoria Cricket

The Cricket schedule for the VDCA 2006 season is a now up on site and can be found at the link below or click on Victoria Cricket

http://www.victoriacricket.ca/shed.html