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Rolling Stones at Victoria Imax

Rolling Stones at the MAX



Rolling Stones: at the MAX 86 minute concert film with one intermission. Admission prices. All tickets $16.50 (tax included). Annual Pass holders $10.50 (tax inc)


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I was wondering if there was interest in the annual X-mas lunch down at the club friday the 16th noon start. It is all you can eat and drink for 35.00. The food is roast beef with all the fixing's and 2 kegs of beer to wash it down with. I need to know if there is enough people who want to go. Once you sign up thats it no backing out you still have to pay.

All money just like past years goes straight to the Rugby club.
PLease Email me if you want to go before Friday so i can make a decision about the lunch.

Thanks again!

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Unfortunately the Div 1 CW lost a hard fought contest in the Semi finals last Saturday. 5 -3 for JBAA. So the Div 1 Squad does not have a final game this Saturday.

The Elite/Premier team does however have a semi final playoff match vs Uvic at Carnarvon Park this Saturday...2:30 KO.
Keep your eyes out on the TC Sports Events section in the TC newspaper Saturday morning (and your email) for confirmation of field...we are currently scheduled for Carnarvon, subject to weather not being a problem for the field.

Thanks from all the Lads for you support vs JBAA last Saturday....a tough one for us all. Hope to turn it around for you this Saturday vs Uvic.

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Dec 9th @7:00: Canucks vs Ottawa- Put your name in free draw to win Naslund jersey
Dec 16 @ 4:30: Open house at club (more casual event), egg nog, hot toddy
Dec 17: rocking party with DJ at club, Mustard Seed donation for entry
Jan 7th @7:00: Canucks vs Calgary. Put your name in free draw to win Naslund jersey,club will open @ 6:30

December Hours for Sundays:

Sunday Dec 4th the club will be open regular hours
Sunday Dec 11th the club will be open regular hours
Closed on Sundays until Jan 22nd

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Castaway Wanderers 23 JBAA 26.
In the words of charismatic Yankee baseball player and manager, Yogi Berra, this was " Deja vu, all over again", as this classic cross- town rivalry mirrored the same characteristics, style, and result as the previous game held on October 22nd. Both victories were recorded in the dying minutes, and after one hundred and sixty minutes (plus) of genuine blood, sweat, and tears, five points eventually separated the teams, and collectively they had amassed 137 points. More often than not, it was trench warfare, followed by trench war fare, and more again of the same, but somehow the closeness and competitive nature of the contests became utterly absorbing.
There was an abundance of commitment and pride from both organizations, which was a credit to the players and officials alike. The man in the middle also deserves our thanks and congratulations, for this was a theatre of war that took no prisoners and refused to suffer fools gladly... It wo…
JBAA and Castaway Wanderers close the VIRU Elite regular fall seasonwith a 2:30 game Saturday, November 26 at Carnarvon Park. The Bays willbe putting their undefeated record on the line against the second placeCW side.VIRU Division 1 playoff competition for the Times Colonist Trophywill be in its semi-final round Saturday - JBAA playing Castaway Wanderers at CarnarvonPark. 1:00PM.
Wet your whistle with OLD team mates at The Penny, 12:00 noon, (gives the grounds crew time to get there!) Better yet, come give the ground crew a hand at 11:00 and you can slip in another pint before k.o.!!
VIRU Elite League: Saturday, November 26 - 2:30PMJBAA at Castaway Wanderers, at Carnarvon Park.VIRU Div. 1 Times Colonist Semi-Finals: Saturday, November 26 - 1:00JBAA vs. Castaway Wanderers at Carnarvon Park.
2005 Grey Cup Party
DB Productions and Strathcona Hotel
Maple Room, Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas Street
Sunday November 27, 2005
Lunch starts 1:00pm, Kick-off 3pm.
Draws and Prizes
Price includes a Burger and a Beverage.
Limited tickets
See DB
Chris Upshon
Jim Brownrigg
Robert Richardson

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1. Casey Dunning Scot Warren
2. Aaron Abrams Pat Dunkley
3. Iain Exner Francis Yeun
4. Andrew Mooney Dave Ramsey
5. Josh Dunning Eric Forsyth
6. Graeme Dodds Jered Kirkland
7. Nathan Buckley Jeff Clarke
8. Scott Franklin Hugo Belanger
9. Matt Weingart Spencer Delziel
10. Chuck Baumberg Jeff Williams
11. Harold Williams Dan Harlow
12. Sipili Molia Rob Robson
13. Matt Cohen Jarad Barker
14. Kris Witkowski Andrew Moffitt
15. Jake Osborne Phil…

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I am writing to share a concern with you. After last Saturday’s game against U.Vic, I received a “Referee Abuse Report” from the match referee. There were a number of allegations in the report, however, the most disconcerting were those related to ongoing spectator comments throughout the game; culminating with those made after a penalty try was awarded, by the CW faithful about the referee being biased and dishonest.

Rugby is a difficult game to play and to referee, especially if an official is distracted. Referees are volunteers and like players, have to make instantaneous decisions and may not always have their “A game”. I need to inform you that there is a desperate shortage of referees in B.C. at present. It is not unreasonable to suggest that part of the reason for this shortage, is due to the “rubbishing” officials receive from the sidelines. A mistake by the referee does not give permission to shout aspersions about his objectivity. Everyo…
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Castaway Wanderers 24 UVic 18
The fields of Carnavon Park are not located in the most pastoral of settings, but as a pure rugby ground, it has very few equals in BC, in terms of length and width, the texture of the playing surface, and its natural flatness. This was the backdrop for the second meeting thisseason> between Castaway Wanderers and the University of Victoria. Bragging rights alone were at stake, as both had qualified for the Premier League as far back as Mid October, which, along with the demands of the democratic process and calls of Municipal elections, may well have accounted for the unusually poor attendance. The ongoing calls of our National XV and 7's Teams continue to compounded the problems for many Clubs, as both squads were again badly depleted (Uvic losing 7 starters and CW 8 starters). This unfortunate overall reduction in quality, clearly draws our attention to the need for a serious review of scheduling fornext season - a schedule …

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" Repeat after me...Carnarvon...Carnarvon...Carnarvon.."

Yes, this Saturday and for every home game till the end of the season we are at Carnarvon Park for home games Firsts and Elite. All thanks to the take down and rebuild of the Windsor Park Pavilion.....a great project for Windsor and all park users. This is just for our First Div and Elite/Premier games.

This Saturday at ????......Carnarvon Park.....Firsts ko vs Port Alberni at 1pm for the first round of the Island First Division play offs.

Followed at ?????....Carnarvon the Elite team vs Uvic Vikings in regular Club play to ko at 2:30.

See you there for a great rugby day.
DB Productions and the Strathcona Hotel Presents:
2005 Grey Cup Party
Maple Room, Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas Street
Sunday November 27, 2005
Lunch starts 1:00pm, Kick-off 3pm.
Draws and Prizes

Price includes a Burger and a Beverage.
Limited tickets
See DB
Chris Upshon
Jim Brownrigg
Robert Richardson

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Received this e-mail from a good friend, former Canadian Rep, Daryl Noulette. Daryl is in the process of pushing Fox Sports to increase the amount of rugby programs. He has spoken with an employee who has assured him that an e-mail requesting increased coverage to from as many fans as possible, has the potential to do increase the amount of rugby aired. I think that this is a case of "nothing ventured, nothing gained", so hope that you might take the time to write a "quickie". All you need now is Channel 113!!

Remember, the Premiers are at Cowichan this Sunday - always a good mini-roadie.

See you on the sidelines - Macca

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Upcoming Social Events

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our Annual Halloween Party - As usual it was a full house and a ton of fun. Special thanks to DJ Erik who rocked the house all night.

November 13th - Canucks Nights -
Due to the success of our first Canucks night we are having another evening of hockey.

Discovery Sports Club will be open on Sunday, November 13th to watch the Vancouver Canucks play the Detroit Redwings!

Exciting News - We will be raffling off an authentic Canucks Jersey at the end of the season. You will get one entry for each Canuck event that you attend at the club. We will also have door prizes that will be drawn between periods. So bring your teammates and friends down to enjoy the game from our big screen TV.

We are planning on showing several Canucks games over the next 6 months, stay tuned for future dates.

Saturday December 17th - Christmas Party
I know it is early to be thinking about Christmas, but save the date. We will be getting into the Christ…

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While the Prems got the awful weather, the CW Firsts benefited from a dryer, faster, field earlier on Saturday at Gordon Head Field.
CW Firsts 46 Port Alberni 3.
The team Captained by David Fairhurst pulled together as a strong unit very well on the day which is a positive direction for the lads to continue.
Pete Rob was a standout throughout the game with his aggressive play even though he was carrying several knocks and bruises. Two young number 9's in 'WeeMan' and 'Fat Jonny' continue to perform like lions. Jonny Morris (two tries on the day!) rewarded with a try following a great individual effort.
Tony LaCarte at number 10 performed well and showed it is a solid option for him as his rugby progresses.
Josh Dunning returned from his summer broken ankle to the delight of the CW lads and put in a powerful performance......obviously a lot more to come from this fine young player. Joseph Atalifo scored his first try for the CW Club.
Once again thanks go out from al…

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Thanks to David Clarke for this synopsis of events, a visual challenge, given the deplorable condtions.

CW vs Velox.
CW travelled "crosstown" last Saturday to take on new kids, Velox, a team who has proven to be a thorn to CW for the four games played between the clubs since Velox's promotion to the 'Bigs'. The weather threatened to be play quite a role in the outcome, apart from the fact that both sides were somewhat less than being at full strength.
In the early going, CW made two forrays into the Velox half, coming away with points on both occasions. Scott, 'The Bus' Franklin notching another patented tally. Velox, courageous in defence but lacking imagination in attack, failed to post any points during a ten-minute encampment on the CW goal line. Declining to accept any of the penalty kicks that they were awarded and opting for a series of lineouts instead, the home team failed to use the gale force wind to any advantage. Finally, scoring leader, Ple…

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While perhaps not filled with the historical significance of NZ vs Wales Nov do have some local, in person, great rugby to take in on Saturday.
CW Firsts will play Port Alberni ko at 1pm Velox field in Gordon Head. (across from Mt. Doug School). Yes, this game will be played at Velox....the weather is cooperating (if heavy rains come we'll email you if there is a location change).

Followed at 2:45 by the Elite game of the day...CW vs Velox...Velox field. This should prove to be a great rematch following the 31 31 tie earlier this season.

At mid match the Velox U12's will have a run against the CW U12.....several very good young players to come see....and loudly cheer on...... at half time.