Monday, June 26, 2006

Visas 2006

Victoria International Six a Side
Cricket Tournament-VISAS
August 4-12, 2006
David Billingham and his cast of merry followers are once again preparing to host the world in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada for the 11th edition of this renowned cricket and social festival. VISAS 2006 promises to follow on the success of the previous biennial VISAS festivals held since 1986.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Crimson Tide has just returned from their Prairie sweep. Those of you who follow BC Rugby News would have been amazed by the speed at which Mark Bryant managed to post the match reports and results!! Mark traveled with the Tide squad and his reports were on account of a magic piece of nifty electronic gadgetry. Alas such modern electronic wizardry was not able to produce the much desired two wins and bonus points.

On the Friday evening The Tide V The Gold was a soggy affair played in a wet Edmonton. The Tide won by 24pts to Edmonton Gold 15 pts. The Tide players made hard work of the conditions and at one point it looked as if the Gold would prevail. A late interception sealed the game for the Tide in a match that some thought was “never in doubt!”

On the Sunday afternoon in Calgary - on a beautiful Prairie afternoon - the Tide played a game they should have won. It is never wise to leave a game so close that the referee can decide the outcome. However this is exactly what happened on this day the Tide loosing to the Calgary Mavericks 28pts to 25pts on a late penalty awarded for dubious reasons to the home side.

Those of you who wish to read an account of the games can do so by visiting the BC Rugby web page @

In a nutshell what this means is that to have a chance of winning the RCSL West, the Tide now have to defeat the Prairie Fire, who visit the Island on Saturday July 8th and the Vancouver Wave later in July in Vancouver. But winning is not enough. Both these games have to be won with maximum points i.e.. a win +four tries +more than a seven point spread in the final score. The Tide coaches are plotting and planning to achieve this goal.

A huge thank you to all the players, coaches, physio, manager and Mark Bryant (for the website coverage.) We shall be in touch in the near future concerning the Tide V Prairie Fire game scheduled @ Windsor on Saturday July 8th.

The Tide Committee.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Monday, June 12, 2006


Friends of CW Rugby;
I am posting this on behalf of Alun Rees. Please e-mail him directly at; if you are able to assist. Thank you.



I am looking at the 1995 photograph of the "Symphony Pops"at Windsor Park, where Oak Bay Castaways RFC and Friends(50 of us) , gathered to raise funds for the Victoria Symphony.

Fortunately, most of us are still involved with the Club in one way or another.

On SUNDAY, JULY 2nd, 2006, The Victoria Symphony will again be performing at Windsor Park, along with many other artists and groups, all as a part of the Oak Bay Centennial Celebrations. We have been asked to assist in not only helping in the control of crowds etc but also in the collection of funds to support the cost of contracting the performers listed below..

I appreciate that you will not be able to offer your services for the whole day, and with that in mind, I have tried to break down the day into shifts and specific areas where you might feel comfortable in contributing.

A. Noon - 200pm . SETTING-UP (200 chairs - balloons, roping off
of VIP section, etc .)

5 People required.

B. 2.00 - 4.30pm. SYMPHONY CONCERT

CIBC Volunteers for Collection of Funds.

C. 4.30 - 4.45pm BREAK

D. 4.45 - 9.30pm MUSICAL VARIETY

a. Daniel Lapp and his Bands.
b. B.C. Fiddle Orchestra
c. 50 Voice Gospel Choir
d. Adrian Nolan and Bands
e. Clover Point Drifters


Collecting Donations and One member to
transport money to CIBC Portable Safe.

E. Noon - 10.00pm. DIRECTING TRAFFIC etc


Directing Traffic on Currie Rd and Windsor Rd.
and ensuring special parking for Musicians,
V.I.P.'s, backstage security volunteers etc.


Mary Tod Island ( $20,000 worth).

G. 10.00- 10.30pm CLEAN UP(Chairs , balloons etc )

5 - 10 PEOPLE.


Please let me know which of these sections(A-G) would suit you more, and for how long.

If you have other friends who would like to volunteer , please pass along my email and encourage them to join us.




Thursday, June 08, 2006

As a member of the British Columbia rugby community,

we hope you and a guest will join us for a very special evening.



presented by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

6:00 - 6:30 PM Cocktails

6:30 PM Dinner

Fairmont Waterfront

900 Canada Place Way

Waterfront Ballroom


Evening to include
Hall of Fame Inductions:
Ken Banks Jim Dunbar Richard Ellis
Derek Hyde-Lay Leonard Leroy Emsley Yeo
and the 1966 BC Senior Men's team

Also to be presented:

Joan Spray Award

Jack Patterson Award

Male and Female Players of the Year

Inaugural Official of the Year Award

Silent Auction & Live Auction

Including a trip for two to Langara Fishing Lodge

Tickets: $100

Tables: $950

for a table of 10

Formal Attire

To purchase tickets call 604-738-3161

Or in person at 312-1367 West Broadway, Vancouver

For more information, please visit

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Friends of CW Rugby;

I am issuing the following appeal on behalf of the VIRU. At the AGM the other evening there were no names nominated for the positions of PRESIDENT and VICE-PRESIDENT, (Representative teams, viz. Crimson Tide). John Wrafter has stepped down after seven years of service and clubs volunteered to enquire of their membership if there is any interested person "out there" who may not have been aware of this situation.

Both of these positions are critical in terms of continued quality leagues functioning. The Presidency requires some time and knowledge of the BC rugby scene and the Vice-President is responsible for a budget of $40,000 for the Tide program. Should you be interested or know of some one who may be, please contact me at 721-1527.

Ian MacLean

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