Saturday, December 30, 2006


If anyone is able to offer a bed for three weeks in January it would be great.
Nigel Thompson from PEI and Will Shaw from Nova Scotia are both coming out to play with CW. They arrive January 10th.
Given the work situation in town I'm confident they will be working quickly and able to find an apartment etc. But for the first two or three weeks it would be great for them to have a place ''to land'' and get to know the town a bit.

Any help would be appreciated...let me know, thanks.

Also new News info and the second half game schedule are now up on the CW web site at

Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


New Year Party at the Club....8pm start, everyone welcome...pass the word. Theme night.....Cool Shades (as in sun glasses for the old farts)
Christmas Tree Annual Recycle donation to CW Rugby...just drive by, drop off, and leave! CW Rugby does the rest. Please tell two friends/family least! Thanks from all the lads.

Details and dates are;



Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Victoria Ocean Front Property

Ocean Front Living at it's very best. Exquisite Victoria waterfront duplex on Hollywood Cres. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset in your ocean front garden. Bright open design, with own private elevator! Quality built in 2003 this spacious 1600 sqft home offers a gourmet cherry kitchen with granite countertops, leaded doors, high ceilings, gas fireplace and much more.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Guy Drake photo Posted by Picasa



Communications: Nick Fairhurst:

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ecom Technology Co.

  Posted by Picasa
Butchart Gardens Island & Fairmont Mainland squads announced for the 2006 Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC
Victoria, BC - The selection process for the Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC match is complete and BC Rugby announced today the squads of 22 for the Butchart Gardens Island XV and Fairmont Mainland XV.
The match will be held this coming Saturday, December 16th, 2006 at McDonald Park in Victoria and will feature the top club players in British Columbia. Kick-off is set for 2:00 PM - $10 at the gate, $5 for those under the age of 19.
With 7 players selected, the Capilano RFC has the most players representing the Fairmont Mainland squad. Across the Strait, the Castaway Wanderers RFC led the way with 6 selections, including four starters. James Bay Athletic Association and Velox Valhallians also have four members named to the starting line-up of the Butchart Gardens Island side. Both squads have a balance of savvy veterans and rising young stars.
A household name to BC rugby fans is John Graf (Castaway Wanderers RFC), who, at the age of 38 has earned the starting fly half position for the Butchart Gardens’ side after an impressive first half season on Vancouver Island.
Coach of the Island squad, Spencer Robinson of Castaway Wanderers RFC, expects that a “representative fixture like the Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC will also galvanize players such as Pat Kearney (UVIC Vikes RFC), Seamus Gay (Castaway Wanderers RFC) and Spencer Dalziel (James Bay Athletic Association).” Coach Robinson also mentions young Andrew Gudmundseth of Cowichan RFC and Canada U21 as a exciting player to watch for on Saturday. Kearny will captain the Butchart Gardens Island XV.
“I expect a high degree of pride to come through in how the players showcase their talents on the 16th,” added Robinson. “The mainland vs. island fixture will be an exciting match.”
Dave Johnston (Bayside Sharks RFC), will coach the Fairmont Mainland squad, and also accentuates the importance of the Battle of BC as an “opportunity to showcase players who are in top form after the first half of the season.”
Johnston points to a trio of players from the undefeated Capilano RFC as ones to watch. “Mike Langley, Akio Tyler and Tony Weller all have international sevens experience and are an exciting trio,” said Johnston. “Of course, Pat Fleck (Meraloma RFC) also has a great deal of experience, including a start for Canada at Twickenham against England. Pat is a great leader, and will serve as the captain.”
“There are a number of very talented young athletes to watch as well,” added Johnston. “Mauro Perizzolo (Burnaby) is being groomed for the future prop of Canada and he has tremendous potential. Junior provincial and national standouts Ben Jones (UBC Thunderbirds RFC) and Jason Wilson (Capilano RFC) are young guys with a great future a head of them. Another very exciting young guy is Eric Sugawara (Bayside Sharks RFC), who had a great first half.”


Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC
Butchart Gardens Island XV versus Fairmont Mainland XV

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

2:00 PM kick-off

McDonald Park, 205 Simcoe Street, Victoria

$10 at the gate
$5 for those under 19

For more information, please visit


Fall Rugby at the Strathcona Hotel
Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen - this windy day and fortunately for us power still available. Fall Rugby @ The Strath was enjoyed by many of the rugby community and we the Tide Management Committee, General Manager, John Wrafter: Fund raising, Mike Holmes & Hans De Goode and Communications, Nick Fairhurst would like to thank each and everyone of you for your generosity in attending this extravaganza @ the Strath.
So that you might know where your donations have gone we circulate the following macro accounting for the recent Fall Rugby @ The Strath .
1) Passes $3,350
2) Daily Passes, $1,970
3) 50/50 $ 288
a) Printing $ 115
b) Tapes $ 34
c) Feed $2,000
d) Manager and Staff Exp. $ 365
Net of $3,094.
This money has been given to the VIRU so that the Clubs can decide how to appropriately apportion these funds to the various age group Vancouver Island Representative teams.
We hope you all had fun and we shall be in communication early in the New Year concerning SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH 2007.

Monday, December 11, 2006


It was another case of promising so much but delivering so little when CW attended yet another clinic from UVic on the art of using possession by passing at pace, resulting in the club's fourth loss to the students this season. The CW supporters came out in strength for their final fix of 06 but left, there being no joy in Mudville, discussing both the officiating and play of the Ones. Finding themselves down 10 - 5 at the half CW re-entered the fray with vigor and were the first to score, bringing the deficit to two. The parade then errupted and even the insertion of Coach Robinson, failed to stem the tide............. five yellow cards and 43 points later, UVic were the victors by a scoreline of 41 - 20.
For UVic, there were many quality efforts, #'s 7, 8, 3, 9, 15, 14 and 22...names deserved to be mentioned but more importantly, it was an attitude that had the Norse with a territorial advantage throughout, a commitment to defence and an alertness to take quick advantage of CW transgressions, that carried the day.

For is certainly "back to the drawing board" however, mention must be made of Matt James' hat-trick, quality play by Middleton and Aylward. Captain Carson, Larsen, Thomas and Carr all had moments. The CW squad's next appearance is at Windsor on January 20th when both teams are in action against Meralomas. The Prems will be seeking to repeat a momentous win of two season's ago, after a gut-wrenching loss at Connaught last year. The ones have had the Lomas measure on their two prior meetings, Larsen, memorably scoring an intercept try under the sticks last season for that victory..........all the best in Wales, boyo! A big thanks to an increased number of supporters who have been out to boost the lads this "first half".

Postscript.....Errata...Carol-Sing Thursday, 14th at DSC 7:00 onwards; Happy Hour avec Chrissy sweater - Friday 15th 4:30 onwards......donations at both. ALSO......LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS ???, give club gear....check it out at

Friday, December 08, 2006


The Festive Season kicks of for CW fans this Saturday when the Firsts seek to keep their playoff hopes for the Times Colonist Cup alive, taking on the league leading Norsemen in semi-final action at UVic. This game kicks off at 2:30 at UVic's Wallace Field. CW will be seeking some measure of revenge when, as underdogs they take on the Norse, many of the players on both teams having played two weeks ago in the Barnard Cup match at Windsor. League scoring leader, James Carson captains the Ones. The team welcomes the return of Beaulac and look for centre Kevin Carr to put in another strong one. The back row of James, Middleton and Alexander will be key to the outcome of this match.

Following the game at Discovery Sports Club, Ken Goodland has organised a Christmas Darts Fiesta, where for a $10 entry fee you will be elligible for BIG prizes. It will be a random draw with double elimination. There will also be a CW Trivia Contest on all, a great evening at The Temple. Let Ken know if you are interested in playing, so he can make up the draw;

Thursday 17th, starting at 7:00, it's Pizza & Carols for the whole CW Family. The venerate Ray Greenhouse will be tickling the ivories and we ask that a cash donation be given for the Victoria Food Bank. This initiative has come from our Supporters Association - thanks, Allan and Peter. Let's see as many as possible out to commence the leadup to the Eight Days to Christmas!

The Temple again is the sight of the next event for your calendar and that is Guido's Luncheon, taking place on Friday 18th. Tickets are almost sold out for this event but this Annual Classic promises to be another fine fest and we thank Guido for his generous hosting of this occasion. See John if you want to purchase a ticket - $35.

Discovery Sports Club is the host as Lunch transitions to Happy Hour and Christmas Sweaters are broken out, a sight to behold, no doubt. DSC asks that we bring along a food item for The Mustard Seed, one of our most worthy local charities. If you can't be at the luncheon, skip The Penny for one Friday and come to the Club for a pint at Happy Hour.

These events have been organised by folk to revitalise an interest in DSC, the spiritual home of our rugby club. We hope that you will make time to partake in one or more - get to meet the players, players to meet the supporters and in all initiate the goodwill that is integral to this time of year. Thanks for your support during the "first half" and a Merry Christmas to you and yours - safe travels over the holiday period and responsible driving. (Dial-A-Driver; James 213-2901)


Just a reminder about the carol singing evening on Thurs Dec14. 714 Discovery St, at 7.00 pm. Come gather round the Ray Greenhouse Piano Bench, have a couple of pints and a slice of pizza.Asmall cash donation to the food bank would also be appreciated! See you there, Allan and Peter.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Hi All,
This is to inform you of a darts tournament being held at the clubhouse this saturday after the 1st division playoff game. It is open to supporters as well as players and there will be a money prize (depending on numbers of course). It's a 10$ entry fee and that includes some refreshments as well. Please let me know if your interested as soon as you can, I plan to do the draw tomorrow night. It will be a random draw and a double elimination so everyone has two chances. It promises to be a fun evening as there is a CW trivia contest the same night. A set of ten questions with all the answers being found on the walls of the clubhouse, save for a couple which can be found by picking the brains of some supporters or educated guesses. This part is mainly for the players so they get to know the history of the club and learn more about you guys who have paved the way. Hope to see some of you there. Cheers

Monday, December 04, 2006

Water Front Property Video Tour & floor plans.Ocean Front Living at it's very best. Exquisite Fairfield waterfront½ duplex on Hollywood Cres. Let the sunrise glisten on your morning coffee while you putter in your ocean front garden. Bright open design, with own private elevator! Quality built in 2003 this spacious 1600 sqft home offers a gourmet cherry kitchen with granite countertops, leaded doors, high ceilings, gas fireplace and much more. Retreat from your busy day and sip in the sunsets.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Best of the season to you all. You will note the Firsts are not playing this weekend. Here's an opportunity to change your Friday venue from The Penny to The Temple on 15th. and help make a difference for some less fortunate folk.

It's Christmas time at Discovery Sports Club and every year we like to gather as a club and toast season with some Christmas cheer a roaring fire and delicious hot toddies.

And who doesn't love a party that has a theme. This year we have decided that all of us just don't get enough opportunities to wear that "Christmas Sweater" that your granny knit you or that sweater with the felt snowman from your Aunt Wilameena. Now is the time to debut that sweater and wear it with pride.

So grab your fellow team mates and that crazy "Christmas Sweater" and come down to the club for some Christmas fun!!!

Where: Discovery Sports Club

When: Friday December 15th

Time: Anytime after 4:30

What to Wear: Your favourite Christmas Sweater

What to Bring: To help out those less fortunate this holiday season we encourage you to bring a non-perisable food item. All donations will be given to the Mustard Seed food bank.

Hope to see you all there!


Best Cuba City Guide – Interactive City Guide

Best Cuba City Guide – Interactive City Guide