Showing posts from 2007


Racing Manuals for 2008 are now available at the club.

Vancouver Boat Show

Vancouver International Boat Show - February 6-10, 2008 at BC Place Stadium

The largest boat show in Western Canada, the Vancouver Boat Show is the best place to see and buy the latest and greatest in boating and fishing. The Vancouver Boat Show is definitely a "one-stop-shop" - featuring everything from canoes, kayaks, inflatables, runabouts, pontoon and deck boats, fishing boats, cruisers and motor yachts and sailboats to all the latest gear.

And…for SNSYC members, if you buy an E-ticket on-line before February 6th you’ll get $1 off the price of an adult admission.

For more information please visit Vancouver Boat Show

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

The Racing Schedule for the 2008 season is now on site at Schedule

Kim Chow around the world

Follow the progress of RVYC Club member Glenn Wakefield in his 40' sloop Kim Chow around the world.

Grand Opening of the Dining Room

Thursday, 29 November
Grand Opening of the Dining Room
Featuring the New Menu
Many selections made in-house from fresh local ingredients
Look for:
Three Kinds of Schnitzel
Malaysian Coconut Curry Prawns
Chocolate Pate
Reservations a Must 656 4600

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Regatta 2007 Photos

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Regatta 2007 Photos

The Regatta 2007 photos can now be found at


Thursday Night Speakers Series
Paul & Deanna Shaw present:

Exploring the Copper Canyon,
One of the World’s Great Train Rides
Across Chihuahua State, Mexico.

Thursday November 22nd, 2007 6.00 p.m.
Wonderful Mexican Buffet
Corn chips and salsa
Spicy marinated Jicama salad
Corn and cilantro salad
Papas con chorizo oxaqueno don dora
Rice and beans
Zucchini with fried garlic and lime
Shredded pork tamales
Mole’ Chicken
Desserts $18.95

7.30 p.m. Presentation

Spectacular hikes on century old trails
Incredible bird watching
Steep Excursions into the Canyons
And the history, traditions and local cuisine of the Tarahumara, a shy and gracious people whose roots go back to antiquity
Reservations a Must! – 656-4600
Ken at the Blethering Place has invited the CW players and supporters to his restaurant on Oak Bay Av for a Fish and Chips night to celebrate the wins last Saturday and to encourage the lads going up to Cowichan this Saturday.
Thursday night Nov 15th around 8pm with players arriving at 8:30 .....supporters for $10 (plus a tip!) Fish and Chips.....expect a bit of piano playing and sing along to break out!

Email me back as soon as you can if attending so we can make necessary arrangements.


Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

SNSYC and Saanich Peninsula Canadian Power Squadron
Presentation by John Hudson

The Making of an Atlantic Voyage - 2007
Skipper Dr. John Eby wanted to get his Beneteau 393 from Sidney to Europe for

extended cruising off the Iberian Peninsula and in the Mediterranean. Three

friends of the skipper including myself made up the crew. After three years of

preparation, the journey started on 24 February 2007 when the vessel left for Anacortes

to be trucked to Norfolk, Virginia. We departed for Horta, Azores, on 1 May,

arriving 23 May, and then we went on to A Coruña, Spain, arriving six days late on

3 June after some unseasonable weather. The talk will deal initially with the crew

and vessel preparation and then with the voyage itself.

John is a SNSYC member and is Commander of CPS – Saanich Peninsula Squadron

and a member of Bluewater Cruising Association.

Thursday 8 November 2007

Dinner 6.00 PM Reservations Please!

Presentation 7.30 PM


For Sale -second owner
1976 Eldorado Cadillac Convertible 37,000 original miles, mint condition. $35,000.00
Sidney BC.

CW Rugby

CW Rugby

After what appeared to be a CW stranglehold with the score at 10 - 7 in favour of the visitors, chaos suddenly prevailed and UVic's "Ten Minute Tigers" were unleashed, leaving CW with a number of improved positives but continued dejection with a final 10 - 22 scoreline.

CW started the day with early pressure which resulted in a penalty,which was 'waved off' despite its queried success. After further forward control, a good blind side try was scored by winger, Cavin, for CW. CW put together a series of sustained phases only to lose the ball in contact, something which plagued the visitors throughout the game. CW established some early superiority in the sets but to counter, UVic showed early flashes of the speed that worries all of their opposition. Soon, Sawers filled from the blindside after quick ball and Moonlight was sprung and with the successful convert, UVic took the lead. Despite Rob Turk at #10 cleverly controlling affairs for the hosts, it wa…

Sidney Lighted Boat Parade

Sidney Lighted Boat Parade

We are calling on all SNSYC members to be part of this spectacular event!

Information Meeting Thursday November 1st, 7.30 p.m. Upstairs at the club house – Come for dinner early too!

When: Saturday November 24, 2007 1730 hours

Where: Assembling in front of Van Isle Marina and sailing past the Sidney dock under the guidance of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

What: Decorate your boat with lights! Be creative! The more lights the cheerier!

Who: The crew can be made up of friends of your choosing. Anything goes!

How: Choose a theme or just light up the boat! Need help decorating, call Duncan at 652- 8868

After Sail-past Party. 8.30 p.m. Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club.

Experience the excitement of thrilling the crowds and having a great time doing it!

The traditional Sidney sail past of lighted boats will once again help bring the spirit of Christmas to the peninsula children and adults lining the Sidney Waterfront shores. This year’s event will dove tail wi…

CW Rugby

Friends of CW Rugby;
This week's game report comes to you prefaced by a couple of Editorial comments. Once again, last Saturday, our Premier side found itself on the wrong end of a close score. Clearly we need to win games - and lots of them to qualify for the BCRU (post-Xmas) Premier League.

It was less than a year ago when Exner, Abrams, Dunning, Ault, Mooney, Goodland, Reganvanu, Gay, Hall, Graf, Molia, Franklin, Weingart, LaCarte and Daypuck put BC Premiers JBAA, to rest at Windsor Park. At this point in time, we only have six of these players available to the club! The club's inability to field a consistently healthy and full-strength side has been a contributing factor to our results. The Executive of CWRFC has given the coaching staff a vote of confidence and its continued support.

Speaking of support, now, more than ever, the players need your support. The RWC put a dent in attendance in our games and it is to be hoped that in the second round games, the faithful will…

CW Rugby

CW vs Cowichan Div 1. Windsor Park 1pm Saturday

CW vs Cowichan Premier. Windsor Park 2:45. Saturday

Post game will be at the Discovery Sports Club 714 Discovery Street.....for food, pints, and to watch the World Cup match from earlier in the day.

Sunday morning Oct 21 at DSC at 11:30 the Friday WC game will be shown followed by the Saturday WC final.
There are a few lads looking for work....especially if it is part time or afternoons etc due to particular training schedules.

Let me know if you have any leads or ideas.
Much appreciated.

Brent and all at CWRFC.


Castaways Season

Tune your tv's on News 6 or Chan. 12 news, sports Friday night...both were at training tonight doing shots of players and interviews..... some time between 5pm and 6pm Friday.

CW Premiers take the field at 3pm vs Uvic Vikings, Windsor Park.
Preceded by the CW Firsts vs Norsemen at 1:30 KO Windsor Park.

Show up for a great start to the season for CW.....

Victoria Cricket

The Tomalin Cup game: Cowichan v Meralomas will NOT be played this season.
No date could be found that suited both clubs. The game will therefore be played in mid-May, 2008 at Beacon Hill.
Cowichan will now go ahead with its 20/20 game against Albion on Sat. 22 at Beacon Hill, start 3.30.

Regards, Howard

Victoria Cricket

Canada clinch the first-ever ICC Americas Women’s Championship after a resounding 5 wicCanada beat Bermuda by 5 wickets in an enthralling contest at Maple Leaf CC, and thereby won the first-ever ICC Americas Women’s Championship. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bermuda made 169 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs. In reply, Canada marched to an emphatic victory, and the Americas crown, reaching 173 for 5 in 35 overs. Canada got off to a nervous start in reply, and in search of the Americas title, but a 123 run 3rd partnership, between Kim Coulter, 37 off 81 balls, with 3 fours, and a brilliant undefeated 50, off 78 balls with 4 fours, for player of the match Joanna White, effectively signed and sealed the outcome.ket victory over Bermuda.

Castaway and Wanderer

Castaway and Wanderer

As we head into the new season, we wish to remind you of the need for your financial support in the coming months. As many of you know, the budget for CW Rugby last season was a staggering $186,000, and shows no signs of receding this year. This was the main reason for launching the CW Supporters Club in 2006, and we successfully signed up 130 members, providing a much- needed cash infusion to Rugby and to Discovery Sports. Our target this year is 200 members, and we know there are many Castaway and Wanderer veterans out there who just need a small prompt to jump on board. Please visit our Supporters Club section and view the benefits of membership. We are aware of concerns re; the exclusivity of the Members Balcony, and realize this not only turned some prospective members away, but was impossible to enforce, so we will continue to display our Supporters club banner and hope that many of you will congregate there to enjoy the banter and hospitality of your old te…

Victoria Cricket

V.D.C.A. Cricket Play-off Final on Sunday, 16th. Sept. at Beacon Hill, Victoria

COWICHAN defeated Albion by 8 wickets:

Albion 191 all out (35 overs) Gareth Sanders 2 for 30, Dan Vann 3 for 49, Lucien Nel 2 for 18,
Adam Benning 2 for 32, Rick Fletcher 1 for 0

Cowichan 193 for 2 (19.5 overs) Dan Vann 127 not out, Lucien Nel 42 not out

Cowichan won the toss and elected to field first despite the steady drizzle. At 65 for 6 Albion were in serious trouble, but their middle order batsmen rescued their innings. The 7th wicket fell at 149. And their last three batsmen were able to run the total up to 191. It might have been higher were it not for two superb catches taken by Mike Andrews, the wicketkeeper. Once again Cowichan's fielding was excellent given that the ball resembled a bar of soap! Such a total appeared a difficult target considering the miserable weather that Cowichan were having to bat i…

Victoria Cricket

Hi Everyone,
I have been somewhat tardy in forwarding Cowichan cricket news over the last few weeks. I'll bring the club's progress up-to-date. At the midway mark of the season Cowichan was top of the VDCA table. We then lost FOUR straight games and finished with a win and loss. Finally our record was won 7, lost 7. Unlike all the other clubs, we were not involved in any rain-outs. This reflects our determination to play cricket rather than weather conditions. (Shawnigan Lake has more rain than Victoria anyway!).
Our record would normally have left us out of the play-offs, but because of penalty points deducted from some clubs we finished in fourth place. Thus, last Saturday (Sept. 8) we played a semi-final against the first place team, Colts. Here is the outcome:

Cowichan WON by 7 wickets.
Colts 107 all out Adam Benning 3 for 33, Adam Price 3 for 46, Benjy Brooks 2 for 1,
The 11th Annual Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2007!
This unique fundraising event hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club supports children with disabilities on Vancouver Island.

Victoria Cricket

Canadian Women are the Americas Cricket Champions

Scoring summary: ICC Americas Womens Championships:
Maple Leaf, CC, King City, Ontario
August 22, 2007 (40 overs per side match)

Bermuda 167 runs for 7 wickets (40 overs; Terry-Lynn Paynter 58 runs)

Canada 173 runs for 5 wickets (35 overs; Joanna White 50 runs not out, Kim Coulter 37 runs)

Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat.
Canada won by 5 wickets & wins ICC Americas Womens Championship

Canada Cricket

Victoria Cricket

Canadian Women Win

Canada’s women cricketers beat Argentina by 8 wickets on Tuesday in the ICC Americas Regional Championships. Argentina made 108 all out (32.3 overs), breaking the century mark for the second game in a row, which is commendable for an emerging team. The Argentine bowlers had some early success, but Yvette Singh, with 35 runs not out, and Joanna White, 34 runs not out, powered Canada to victory in the 17th over. Canada made 112 runs for 2 wickets.

Victoria Cricket

Worcester Cricket Club Tour 2007

2007-08-23 Victoria XI - Worcester Over 50's at Windsor Park with start time of 12.00 noon.
2007-08-24 BH Pav. Soc. XI - Worcester Over 50's at Beacon Hill.
2007-08-27 Cowichan XL - Worcester Over 50's at Shawnigan Lake.

Victoria Cricket

Honolulu sweeps Canadian Tour 2007
The Honolulu Cricket Clubcame with a mission and completed it by sweeping both Vancouver games and three games with Victoria. Congratulations to Mark and all the team members for their fine display of the skill and friendship.
I am sure the Vagabonds are busy planning their return trip to Honolulu for a match. Thanks Peter, Howard, Guy and Russ for helping with the organization of this event.

Victoria Cricket

Women’s Cricket: Trinidad beats Canada in Americas Championships at King CityTrinidad and Tobago’s women’s cricket team beat Canada’s women by 7 wickets on the opening day of the International Cricket Council Americas Regional Tournament on Monday August 20. Bermuda marched to an expected victory over Argentina by 143 euns. However, Argentina did well in making a total of 132 runs in its first overseas excursion.

Further details

CW Rugby

Please note fyi. If you are looking to stay involved or get back involved while keeping up your great fitness level, then please consider doing some can do junior up to men's games according to your interest.
The league is always looking for both on the field and on the touch line refs.
Please let me know if you are interested.
Brent Johnston
Director Rugby Operations, CWRFC.
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 12:43 PM
Subject: Fw: Reminders again of upcoming ref courses

> To all VIRU Club Reps;
> Enclosed is a remainder to all the clubs re. a course for referees -
> that will be put on next Friday/Saturday in Victoria (August 24/25) -
> and in Nanaimo on August 7/8.
> Last year, our clubs did a good job in producing refs for Div. 3. This
> season will also be very tight - and I think we all agree we need to
> redouble our efforts to expand our base of refs.
> The courses offered by the VIRRS will enhance the quality of
> refer…

Victoria Cricket

The Honolulu Cricket Club remains unbeaten on its tour after beating Cowichan yesterday:

Honolulu 332 after 40 overs for 8 wickets
Cowichan 167 after 40 overs for 7wickets

After sweeping both games in Vancouver they continue tomorrow at Beacon Hill Park against the Vagabonds 1:00pm start time.
Saturday 18th at Beacon Hill Park.

Canadian Girls

Thursday, August 9, 2007
Only seven days left until the majority of the BC girls jet out to join the rest of the crew in Toronto. It's going to be an epic adventure, and I can hardly wait! Stay tuned to this blog to follow the inside track as the Canadian girls prepare to take on the challenge at the inaugural ICC Americas Womens Championship.

Monday, August 20th: Canada vs Trinidad & TobagoBermuda vs ArgentinaTuesday, August 21st: Canada vs ArgentinaTrinidad & Tobago vs BermudaThursday, August 23rd: Canada vs BermudaTrinidad & Tobago vs ArgentinaFriday, August 24th: Trinidad & Tobago vs Americas XIRest of Americas "A" vs "B"All games taking place at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario. 11am start. Spectators and cheering squads welcome and encouraged!

Team Canada 2007
Claire Abbott
Chelsea Baker
Tony Cordle (Coach)
Kim Coulter (Vice-Captain)
Meara Crawford
Lenore Davis (1st Alternate)
Shelly Fathers
Helene Gaffney
Ramdai (Janet) John-Dorie

CW Rugby

Castaway Soccer has two members who have lost all their stuff in the recent home fire that so sadly injured others and took the life of two young women.
This Friday the Soccer group are hoping to collect household items to take to their friends in if you have any items you think would be helpful, drop by the club tomorrow between 4:30 and 10pm.

CW Rugby supporting our Castaway Soccer friends.

Victoria Cricket


The Honolulu Cricket Club is arriving next week and we are asking for your support to help fund a dinner at the Pavillion after Saturdays game.
$20.00 dollars a head will provide each team member with food and drink.

Please come out for some fine cricket and help us provide the hospitality needed for this event.

The Matches will take place Tuesday at Shawnigan Lake 14th, Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th at Beacon Hill Park.

Please see Guy Drake or David Billingham with your donations.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


Robert Richardson

Guy Drake

CW Rugby

Once again a repeat reminder that CW rugby is gearing up for an outstanding season. We have players returning and new players arriving....many looking for a place to stay. Maybe that is for a short time until they can get familiar with Victoria and find their own place....maybe for a longer time if you are looking to rent a place/room or know of a friend or neighbor.
So please think it over....good lads all.....and let me know if you are able to help the lads in some way.

Thanks for all your ongoing support.....07/08 shaping up to be a great season for all CW.



FYI....recently received this note re referee training.....each Club strives to id supporters and players who would like to be involved. It is key to running our games, particularly at junior levels. If you're looking for a way to ''give back'' to your sport.....looking for a motivation to stay is one opportunity. Please consider. Let me know via email if interested or want to discuss.

Brent Johnston
Director Rugby Operations, CWRFC

3. VIRU/VIRRS Level 1 Referee Training.

Last year, our VIRU clubs were very successful in covering all our Div. 3 games (and some others) through our "Club Refs Program"! You will recall that we started this program with a Saturday training session at MacDonald Park in September that was attended by 12 potential referees.

This year, at least initially, we are going to be tight on refs - and it is important that we do this program again - and even expand it!

Andrew and I have had talks with n…

Easter Seal Regatta

The 11th Annual Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2007!
This unique fundraising event hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club supports children with disabilities on Vancouver Island.

CW Rugby

Hello all. I am writing to inform you that the VIRRS are planning on holding
a Rugby Canada Level 2 referee certification course in Victoria at St.
Michaels University School on Friday evening August 24th 6-9pm and Saturday
August 25th morning 9am- 1pm.
The cost for this course will be $20 in order to pay for the course
materials and course expenses. Cheques are payable in to the BCRRS.
If you wish to attend the course, please contact prior to Monday August 20th
to VIRRS President Bruce Kuklinski (
It is hoped that all clubs will forward this message to all interested
members. We are in a crisis in terms of refereeing numbers on the Island and
it is hoped that this course will help alleviate the problem.
Friends of CW:

It is with pleasure and a sense of excitement, that CW announces its new Head Coach for the coming season - Lee Lindwall. Lee comes to Victoria via way of Sakatchewan and Australia and last season he was part of the CW program, stepping up significantly in support of Mayzer, when HC Spence began his health battle.

Lee played both codes in Oz - League and Union. He taught and coached at Sydney Boys High School, earning his coaching paper work with the NSWRU, and coaching the school's First XV in the prestigious GPS competition. Recently, he has spent four years in Saskatchewan prior to his now permanent residency in Victoria. He coached the Wild Oats RFC to Provincial Championships, was the Assistant Coach with the Prairie Fire for two seasons in the RCSL and Head Coach of Saskatchewan's U 21 team. He also served as YDO and Technical Director for the SRU.

CW looks to Lee to pick up where Spence left off, in adding strength and support to its 8 to 18 program, as …
Classy Caddys Car Show at the Fort
Fort Rodd Heritage Park,
Victoria, British Columbia.
July 8, 2007 at 10:00am.

Victoria Cricket

Mumbai, July 3
The Indian cricket fraternity today expressed grief at the passing away of former Test cricketer Dilip Sardesai and paid glowing tributes to the "courageous batsman" who was largely responsible for India's historic 1971 series triumph in the West Indies.
Cricket Board president Sharad Pawar said Sardesai's death was an irreparable loss to Mumbai and Indian cricket.
ICC new President

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman David Morgan has been confirmed as president elect of the game's world governing body.Welshman Morgan will take over as head of the International Cricket Council next May and serve until 2010. The 69-year-old's appointment was approved at the ICC executive board's annual conference at Lord's.

CW Rugby

U20 World Cup fever hits Victoria this Sunday July 01 at Royal Athletic Park.
After watching the excitement on the pitch continue the fun down at the DSC/Castaway Clubhouse.
The clubhouse will be open at 7:00 pm on both Sunday July 01 and Saturday July 07 following the games.
Come on down and share a pint after the match.
714 Discovery Street. Across from Sopranos.
Walking distance from Royal Athletic Park

Victoria Cricket

Building a better club

As with most things in life, business, education, athletics programs etc. some are better organized than others. The better organized entity will in most cases be more successful than a competitor with less structure.My 2 years of exposure to BCMCL and its member clubs supports that basic principle. Not all clubs are equal, some are run better than others and in most cases the better managed clubs become stronger as others become weaker. What does that mean to the League?At first glance those fortunate enough to belong to a strong club may say "we are doing fine and it's not our problem, let the opposition sink or swim". An understandable viewpoint perhaps but somewhat naive when we look at the big picture. We as a League are only as strong as the weakest links in our community. How does that impact you and your club you may ask? Unfortunately less organized clubs take up a disproportionate amount of resources, in time and administration, to keep wi…
Friends and Supporters of CW rugby:

I am writing to inform you of a recent announcement made by this "august" body, of the candidates for the Second Induction into the IRB Hall of Fame. It is almost beyond belief to read of a Canadian name amongst an extensive list of candidates. The IRB will select six semi-finalists, based on voting. The lone Canadian candidate is Gareth Rees and I urge you to inform your friends and take the time to click onto the url and cast your vote.

20.12 Gareth Rees (Canada) - born in 1967, the young Canadian played for Castaway Wanderers and British Columbia in his country, but also for Richmond and Harlequins during his various trips to Britain. He was part of a generation of players who put Canadian rugby on the world map and his contribution to Canada’s coming of age can not be overestimated. He played for the Canadian team that reached the quarterfinals of the 1991 RWC, where they gave New Zealand a good game in Lille and captained his country…

Classy Caddies


CW Rugby

KO. 3 pm
After the scandalous loss to the Gold, which sent rippling after shocks that ruffled not only the coach but also the players, the Tide face the Calgary Mavericks this Saturday June 23rd @ Windsor Park. The Mavericks have been defeated – away from home - by the Fire, even though they led at the half.
The stark reality is that the Tide have to win ALL their remaining games – with bonus points – in order to be assured of making it to the RCSL Final. This is no easy task but we are assured that the morale is high in the Tide camp and the manager and coach report a very positive attitude at training.
The Tide need your support in person , this Saturday June 23rd . @ Windsor Park.
The Tide Committee also request - although the players would likely dismiss such an appeal as superfluous - that the entire rugby fraternity bombard the heavens with prayer, confident in the faith that victory with the necessary number of points will be a…


President's vs Vice Presidents
Victoria District Cricket Association has let it be known that the match will be played at Windsor Park start 12:30.

I am currently in the process of looking for volunteers for the 18th annual Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash on August 5th. I was wondering if some of your players or coaches would be interested. Splash is one of the largest annual outdoor events in North America and it’s a wonderful opportunity to help out while hanging out in Inner Harbour, listening to some great music and promoting Victoria Cricket in the community. We have a number of volunteer positions, but are particularly in need of Security and Production Crew Volunteers.

All volunteers are provided with a Splash Volunteer package consisting of a neon Splash t-shirt and a Splash tote bag, as well as free refreshments at the orientation, lunch and water at the event, a $10 Thrifty’s gift card and an invitation to the After Splash party! I’m attaching job descriptions for Security and Production Crew as well as an application form for anyone interested, or you can contact me directly at 385-9771 ext. 222 or chels…

CW Rugby

The time is upon us again for the annual CW Golf Tournament. This will be the 6th year in a row that the best CW golfers, and Kenny Goodland, strut their stuff at the Cordova Bay Golf Course. The Tournament will be held on July the 2nd, which is a Monday, and will start at 1:00 pm. The cost will be approx $75.00 which covers your green fee and seven cash prizes for kps (5) and long drives (2). The field of twenty will be divided into teams of two and each teammate will score his own ball on each hole, with only the teams best score counting ( best ball). It will not be a scramble which is where each team member hits from the spot of the best shot. Each team must use at least six holes from one player. The tournament is open to all and the 20 spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested, please email Ian Jones at

CW Rugby

Hi All,
We are having a Jazz Night with a live band at the C.W. Clubhouse 714 Discovery St on Friday June 15. It starts around 6:00 p.m. and goes till 8:00p.m. [?] there is a $10 cover charge to help defray the cost of the band, but included in the price is Hamburger, Caesar and Potato Salad. If you plan on attending please reply to to help us plan our food supplies.

CW Rugby

With the Score showing the game live at 7am on TV, any Canadian rugby club worth its salt will be yes I'll be down at the Club early early Sat am on the 16th with the joint open at around 6:30am. and the game on the big screen at 7am!
Bit o cheap beer....can do....Units too.... you bet. Fancy drinks....don't push your luck!

The big ''ask'' is to have some breakfast available....well if enough people tell me they will show up I'll talk with the hotel across the street about rsvp to my email noting if you're in....if the numbers are good I'll let you know by mid next week if I've set something up for a reasonable fee or if you need to bring your own breakfast coffee and food.

Man our boys gotta be crazy....but we love em nevertheless!
Remember, it took NZ 20 mins in the last world cup to cross our line....go Canada, stand proud!

Matt's power washing business is up and running.

A high quality service to the Greater Victoria area and hopefully branch out further if this company does well.
Right now he is equipped with a 3000 PSI power washer, 100ft of hose, and a truck....and will be expanding to get a couple of 100 gallon tanks to put in his truck to make his business portable to areas that do not have water access.
This business will cater to small or large jobs, commercial or residential, operating 7 days a week depending on the customers. Matt can cover a wide range of tasks such as pressure washing driveways, mold and mildew removal, tar and gum of sidewalks, moss off roofs of houses, etc.Matt James.....cell number is 208-9802
Dog River, SK
By Doug Crosse - not in Dog River, SK
The fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, is becoming the catalyst for fans of rugby from across the country to dip into their pockets to support key members of the Canadian national team ahead of the Rugby World Cup this summer.
Dog River, made famous as the location of the popular Canadian comedy show Corner Gas, is being used as the name of a Saskatchewan touring side that is heading to Cuba in November, and a collection of jerseys and polo shirts that are being offered to the rugby public will allow certain members of the Canadian team to get support that others who either play professionally, or are part of the national carding program, don't enjoy.
Karl Fix is the man behind the drive that will see the sale of Dog River Howlers gear go to players such as Saskatchewan natives Scott Franklin and Nanyak Dala, as well as Craig Culpan and Mauro Perizzolo (Vancouver,BC) . Lorne Cardinal, who plays Officer Davis on the show, is a…

CW Rugby


Last Saturday, CW senior team players joined our Minis, parents and friends to spread the good word of Ceedub rugby to the Oak Bay community. Another of Johnno's bright ideas, with the help of Ron and Bert Willems came to fruition on a glorious sunny day which saw the troops wend their way down the Avenue. Our Minis distributed CW candies, ballons and pamphlets about our program, in what was another community oriented project for the club. The kids enjoyed meeting and having fun with the players.

Upcoming, we have a number of our U14's training with Senior players prior to a selection Trial for a B.C. U14 team which will be selected to travel to Alberta and take in the Stampede as well as playing Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. We wish the boys good luck at the Trial. At the U16 and U18 level we also have players trying out for the Crimson Tide Team and we wish them all the best. Our Premier team has a number of members who have been selected to the Crimson…

CW Rugby

Fellow Rugby Enthusiasts
As you well know most countries who our Canadian National Rugby Team will be competing against whether in this upcoming New Zealand tour or the Rugby World Cup are paid professionals who on top of that are paid by their respective national unions to represent their countries.This unfortunately however is not the case for Canada.We have a mix of paid professionals,carted players who receive a some funding from Rugby Canada via our Canadian Government and a few(Scott Franklin,Nanyak Dala,Craig Culpan and Mauro Perizzola) who receive absolutely nothing from anyone.I'm sure you can imagine that this stress(between the Churchill Cup and the NZ tours alone over 5 weeks away from school and work with bill back home pilling up) makes it even more challenging for them to represent their country.This is of course is often the case for other National Team players both male and female of all age groups.
Having said that the first endeavor of the new Dog River Howlers Ru…

CW Rugby

We have a player, Trevor Pollock, looking to replace his bed. Does anyone out there have a Queen size bed they are trying to get rid of?

Give Cricket a Spin

Victoria and District Association Junior Cricket Program.
Expert Coaching ... Mini Games
Open to children 9-14
Runs every Saturday
June 2nd to August 25th 9:30am to 11:30am at
Saint Michaels University School &
Metchosin Municipal Sports Field Registration fee only $40.00Registration on the first 2 Saturdays Call John Wenman 598-5477 or Milton Carter 385-3364

CW Rugby

Is on Thursday June 7th 7:30.

Looking for a Vice President and Treasurer for the year.

Lou Webster is willing to stand again as Pres.

If interested in standing for a position please email me.

Brent Johnston.

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I am sending the following on behalf of Tom Woods and a cause that he and his fire-fighting colleagues are championing, primarily on behalf of Spencer Robinson. Spencer's battle has left him no alternative but to sever his coaching contract with the club for the coming season and we want to support him and the family in any possible way. You may have seen an excellent tv report on CH News last week re Spencer's plight. I include Tom's words and an attachment describing the Fundraiser. (I have deleted the poster due to forwarding and memory complexities) Hopefully, if you cannot make the trip across the bridge to Esquimalt, you might consider a financial contribution in the name of Spencer. (I know this is not the first appeal this year and your efforts for the Childrens Fund were absolutely magnanimous.)
Esquimalt Fire Department Holds “Lift For Life” to Battle Cancer

Esquimalt B.C. May 8, 2007: On May 18 and 19 firefighters from throughout the Capital Region will join Esquimalt firefighters for a different kind of fight. They will be joining forces to fight cancer and to raise awareness of the increased risk of cancer firefighters face. One of their members will spend 24 hours high above Esquimalt Plaza for “Lift for Life”, an event to launch F.A.C.E., Firefighters Against Cancerous Exposures. The impetus behind Lift For Life came when one of their own was diagnosed with cancer.

“Because of the nature of the work, firefighters are exposed to toxins that can cause cancer,” says Tom Woods, Esquimalt firefighter and volunteer who will spend 24 hours in the aerial lift. “It’s one of the dangers of the job that isn’t immediately apparent. But, unfortunately, it is one of the risks. Because it’s one of the hidden dangers we felt it was important that our event help raise awareness as well as…
Friends of CW;

Just a brief note to summarize season-ending activities. To answer the many questions - our U16's suffered a decisive loss to Cowichan in the inaugural Ed Bryans Cup for VIRU competition. The quality of the Cowichan team has been commented on earlier and since this match, they have continued on, to win the Provincial Championship against Chuckanut Bay by a 20+ margin! Our congratulations to CW’s MVP's - Beau Parker and Chris Kelly. Our thanks to Rogie Robinson, Cory Richards, Dallas Down, Denny Sinnott, Wayne Kelly and Peter Gallagher for keeping this group together since last October. The players did themselves proud, with improved play, team spirit and a good approach to training.

Although we had a number of occasions this season when teams scored more points than us (senior men), it was seldom that our players showed they were truly beaten. Brent has already posted Award winners for the season however I would like to add my personal congratulations to the …

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Friends of CW;

I am forwarding information regarding this Thursday's event. I am sure that our numbers include former students/teachers who might be interested in joining old team mates and friends for this occasion.


3:05 ALUMNI GAME Phone Clayton Daume (388-5456), if you are interested in playing. (Two halves of 15 mins, non-contact players get to wear red pinnies and considered tackled with two-handed touch! Peter Seale???) Barbeque available.

3:45 Presentation from 2007 Team to Alumni
Reciprocation from Til Briggs

4:00 K.O. vs REYNOLDS First place in the League is on the line!

5:45 Social gathering in the Old Gym. History of rugby @ Vic High on display. An opportunity to re-live the battles!

In rugby,

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CW Rugby held the Year End Player Awards Banquet last night. The well attended evening was filled with humour and tradition as player awards were given out, coaches trainers and managers recognized, concluding with a special thank you to our President Ian Macca McLean who is finishing his long term as CW Rugby President.
Ian Jones was MC and did his usual hilarious job, cutting up all in attendance without mercy...this was especially the case as he presented the annually anticipated Cruddy Awards which saw no indiscretion from the preceding season go unnoticed...some may suggest unpunished!

Award recipients:
Benknucle Award...Wes Aylward
Kiwi Cup Most Conscientious Trainer....Seamus Gay
John Morely Award for outstanding effort, without whining or complaining....Jacob Lamb
Pigs Trotter, Black Pig, Award to a forward for courageous wallowing.....Jason Hodge
Outstanding Contribution to Club Development...Spencer Robinson
Outstanding Contribution to Junior Development....Luke Kratz
MVP Juniors..…
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Friends of CW;
Missing my weekly rugby fix however, am looking forward to tomorrow's game up at Herd Rd when CW's U16's take on the Cowichan lads. Cowichan, bolstered by some lads from Shawnigan, they have a very strong team this season, having given us the slip on two previous occasions. Despite this, a less than full-strength team provided a powerful second half performance last Sunday to get the black, blue and red past James Bay and I expect if Ceedub is at full strength will provide the home team with quite a surprise, as our kids have improved in leaps and bounds over the past three weeks. The team warmed up with a great night at The Temple on Wednesday when they "hoovered" some pizza, strolled the archives and viewed a slide show of their season. Worth a Sunday drive to see these boys in action.

I have attached info for the upcoming RWC in France. I have heard that there are some of you out there that may be looking for organised packages to this event. …

Easter Seals Regatta

The 11th Annual Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2007!
This unique fundraising event hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club supports children with disabilities on Vancouver Island.

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Another (rare - this season), great day for rugby was the backdrop to the closure of a season probably best forgotten for the Castaway Wanderers. The table was set when The Firsts ended up ahead 21 - 7 at the final whistle. Worthy of mention - the Man of the Match for CW, Matt James and the Move of the Match - a deft diagonal from the ageless, Lou Webster, taken on the fly by Rich Moser and subsequent scamper for forty under the sticks - voila!

Although not at full strength, CW started the Main Game with sustained pressure but deflated noticeably after coming away from a number of good possessions with no points. Lomas took an early chance - described in more detail by Ben, when Pat Fleck sliced in for a good try, converted by Hall. The battle between the halves and their chemistry was most interesting all day long. Graf, the warhorse, capably fed by Hall (Evan) looked like they had a Mexican standoff with their opposition until Hall sliced the defence in the late going.

CW responded wi…
Friends of CW;
Just a short note to remind you of tomorrow's fixtures. The cause of childhood cancer will be the recipient of a major portion of our gate donations and further to this, last night the generosity of the players and a few alumni, raised an amount of $660 at the players' auction (50% will go to the drive). Our opposition for the day - the Meralomas have written a cheque for $500 as well. Should you wish to donate any private sum, if the cheque is made payable to; BC Childrens Hospital Foundation, then you will be elligible for a receipt for Rev. Canada purposes. We will be presenting a cheque to the Foundation at the end of the game.

As for the games, we continue to fight the injury bug but it will be an opportunity to recognise the work of a number of players who have stepped up their personal play and goals a notch this year, to perform at the Premier level. They will not disappoint and also, an opportunity to recognise the play of carded players, Stu Ault and Cie…
Just another reminder that tomorrow evening at Discovery Sports Club at 9:00 p.m., there will be an auction to bid on the first player to score a try against Lomas on Saturday. The prize will be 50/50 of the intake. The cause is for B.C. Childrens Hospital, specifically to help youngsters diagnosed with cancer. This amount will be matched with a majority percentage from our gate-take on Saturday and a cheque will be presented after the game. last time we had a similar event to raise money for injured player Sean Corner, Jimmy Grier won in excess of $200! You have to be in it to win it!!

1. Josh Handysides; 2. Adam Hill; 3. Scott Franklin; 4. Stu Ault; 5. Andrew Mooney; 6. Jason Hodge;
7. Seamus Gay; 8. Mike Webb; 9. Evan Hall; 10. John Graf; 11. T.B.A. 12. Roger Robinson;
13. Brennan Marcoux; 14. Johnny Inoke; 15. Ciaran Hearn

Kick offs on Saturday, Firsts 1:00 p.m.; Premiers 2:30 p.m. Plan to be there to support the lads on this last game of th…
It would be great if you could show up at Windsor today, Monday, at 5pm to support Coaches Roger Robinson, Corey Richards and their lads in a U16 game tonight at Windsor 5pm.
They have done exceedingly well this season and put together impressive runs of play....check out the CW future, it is very bright.

See you there.

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CW 25 UBC 22....Sat April 7,2007...last game April 14th home
Friends of CW;
Tomorrow the boys are off to UBC to play a makeup game against The Birds in Premiers. We had been slated to play a catchup vs Burnaby in the Ones but had to forfeit this one for many reasons. Boys are on the 9:00 a.m. ferry and for $25 the bus will take you to their game and get you a ticket into the NA 4 game following @ TBird Stadium. The bus will depart 7:30 for 9:00 p.m. return ferry. Just show up at Schwartz Bay around 8:20 and make a day of it.

It being Easter, I suspect very few will avail themselves of the above opportunity!! So, save it until next Saturday when we play Lomas in both grades @ Windsor. We are hoping our Rep players are able to avoid injury this w/end and we can put a little hurt on Lomas! As a pre-cursor, this Thursday @ The Temple at 9:00 there will be an auction/fundraiser for the first try-scorer in the match. We have decided to dedicate gate takings for this game to Child Cancer Fund as a small token of thought for the many of Friends of CW who…
With the sun finally making an appearance for the first time in recent weeks, CW was anticipating another all out battle with the fellas from White Rock. Buoyed by the return of front row star Jon Thiel this year, Bayside were looking to improve its lot in the Premier standings and head into the playoffs on a high note. CW had other plans however and also had a few returning players looking to show their recent fitness regime had indeed been taken advantage of and that they are ready to be considered for full international duties.

The game started well for CW, securing the kick-off and immediately asking questions of the Bayside defence. Putting together about nine phases of rugby, this was perhaps CW’s best start to a game in recent memory. Unable to relieve the pressure, Bayside cracked early and couldn’t keep CW from driving over the line, only five minutes in. Seamus Gay was the scorer and it was an early indication of how involved this open side flanker was going to be on thi…