Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

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 $40.00

Registration on the first 2 Saturdays
Call John Wenman 598-5477 or Milton Carter 385-3364

Friday, May 18, 2007

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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

CW Rugby

FRIENDS OF CW:
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.)
Macca
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 raise money for research and to help our members.”

Firefighters Against Cancerous Exposures F.A.C.E. is a new not-for-profit initiative led by the Esquimalt fire Department. The goal of Lift for Life is to raise $8,500, $100 for each foot above the ground, as well as raise awareness of firefighters increased risk of cancer due to exposure to carcinogens as a byproduct of fighting fires. Proceeds from the fundraising will be split between the BC Cancer Agency and the Firefighters Cancer Support Network. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network provides timely assistance to fire service members and their families throughout North America in the event of a cancer diagnosis.

Esquimalt Fire Member Spencer Robinson, a 17-year firefighting professional, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in February, prompting Esquimalt firefighters to form their own initiative to raise awareness of cancer rates for firefighters. Several studies in North America have shown firefighters face increased risk of kidney, bladder and brain disease, lung cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia and several other cancers. Recognition of cancer as job-related varies by province.

Tom Woods, firefighter and founder of Rock Solid, has served with the Esquimalt Police and fire departments for 17 years. To raise money for Lift For Life, Tom will spend 24 hours in an aerial bucket 85 feet above the ground. He will be accompanied by members of Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay and DND fire departments, as members from each spend six hour shifts with Tom as a show of support and solidarity.

“Cancer affects all of us and the departments are united in the drive to do something about it,” says Woods.

A variety of events are planned through the weekend including a head shave, wine garden social, pancake breakfast and Saturday afternoon barbecue. All events take place at the Esquimalt Plaza, next to the Archie Browning Centre in the 1100 block of Esquimalt Road. Lift for Life begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

The Esquimalt Fire Department was formed in 1912 as part of a combined police/fire department. In 2003 the fire department became an independent department when policing was merged with Victoria. Esquimalt Firefighters are active in a number of community initiatives. They run a public education program Learn Not to Burn which is delivered in public schools from kindergarten to grade three. Firefighters host school rugby tournaments, the Buccaneer Days Dance to support amateur sports in Esquimalt and financial support to needy families at Christmastime. Esquimalt firefighters also participate in a children’s reading program at the community library as Reading Champions.
www.firefightercancersupport.org

Donations may be made at www.FACE.givemeaning.com

As well as onsite at the event.

Media Contacts:
Tom Woods
tom.woods@shaw.ca
Mobile: 250.857.1062

David Davies
Email: ddavies@harbourwerks.com
Direct: 250.382.4332
Mobile: 250.744.7415



Lift for Life Event details:
Friday, May 18
A wine, beer and cheese Garden will be hosted from 5PM to 9 PM outside at the Esquimalt Plaza. Firefighters from all Greater Victoria Departments will be helping and mingling. Entrance is by donation and everyone will receive a BC Cancer wristband and a Firefighters Cancer Support Network sticker.

Saturday, May 19
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. in the Esquimalt Plaza parking lot. Also by donation and with firefighters providing personalized table service and clean up.

The Children’s Meet the Firefighters Event will be from 10AM to Noon on Saturday May 19th. Activities such as face painting, spraying water with a fire hose, balloons, bouncy castle, dunk tank and a chance to climb on the fire truck, and more.

The BBQ and beer garden will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. At 5 p.m. the bucket will be lowered and the total donations tallied.

Monday, May 07, 2007

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 following for your contributions; Adam Hill, Seamus Gay, Scott Franklin, Kit Warren, Kevin Carr, Jason Hodge, Jacob Lamb, Luke Kratz and Spencer Robinson - thanks, men - well done. To the generosity of Nick Fairhurst, sponsor of the Keeper Trophies - thanks, Nick. To Scotty, Webby and Pucker - all the best guys, in the Churchill Cup - give 'em heck from CW!

It is my pleasure to report continued successes of Ceedubbers overseas. Kevin 'T-Bone' Tkachuk was on the bench in Glasgow's win over second place Ulster, last weekend. Eddie Fairhurst had 65 minutes after starting in a BIG win for Cardiff last Saturday over the Border Reivers. Exy is healthy again. He has started for Pau the last two weeks, both victories. Pau, a quality club, nurtured Exy during his long rehabilitation.........obviously they think he is the goods. Casey Dunning came off the bench in a 37 - 44 loss to Nottingham last week. Casey must be healthy again. His career has been marred with injuries this season. Hope there is no damage this week against Rotherham......he has a wedding pending!!

Finally for the third season running, the Sheffield Tigers won their final match to ensure promotion once again. This was marked in no small way by CW men. Firstly, Knaggsy helped by returning home!! No offence big fella - great to have you back in the Land of Coffee and Maple Syrup again. Harry Toews led the team to their 50 - 10 win over Lymm. Let me share with you some quotes re #10 on the day; "On thirteen minutes, the large crowd were treated to the best individual try seen at Dore Moor this season. The Lymm backfield came up too fast on defense, thirty meters from their line. Instead of passing down his three quarters, Baumberg made an outside break, straightened and chipped over the full-back, gathered and scored a marvelous individual try under the posts. He converted for 10 - 0.".........................."Baumberg had the perfect game. Perhaps he should forget his boots and return home to fetch them again, if he is always to play like this! His haul of 25 points was half the team total and comprised a try, four penalties and four conversions." Not too shabby Chucky!!

SATURDAY, 5TH..........CENTENNIAL STADIUM, UVIC...........BC FINALS DAY.

This Saturday, both the Provincial First Division Final and the BCRU Premier League Championship Final for the Rounsefell Cup will be played at UVic. It has been some years since this event has been hosted in Victoria Following last year's BCRU AGM, Brent Johnston and Phil Meyers (JBAA), got to work on a proposal for the Final to be hosted, under certain conditions, on Vancouver Island. They successfully lobbied for its acceptance by the Board, and so you have it!

In the First Div game JBAA takes on Caps from the North Shore @ 1:00 p.m. and in the CDI Final it will be Bayside and JBAA (defending champs) @ 3:00. If you really want to make a day of it, you can cheer on the Cowichan Piggies @ 11:00 a.m. when former Castaway, Steve 'Yahudi Prior' Cowie leads his troops against the Lomas, also @ UVic. To complete the BC Finals Day, Cowichan Women play Bayside in the Div. 1 Women’s' Final, at Wallace Field. General Admission for the day- $15, Youth, Under 15 - $10. Food and beverage will be available.

This will give rugby fans on the Island the opportunity to show the BC rugby fraternity that this decision was not mere patronage. I hope that as many of you as possible will make the effort to get to UVic to take in the game/s and ensure the continuation of the opportunity to host this event at least, alternately with Vancouver. Hopefully next season, this will be to CW's advantage.

Just a final THANK YOU to anyone who has done volunteer work for us, made a financial contribution in any way, and attended our games during this past season.

Macca

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

CW Rugby

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.

3:00 WELCOME TO VIC HIGH

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,
Macca

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