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One Day....the Sun Will Shine Again

One Day....the Sun Will Shine Again

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

New COVID-19 Update   CW Community, Many of you will have heard that as a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, BC Rugby has made the decision to cancel the rest of the 2019-2020 Rugby season. While this is very disappointing news for our community, CW supports BC Rugby’s decision that...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Always will be a Future Much has occurred since our last posting. We have mustered a few items related to B.C. rugby that many may not be aware of and thought they might at least provide a distraction. Firstly, our own Club President, Matt Gordon has given a very clear statement as to...


CW Covid-19 Response Update

CW Covid-19 Response Update

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Message to CW Rugby Community from Matt Gordon, President of CW Rugby (Readers will note a number of updated messages, not the least being ALL club activities being suspended.)   Current Situation On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic as it continues...


The Latest - Rugby Canada Suspends All Activity

The Latest - Rugby Canada Suspends All Activity

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

CW wishes to make the following known to all club members and the rugby fraternity. As per edict from RC; "On March 13, 2020, Rugby Canada announced it has made the decision to suspend all sanctioned rugby activities nationally effective March 14 until at least April 10. These activities...


Notre Dame at Night in the Rain

Notre Dame at Night in the Rain

Posted in CW Rugby / Club Dinner / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Acrylic on canvas.  A wonderful work by our own, Paul Shepherd.  No wonder our fields are always so well defined!  Amongst a myriad of other things, this commemorative art work is just another talent of Shep's and the Shepherd family's contribution to CW.  (Chris Shepherd is our Premier...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

HOMETOWN SPECIALITIES Today we offer the pick of our Victoria bids.  First up is a ticket for two to the Fireworks at Butchart Gardens.  To make this a special evening we throw in dinner for two with complimentary wine.  This offer comes compliments of Barnabus Clarke....


BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

(Complete credit to Rugby Canada for this interesting interview.) CW’s Josiah Morra (NSMT 7’s)   What was your pathway to the National Team like? I started my seven's journey with the Toronto Rugby sevens team down in New York. Ever since I played in my first elite tournament I knew I...


IS THIS THE YEAR??

IS THIS THE YEAR??

BE A PART OF THE CANUCKS RESURGENCE Pettersson and Markstrom lead the way. Your dual ticket; Dinner and transport package.  BOOK YOUR TABLE Buon appetito.  Gourmet Italian dining at our own, Adam Pegg's, highly rated, Vancouver Restaurant, La Quercia. All this and get...


ISLAND IDYLLS

ISLAND IDYLLS

West Coast storm watching from the world famous, Wickaninnish Inn. Your package includes, two nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room in the “On the Beach Building”; complimentary valet parking and Wi-Fi. (Eligible dates have been extended for this year’s bid; Mar. 1st – Apr. 20th, 2020; Oct. 1st –...


AWAY FROM HOME

AWAY FROM HOME

  Today we feature the Cowichan RFC logo with respect and thanks. Despite registering just a lone win so far this season in Premier play, tomorrow’s opposition, Nanaimo Hornets will provide stellar opposition for CW’s men at Herd Rd. In the true spirit of rugby, the Piggies have made...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

GO, YOU GOOD THING! (Credit to Times Colonist) Looking very much like no Saturday games, check in later in the week in case the Wallace Field comes through again with its amazing ability in adverse weather conditions, probably something to do with the man it was named after, the iconic...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Wowzer! What a weekend and for some, still not ended! The Ruggernut takes the liberty to blog today because he can! For openers, it is with thanks to fellow site partner, Dave Crossley, for his posted blog last Friday. Indeed, the B.C. Rugby Hall of Fame is some honour....


ONLY STOP IN TOWN!

ONLY STOP IN TOWN!

LAST CHANCE - Anyone who may still have a tree to recycle! CW provides this opportunity TOMORROW, noon - 4:00 p.m. Rose Garden site, Windsor Park. By donation. Thanks for your support. CW's PREMIER WOMEN, akin to the men, have been thrown the gauntlet from Coach Dovanne...


BRANCHING INTO A NEW DECADE

BRANCHING INTO A NEW DECADE

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Community

This time ten years ago (or was that twenty??!!), the commencement of a new millenium, Y2K ,had us on edge with the fear of computer mayhem!  Today we have a far greater concern with global warming and the effects of an almost unbelievable, 7.7 billion people living on planet earth.   CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GOOD THINGS come in small packages! Today, it's a 'hats off' to BC's Elite U18 7's team that competetd very successfully at the recent World School Sevens Tournament in Auckland.  This was a 'first ever' for a Canadian side and the girls acquitted themselves very proudly, winning five of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 'tis the Season.............to be thankful.  The Treasurer gives thanks for the club being able to keep its financial head above water! A relevant reminder to ink Feb., 29th's Fun(d)raiser! It was the days before Christmas for the thirteenth Annual Guido Luncheon! A spectrum of clubs...


All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

As an annual event, members of the CW community are asked to volunteer to marshal the lighted truck parade route along Oak Bay Avenue. This is a good opportunity for the Club to give back to our host community and to gain profile with our neighbours. The job is straightforward and provides...


'TIS THE SEASON

'TIS THE SEASON

FRIDAY, 13th December – GUIDO'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON12:00 noon; $35; @ The Temple; proceeds to CW. Guido’s annual gesture of giving back. He provides turkey and all the trimmings, along with libations for an opportunity for players from across the clubs to get together in the spirit of rugby....


Baby Steps

Baby Steps

  Welcome back, Burger! Baby steps it must be to get back into the hunt.  CW faces tenth place Westshore tomorrow at the House of Windsor, k.o., 2:30.  Westshore sits at eleven points with CW, barely out of the basement with eight. The forward pack has a different look again this...


Auction Nite at the Temple!

Auction Nite at the Temple!

  A great opportunity for supporters and friends to come & have a week's end ale, a slice of pizza and a barrel of laffs.  Tomorrow afternoon at the weekly Happy Hour session, Brandon ('The Queen') Gerhardt will be hosting a Grand Player Auction for Saturday's game Vs Westshore (at Windsor). ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SERVING NOTICE - CWRFC AGM Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General MeetingThursday, November 21st at 8:00 p.m.Discovery Sports Club714 Discovery Street, Victoria. Agenda items : Review of the Club’s Finances, President’s report, election of Executive, and any other business. GIRLS...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / Community

What Makes CW Website Click?   This header is no pun about Facebook “likes”! One of the main drivers of our site’s popularity is the many wonderful action, and otherwise, photos we are able to host and use in our blogs. This art was initiated by the late Ron Willems who, although not...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...