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The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

Brennig “faces” an allowable tackle – back in the day! Saturday, Men's Prems @ the House of Windsor. UVic 3 – 1, CW 1 – 3. Today’s pre-game missive will take some long-time followers back to 2014 when a CW U18 team, featuring this Saturday’s Premier players; Gavin Kratz, Nick Carson,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD Karl Klashinsky - aka, Klash Karl. If you will, in this interview we will address you as Klash, rather than KK, another long-serving, Victoria rugby type! CW: Klash it has been some time since our website has run this feature.  Watching you, filming every...


CW PAST & PRESENT

CW PAST & PRESENT

Jimmy Grier, the perfect person to meld the Wanderers and the Castaways, was CW's first President. Pictured here, he tells the tale.  CW LEGENDS NIGHT Last Friday a gathering of Castaway and Wanderers ex-players gathered at The Temple to meet new and returning players of our men’s teams and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Fundraiser & Dinner is Back When: Saturday, Feb 25th. Bar opens at 6:00pm. Dinner at 7:00pm. Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St. Who: CW Community & Friends (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people.   How to...


Hey ho, hey ho .......

Hey ho, hey ho .......

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

It's off to work we go ..... For those who were not quite ready to let their Christmas trees go or had good intentions last weekend but now have more pine needles on the floor than limbs on the tree - not to worry! Our CW volunteers and Bartlett Tree Experts will be at Windsor Park one last...


Whatever Works!!

Whatever Works!!

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

  With the good will of sponsor, Bartlett Tree Service, CWRFC will once again offer a tree-chipping service for all residents of the Oak Bay and surrounding area.  What the heck, if you have friends across town, tell them as well.  This has become an annual service for many years and has...


Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

“Q & A” WITH CAPTAIN CANADA – SOPHIE DE GOEDE. We had hoped to catch up with Sophie prior to RWC however, we could not have conceived the obligations that were on her shoulders at that time. We have reached out again, for some reflections. We need to preface our questions with the fact...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

CASTAWAY WANDERERS OFFERS BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE FOR THE                                                    CHRISTMAS SEASON GREETINGS FROM OUR SPONSORS PRESIDENT'S ELITE LEVEL    PLATINUM LEVEL            GOLD LEVEL             ...


'Tis The Season....

'Tis The Season....

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

Yesterday afternoon saw a gathering of some of Rugby’s best at the Temple for "Guido's Christmas Lunch".  Sponsored by Guido Danger with tons of support work by Ed Knaggs and Ian “4 Try” Jones ….the return to a sit down lunch was well attended.  Consistent with tradition, each person present...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain Canada, Sophie de Goede, presents Winners medals to CW U14’s. JUNIORS PROVIDE A MIXED BAG Last Sunday there were fireworks aplenty at The House.  The U14 Boys had a one-sided win over Comox Rapids.  A good effort on the Rapids part, punching in a couple against this very strong...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Exciting news! CW’s Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction is back, face-to-face, with a special twist to the evening, at the Union Club on Feb 25th, 2023 – be sure to mark this date on your calendars! Many thanks to all our donors and bidders for your fabulous support with our online auction!...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Two perennially strong sides struggling in the Premiership to date, CWRFC (1 – 2) and Burnaby Lake (0 – 3), will lock horns at Windsor Park this Saturday. Last Saturday, Joshua failed to help the CW Visitors at Jericho Park when UBCOB Ravens racked up a host of points whilst the Lakers dropped...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                               A Dose of Deja Vu?   Almost three years to the day…                                      Will see CW Premier Men face another 0 – 4 situation!  It was on this day in 2019 that Lomas visited Windsor and left, tail between legs, after a 40 – 15...


CWRFC AGM TONIGHT!

CWRFC AGM TONIGHT!

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

When: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, at 8:00PM  Who: All registered members of the CWRFC community are invited to participate in the AGM. Where/How: This meeting will be held in-person at the Discovery Sports Club (must be 19 years of age or older to attend in person due to liquor...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


CW AGM

CW AGM

The Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General Meeting is Scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, at 8PM.   All Registered Members of the CWRFC community are invited to participate in the AGM. The meeting will be held in person and online.  All CWRFC Members in good standing are invited to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BELATED CELEBRATIONS It was brought to our attention by a 'regular' that the recent Westshore Sevens Senior Men's Division was won by the Thunder, a team consisting of indigenous heritage guys and liberally sprinkled with CW present and alum. Thunder d. hosts,Westshore RFC in the final. ...


Grady Leads Backs

Grady Leads Backs

CW’s, Grady Bowd could take a huge step today towards pushing his case for selection for Canada’s NSMT XV’s summer tests, as he starts at #10 for Canada West Selects today against their Atlantic counterparts. Bowd caught the eye of many knowledgeable rugby fans with his Premier league campaign...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PUT YOURSELF IN THIS PICTURE.....                                                ..... YOUR CATCH WILL COVER YOUR COST SUPER, ON-LINE AUCTION                  TWO NIGHT DATE NIGHTS.  CHESTERMAN BEACH, TOFINO. In less than 48 hours CW's Online Auction Fundraiser will be open...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

CW is expecting an overflow crowd at their triple header this Saturday.  The action commences at 11:30 a.m. when the Third Div., Islanders play Vancouver Kats with the outcome affecting their playoff position.   Curtain-raiser, number 2 is also a playoff determiner between League-leading,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Attribution to Pot Of Gold Vectors by Vecteezy">Vecteezy) CW's Online 50/50 Raffle - Winner Takes Half! Deadline: Midnight, Friday, May 27, 2022 Draw: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Jackpot Goal is $10,000! Buy now for a chance to be the lucky winner and support the Castaway...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

"Empty chairs and empty tables...." Due to COVID we had to make the tough decision to cancel our much anticipated annual “face to face” Banquet & Auction Fundraiser. But it's not all doom and gloom. In lieu of this event we are coordinating a fun and interactive Online Auction from 29 April...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Jesse Neilson in support Vs Capilanos. WOMEN’S ALUMNI DAY Have heard there will be Alumni a-plenty on hand at the House for this event on Saturday.  Coming from near and far, ladies who have been part of this rapid growth over the past six years, armed with tales from days of yore. Just a...