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Hail The President!

Hail The President!

CWRFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Klashinsky to the Presidency as a result of our recent AGM. As described in;  https://cwrugby.com/blogs/post/wednesdays-ruck-maul1675226275, Klash has been a man for all seasons and brings a wealth of Club and Provincial experience and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

JUNIOR BOYS PREPARE FOR INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER Tomorrow afternoon, CW U14 & U15 Boys will play against Kenilworth School from England. First kickoff will be 3:30 for the U14 squad followed by the U15 game. Kenilworth is bringing a total of 48 players. They have just come off wins against...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Vancouver, Sevens – Vancouver Island, fun rugby. With the HSBC Sevens on show for men and women this weekend, there will be no competition rugby taking place in the BCRU Leagues. Not everyone can get there and The Don in his wisdom, has organised an exhibition game with the Hornets on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A FUN(D)RAISER KINDA NIGHT And so, another successful Fundraiser has been put to bed!  Attendance, fun, new relationships built, a few tall tales shared, and $ raised via the generosity of those in attendance. Several of our sponsors were in attendance. Today, we give a few shout-outs...


And Now For The Rest Of The Story!

And Now For The Rest Of The Story!

CW FUNDRAISER A few other aspects to the night to heighten the bang for your buck!     Late-breaking news. Sophie de Goede, Canada's Women World Cup team Captain, will be joining us for the dinner and will have a few comments about the World Cup and her Captaincy experiences. She will also...


BUCKET LIST GALORE

BUCKET LIST GALORE

CW's Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction Tickets sales have been brisk! A big thank you to all who have committed to attending. If you still need a ticket or want to sponsor a CW player to attend, please do so ASAP. Seats are available but selling fast! The Live Auction portion of the night...


VALE

VALE

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

DERWEN PHILLIPS The name Derwen is a Welsh one. If ever an individual was given an appropriate name it was Derwen since the name means OAK TREE. And as was his name, he was solid, dependable and rooted in the most worthy of family and community values on and off the field. His playing days...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

(Free image, credit to deposititphotos ) Happy Birthday To Us February is the occasion of cwrugby.com's tenth birthday, and it is most fitting to recognize Charlie ("Duck") MacLachlan. 'Duck' is a former Wanderer and National team player and for the first five years, hosted this site, as...


Put Yourself In This Picture

Put Yourself In This Picture

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

Fun(d)raiser Auction Item - all inclusive, 4-day trip for two to Langara Lodge (Haida Gwai) Heading out for the early bite. For 35 years, Langara Fishing Adventures has built its reputation on providing the greatest fishing and wildlife adventures in the world. At Langara Fishing...


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...