Monday's Musings

MINI RUGBY RESUMES.  CW Sunday Minis has resumed and will continue for some six weeks or so for the “second half”.  This coincides with a “season” that is beginning in our Elementary Schools for Grade 4 & 5 girls and boys.  The Greater Victoria Schools Program is in its 44th year, having been started by Mick Eckardt and others and Mick is still the sage for the program.  We get a tremendous interest in schools but not always is there any expertise with coaching and programs have to fold before they begin.  CW is making a shout to any of our men and women who might be interested in working with kids probably two afternoons a week, after school (3:15 p.m.) for about 1-1.5 hours. The season culminates with a Jamboree Day on May 13th, 11: 00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  We could also use some referee assistance solely on this day.  It is a very rewarding experience.  If you want further info or you are interested, contact Macca @ 250 721 1527.

WEBSITE FEATURE.  Our new site has another very cool feature that we bring to fans – the video section. Access is not immediately visible however simply go to “More” and click on “Videos”.  We have been able to link the viewer to a wide range of videos that span the global rugby world.  We know that rugby players will spend considerable time watching the action.  Remember to “Share” and “Like” us on Facebook and re-tweet our tweets. Go, Ceedub!

CW ‘FAMILY’ NEWS. Some ten seasons back, CW had a player coach, Gerald Steenkamp. Gerald came to Canada from RSA and after a period of time he took out Canadian citizenship. As circumstances sometimes dictate, Gerald did return to his native RSA. A number of Gerald’s team mates have kept contact and even visited him since his return to South Africa. We received some news last week about Gerald being diagnosed with cancer, undergoing further scans and the need for an immediate, serious operation and chemotherapy following. His mates have rallied to the cause and perhaps other friends of Steener’s may not be in the know at this time. We refer you to this LINK for further information. 

Another of our own, Dylan Jones is continuing with his battles with health and it was great to see him on the sidelines last Saturday when the boys played James Bay.  Dylan always seemed to save his best for the cross-town “wars”. Dylan, the CW Nation remains behind you.

DINNER FUN(D)RAISER.  Tickets are flying out the door and last chances to book full tables are very limited.  We could raise the embarrassment flag but won’t.  There are many out there whose kids have benefitted from our programs whose names we would love to see at this event.  Groups, couples and singles will be seated with folk of mutual acquaintance or interest (new friends to meet is part of our mandate), to ensure a most enjoyable evening.  Book your place HERE.