Side Bar To Saturday
His great joys as a player were making up the numbers or substituting in a Saxons game or lacing them up for the Ebb Tide. His legacies were many, having served as “Manager” for four UVic overseas rugby tours, his tales were legendary. In his later years the Gerwing family moved to Cowichan where he became an honorary Piggie, attending Home games as regularly as possible. It was only fitting for the VIRU to honour his contribution to the Island game with the Gerwing Challenge Shield. The concept of the Shield is akin to the NZ Ranfurly Shield. When the Home club is the possessor of the Shield, the Visiting club challenges for the honour, pending on the game’s outcome. Should they win, they retain the Shield until defeat on their home pitch. The inaugural winner, fittingly enough was UVic when they defeated CW. CW has plans to dethrone Westshore of the Shield on Saturday!
HAPPY HOUR IS ON AGAIN - A note to Patrons of The Temple
Managers are pleased to welcome the return of Patrons, particularly for the weekly Happy Hour time. Patrons are reminded that the parking spaces at the rear of the clubhouse are rented out 24/7. This is a means of some income for the club. Please neglect old signage which has hours 9:00 – 4:00. This is not the case. Unless you are a tenant, PLEASE, DO NOT PARK HERE.