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The Ebb Tide Rugby Football Club is the oldest continuously operating Over-40 rugby club in British Columbia, Canada. We have active players between the ages of 38 and 70's and active social members well into their 80's.  Social members and visitors are welcome to join us at our regular Thursday evening run-around.  Ebb Tide is a member of the Pacific Northwest Over 40's Rugby Union.

Players are eligible to play at 38 years.

The 2014 Awards Night took place on June 19th at The Podium Sports Grill. Approximately 40 people were on hand for the occasion. A good time was had by all.

The award winners were:

Captain’s Award (Player of the year): Mike Penner
Bind tight Award (Forward of the year): Russ Lazaruk
Big Shot Award (Back of the Year): Rob Phillips
Most Popular Player: Aaron Cook
Most Inspirational: Murk Toorenburgh
Old Geezer Award: Ian Cameron
Road Runner: Sean Renshaw
Fastest Ebb Tide: Marc Hunter
Paddle of the Year (shit disturber): Hugh Jervis

Ebb Tide is hosting a 10-a-side tournament at Windsor Park on September 6. There will be eight teams participating in the tournament: Ebb Tide, Evergreens, CW, Snowcaps, Abbotsford, Velox, NOBs and Cowichan. Here is the schedule.

Club dues for the 2014-2045 remain unchanged at $200 for playing and practicing members and $50 for social members. Dues must be payed by September 1st. Please pay your dues to JP. Make cheques payable to Ebb Tide RFC. Interac transfers are also accepted.

National registration with Rugby Canada is now set up. Click on the following link: https://rcmembers.sportngin.com/register/form/526381903

This year, the Rugby Canada dues for Masters are lower: $45 plus processing for a total of $48.49.
Please remember that if club members participate in senior games outside the PNWO-40 Fixtures (such as 3rd Division players, Junior coaches or Managers, etc.), then they must be full Senior Members.

Just a reminder that individual members can purchase additional Accidental Medical insurance for $7. See attachment.

August 11th was our last training session at Wallace Field. From now on, practices will be at Bullen Park (30B on the map) in Esquimalt. Changing rooms are available in the Archie Browning Arena. Entrance is on the East side of the arena. We have been assigned change-room #4, which is at the far end of the hallway.

Practices are back at Bullen Park starting in February.

The Gentleman Club of Osaka are coming to Canada to participate in the Twit’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations on Sunday May 3, 2015. They (Gentlemen) will be traveling to Victoria and playing a game against the Ebb Tide on Thursday May 7, 2015.

By May, we will be practicing at Windsor Park. The games against the Gentlemen will be at Windsor Park with a 5:00 PM kick-off, followed by a reception/dinner at the White Eagle Hall in James Bay.

The cost for the dinner will be $60 per person with an open bar. The ticket cost has been adjusted to address increased catering costs.

Dave Knox is selling dinner tickets and will be at practice Thursdays. Advance ticket sales are essential to calculate numbers for catering. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Please make arrangement to get your tickets.  

The Ebb Tide has a long tradition with the Japanese clubs as contained in the club History book. With 54 Japanese tourists, the Ebb Tide needs a good showing of at least that number at the dinner. For the new members this is a good opportunity to join in this tradition.

Mandatory dress for the dinner is club #1's.
Black or dark blue blazer with club crest, white shirt, club tie, grey trousers, black shoes.

Crests and ties ($25 each) can be purchased from Dave Valentine at practice on Thursdays.

Here is the itinerary

From May 7 to August 13 inclusively, we will be training at Windsor Park.

The 2015 Awards Night took place on June 11th at Windsor Pavillionl. Approximately 50 people were on hand for the occasion. A good time was had by all.

The award winners were:

Captain’s Award (Player of the year): Murk Toorenburgh
Bind tight Award (Forward of the year): Rob Klatt
Big Shot Award (Back of the Year): Rob Phillips
Most Popular Player: Vahid Bossi
Most Inspirational: Sean Renshaw
Old Geezer Award: Jim Turner
Road Runner: Darren Kovacs
Fastest Ebb Tide: Mike Penner
Paddle of the Year (shit disturber): Ken Exton

Club dues for the 2015-2016 season remain unchanged at $200 for playing and practicing members and $50 for social members. Dues must be payed by September 1st. Please pay your dues to JP. Make cheques payable to Ebb Tide RFC. Interac transfers are also accepted.

National registration with Rugby Canada is now set up. Click on the following link: https://rcmembers.sportngin.com/register/form/772354213. Since this is a new registration system, everyone will have to sign up first. This year, the optional insurance has been incorporated into the registration fees, making the amount $52 plus processing fees. We are in the Masters category.

Please remember that if club members participate in senior games outside the PNWO-40 Fixtures (such as 3rd Division players, Junior coaches or Managers, etc.), then they must be full Senior Members.

Starting on September 3, practices will be at Bullen Park (30B on the map) in Esquimalt at 5:30. Changing rooms are available in the Archie Browning Arena. Entrance is on the East side of the arena. We have been assigned change-room #4, which is at the far end of the hallway.