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.


Glen Okrainetz President Phone: 250 813-2281
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Vice President Phone: 250 479-8983
Dave Knox Secretary Phone: 250 380-1443
Jim Capron Treasurer Phone: 250 474-2138
Paul Eby Captain Phone: 250 475-9592
Tim Walshaw Social Director Phone:
Murk Toorenburgh Fields Phone: 250 652-0206
Dave Valentine Quartermaster Phone: 250 385-6674
Darren Kovacs Registrar Phone: 250 294-5084
Chris Poulton Member at Large  Phone:

AGM Minutes

AGM 2016

Executive Minutes

These will be added soon

For away games the Ebb Tide meets at the corner of Chatterton and Quadra

Car pools leave no later than 7:45 am to make the 9:00 am ferry.

Tom Stobart died Sunday evening, February 12, 2012.  Tom died peacefully with his family by his side. That is an important part of the story – but it is only part of the story.  In fact Tom lives on through his children, Nicole, Buck, and Steph, in the child that Nicole is carrying and in the heart and mind of loving wife Susan.

But it does not stop there.  From the moment he arrived in Victoria, leaving his East Vancouver Red Lions Rugby Club behind and joining the Castaways (now Castaway Wanderers), he became a force on the local rugby scene.  A powerful front row forward with a hard man work ethic, Tom more than held his own with any prop he encountered.  When his playing days ended, Tom immersed himself in coaching the game he loved.  He coached at Belmont High School and also at Castaways with the club junior men’s team.  This was over a ten year commitment as a community volunteer.  Beside him through all these years were longtime Castaways players Larry Chung and Rob Tait.  A number of CW men today got their start under the watchful eyes of Tom, Larry and Rob.

While the Castaway Wanderers were busy winning three BC Championship banners, these three men led the CW juniors to two BC Championships and a third BC Finals.  These three also coached the lower island (zone 6 in BC Games parlance) to a number of BC Games gold medal performances.  In addition, Tom became a valued selector and scout for both BC and Canada in the junior men’s arena.  Tom loved the game and fully committed to the sport in every way that he could.  His influence and steady hand guided many young men through issues on and off the rugby field.  Tom was a giant of a man and a giant, rock solid influence on a whole generation of men fortunate enough to play under and come to know him.

Tom Stobart.  Remember that name. He was a man of influence and he lives on in many stories and in many hearts. He garnered respect, admiration and love for who he was.

- Chris Spicer, President, Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club. February 13, 2012

Tom also played a few seasons with Ebb Tide.  His celebration of life was held February 24 at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  The turnout was overwhelming and the service was outstanding.  The former was a testament to the admiration and respect that Tom earned in all walks of his life, and the latter more than met his wish for a celebration "with none of that funeral behaviour!"  Rugby was well represented at the service with players from different clubs and from across different generations.  Rugby bonds us together like no other sport, and it connects us with wonderful people that inspire us on and off the field.  Tom was one of those people and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  Rest in peace, Tom.

- Shane Muldrew, President, Ebb Tide RFC & one of Tom's Castaways (now CW) teammates.

The new ET Classifieds section is provided to Ebb Tide Club Members as a service to advertise personal goods for sale. Guidelines have been created to help assist Ebb Tide members about what is appropriate and not appropriate to advertise.  The main goal of these guidelines is to prevent private businesses and organizations from benefitting from a service that is provided to our club members.

The following items are appropriate to advertise on the ET Classifieds:

  • The sale of a Good or Item that a ET Member Owns
  • The sale of a Property that a ET Member Owns
  • The rental of a property that a ET Member Owns
  • Personal Fundraising. i.e. selling chocolates/flowers for a school/team fundraiser

The following are items not appropriate to advertise on ET Classifieds:

  • Any goods or services that a private business supplies
  • Any goods or services provided by a ET Member’s Business 
  • Any requests for employment from a private business or organization 
  • The rental of a property that is managed by a private group or business 
  • The sale of a property by a private group or business

Please choose an appropriate category when submitting an item:

  • For Rent
  • Free Stuff
  • Furniture / Appliances
  • Garage Sales
  • Miscellaneous - For Sale
  • Miscellaneous - Wanted
  • Sports Equipment
  • Vehicles - Cars/Bikes
  • Vehicles - Trucks/SUVs

If you would like to submit an item please use the Item Submission Form

Tour Itinerary

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2006 Activity - Travel Arrangements Daily Itinerary
March 2 Depart Town & Country 5:00 pm Ferry to Vancouver
March 3
Depart Hotel
Depart Vancouver Airport
8:30 am for Airport
JAL flight #17 at 11:15 am
March 4 Arrive in Tokyo - Narita 2:15 pm Transfer by coach to hotel: Evening free
March 5 GAME vs FU-WAKU Morning free: to rugby ground by coach, Banquet to follow
March 6
Depart Tokyo for Nagoya
Bullet Train
Arrive in Nagoya, transfer to Hotel
Evening free
March 7 Nagoya Sightseeing Day
March 8 GAME vs TO-WAKU Morning free: to rugby ground by coach, Banquet to follow
March 9 Depart Nagoya for Osaka by coach Sightseeing and lunch along the way
March 10 Osaka Sightseeing in Koyoto - full day
March 11 GAME vs Old Bears Morning free: to rugby ground by coach, Banquet to follow
March 12 Osaka Free Day
March 13 GAME vs WAKU-WAKU Morning free: to rugby ground by coach, Banquet to follow
March 14 Osaka Free Day
March 15 Osaka Free Day
March 16 GAME vs GENTLEMEN Morning free: to rugby ground by coach, Banquet to follow
March 17 Osaka Free Day
March 18

Depart Osaka, Irami
Arrive in Tokyo, Narita @ 9:50 am
Depart Tokyo, Narita @ 9:50 am
Arrive in Vancouver 10:30 am
Coach to Ferry
JAL #3002 @ 8:40 am

JAL #18 @ 6:00 pm

1:00 pm Ferry to Victoria

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Date   Itinerary  

Sun   Apr-05


Leave Victoria for New Zealand

In Air

Tue   Apr-07

Day 1

Arrive Queenstown Airport       Bus from Airport    Tour shot over


Wed   Apr-08

Day 2

Bus to Christchurch                                           Team Training


Thu   Apr-09

Day 3

Christchurch            (game day bus required to game and back)


Fri   Apr-10

Day 4

Christchurch                                                             City Tour


Sat   Apr-11

Day 5

Bus to Hanmer hot springs                                 Team Training


Sun   Apr-12

Day 6

Bus to Picton (walk on ferry to Wellington)               Bus pickup


Mon   Apr-13

Day 7

Wellington               (game day bus required to game and back)


Tue   Apr-14

Day 8

Wellington Tour                                               No bus required


Wed   Apr-15

Day 9

Bus travel to Napier (Sister City to Victoria)          Team Training


Thu   Apr-16

Day 10

Napier                   (game day bus required to game and back)


Fri   Apr-17

Day 11

Bus travel to Rotorua                                            Sight seeing


Sat   Apr-18

Day 12

Rotorua                  (game day bus required to game and back)


Sun   Apr-19

Day 13

Bus travel to Auckland via The Mount.                    (Marae stay)


Mon   Apr-20

Day 14

Auckland                (game day bus required to game and back)


Tue   Apr-21

Day 15

Auckland                         (Kawau Kat ferry ride to Waiheke Is.)


Wed   Apr-22

Day 16

Bus travel to Northland tour.               (over night stay Waitangi)


Thu   Apr-23

Day 17

Bus travel to North Shore                                 Game day Navy


Fri   Apr-24

Day 18

Free day North Shore sight seeing


Sat   Apr-25

Day 19

Free day to tour around Auckland/North Shore


Sun   Apr-26

Day 20

Bus to Auckland International Airport to Victoria Canada.


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