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.

Bullen is closed due to heavy rain and so we will be running at Beacon Hill all weather field. Field is located at the extreme south west of the park. Park on Douglas near Niagara. I will be there to turn on the lights!  I will call the James Bay Inn and let them know we will drop by for a beer. Showers will be available at MacDonald Park.

- Murk T

Ebb Tide tackles Evergreens in decisive 6-1 match on Sunday

They came in droves. It was a red tide of old boys coming out from the shoreline to play in the final game of the first half against the Evergreens at MacDonald Park. There were even some new forty somethings, like Castaways Wanderers explosive 3rd Div new comer Moses Mukasa, making a debut.

“Where has everybody been,” queried Dave Millard, Ebb Tide’s vice-president, in bewilderment. “Why can’t we get these many guys out when it’s raining?” The obviousness of his statement was not lost on the squad.

But truth beknown, it was because Ebb Tide was honouring two of the original 15 that left us to join the RIP Tide roster earlier this Fall. Mel Davison and Frank Gower were two of the Original Over 40’s team that are now playing heaven’s game on Immaculate Field. Everyone came out to honour and remember Mel and Frank with a moment of silence and a raised glass. It was fitting too that the Evergreens were present to participate since the team was also one of the original teams Mel and Frank played against. About 30 Ebb Tide members came out to pay their respects and to go for a run.

A good thing, because the Evergreens were just shy of fielding a full squad. So, in true old-boys rugby fashion, five Ebb Tiders headed over to provide their level best – honorary Evergreens Barry Wheelhouse and Tim Walshaw (both who recently toured with the Evergreens to Argentina), Russ Lazaruk and Chris Poulton (two flanking hooker back props that’ll do anything for a game and a beer), and some guy in yellow shorts.

Set-up for success, the Evergreens launched with a formidable attack in the first 10 minutes of the game leaving Ebb Tide in a state of amazement. But it was to no avail. Under the watchful eye of our esteemed official, the nimble and youthful Ebb Tide back row (and the rolling subs every two minutes) proved to be a reckoning force for the hardened Evergreen line.

Played in the truest tradition of old-boys rugby, the match was more than just a game between opponents. It was a game of comradery and of legacy passed on to us to carry forward for the next generation of old-boys.

Coming up during the winter break, Ebb Tide looks forward to more “buggers and beers” to keep some resemblance of fitness during the holidays, the Evergreens’ Christmas rugby festival, the Ebb Tide Christmas Dinner with wives, girlfriends or both and the annual “fun-spiel” curling fundraiser in the New Year.

It is that time of year again when we dust off the Suit and Tie and take the Commander in Chief out for a nice Christmas Dinner with 40 or so of your closest friends, please let Duane know that you are attending and how many in your party.

See the attached Poster for all the Information. (click here)

You do not want to miss the EBBTONES as they make their annual appearance "Bigger and Better Than Last Year!"

etgolf champs2018Thank you to all the Ebb Tide members and guests who participated in the annual Ebb Tide Golf Tournament hosted at the Cedar Hill Golf Course.  A total of 13 groups (52 players) took part on a nice afternoon and the course was in great condition.  Thank you to the staff at Cedar Hill for hosting a great banquet dinner following the Shamble Format tournament.  A good time was had by all and we look forward to returning to Cedar Hill in 2019.  Mark your calendar now for August 24, 2019.  It would be great to get more Ebb Tide players out for this fun season opening social event.

Best Team Trophy:  Joe Frenette, Rae Roer, Les Bryan, Paul Sartorio
Ebb Tide Low Score:  Joe Frenette (30)
Guest Low Score Men's:  Jimi Weedsmark (33)
Guest Low Score Women's:  Diana Hunter (41)  Ulla Hansen (41)
Men's Long Drive:  Dave Digout
Ladies Long Drive:  Lori Chestnut
Men's Closest to the Pin:  Paul Leslie
Women's Closest to the Pin:  Ulla Hansen

The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm in the Windsor Park Pavilion.  To view a copy of the minutes please click on the link below.

et golf 2018The annual Ebb Tide Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018

12:30 - Check In / Registration
Tee Times begin at 1:00 pm
Only 15 tee-times reserved, so don't miss out

Cedar Hill Golf Club (1400 Derby Road)

Early Bird registration is $60 per player includes:

  • Shamble Format (see below)
  • Prizes
  • 9 Holes of Golf
  • Dinner Buffet

Late Registration after August 12th is $65 per player

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Shamble Format:
A shamble is a type of golf tournament that combines elements of a scramble with elements of regular stroke play.  Like in a scramble, all members of a team tee off and the best ball of the four tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with all members of the team playing their own ball into the hole.

curlingSAVE THE DATE!!


  • doors open @ 5:00 pm
  • curling starts @ 6:00 pm


  • 1151 Esquimalt Road at the Archie Browning Recreation Centre


The curling club has 6 sheets of ice so the hope is that we can fill them with 24 teams of 4 curlers in two flights. We are playing two enders ( Up and Back, Drink, Socialize, then go back down for a second and third set) Total 6 ends / team

While one group is curling the other group is socializing! And there will be food served too.


There will be a bucket draw and a wine draw – after all, it is the CLUB'S only major Fundraiser !


This event is open to family and friends invite all your friends and their friends, more the merrier!

More details and registration forms to follow in the New Year.

If you want to help organize – contact Glen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-813-2281