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.

EbbTide Team Photo vs SnowCaps May 4 2024

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. President  
Don Swainson Vice President  
Jon Romphf Secretary  
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Andrew Foster Captain 250-590-4180
Dave McMordie Quartermaster 514-231-4259
Jake Garrett Social Director  
Murk Toorenburgh Fields 250-507-5769
Lee Wakely Registrar 250-532-1914
Dean Bratten Director of Rugby  
Dave Valentine Director at Large (Fundraising) 250-858-5640

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


Andy Quaye  2023 - present
Glen Okrainetz  2013 - 2023
Shane Muldrew  2007 - 2013
Dave "Val" Valentine  2003 - 2006
John "Murdo" Azar  2001 - 2002
Brian Beglau  1997 - 2000
Dave Carmichael  1993 - 1996
Jack Fleming  1991 - 1992
Sonny Vickery  1989 - 1990
Ross Irving  1988 - 1989
Jack Fleming  1984 - 1987
Harry Turner  1972 - 1983


Andrew Foster  2023 - present
Paul Eby  2016 - 2023
Harold Butler  2013 - 2016
Gord Oliver  2010 - 2012
Jim Zosiak  2003 - 2009
Kym Clarke  1999 - 2002
Derwin Phillips  1993 - 1998
Garry Hawe  1986 - 1992
Gerry Main  1972 - 1985

Lifetime Members (Canadian)

Ian Cameron (2022)
Jean-Pierre (JP) Lussier (2017)
Shane Muldrew (2017)
Bruce McFarlane (2013)
Dave Knox (2012)
David Valentine (2007)
John Azar
Brian Beglau
Sonny Vickery
Jack Fleming
Frank Gower
Gary Hawe
Ray Ramsay
Harry Turner

Lifetime Members (International)

Miki Oku (2022)
Shingo Nagaya (2022)
Seiki Fujii (2002)
Hagi Nagai
Douglas Katsuna
Kanji Enomoto
Seichi Mayashita
Tetsuya Matsumaru

MacDonald Park
James Bay Athletic Association
205 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC
Tel: (250) 388-7441

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