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.


2015 Awards night

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


2015 Softball game

The annual softball game against the Gorge Soccer Club will take place on August 8th at Centennial Park, on Wallace Drive in Saanichton. The game will begin at 11:00 am and will be followed by a barbecue at Sonny Vickery's place, 1890 Halden Road in Saanichton.

Please confirm your presence with Mark Edgington at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 250-213-3962.



2015 golf tournament

The annual Ebb Tide Golf Tournament will take place at the Metchosin Golf Course on July 18 at 1 pm. It will be a shotgun start, but we need a minimum of 60 golfers for the shotgun start. Price is $32.50 & includes golf and a burger
(Choice of: Sirloin Cheeseburger, Teriyaki Chicken Burger, or Veggie Burger served with Classic Caesar Salad and Southwestern Potato & Yam Salad).
Bring along something to contribute to the prize table. For information or to register, contact Mark Edgington at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 250-213-3962.

Summer training at Windsor Park

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


Incoming Tour 2015

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.

Training Facility

Thursdays @ 5:15 PM
Bullen Park
next to Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Changeroom #4 in Arena
527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, BC
Tel: (250) 412-8500

527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt, BC V9A (250) 412-8500

Home Field

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

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