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.


Summer training

Our last practice at Bullen will be on April 23. On April 30, we will be training at Velox as part of their Velox/Ebb Tide appreciation night. 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. Check out the itinerary on the club’s website. 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.  This is 3 weeks away.


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:

4:30 PM           Arrive at Windsor Park

5:00 PM           Over 60's Kick Off       2 x 20 min       Photos

5:40 PM           Over 40/50 kick off     2 x 20 min       Photos

6:20 PM           Games End                  Change and Brief social (beers)

7:15 PM           Leave for to James Bay

7:30 PM           Arrive White Eagle Hall – drinks & appys     

8:30 PM           Buffet Dinner

9:30 PM           Speeches and gift exchange

10:00 PM         Close



Training at Bullen

Practices are back at Bullen Park starting in February.


Tuesday trainings are back


Training at Bullen Park

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.

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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