Doug Tate and Rick Farally's Retirement - Celebrating 27 years!

We can’t wait to gather to celebrate the immense careers of Doug Tate and Rick Farally. Doug and Rick led the University of Victoria Vikes Men’s Rugby program to many successes over their more than two decades at the helm. This evening is about bringing together many of those positively impacted by these two for a chance to say thank you! The evening hosted at the Bard and Banker Pub will surely be filled with stories, laughs, a great meal, and likely a few cocktails.

All proceeds from this event will be used to set up an endowment that directly supports assistant coaching for the UVic Men’s Rugby program through all three teams.

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For those attending, and even those that cannot make the function, the Vikes will also be hosting Westshore earlier in the day at 2:30pm. The team would really appreciate the support from all those gathering in Victoria for the festivities.

Date: February 11th, 2023

Time: 6:00pm to late


Location: Bard and Banker, 1022 Government St, Victoria, BC

Ticket Price: $250 (includes a $175 tax receipt) - Limited capacity, so get your tickets early! 


6:00pm – 8:00pm: Casual dinner and open happy hour

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Speeches, stories, etc

9:00pm – Late: Cash bar and mingling 

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Saturday 11 February
Celebrating Men's Rugby coach, Doug Tate and assitant coach, Rick Farally's retirement.
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