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Christchurch, NZ Golden Oldies Rugby Festival April 22-29, 2018

Fellow Antediluvians & Potential Oldie Tourists

Tour Update #1 – December 10, 2016

The Antediluvians RFC officially registered to attend the 2018 Golden Oldies Rugby Festival based on the success of our recent Golden Oldies tour to Cardiff. If you missed the fun we've posted the Finale Video - 2016 Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival below!

Some of the important base decisions have now been made, so now is the time to make your personal commitment to join us in Christchurch in 2018. Christchurch is a great city with lots of sites and entertainment spots to cater to the rugby enthusiast. Most people will combine the Oldies Festival with other vacation plans to other regions like OZ, either before or after the Festival. To date financial commitments have been received from Andy MacKechnie & Deb Zacharko, Hope & James Chick, Ian Ferguson, Dean Birch, Arnie & Barb Gaudin, and Ryan Thomas with written interest expressed by Richard Ingram & Darlene, Randy Nyvoll, Adam Stamper, Tom Shacklady, Jeremy Sturgis, Scotty Wright, Eric & Karen Germain, to name a few).

Tour package includes :

  • 7 nights Hotel & Breakfast @ Rendezvous Hotel - Christchurch

  • Transportation to/from hotel to games & all Oldies Events

  • 3 Games (guaranteed with more if you want them)

  • Tuesday picnic at Hanmer Springs

  • Opening parade and reception (food & refreshments included)

  • Final Dinner & Awards Party (meal c/w refreshments & entertainment)

  • Festival Gift Pack & Souvenirs

Not included in Tour Package

Air travel from Canada to Christchurch (1500-$2000/pp)

Personal Expenses (all refreshments & food not included in Tour package)

Personal Travel insurance

Personal Medical insurance

Tour Kit & Team Dinner (fund raising efforts will pay for these 2 items)

Tour Payment Schedule (Cdn $ payable to Antediluvians RFC)

DUE NOW - Initial Tour Deposit

(guarantees your hotel room) $400

Mar 31/17 2nd Deposit $400

July 15/17 3rd Deposit $800

Nov 15/17 Final Deposit $1000

Total Festival Fee $2600/pp

All payments in Cdn $

  • Payment by cheque/cash/or e-transfer payable to Antediluvians RFC

  • e-transfers emailed to Eric Germain @

  • cheques can be mailed to Eric Germain @ 99 Calico Drive, Sherwood Park AB T8A5P3

Your Tour Committee:

  • Accommodation /Registration with Golden Oldies Arnie Gaudin

  • Financial accounting Eric Germain & Arnie Gaudin

  • Fund Raising (sponsorships/raffles/donations) Ryan Thomas, Chris Quinn, and any other tour participant who wishes to be involved

  • Communications Tour meetings, promo to participants, information enquiries (player waivers/releases, Rugby Canada/ARU sanction) Hope & James Chick

  • Tour Kit/Equipment (Design & Purchase) Andy McKechnie & Deb Zacharko

  • Tour logistics Ian Ferguson

  • Tour RMT (Massage therapist) Deb Zacharko

If you are interested in joining us on tour, or wish to volunteer to help out with fund raising/sponsorships please contact us @ http:/ or

Next tour information meeting Feb 2017 ….. stay tuned

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