George Jones Q.C. is well known in both athletic and legal circles. His resume is lengthy and legendary and includes appearances and successes at virtually every court level, fundraising, coaching, refereeing in many sports and at many levels. Blessed with fine oratorical skills, legal judgment, an innate sense of wrong and right together with a complete lack of financial sense and generosity to all regardless of circumstances dictates that George is still working hard after 50 years at the bar.Continue reading
Kia Ora Gentlemen,
I thought I would get this going while things are relatively fresh, and as I am now at the end of my Wellington rugby experience. First I’d like to thank those of you who were involved with putting this award together. I don’t believe that words can articulate the true impact this opportunity has had on me as a coach. Furthermore, I am humbled to be recognized amongst such an outstanding group of coaches from our province.Continue reading
In its fifth year of existence, the Colette McAuley Award (CMA) was awarded to Maria Samson of Alberta at the NWL Championships in Vancouver, BC. This award was the brainchild of former National player Meghan Mutrie who felt that women who played this great sport and gave back to it in the true spirit of the game deserved to be recognized. For the fifth year in a row, the CMA committee had a difficult time choosing a winner due to the quality of nominees. Three names were submitted this year by the provincial unions competing at the NWL Championships (no nomination was received from Quebec on Ontario) – Mary Giles (ATL), Maria Jaworski Samson (AB) and Barbara Mervin (BC). The winner receives a personal cheque for $1000, interest earned from the endowed Colette McAuley Fund through the Canadian Rugby Foundation.Continue reading
The Canadian Rugby Foundation is pleased to open the 2013 scholarship application process for a number of scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Thomas Family Scholarship was established in 2008 as a way of thanking the Thomas family for their extreme generosity to the Foundation and all of the various rugby projects they have supported over the years. The Foundation presents the Thomas Family Scholarship annually to a Canadian student playing the great game of rugby.Continue reading
by Aaron Abrams
Rameses Langston was selected by BC Rugby as the 2012 recipient of the Gerald McGavin Coaching Award. In partnership with the Canadian Rugby Foundation and BC Rugby premier sponsor TrueBlue, Langston has been awarded a two-week professional development experience in New Zealand with the Wellington Rugby Football Union.Continue reading
The Nor’Westers Rugby Club is raising funds for a memorial scholarship in Dutch’s name within the Ancient Nor’Westers Athletic Fund held by the Canadian Rugby Foundation (P.O. Box 8003, Victoria BC V8W 3R7). Continue reading
In February 2013, a group of Victorians had the privilege of visiting South Africa and spending some time at the orphanage of Thembalethu. Though only a small group of us visited, the good will and generosity of several groups of Victorians helped enrich the lives of many, many children. Continue reading
With a sold out crowd of 60 attendees, the Canadian Rugby Foundation launched the first of an annual series of events to raise endowment funds for the Captains’ Fund.
The Captains’ Fund was created to assist Rugby Canada in promoting the U20 program. With impetus and vision from former World Cup captain Mark Wyatt and an initial generous bequest from current Rugby Canada President the Captains Fund has grown to the largest individual fund within the Foundation. Held in Victoria on October 19, on the eve of the final ARC games, in excess of $25,000 is now added to the existing $220,000 endowment.Continue reading
Operations & Activity Report
Dear Donors and Members,
I am writing on behalf of the board of directors of the Foundation to report on activities and operations over the first half of this year. I will break my report into several headings.Continue reading
By Kelowna Daily Courier Staff
The new Courtney Walls Academic and Rugby Bursary Fund has a website.
Through the Canadian Rugby Foundation and theCentral Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts endowment fund, the web page (www.courtneywallsbursary.ca) has been established to raise funds for the bursary.Continue reading