Founding Father: George Jones Profile

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

Rameses Langston Reports on NZ Trip – Part of Gerald McGavin Coaching Award

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

Maria Samson Receives Colette McAuley NSWT Award

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 2013 Scholarship Application Process Now Open

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

Canadian Rugby Foundation Launches First Event for the Captains’ Fund

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

Newsletter May 2012

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