Dennis Crawford Memorial Award

The Dennis Crawford Memorial Award Fund is dedicated to raising money for an academic scholarship to be awarded annually to a young athlete or athletes pursuing a post-secondary education. In partnership with Westshore RFC, recipients of the award will have the opportunity to participate in a specialized training program to enhance their skills to become specialists at the front row position(s) in the sport of rugby. In addition to their on-field support, the award will provide these student-athletes with financial assistance to support their off-field studies at college, university, or trades school.Continue reading


Thunder Rugby is an Indigenous-led organization featuring former national team players Bobby Ross (Songhees Nation) and Phil Mack (Toquaht Nation) as leading figures. Director of Thunder Rugby is John Lyall, a rugby player for over 25 years, who is of Kwakwaka’wakw descent. They’re focused on creating opportunities through rugby for Indigenous youth.Continue reading

Jeff Chan Appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Rugby Foundation

The Board of the Canadian Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Chan to the role of Foundation Executive Director. Jeff replaces Clay Panga who will continue to assist with the development of the Canada U 20 program and head up the new British Columbia Grassroots Rugby Foundation that is looking to grow the game amongst young children throughout British Columbia.Continue reading

Online fundraiser for George Jones Foundation

by Carla Wilson / Times Colonist

A roast of the late George Jones will run online on Tuesday to raise money for a scholarship dedicated to post-secondary students involved in rugby.

Jones died in May at age 86. The Victoria resident was known for his prowess as a tax lawyer, his life-long commitment to the sports community in general and particularly rugby, and for his sense of humour.Continue reading