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

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

Storm Fisher Wins Courtney Walls Award 2018

CORE Rugbyfrom CORE Rugby
Date: June 25, 2018

At his grad ceremony on Friday night, Storm Fisher was presented with the Courtney Walls Scholarship, a $1,000 contribution to the costs of his post-secondary interests. Only two other local athletes, Sam Overton (OKM) and Joel Henseleit (KSS), have received the award since its introduction to the Okanagan eight years ago. To qualify, the athlete must exemplify three aspects of Courtney’s character – (a) a good student, (b) a leader respected by his teammates and coaches, and (c) a quality rugby player.Continue reading

Marina & Howard Gerwing Scholarship 2017 – Will Piche

from Robin MacDowell

Patrick Kay and I ran a session back at our hometown high school at Cowichan Secondary School back in early January. At this practice we had the pleasure of meeting young Will Piche. Through strong ties with Tyler Leggatt he had reached out looking for quality athletes to bolster his Rogues Youth Men’s 7’s team travelling Las Vegas Festival later in March. Cowichan T-Bird Head Coach Ron Glass highly recommended to give young Will an opportunity stating that he is a wonderful talent and even better young man.Continue reading

Scholarships and Grants 2017

There were five scholarships awarded by the Canadian Rugby Foundation in 2017. More information on the scholarships and this year’s recipients can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

Thomas Family Scholarship

George Jones Scholarship

Courtenay Taafe Scholarship

There was one grant through the John Cannon Memorial Fund. More information on the John Cannon Fund and the recipient can be accessed by clicking the links below.

John Cannon Memorial Fund