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
from 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
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
Tausani is the inaugural award recipient from the John Cannon Memorial Fund, she came through the Abbotsford Rugby Club program. She was accepted to the centralized 7s program in Langford in 2017 and won her first cap for Canada in December 2017. Continue reading
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.
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.
Myles came through the Ottawa Indians rugby system and played at Ashbury College. He represented Ontario and Canada at the age-grade level. He’s currently studying and playing rugby at UBC.Continue reading
Mackenzie has been part of the Abbotsford rugby program since mini-rugby, she’s gone on to represent BC at the senior level and Canada at the U20 level. She currently attends UBC where she continues her studies and rugby career. Continue reading
Lyric comes from a multi-sport background that included soccer and wrestling but decided rugby was her passion. She captained the Carson Graham high school team to successive championships in 2016 and 2017. She also won the Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sports and made the BC U18 team that traveled to Ireland. She’s continuing her studies at UBC and playing with the UBC Thunderbirds rugby team. Continue reading