First XV Volunteer Appreciation Program
The First XV Volunteer Appreciation program is an initiative designed to recognize the valuable pillars of our membership that help keep our sport afloat.
Did you know approximately 120 years worth of working hours are spent volunteering each year by members of the rugby community in British Columbia? Volunteerism is the life blood of our sport. Plain and simple.
BC Rugby will select individuals who will be presented with a premium "thank you" item. But of course we realize that no volunteer acts in isolation… so each of the individuals will receive another 10 thank you items - BC Rugby travel mugs - to show their appreciation to the 10 top volunteers that work in their club.
First XV Volunteers:
Mark Aplas (Kats RFC)
Ian Maclean (Castaway Wanderers RFC)
Steph Murphy (United Rugby Club / Fraser Valley Rugby Union/ BC U20)
Ryan McWhinney (Abbotsford RFC / Fraser Valley Rugby Union)
Tere Blake (Vancouver-Fraser Valley Referees Society)
Brad Baker (BC High School Girls Rugby Association / BC U18 / Vancouver U16)
Andy Blackburn (Bayside AA / Fraser Valley Rugby Union / Lower Mainland U17)
John Lyall (Velox RFC / Vancouver Island Rugby Union)
Don Brown (Brit Lions RFC / Delta / BC U14)
Gio Lam (Burnaby Lake Rugby Club / Vancouver East)
Colin Chappell (Comox Kickers RFC / North Vancouver Island Rugby Union)
Jen Ross (Abbotsford RFC / Fraser Valley Rugby Union)
Don Wright (Bayside AA / BC U17 Men's Provincial Team)
Rob O'Brien (UBC Okanagan Heat, Central Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts)