JBAA athletes have competed in baseball, basketball, rowing, track and field, boxing, tennis, lacrosse, and especially rugby. It all started with a baseball team playing out of a vacant fire hall in the early 1880s. From there, rowing and track and field took off. In 1895, JBAA won the first of six straight North Pacific Rowing Championships and two JBAA track and field members represented Canada at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games.
Most JBAA members answered their country’s call in WWI and WWII, with too many paying the ultimate sacrifice. Post WWII JBAA regrouped with a focus on rugby. Victoria is a Navy town and to this day, the home colour of JBAA rugby is Navy Blue, a tribute to Canada’s Pacific Fleet.
JBAA welcomes young men and women who enjoy team athletics, as well as social members who enjoy association with sport. We emphasize athletic excellence, integrity, playing for each other, and development of friendships within our JBAA family that, in many cases, last for a lifetime.
BC Rugby gratefully acknowledges that its offices reside on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.