In a special evening of camaraderie and celebration for the Rugby community, two Classes of Inductees have been welcomed into the BC Rugby Hall of Fame while two individuals were honoured with the Jack Patterson and Joan Spray community awards.
The prestigious BC Rugby gala returned to the Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby on the evening of Friday, June 23, for the first in-person Ceremony since the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2023 event brought the BC Rugby community together to witness award presentations and honor the remarkable achievements of Rugby greats in British Columbia.
Thank you to everyone who attended to celebrate the Inductees and award recipients with us! A special thank you to our Master of Ceremonies, Mike James, for leading us through the evenings’ festivities, and to all the presenters for their kind acknowledgements to the award recipients.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 and Class of 2023:
- Julia Sugawara – Player
- Ed Fairhurst – Player
- Bruce Kuklinski – Builder
- Mark Cardinal – Player
- Rick Bourne – Builder
Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the Joan Spray and Jack Patterson Awards, celebrated for their continued dedication to the Rugby community:
- Darcy Patterson – Joan Spray Award Recipient
- Mark Slay – Jack Patterson Award Recipient