Spicer Vikes Men’s Rugby Award

Chris Spicer was born and raised in Victoria.  After graduating from University School in 1970, where he played on the first XV, he attended the University of Victoria from 1970-1975.  He played rugby for the University of Victoria Vikings during this time and made many lifelong connections through this experience. A highlight of his time with the Vikings was his tour to Fiji and Australia in 1972.  

Chris has three sons, all of whom played rugby throughout high-school and University.  His youngest son David played at the University of Victoria from 2003-2010 and captained the team in 2010 when they won the Rounsefell Cup. David also played for Canada from 2003-2010 and was a member of the 2007 Canadian Rugby World Cup Team. 

Chris has been a passionate rugby supporter throughout his life.  His home club is the Oak Bay Castaway Wanderers where he has held many leadership positions and is a past president of the club.  He has worked tirelessly to build the foundation of his home club including spearheading the development the junior program, while also working to establish and grow a bursary for the club. Chris believes in the values the game of rugby instills in players, those of teamwork, commitment, grit, and selflessness. He has seen over the years how university rugby in particular can help teach lessons, habits and traits that mould and prepare young players to excel on the field, in the classroom and in life. 

To honour Chris Spicer’s love of the sport and his contribution to the local rugby community, this scholarship was established for a first-year men’s rugby player at the University of Victoria in good academic standing. 

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