Fonds PR-2340 - Vancouver Island Rugby Union fonds

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Vancouver Island Rugby Union fonds

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  • 1938, 1946-1997 (Creation)
    Vancouver Island Rugby Union

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3 m of textual records and other material

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The Vancouver Island Rugby Union was created on 17 December 1975 at a special general meeting of the Victoria Rugby Union held at the University of Victoria. The objects of the Society were the promotion and furtherance of amateur sport and the control, organization, promotion and encouragement of rugby union football on Vancouver Island.

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The fonds consist of the executive records of the Vancouver Island Rugby Union created between 1975 and 1988. They include executive minutes, constitution, bylaw and regulation files, correspondence, discipline committee files, junior rugby files, handbooks, schedules, tour files, pamphlets, posters and banners. The fonds also include some files from the VIRU predecessor body, Victoria Rugby Union, as well as minutes and correspondence of the British Columbia Rugby Union from 1946 to 1975.

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Donated in several accessions in 1988 and 1994 by Les Underwood, executive member of the VIRU.


There is no real arrangement to the records. Because various ranges were kept by the president, the secretary and the treasurer, there may be duplicates.

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James Bay Athletic Association fonds, PR-0712.
Various programmes relating to the Vancouver Island Rugby Union and its predecessor the Victoria Rugby Union are held in the library collection; see NWp 796.333 V223 and NWp 796.333 V645.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Accession 90-2063 is in containers 902063-0001-0008; 94-2101 and 2016.95 are in container 942101-0001.

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