Canadian University Men's Rugby Championship (CUMRC) - Golden Gaels Photos

Golden Gaels Photos

Queen's Golden Gaellery by Jeff Chan

The annual Canadian University Men's Rugby Championship tournament pits representative universities

from Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes.


The 2018 championship will be held at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC November 21-25, 2018.


Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 p.m. – Preliminary Game 1 (Wallace Field) 2:00 p.m. – Preliminary Game 2 (Wallace Field) 6:00 p.m. – Tournament Banquet

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 12:00 p.m. – Preliminary Game 3 (Wallace Field) 2:00 p.m. – Preliminary Game 4 (Wallace Field)

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 4:00 p.m. – Preliminary Game 5 (Centennial Stadium) 6:00 p.m. – Preliminary Game 6 (Centennial Stadium)*

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 5th Place Game (Wallace Field)

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. – Bronze Medal Game (Centennial Stadium) 1:00 p.m. – Gold Medal Game (Centennial Stadium)

The 2018 Organizing Committee consists of Mike Holmes (Chairman), Jeff Chan, Cory Hector, Keith Labbett, Garth Rees, Paul-Henri van Thiel, and John Thomas.

A new Advisory Group is being assembled with four coaches representing Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. The Group members are:

Chair: Cory Hector

West: Dave Brown (UBC)

Ontario: Dave Butcher (Queen's)

Quebec: Charles Goode (Bishop's)

Maritimes: Ed Harty (St. FX)

The Key Partners for 2018 are the University of Victoria (Host), Canadian Rugby Foundation, and Rugby Canada.

Title SponsorMitsubishi Motors

Corporate Sponsors: Pemberton Holmes Ltd., Canadian Rugby Foundation, Langara Fishing Lodge...



The 2017 championship was hosted by the University of Guelph November 16 - 19. Tournament participants were  UBC, UVic, Guelph, McMaster, Concordia, and UPEI.

Final Results were:

• Gold - UBC

• Silver - UVic

• Bronze - McMaster

The Championship  Founders were Jeff Chan (Co-chair),  Mike Holmes,  Keith Labbett (Co-chair) and Doug Tate.

Key Partners were the University of Guelph and Rugby Canada.

Key Sponsors were the Canadian Rugby Foundation, Pemberton Holmes, Langara Fishing Lodge, Growth Alchemy Group, and Rugby Canada.

All photos on this site are Copyright © Jeff Chan, unless otherwise noted, and may be used for personal non-commercial applications including by Rugby Canada, and the participating schools, so long as photo credits are shown or the photos are otherwise attributed to Jeff Chan.

All other rights, including for all corporate and media use, are strictly reserved.

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