2022 Touch Rugby Tournament
John Cannon, who was described as one of the best rugby players to have ever come out of Abbotsford, passed away on March 19th 2016 at the age of 35. John began playing rugby in high school, first playing rugby at WJ Mouat Secondary and then for Abbotsford Senior, where he graduated from in 1998. He first represented Canada on an Under-17 tour to England in 1996 at the age of 15.
John was not only respected on the field for his skill, toughness, and tenacity but also off the field for his caring nature and love of life. Having progressed through the Canadian pathway of rugby development, John was well aware of the financial commitment required to play rugby for British Columbia and Canada. It had long been John’s dream to set up a fund to assist Abbotsford rugby players in pursuing representative rugby. This grant is a lasting reminder of John’s desire to give back to the game that gave him so much.
- John Cannon Memorial Fund Grant 2022 - Cover Letter
- John Cannon Memorial Fund Grant 2022 - Application Form
2021 Touch Rugby Tournament
With life finally getting back to normal and COVID restrictions lifting we are able to have our John Cannon Touch Tournament! It will be held on August 7th at Bateman Park (field 3, closest to the parking lot). It will be a day full of everyone who loves the game of Rugby just as much as John did.
- Team Registration: $30/ player
- Deadline to register will be August 2, 2021
Will be regular touch rugby rules, co-ed, 6 a side, each team must have one female and one old boy (35+) on the field at all times. Following the games we will keep the good times going as the clubhouse will stay open at night so everyone can have some more beers and laughs.
No better event for all of us to get back together! It has been a long time coming 😊 Bring the whole family and let's all enjoy the game!
2019 Touch Rugby Tournament Recap
Congratulations to Hot Fuzz for winning the John Cannon Memorial touch tournament for a second year in a row! Thank you too all the players that came out and played yesterday and spectators! Massive thank you to everyone who donated to the fund and business who donated items for the silent auction! @leppfarmmarket @fieldhousebrewing @tradingpostbrewing @abbotsford_reflex @vip_mazda @ifabbotsford
This years scholarship winners were @joshua.thiel and @noahbain15 congratulation guys we know your going to do everyone proud in your future rugby careershttps #happydays Please help support the John Cannon Memorial Fund by donating at the following link:http://canadianrugbyfoundation.ca/index.php/john-cannon-biography/
John Cannon Memorial Scholarship Information
Any applicants wishing to apply for the John Cannon Memorial Fund must fill in information in the application listed below. Directions for submission, eligibility criteria, and other relevant information can be found in the cover letter and application listed below:
**Mark your calendars for the annual JC Touch Tourney to be held in Abbotsford on August 10th. Entry is $20 per person. BBQ and Silent auction to be held at the field this year.
**You can also contribute to the fund by donating at the following link:
2018 Touch Rugby Tournament
The 3rd Annual John Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament is here! The venue has changed this year to the Abbotsford Senior turf field. If you are interested in joining a team, please message Dilpreet.
The tourney runs from 11am-4:30pm and will showcase 8 teams playing 6 aside, half field touch rugby. There will be beverages, a drop kick competition with prizes, and Cannon Ball rugby balls will be on sale for $25. All proceeds from the tournament go to support the John Cannon Memorial Fund, which supports local rugby players aspiring play at the highest level. This year two $750 scholarships will be awarded by the Cannon family at the conclusion of the tournament. Feel free to come and support as a player or spectator or through a tax-deductible donation to this great cause through the online fund link: