Tom McKeachie

To name Tom McKeachie an all-rounder would be a huge understatement. Tom almost did it all in his lengthy and stellar career from the 1940's to the 1980's. Tom was a well-respected rugby, football, basketball and lacrosse player in the 1940's on fields and in gyms all over Victoria and British Columbia. His powerful kicking ability made him a valuable rugby fullback with the James Bay Athletic Association and the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide. He turned to cricket in the 1950's and exchanged his many sporting jerseys for a whistle. He also officiated in basketball and lacrosse. It was in his final sport that Tom McKeachie turned his hand and mind to and left his greatest legacy. From the 1960's to 1985, Tom was a keen and important lawn bowler, administrator and builder on the city, provincial and national scene. His pinnacle as a player came in 1973 when he won the Walt Disney Masters in Hollywood, California. Tom was president of the Victoria Lawn Bowling Club, the B.C. Lawn Bowling Association and vice-president of the Canadian Lawn Bowling Council.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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