Dan O'Sullivan

In some ways, we can thank Dan O'Sullivan for the legion of Victoria rowers that have won great acclaim on the world stage as Olympic medallists. He was one of the seminal influences in the creation of the sport through the James Bay Athletic Association in the 1880's. Dan was the stroke rower on JBAA's "Big Four" crew that laid claim to six straight North Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen titles beginning in 1895. He went on to compete in singles and doubles events but his main efforts were in coaching. Throughout his 36 years of coaching and sporting determination, he and the "Bays" dominated rowing in the Pacific Northwest and they were legendary in the sport across the country at the time of his death in 1933.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
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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