Caricature of Doug Fletcher

Doug Fletcher organized the Victoria Minor Hockey Association in 1942 and spent 16 years as its president before being made a life member. He became president of the Greater Victoria Box Lacrosse Association in 1941 and was one of the key driving forces behind the formation of the Senior A Victoria Shamrocks, which entered the Inter-City League in 1950. Doug helped form the Greater Victoria Minor Lacrosse Association in 1947 and under his guidance Victoria teams won 35 B.C. championships until he retired from coaching in 1965. He was also able to find time to referee as many as 10 lacrosse games a week. He was manager of the 1962 Minto Cup national junior lacrosse champion Victoria Shamrocks. The team played in the Memorial Arena that Fletcher helped build as the vice-chairman of the committee to raise the funds. He went on to become the first Arena Commissioner, and was the first Chairman of the Greater Victoria Sports Council, a 20-year member. Doug received 13 civic, national and international awards, including the Diamond Stick Award - the highest honour the B.C. Amateur Hockey Association can bestow. He was also inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the B.C. 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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