Through the years from its inception in 1969 to present day, Westshore Velox RFC has had 2 crests or logo’s, with a new one to start next season with our move to Westshore. Below is a brief history on each of these crests.
This was the original crest used from 1969 to 1988 when the club was known as Velox RFC only. The crest itself was created by our 1st President and founding members Jim Hume. The motto which hasn’t changed to this day is “VELOX OMNI VINCENT” or “SPEED CONQUERS ALL”; created by Jackie Clarkson in 1968.
In 1988 VELOX RFC amalgamated with many UVIC players, which were making a huge impact into the club and the sport, not able to play for the university after graduating. Some of these great players that came over were John Lyall, Mark Wyatt, Mike Holmes and Tony Arthurs to name a few. This when the club come to be known as “VELOX VALHALLIANS RFC” and where the Viking Norsemen name comes from. This crest was designed by Tony Arthurs, who not only played for Velox for many years; but coached the forwards once during 2003-2006 period and back presently again for the 2015 season.
When Velox moves to the Westshore area over the summer for a new start in 2015/2016 rugby season; this will be the new crest/logo. The clubs new name is reflective of the new area we will be in and will now be known as “WESHORE VELOX VALHALLIANS RFC”. This is to keep with the long history of the club for the name and association to ties with UVIC. As the Black “V” is in front representing the original Velox team, with the Blue “V” supportively behind as coming later; and both making a “W” for the Westshore which will be our new home for years to come. The crest was created in conjunction with graphic designer Jenny Marshall from Eclipse Creates Inc. sponsored by Rob Parker from Parker Johnston Roofing. With Jay Jimmo and Winston Stanley arriving at the final design.