Victoria Inner Harbour, James Bay Athletic Association. Courtesy of BC Archives Collections D-01310
We have contacted the James Bay Athletic Association to learn the early history of its history
Currently the James Bay Athletic Association is a Canadian rugby club based in Victoria, British Columbia. The JBAA were formed in 1886 and are said to be the oldest sports organization west of Montreal.
JBAA has won 54 Vancouver Island Barnard Cup championships – and a record 24 British Columbia Rounsfell Cup championships. In the 2005/2006 season, JBAA won the Barnard Cup, the Rounsfell Cup, and the inaugural Canada Club Championship.