Save the date!!
Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2024, to raise FUNds for the Art Hawkins Development Fund.
The VUL raised $5,000 in 2023 to support the accessibility and development of Ultimate and Spirit of the Game in Canada with children, youth, and those with a disability, especially in economically disadvantaged communities.
Turn your love for Ultimate into an opportunity to raise FUNds for a great cause.
Event and registration details are coming on April 1!
About Art Hawkins
Art Hawkins was an influential and respected member of the VUL community for almost 20 years until his all too early passing in 2010.
Art started playing Ultimate in Vancouver in 1991 and was involved with more VUL teams as a player, coach or captain than can be named. Beyond the VUL, Art represented Canada at the 1999 and 2002 World Ultimate Club Championships and won Gold in the Master's Division at the 2000 Canadian Championships.
During the 2000s, Art's involvement with the sport off the field grew substantially. He was a VUL Board of Directors member and was named Executive Director of the VUL in 2008. As ED, he strengthened the league's clinic and mentoring programs and increased the focus on junior development.
Art strongly supported charities and created and ran the annual Elimination 8's tournament, which continues to generate funds for local Vancouver charities. He also worked with Ultimate Canada to build the Great Canadian Ultimate Game.
In 2011 Ultimate Canada honoured his memory by naming this day-long Game and celebration The Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game.