Harry Spring

Pioneer

Harry Spring is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and a man who played a critical role in the early years of the BC Lions Football Club. His tenure in Canadian football dates back to his days as President of the Vancouver Meralomas in 1937 and as a Lions President and executive from 1953 when the club was being founded until 1960. He played football himself in Saskatchewan for Ross Institute before moving to Vancouver. He led the Meralomas to a B.C. senior football title and attended UBC. Mr. Spring was awarded a life membership to the Lions in 1960 and worked in the CFL from 1961 to 1980 as the League Commissioner’s Representative. At the 1967 Grey Cup dinner, Mr. Spring was presented with a plaque honouring his service to football in B.C. and across Canada. His induction to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame came in 1976.