Victor Spencer

CFL Bob Ackles Award

Victor Spencer played a key role in the birth of the BC Lions Football Club, spearheading a group that first applied to the WIFU in 1951 for entrance into the league. He attended the 1951 and 1952 league meeting to sell the prairie teams on the idea of a west coast franchise and through his efforts the club was finally admitted. He spent nine years as part of the club’s executive and helped to attract the first Grey Cup held in Vancouver in 1955. He was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2006.