Author Tags: Sports
Doug Sturrock and Tom Keast co-authored Once A Mermaid: The Meraloma Club 1923-1998 (Meraloma Club, 2001), a history of the Kitsilano athletic club that commenced as a swimming group, but soon branched into other sports, most notably rugby. The name Meraloma is derived from Mer for mermaid (ie. swimming), a for alpha (first letter of the Greek alphabet), om for omega (last letter) and a for always. The Mermaid Athletic Club became the Meraloma Club in 1925. Sturrock, honourary historian for Rugby Canada, taught at Magee Secondary school in Vancouver for 27 years. He wrote his Master's thesis on the history of rugby in Canada.
[BCBW 2004] "Sports"