The David Ravenhill Memorial Bursary is dedicated to the
memory of a man who changed the lives of so many.
Founded by the Ravenhill family, this
Bursary has been established to remember David and to give back to the
community and the youth, that he loved so much.
David truly embodied the tenants of
community, sport, commitment and loyalty. The way he led his life and the
impact he made throughout his career epitomized these values.
Born and raised in Victoria B.C., David was a dedicated
teacher and true sportsman who spent his life playing, coaching and advocating
for the game he loved, in his hometown. David was deeply passionate about soccer
and was never more at home than when he was on the field. David was a 40 year member of VISL (Vancouver Island Soccer League).
His experience took him to the professional ranks where he
developed a reputation for his sportsmanship and class. However, David’s true
impact came from his unique approach to teaching and coaching youth.
In the classroom, David was a consummate professional. He
touched the lives of thousands of students over his career. He spent 30 years
teaching at Reynolds Secondary School where he was the driving force in the
creation of the Reynolds Center for Soccer Excellence. This program not only helped youth develop as
players, but also prepare them for life.
David was also a dedicated family man. A husband to Karen,
father to sons Andrew and Adam, and brother to siblings Trish and Michael,
David was a loyal man who loved unconditionally.
Your donation will allow David’s family to continue to give
back and support the causes, students and the game that he dedicated his life
Donations can be made by clicking on the link below: