Jarvis Dashkewytch will be making his Canada Sevens senior men’s national debut tomorrow in Dubai.
The 21-year-old from Tsawwassen has been named 13-player roster for the first stop of the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Seven Series. The selection reflects Dashkewytch’s progression with Rugby Canada’s program since leaving South Delta Secondary to train full-time at the national team training centre in Langford. He graduated from Lambrick Park and now attends University of Victoria.
The completion of the Tokyo Summer Games this past summer saw the retirement of many veteran Canadian Sevens players, creating an opportunity for many new faces to join the centralized program out of Langford. Cody Nhanala and Lachlan Kratz join Dashkewytch as playing making their senior men’s Sevens debut.
The Dubai stop will see the 10 participating countries divided into two pools for two days of competition.
Before focusing full-time on rugby, Dashkewytch was a standout athlete who backstopped the Delta Islanders to the Midget A1 provincial lacrosse championships in 2016. It was also part of a dominant age group that came through the South Delta Rams community football program.