The 1924 Vancouver Rowing Club coxless fours crew, known popularly as the “Paris Four,” was originally put together in 1922 and enjoyed an undefeated record leading up to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

In the Olympic heats, the team set a world record over 2000m with a time of six minutes 31 seconds. In the final, the VRC Fours covered the 2000m course in seven minutes ten seconds to win the silver medal for Canada. The VRC Fours were the first team of BC origin to win an Olympic medal.

Team Members:
M. ‘Duke’ Allen (coach), Archibald ‘Archie’ Black (3), Colin Finlayson (stroke), George MacKay (2), Alf Mariacher (spare), Bert Tennant (manager), William Wood (bow).