Mervin Ferguson has been one of Canada's leading amateur sportsman and one of the few people to be president of three national sports organizations.
Merv has contributed to the growth of lacrosse in his many years of association with and by serving as president of the British Columbia Lacrosse Association and the Canadian Lacrosse Association. He also served as treasurer and member of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
His executive talents have also benefited amongst others, the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Association, Canadian Amateur Sports Federation, B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canada Games Council.