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GREG HAMILTON WEB PORTRAIT

Greg Hamilton

Greg Hamilton was an outstanding athlete playing baseball from Tyke to Midget in the Triple AAA and All -Star system, and hockey from Triple AAA Atom to Junior B.  He was a 9th round draft pick of the hometown Petes. In 1985 he earned an athletic scholarship to Princeton University. While at Princeton he played […]

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REGGIE MILLAGE WEB PORTAIT

Reg Millage

Reg excelled at many sports – lacrosse, curling, fastball, hockey, racquetball, wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey and golf. He was MVP three times in fastball, and four times in High School curling, winning COSSA in 1995. Reg was a four-time provincial lacrosse champion and was named Best High School Lacrosse Goalie. Reg played wheelchair basketball for […]

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EDDIE REDMOND WEB PORTRAIT

Edward (Eddie) Redmond

Eddie Redmond was born in Cobalt, Ontario in 1923. Along with his wife May and sons Mick and Dick, he moved to Peterborough in 1953 to become the playing coach for the Senior Petes Hockey Club. This was on the heels of a 7 year professional career that included stops in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Fresno, […]

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TARA SHARPE WEB PORTRAIT

Tara Sharpe

From the age of 6, when she picked up her first squash racquet, Tara’s talent in the sport was evident. Playing out of the Peterborough #1 Nautilus Fitness Club, she established herself very quickly as a gifted player. From the mid 1980′s through the 1990′s she worked her way up the Ontario and Canadian rankings […]

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JESSE YOUNG WEB PORTRAIT

Jesse Young

At 6’10″ Jessie Young was destined to play basketball. He honed his skills at PCVS helping the team win COSSA Championships in 1998 and 99 and OFSAA “AA” bronze in 98 and gold in 1999. He was a silver medalist at the Juvenile OBA Championships. In 1999 he was ranked the #1 High School Basketball […]

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ISABEL CRARY WEB PORTRAIT

Isabel (Young) Crary

Established in 1891, the Peterborough Y.W.C.A. began offering physical culture classes for women and by the early 20th century were actively and successfully promoting women’s fitness. Like so many women of her generation, Isabel Crary can say that she benefited from the opportunities the YWCA provided for her development as an athlete. She joined the […]

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PATRICK DEVLIN WEB PORTRAIT

Pat Devlin

Pat Devlin first walked into the Peterborough Midtown Boxing Club in 1976 at the age of 15. He went on to a successful career of 105 fights with 86 wins in the lightweight, lightwelterweight and welterweight divisions. He was a silver medalist at the 1978 Ontario Winter Games; the Ontario Provincial Open Class Champion gold […]

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Ruth & Ernie Ferguson

Ruth & Ernie Ferguson

Ruth and Ernie Ferguson became interested in Figure Skating in the early 1940s and with help from Phyllis Denne, the daughter of former Mayor of Peterborough, they traveled on weekends to Iclandia, Toronto.  They took lessons in figure skating and dance from Professionals Walter Arian and Alex Fulton. They practiced on the Trent Canal, Omemee […]

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MARK BEDLINGTON WEB PORTRAIT

Mark Bedlington

Mark Bedlington is a Bridgenorth native who competed in the sport of rifle shooting in the 50 metre and 10 metre Air Rifle Moving Target event.  He was a member of the Canadian National Shooting team from 1980 until 1995.  He dominated the sport in the 1980′s and early 1990′s, winning 10 Canadian Championships in […]

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JIM FIFE WEB PORTRAIT

Jim Fife

Jim Fife was a good all round athlete growing up in Norwood. He played hockey, softball, football and basketball, winning a 1962 COSSA Junior B Basketball Championship, scoring a record 34 points in a single game.  He was an OMHA Bantam D and Midget D finalist in 1958 and 1960 and was invited to the […]

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DONALD SHERRY WEB PORTRAIT

Donald Sherry

From the moment he arrived in Peterborough in 1959, Don Sherry immersed himself into the sporting community.  Over the span of nearly fifty years Don was involved in many organizations.  He umpired all levels of fastball/softball and slo-pitch – women’s, men’s, senior’s, OASA and PWSA in Peterborough and surrounding district.  During this time he took […]

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ESTELLA WARREN WEB PORTRAIT

Estella Warren

Estella Warren’s impressive career in synchronized swimming began with the Kawartha Trent Swim Club in her hometown of Peterborough, Ontario – coached by Jennifer Ruth. Her talent was evident from an early age. Joyce Corner predicted Estella would one day be on the national team. Due to her sense of style, athleticism and creative modifications […]

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ERNIE WASSON PORTRAIT

William Ernest (Ernie) Wasson

Ernie Wasson of Warsaw began his lengthy hockey career in Peterborough in 1895.  He would be the goaltender on three provincial championship teams (1895, 1902 and 1906) and starred in lacrosse, soccer and cycling as well. In 1896, the “Great Bicycle Race” was the highlight of the summer cycling season.  Thirty top local riders started […]

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Milton G. Walker

Milton G. Walker

Milton Walker, born 1875 in Hope Township, was the proprietor of the Peterborough Bicycle Works and an expert bicycle machinist.  He was the best local cyclist of the 1890s   He won the Midland and Peterborough cycling championship four straight years (1894 to 1897); finished third in an 1897 trophy race in Quebec and won a […]

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P J SULLIVAN WEB PORTRAIT

P.J. Sullivan

P.J. Sullivan was a pioneer baseball player in Ashburnham.  He played in the first recorded game for the local nine called the “Pine Groves” when they played Cavanville at the Circus Grounds near Little Lake on September 9th , 1876. That game marked the first newspaper mention of an organized game of baseball in the […]

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JOHN STEPHENSON WEB PORTRAIT

John Stephenson

John Stephenson admired the graceful lightweight Indian canoes (while lugging his own heavier canoe) and made them the model for the cedar-ribbed basswood canoe he developed in Peterborough in 1859.  His design became known around the world as the “Peterborough Canoe”.  Stephenson’s basswood strip and later cedar strip canoes soon replaced the birch bark canoe […]

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LORNE ROSE WEB PORTRAIT

Lawrence (Lorne) Rose

Lorne Rose born in Peterborough in 1896, was a local star in baseball and hockey during the 1920′s. He was the pitcher of record for the Peterborough team that won the 1920 Central Ontario Baseball League Championship.  This team also included his brother Abraham Raymond “Abbie” Rose.  During the winter months of 1922 to 1927, […]

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RICHARD BIRDSALL ROGERS WEB PORTRAIT

Richard Birdsall Rogers

Recognized as Peterborough’s first “all rounder”, Richard Rogers became McGill University’s top sprinter and hurdler.  He was the captain of the football team that played Harvard in a historic football game in 1874 that introduced the oval ball to the Americans and laid the foundations for both Canadian and American games. While at university he […]

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