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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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GEORGE C. ROGERS WEB PORTRAIT

George C. Rogers

George Rogers was the area’s top miler in track. He played on one of the first Peterborough football teams and started the first local gymnastics club, but his greatest passion was for rowing. In 1879 he put together a crew comprised of his brother Richard, Bill Shaw and A.J. Belcher which became prominent nationally. In […]

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WALTER SCUDDY PHELAN WEB PORTRAIT

Walter (Scuddy) Phelan

Walter Phelan was one of the original seven players on Peterborough’s first official hockey team in 1891. From then until 1898 he was a slick centre in both hockey and lacrosse specializing in face-offs and playmaking. Phelan was considered by the then team president, Dr. Kenner, as “ a truly unselfish player and Peterborough’s most […]

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GEORGE ORDE WEB PORTRAIT

George F. Orde

The PAAA (Peterborough Amateur Athletic Association) took charge of area athletic games on May 24th, 1885 which included track and field. At their first fall meet George Orde (a stand-out sprinter while attending PCVS) was the dominant athlete winning the 100, 220  and 440 yard races. George F. Orde married Charlotte Jane Carnagie in 1887 […]

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WALTER J. MONTGOMERY WEB PORTRAIT

Walter J. (Monty) Montgomery

Dubbed by the Examiner as the “prince of point men”, Walter J. Montgomery was Peterborough’s first hockey captain (1891), a position he held for seven years. He was a member of the 1894 and 1895 Ontario Hockey Association Junior Champions. Along with being recognized as one of the province’s best hockey players, “Monty” was an […]

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MILLER, WALTER WEB PORTRAIT

Walter (Gid) Miller

Walter Miller born 1887 in Peterborough, started his hockey career in 1904 playing for the Charlotte Street Methodist Church Guild Team. From 1906 to1907 he played for the local intermediate and senior teams.  He moved to the pro ranks when acquired by Brantford of the Ontario Professional Hockey League (known as the Trolley League) in […]

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John James “Jack/Hay” Millar

Born in Keene in 1883, Jack Millar played in the OHA with Norwood from 1900 to 1915 with two seasons in the professional ranks – Edmonton in 1908 and the Renfrew Creamery Kings of the National Hockey Association (dubbed the Millionaires) in the 1909-1910 season. He played on the 1908 Edmonton Pros, Alberta Professional Hockey […]

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