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Roy Henderson Inducted into the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame

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Roy Henderson upon his induction into the Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame. The Peterborough five-time Paralympian was inducted on April 5, 2014. Mr. Henderson first represented Canada playing Wheelchair Basketball at the 1988 Paralympic Games, and he played in the next four consecutive Games, bringing home two gold medals. Roy Henderson was inducted into the […]

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Remembering Rock Batley

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The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame extend condolences to the family of 2013 Inductee Rock (Robert) Batley. Rock, an accomplished athlete, trainer and official passed away on April 1, 2014. His greatest athletic accomplishments were in lacrosse, playing on 10 Eastern Canadian Championship teams and winning 3 Mann Cup championship titles. In recognition […]

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PDSHOF Member Elaine Devlin Inducted to Sam Houston State University Hall of Honor

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Congratulations to Hall of Famer Elaine Devlin on being inducted to the Sam Houston State University Sports Hall of Honor February 22, 2014. She is their softball’s all-time pitching leader with a 0.62 earned run average. Devlin was Gulf Star Conference Player of the Year in 1986 and an All-Conference and All-Region selection. She pitched […]

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And the winner is……..

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Congratulations to the 2014 Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame car draw winners, Ann & Jack Guest. Mr. & Mrs. Guest have the choice between three vehicles supplied by Holiday Ford including a 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2014 Ford F150 pickup truck or 2014 Ford Focus. Winners of the $500 preliminary prize draw are Terry […]

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Congratulations to our Olympians!

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Capturing the 2014 Sochi Olympic Gold Medal in Men’s Hockey by defeating Sweden with a score of 3-0, the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame is proud to offer congratulations to Peterborough native Corey Perry, former Peterborough Pete Steve Yzerman and all of Team Canada for this golden achievement!

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Remembering Rick Kinsman

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The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame extends condolences to the family of 1983 Inductee Rick Kinsman. Rick, an accomplished gymnast who specialized on the trampoline winning several Canadian Championships over his career, passed away on February 20, 2014. Our thoughts are with Rick’s family at this time.  

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Remembering Neil “Harry” Harrison

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The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame has lost a good friend. Neil “Harry” Harrison, an Honoured member of the Hall of Fame passed away February 24, 2014. Neil was a highly respected member of the curling community, remembered for his many contributions as World Champion player, coach and mentor to many athletes both […]

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We Always Need Help

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Vehicle Draw Update–2014 Ford, Ford, Ford!

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Less than one month until the March 11, 2014 Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame Vehicle Draw! This year the vehicle choice is Ford, supplied by Holiday Ford. Additional details regarding the 2014 draw can be found below. Tickets are on sale at various locations throughout Peterborough, Lakefield, and Keene, and of course from […]

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The Trojan PeeWees of 1946

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During the late 1940s the Trojans were a power house in local minor sports.  We would like to identify the unknown player in the back row of this photo. We can be reached via email, info@pdshof.com with “Attention Peter” in the subject line or call the Hall Of Fame, (705) 743-6897.  

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Resolved: The Brinton Carpet Mystery of 1930

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  Edited August 6, 2014.  Thanks to research by a frequent contributor to the Peterborough & District Sports Hall Of Fame, we have been able to identify John Anderson.  Apparently John returned to Scotland the day after the photo was taken.             The Brinton Carpet Company is long gone but we hope […]

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RARE FIND – PETERBORO MARINES JACKET

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In 1949, the Peterboro Marines won the Ontario Baseball Association Senior Crown. This jacket was worn by Lorentz “Larry” Edwardson. Starting February 11, 2014 the jacket will be on display at the Peterborough & District Sport Hall of Fame in the Memorial Centre. The Hall of Fame has been unable to locate a photo of […]

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Nick Ritchie’s Top Prospects Sweater on Display

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  We invite you to come to see Nick Ritchie’s sweater now on display just inside the front lobby doors of the Peterborough Memorial Centre. On January 15, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta Peterborough Petes forward Nick Ritchie represented the OHL in the BMO CHL/OHL Top Prospects game playing for “Team Cherry”. Ritchie was one of […]

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Eric Cornel’s “Top Prospects” Sweater on Display

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Take time to drop in to the Peterborough Memorial Centre to see Peterborough Petes team member Eric Cornel’s game-worn “Top Prospects” sweater. The BMO CHL/OHL Top Prospects game was held in Calgary, Alberta on January 15, 2014. Cornel, one of 40 CHL players chosen by the 30 NHL clubs to play in the Prospects Game, […]

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Resolved: Can you help identify a person in the accompanying photo?

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Edited January 21, 2014 We have resolved the mystery and now know the names of everyone in the photo. Note the image now with the updated name caption. Original Post: This is a photo of the 1958 Peterborough UE Juvenile Lacrosse Team. We would appreciate hearing from anyone who can help us identify the gentleman […]

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Another Honour for Hall of Fame Member Glenn Pagett

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Congratulations are extended to PDSHOF member Glenn Pagett after the announcement this week that a City of Peterborough park on Stoker Road is being named in his honour.  While on city council, Glenn’s major contributions include amalgamating the parks and the recreation departments, making seniors’ bus passes available, the Kinsmen and Evinrude Arena project, his work with bringing the […]

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New Inductees to Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Two members of the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame, Bill Armour and Joe Todd, have been selected as new inductees in to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Formal induction will take place in Burnaby, British Columbia in November 2013. On behalf of all members, I would like to congratulate Bill and Joe […]

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Remembering Honoured Members

The Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame wishes to offer condolences to family, friends and former teammates on the passing of the following honoured members in 2013: Arthur Heal, Al Menzies, Ralph Rowe and Ken Self. These members have made outstanding contributions to our sporting community as builders and athletes.  Their memories will forever live […]

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34th Annual Induction Dinner June 7, 2013

Back Row: Tim Barrie, Peter Twist, Shirley Twist, Dan Sharpe, Jenny Walinga
Front Row:  Rock Batley, Chairman Don Wasson, Bill Crowley

Were you there? Were you overcome with a sense of immense pride in our community? Were you thrilled to “catch-up” with old teammates and acquaintances? Friday June 7, 2013 was a very special night at the Evinrude Centre as over 260 people gathered for the 2013 Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. […]

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