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Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Born in Peterborough in 1935, Carol was a good all-round athlete competing in softball, baseball, track and field, figure skating, swimming and diving. At age 11, she played on the Dominion Woollen’s Junior team in the Peterborough Ladies Softball League. She was one of the youngest players to ever play in the league in an era when women’s softball was very competitive and had many talented players.

She was on the COSSA  winning PCVS basketball team in 1951 and on many notable City League Basketball Championship teams with Blacks Ladies Wear, Outboard Marine, and YWCA. She was the leading scorer for the Senior Basketball Lakeshore Championship team.

In 1946 she was awarded the Peterborough Recreational Department Sportsman Award and in 1948 she was awarded her Bronze Medallion for swimming — adjudicated by the great Pansy Forbes. Carol was an original team member on the first Junior Ornamental Swim team coached by Pansy Forbes. She was also a member of the Peterborough Figure Skating Club the first year of its formation.

Carol is an example of a good local athlete who put back into her sport after her athletic career ended. Carol is an original member of the Peterborough Church Softball League where she has spent the past 45 years coaching and organizing girl’s and boy’s softball for Mark Street Church. Thousands of girls and boys have benefited from Carol’s commitment to provide the opportunity for girls and boys to play minor league softball. It is people like Carol Gibson who have kept softball thriving in Peterborough.

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