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Gordon L. Beatty

Gord was a member of the Peterborough Collegiate (PCI) Senior football team that won the Central Ontario School Association title in 1941. His three-touchdown performance in the championship game lead PCI to a 28-1 defeat of Owen Sound.

Gord entered the military and played football with the Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricanes. A teammate, Jake Gaudaur, later became Commissioner of the Canadian Football League. A complete athlete, Gord also boxed during his military service and won the Eastern Canadian Heavyweight championships.

After World War II, Gord coached the Peterborough Junior football team which played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union. Besides coaching, he played with the Cobourg Galloping Ghost football team and captained them to Ontario and Canadian Intermediate Championships. Gord returned to play football in Peterborough with the Panthers in 1947 and with the Orfuns from 1948 to 1955. The Orfuns were ORFU Intermediate Champions in 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955.

In 1955, with Gord as playing coach, the Orfuns won the Canadian Intermediate Football Championship and Gord was selected winner of the “Chuck Kearns Memorial Trophy” as Peterborough’s Male Athlete of the Year.

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