Advanced Search: INDUCTEES

Close Search

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.

Similar Inductees

Ralph Rowe

Ralph Rowe

An all-round athlete, Ralph Rowe was a member of championship teams in basketball, softball and football. He was a highly skilled and incredibly durable athlete, whose outstanding basketball career spanned more than 40 years. A Peterborough native, Ralph was recruited to play for the Peterborough Jets intermediate basketball team while still in high school. He […]

More Info
Fred Garvey

Fred Garvey

Sport, especially baseball and softball, was an important part of Fred Garvey’s life. He was a fine example of hustle, determination and team play. As a youth, he was a catcher in softball and forward in hockey for Immaculate Conception teams that won titles in peewee and bantam Church League competition. After serving in the […]

More Info
R. H. R. (Russ) Scriver

R. H. R. (Russ) Scriver

A Lakefield native, Russ Scriver is considered one of the gamest and best-liked competitors in our area, a great contributor to sport in Peterborough. Russ was a high school standout in football, and excelled in Jr. B hockey, but his best years were spent in the RCAF during World War II. Upon returning, he played […]

More Info