Harry Walsh was considered a pioneer in the development of minor sports in the City of Peterborough. He served on the YMCA Boys Work Board for many years; an organization established in the early 1930s to provide recreation opportunities for youth in the community. Harry was one of the founding members of the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League and became the first President in 1955. He promoted the inclusion of all denominations and served the PCCHL in many capacities – president, treasurer and as the director, convenor and church representative for 18 years. Harry was the founder of minor hockey and softball at George Street United Church, serving as president and church rep for many years. He managed and coached novice and pee-wee hockey teams for over ten years winning the 1969-70 OMHA Pee-Wee “AAA” Championship. Harry was also on the Executive of the Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association in the early years of the organization. A good athlete himself, this left handed catcher won three consecutive Eastern Ontario Intermediate A Softball Championships with the Fashion Craft Intermediates during the 1930s. Harry was an avid bowler and golfer and helped establish CGE Mixed and Men’s Golf Leagues and was president for both leagues. Harry Walsh believed in the value of sport in building character and good citizenship and lived by the principle that all children should be able to participate regardless of financial or social status. He received many awards in recognition of his contribution to youth sports.
Growing up in Peterborough, Ken attended King George Public School, playing on the school teams in the late 1930′s and early 1940′s. For over 80 years, Ken Withers has been actively involved in playing, coaching and organizing sports in the City of Peterborough. This versatile athlete played many sports. While serving in the army during […]More Info
G. Roy (Army) Armstrong
Born in Peterborough, Roy Armstrong was a talented athlete who had success in many sports – football, hockey, swimming, basketball, softball, skiing and running. Roy was a champion swimmer; he played softball for Central School – 1946 City champions; and the Church League bantams and midgets from 1946-48. He won an Eastern Ontario Championship with […]More Info
Fred D. (Josh) Craig
From 1906 until 1930, Fred Craig was an influential local sportswriter and editor with the Peterborough Examiner writing under the pen-name ‘FDC’. More than a reporter and scorer, he was considered as part of the team. In his younger years Craig was a semi-pro baseball player, a football player and a coach of minor softball, […]More Info