Jim Orr made impressive contributions to sport at the local, provincial, national and international levels.
In hockey, his greatest contributions were as a referee for 18 years, seven in the OHA. As the first Referee-In-Chief and Technical Director of the Canadian Oldtimers’ Hockey Association he worked with the organizing committees across Canada and as far away as Switzerland, Japan, Holland, Denmark, and Scotland.
In 1987 his contributions were recognized with his induction into the International Oldtimers’ Sports Hall of Fame.
Jim was General Manager of Peterborough’s Trentway-Wagar Tier II Junior A Hockey Club for 13 seasons. He was first President of the Friday Night Oldtimers’ Hockey League.
For eight years Jim has been the Convenor of the OHA Central Ontario Junior “C” Hockey League, and for nine years has been the Registrar for Roger Neilson’s Coaches Clinic.
As a member of the Kawartha Golf & Country Club for 48 years, Jim served as President in 1975 and 1984. He was a director for 18 years during which time he served as Chairman of Junior Golf, Greens, Membership, Director of Golf and six years as Chairman of the Kawartha Lakes Amateur Golf Tournament.
Over a period of 40 years Jimmy Orr has had a major impact on the Peterborough and district sports scene.