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Maurice H. (Lefty) Reid

The legacy of Maurice “Lefty” Reid spans a broad spectrum from bowling, basketball and softball to Hall of Fame curator. He was the City of Peterborough bowling champion in the late 1950′s at Duffus, Playfair and Lakeview lanes and holds the City high triple score of 1143. In 1959 he bowled seven 900 triples and was the City match play champion. In 1957 “Lefty” was the Ontario Legion singles bowling champion and the Legion doubles champion in 1961. In 1958 he originated the Duffus Bowling Tournament and from 1959-1962 he was a Vice President of the Ontario Bowlers Council.

In 1947 he played on the Trenton Junior B Ontario Amateur Softball Association Finalist Team and in 1949 he played for East City Motors, who were the local City League Softball champions. As well, he was the Don Valley Softball League MVP in 1964. In 1967 “Lefty” won the Metro Toronto Referees Association Basketball award.

His greatest contribution to sport however was as a curator. Not only was “Lefty” Reid the first curator of the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame, but he also served as curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto for 25 years. When original curator, Bobby Hewitson retired in 1967, “Lefty” assumed the role and was responsible for the creation of its world-class library and resource centre.

In 1988 he was honoured with the ‘Schroeder Award’ for distinguished service to sports museums and halls of fame.

“Lefty” Reid’s many years of tireless service to sports have truly earned him a place in Peterborough sports history.

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