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Joan (Dunk) Smith

Joan (Dunk) Smith

Pick a sport, any sport, and Joan (Dunk) Smith has either played it or knows something about it. She is the prototype all-round athlete. Joan has played (and well) basketball, bowling, hockey, badminton, tennis, curling, softball, golf, swimming, track and field, ice and roller skating, and other sports. She even played on an all-girl lacrosse […]

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Isobel M. (Izzy) Nichols

Isobel M. (Izzy) Nichols

Born in Peterborough and raised on a farm in Keene, Isobel Nichols was a good athlete in many sports. She won three provincial titles in softball with Lakefield Kingdon Lumber under Bobby Crowe; two with the Cobourg Angels and three in women’s hockey. She played and coached in the Peterborough Girls Hockey Association and played […]

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R. Ann (Hillier) Lang

R. Ann (Hillier) Lang

Sport was a way of life for Ann Lang, a Toronto native who moved here at age seven, she very quickly developed her athletic skills, particularly in softball, basketball and hockey.  She honed her skills through the City Parks programs and during her high school days at PCVS. In basketball, Ann earned scoring titles and […]

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Isabel (Bullock) Henderson

Isabel (Bullock) Henderson

Isabel Henderson was a gifted athlete who excelled in many sports - softball, basketball, golf, curling, skiing and bowling.  Her talent and tenacity made her a quality player in all of them.  During the 1940s when softball was popular among women, Isabel was one of the best pitchers in Ontario, first with Westclox Ladies, then playing at […]

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Cheryl Coombes

Cheryl Coombes

Cheryl Coombes was a multi-talented athlete who excelled at a number of sports, including golf, hockey, softball, basketball, lacrosse, football and volleyball. She won championships at the local, regional and provincial levels and has received MVP awards in several sports on numerous occasions. In golf, Cheryl has won many titles. Highlights include: three time City […]

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Jean Castle

Jean Castle

Jean Castle excelled in four sports — basketball, curling, golf and softball — during a lengthy athletic career. She was an all-star in basketball, playing on city championship teams, and was a key player of the Towne Togs provincial championship team in 1949. She also coached junior teams to championships from 1947 to 1950. Jean […]

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C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

Versatility was the trademark of Cliff Cadd, a true all-round athlete who was a standout in many sports. Volleyball was probably his finest, but many felt he was equally as good at baseball. Cliff took up volleyball in 1935 and for more than a decade was regarded as one of the top spikers in Canada, […]

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G. Roy (Army) Armstrong

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 […]

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Patricia P. (Pat) Bronson

Patricia P. (Pat) Bronson

A natural leader, Pat Bronson used speed, agility and talent to excel in sports. As a player and coach, her achievements were numerous. She was a founding member of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and a member of six provincial championship teams, including the 1992 Senior A Ontario winners. In softball, she won five city […]

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