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Ruth & Ernie Ferguson

Ruth & Ernie Ferguson

Ruth and Ernie Ferguson became interested in Figure Skating in the early 1940s and with help from Phyllis Denne, the daughter of former Mayor of Peterborough, they traveled on weekends to Iclandia, Toronto.  They took lessons in figure skating and dance from Professionals Walter Arian and Alex Fulton. They practiced on the Trent Canal, Omemee […]

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Donald Sherry

From the moment he arrived in Peterborough in 1959, Don Sherry immersed himself into the sporting community.  Over the span of nearly fifty years Don was involved in many organizations.  He umpired all levels of fastball/softball and slo-pitch – women’s, men’s, senior’s, OASA and PWSA in Peterborough and surrounding district.  During this time he took […]

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John Stephenson

John Stephenson admired the graceful lightweight Indian canoes (while lugging his own heavier canoe) and made them the model for the cedar-ribbed basswood canoe he developed in Peterborough in 1859.  His design became known around the world as the “Peterborough Canoe”.  Stephenson’s basswood strip and later cedar strip canoes soon replaced the birch bark canoe […]

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Dr. Angus William McPherson

Dr. McPherson was a competitive athlete in football, hockey and lacrosse.  After his playing career ended, he continued his involvement in local sports in executive capacities.  Angus McPherson captained the 1901 Ontario Rugby Football Union championship team and was secretary-treasurer of the OHA Intermediate Championship team that same year. The year previous McPherson had served […]

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Henry (Harry) LeBrun

Local George Street clothier Harry LeBrun, was the pioneer lacrosse builder who organized and managed Peterborough field lacrosse teams for two decades from 1870s to the late 1880′s. During this era, lacrosse was the most popular sport in Ontario and Peterborough was consistently one of the top teams. The Guildersleeve Cup was the major lacrosse […]

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George Walford Hatton

George W. Hatton was born in Peterborough on Aug 3, 1856.  He received his primary education in the old Grammar School, the Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College and Osgoode Hall.  He read law with Sir John A. MacDonald and was called to the Bar in 1880.  He began his law practice as a member of […]

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Roland (Rollie) Maxwell Glover

From 1887 to 1906 Rollie Glover would star locally in both hockey and lacrosse. He captained the Peterborough Intermediate team that won the OHA title in 1902. Along with Ernie Wasson, Fred Whitcroft (C) and Chris Graham, he was one of the eight players who won the OHA Intermediate Crown in 1906. Glover served as […]

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William A. Buchanan

A Peterborough hockey player from 1890 to 1900, he served as OHA Treasurer from 1901 to 1903 and OHA Secretary from 1902 to 1903.  Age was not a factor in determining the category of competition; therefore a junior section may have players of any age range.  At the 1898-99 OHA annual meeting, William Buchanan  introduced […]

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William Randolph (Randy) Millage

Randy Millage turned his passion for golf into a long-term commitment to help the development of junior golf programs in the city and across Canada. In the 1980s he started a junior program at Tamarac Golf & Country Club, joined the Optimist golf program and became junior convener at PGCC. There is no single individual […]

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Karen (Walker) Kost

Growing up in Peterborough, Karen was a good all round athlete. At 14, she played in the Peterborough Women’s Basketball League and competed with the Peterborough Juniors at the 1970 Ontario Winter Games. Her career took her to Calgary where she followed her passion for sport and became involved in hockey and softball. In 1979 […]

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John Percy R. Bond

John Percy R. Bond

A native of Cobourg, Percy came to the city in 1910.  He was prominent in local business and sporting circles. He played defence for the local Intermediate and Senior OHA teams. He became actively associated with the executive of the Peterborough Hockey Club including the 1926 OHA Senior Champions.  From 1917-1922 he was an OHA […]

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Fred D. (Josh) Craig

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, […]

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BRADBURN, WILLIAM HERBERT FOR WEB

William Herbert Bradburn

William H. Bradburn was born in Peterborough in 1870.  He came from a notable civic minded family who played a role in building Peterborough.  William Bradburn served as Peterborough’s 18th Mayor from 1912-1913.   On November 28th, 1891 at a meeting called by William Bradburn, the first Peterborough Hockey Team was formed. His  1942 Examiner Obituary […]

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Ken Withers

Ken Withers

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 […]

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Harry Walsh Sr.

Harry Walsh Sr.

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 […]

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Gerard (Gerry) Carey

Gerard (Gerry) Carey

Born in Peterborough, a WW2 Veteran, Gerry spent a lifetime in the service of his community. He fulfilled many roles during his tenure in minor hockey in Peterborough and Keene. He was responsible for negotiating the amalgamation of the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association and the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League into the Peterborough Minor Hockey […]

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Gillian Stamp

Gillian Stamp

Gillian is responsible for introducing women’s field hockey to the Peterborough area in 1966 and the game continues to be played in the local schools. She coached Trent University from 1973 to the early 1990s and produced consistently competitive teams.  She was named the OWIAA Coach of the Year in 1988-89; served on the executive […]

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William Francis (Bill) Crowley

William Francis (Bill) Crowley

Growing up in Peterborough, Bill played many sports. He won Ontario Midget and Junior Softball Championships in 1964 and 1966; quarterbacked the St. Peter’s High School football team; coached two baseball teams to Provincial finals in 1968-69; played on the senior baseball team in 1972-73 and was the Peterborough Men’s City Softball League Red Sullivan […]

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Ben Floyd

Ben Floyd

Born in Peterborough, Ben grew up playing lacrosse and hockey. He was a member of the 1956 Nisbett Junior B Ontario Lacrosse Champions and the 1957 UE Juniors, Ontario Champions and Eastern Canadian Finalists. He played for the senior lacrosse team in 1958. He managed the Hastings Legionnaires to the 1961 Minto Cup and coached […]

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Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

Born in Liverpool England, Ron arrived in Peterborough in 1968. At that time there were five senior men’s teams and one boy’s team playing in the Durham Youth League. These six teams represented the sole participation of soccer locally. Ron immediately recognized the need to develop the game at the youth level and along with […]

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