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Thomas D. (Doug) Miller Sr.

Thomas D. (Doug) Miller Sr.

Miller was born here in 1904 but played his first lacrosse at Millbrook. Except for a span in the RCAF during World War II, he played field and box lacrosse over a 30-year period, finishing in 1947 when he played on the same Sr. B team as his son, Doug, Jr. Doug is the main […]

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Gordon C. (Gord) Minty

Gordon C. (Gord) Minty

Gord Minty was a popular man who practiced what he preached. He often told young swimmers that the most important thing that they could do was pass on their knowledge to someone else. Gord Minty spent a lifetime helping everyone who came his way. He became involved in swimming at age 22 as a means […]

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Bill Bowers

Bill Bowers

Bill Bowers is Mr. Slo-Pitch in Peterborough. He has been a dynamic builder of slo-pitch at the local, provincial and national levels. A Toronto native, Bill moved to Peterborough and organized the first slo-pitch league in 1976. He has been president of the Peterborough Slo-Pitch Association since 1977 and played a leading role in the […]

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G. B. (Bev) Goulding

G. B. (Bev) Goulding

Bev Goulding is a prototype Builder of sport, excelling in all aspects and at all levels. In one manner or another, he was involved with high school football, hockey and basketball, with baseball, golf and general recreational activities. A native of Toronto, Bev moved here in 1944 and was involved with coaching at PCVS until […]

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Art Pagett

Art Pagett

Art Pagett was an athlete who dedicated himself to helping others after his playing days were over. Art committed to helping youth from all walks of life, regardless of background or religion. He helped put the word “organized” into sport activity at a time when it was most needed. He was a founding member of […]

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Albert Watkins

Albert Watkins

Born in England, in 1912, Albert Watkins moved with his family to Peterborough the next year and has been a life-long resident. He played baseball and hockey, and managed the Outboard Marine women’s team seven seasons. He helped get lights installed at East City Bowl. Albert was playing and coaching Industrial League hockey in 1945 […]

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Cec Perdue

Cec Perdue

Cec Perdue is remembered for 40 years’ service as a sportswriter and editor on the Peterborough Examiner, and for his continued support of local sporting activities. He was born and raised in East City, and was an average athlete. At age 20, Cec went to Detroit and worked five years there, taking a night course […]

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Donald McGillis

Donald A. McGillis, Sr.

Donald A. McGillis, Sr., had a great love of sports, particularly hockey and football. Born in Glengarry County, ON, in 1887, he lived many years in Winnipeg before coming to this city in 1943. And over the next almost two decades, Don McGillis was one of the prime sponsors of athletic teams in Peterborough. Known […]

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Charles (Bud) Labranche

Charles (Bud) Labranche

Almost from the time he could walk, Bud LaBranche wanted to write. And write he did, about people in general and sport in particular. Using the nom de plume of Joe Narf, he covered just about everything in his columns in The Review, a weekly newspaper of the time. Bud was born in Western Canada, […]

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Thomas (Tommy) Foley

Thomas (Tommy) Foley

Tommy Foley, like many Canadian youth, was a good hockey player as a youngster, starring in goal for city teams but his main sport interest was baseball. A Peterborough native, he came up through the minor system and eventually joined the Raybestos senior team where he played several seasons. Sudbury of the North Ontario League […]

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Dr. Jack Epping

Dr. Jack Epping

Jack Epping was born in the United States, but came to Canada at the age of 12 and was prominently involved in sports as a youth. He participated in track and field, was a member of Woodstock’s Canadian Champion Football Team in 1931-32, and was a baseball player of note in Copper Cliff, ON during […]

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Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Born in Peterborough in 1935, Carol was a good all-round athlete competing in softball, baseball, track and field, figure skating, swimming and diving. At age 11, she played on the Dominion Woollen’s Junior team in the Peterborough Ladies Softball League. She was one of the youngest players to ever play in the league in an […]

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John M. (Gunner) Lynch

John M. (Gunner) Lynch

For more than 40 years, John Matthew (Gunner) Lynch was trainer of almost every major sports team in the City. Before, during and following World War II, the Gunner was “Mr. Everything” to these teams – driving the bus, handling equipment, treating players’ injuries in hockey, lacrosse and baseball. Lynch was born in Manchester, England, […]

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Pansy Forbes

Pansy E. L. Forbes

The name Pansy Forbes is a legend, and as such is indelibly etched into the archives of the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame. She was known by anyone and everyone involved in competitive swimming, particularly synchronized swimming. Pansy led Peterborough Ornamental Swim Club members to world fame as a coach in the 1940s, 50s and […]

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