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Maggie (Deas/Mamuza) Roys

Maggie (Deas/Mamuza) Roys

Growing up in Hamilton, Maggie was a champion in many sports – volleyball, bowling, tennis, softball, diving and swimming. She competed at the 1956 Olympic swimming trials, losing out to her teammate. Basketball was the sport where she made her mark as an elite player. She won numerous Ontario titles and appeared in six national […]

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Clinton (Jan) Magee

Clinton (Jan) Magee

As a youth Jan Magee was an all-round good athlete. He played Church League Hockey pee-wee to midget; Peterborough Minor Baseball winning the 1965 Ontario Pee-Wee Baseball Championship; was on the swimming and diving team at the YMCA; played minor lacrosse for Bridgenorth and Peterborough and five years of basketball and football at PCVS.  Lacrosse […]

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Len Minty

Len Minty

Leonard Gordon Minty was born in Peterborough and grew up at the YMCA. In 1964 representing PCVS, he won two gold and a silver at the Eastern Canadian High School Swimming Championships. At Queen’s University his medal performances in OQAA competition earned him the Clarke Trophy (Outstanding Swimmer) three times and in 1969 the Jack […]

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Elaine Hewitt

Elaine Hewitt

Elaine Hewitt carved out an incredible athletic career in swimming and track at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Her career is studded with gold medal performances including a world record swim in 1986 in the 100-metre breast stroke event at the International Cerebral Palsy Championships in Belgium where she also won a silver […]

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Edmund (Ted) Higgins

Edmund (Ted) Higgins

Ted Higgins made a contribution to sport in Peterborough as an athlete, coach and owner. Ted started swimming at age 7 under the guidance of Gord Minty. During his teen years he won the Mississauga half-mile swim six consecutive years and at age 49 placed second in this same race. In the 1962 Ted coached […]

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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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Allan Marshall

Allan Marshall

Although Allan Marshall was born in Yorkton, SK, Peterborough was his home during two decades of his athletic prominence. He moved here with his family, at age 10, in 1931. Swimming was Marshall’s sport, and he was good enough to earn championships at local, provincial, interprovincial and national levels. Among his outstanding achievements:  Canadian Champion, […]

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S. A. (Stan) McBride, Sr.

S. A. (Stan) McBride, Sr.

Stan McBride, Sr. has made countless contributions to the City of Peterborough, not the least of which was serving as both Mayor and Sheriff. He utilized his immense wit and humour to emcee numerous public affairs and community-oriented functions. Stan was a stand-out in many endeavours, his barrel-chested physique propelled him to stardom in what […]

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I. C. (Mick) Magee

I. C. (Mick) Magee

Mick Magee is a sporting institution in Peterborough, yet virtually no one, including his many teammates, know him by his proper moniker:  Isaiah Clinton Magee. Born in Omemee in 1910, he achieved stardom in three sports, not to mention the numerous awards he earned swimming, diving and weightlifting. He spent many youthful hours at the […]

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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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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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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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