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GEORGE ORDE WEB PORTRAIT

George F. Orde

The PAAA (Peterborough Amateur Athletic Association) took charge of area athletic games on May 24th, 1885 which included track and field. At their first fall meet George Orde (a stand-out sprinter while attending PCVS) was the dominant athlete winning the 100, 220  and 440 yard races. George F. Orde married Charlotte Jane Carnagie in 1887 […]

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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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Howard (Howie) Dalton

Howard (Howie) Dalton

Like many honourees, Howie Dalton excelled in numerous sports — softball, baseball, track and field and soccer. He starred in all of them during a four-year span in the Canadian Army during World War II, much of it overseas. He played soccer on the army runner-up team, was on the 1944 and 1945 baseball championship […]

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Astrid Verduyn

Astrid Verduyn

In track and field, Astrid Verduyn was a Canadian champion five times and Ontario titlist on 10 occasions between 1963 and 1969. A gifted all-round athlete, Astrid was a member of several COSSA championship volleyball and basketball teams as well, and she played for the York University volleyball team which won the 1969 Ontario championship. […]

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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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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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