Welcome Class of 2020!
The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce the 2020 inductees. We extend our congratulations to each of you and thank you for your cooperation and understanding of the changes to our normal introduction process we must make during this difficult time.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Induction Dinner scheduled for June 5, 2020 has been cancelled. A decision has not as yet been made to either completely cancel or to postpone the dinner until 2021. Please check this website regularly for updates.
The PDSHOF would like to extend our thanks to Mike Davies of the Peterborough Examiner for all of his efforts to make this announcement special for the inductees. As we were unable to hold our annual press conference, Mike is introducing the athletes individually to the community for us via his column.
Again, please check back regularly as we highlight each of the inductees individually. You will be able to read a biography of each, outlining their outstanding contributions to sport in Peterborough and District.
Please use this link to see Mike Davies coverage here . The article originally appeared April 7, 2020 in the Peterborough Examiner.
The following links can be used to access individual inductee sports biographies, written by Mike Davies and initially published in the Peterborough Examiner
Bob Allen is inducted in the ‘Athlete’ category for his involvement in hockey, football, softball and tug-of-war.
Jim Bell is inducted as an “All-Round Athlete”, with softball his specialty.
John Kasperski is inducted as a masters athlete, who has competed at the provincial, national and international level in Track and Field.
Rose Powers is inducted for her achievements in ice hockey, having been involved since 1979 as a player, a coach, and at the executive level (serving as President for 10 years) of the Peterborough Girls Hockey Association.
Marianne Watkins is talented ice skater who is inducted in the builder category for her work in developing hockey players’ skating skills. She has worked with multiple NHL teams, and continues to coach in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Albert White joins the Hall posthumously, in the builder class, as he was the founder of the Peterborough Legion Track and Field Club.