Steve Larmer presents Hall of Fame with $6,700

On behalf of the Peterborough Professional Hockey Alumni, Steve Larmer was at the Hall of Fame October 21st to present chair Patricia Bronson with a cheque for $6,700. These funds have been directed for use to our bursary fund. Annually, 4 student-athletes receive a $2,000 bursary toward their post-secondary education. Many thanks to the PPHA…

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Condolences to the family of Dr. Don Curtis

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame wishes to extend condolences to the family and friends of 1983 Inductee Dr. Don Curtis. Don, predeceased by first wife Elizabeth Joan (BJ) of more than 50 years, is survived by his wife Janice, sons John (Karen), Ron (Tammy) and Gary (Leah) as well as grandchildren Aaron,…

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Visitors are NOW WELCOME!

Congratulations to the Petes on their season-opening victory last Thursday night versus the Sudbury Wolves. May they continue to build a strong team and enjoy success. Thursday night was the first night in 19 months that we were allowed visitors into the Hall of Fame, so we were thrilled when Roger dropped in to say…

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Marianne (Caravaggio) Watkins now on our YouTube Channel!

As part of the Sports Legends of Peterborough & District, Dan Malta interviews local legendary skating coach Marianne Watkins. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020, Marianne was recently in Peterborough for the formal induction ceremony, which took place on September 24th, 2021 at the Hall. To read Marianne’s induction biography, please click here.…

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6 New Honoured Members Welcomed

Friday September 24th, 2021 was a special night for 6 local athletes as they were formally inducted into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame. Inductees Robert (Bob) Allen, Jim Bell, John Kasperski, Rosemary Powers, Marianne (Caravaggio) Watkins, Albert White (represented by his granddaughters Tiffany Drummond and Sandra Buckberrough) were on hand at the…

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Jack’s 2021 Golf Tournament Results and Photos!

After a foggy start to our 34th annual Jack’s Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament, 234 golfers had an outstanding day at the Quarry Golf Club in Ennismore! Thank you to all sponsors including Darling Insurance, Molson’s, Peterborough Glass, RBC Dominion Securities, Wiser’s Deluxe, Tim Hortons, Franz’s Meat Market, The Porch &…

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Condolences are extended to Glenn Pagett and family

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame wishes to extend condolences to 2010 inductee Glenn Pagett and his family on the passing of his wife Velma. Velma was an ardent supporter of the Hall and would like to visit as often as she was able. She will be missed. A link to Velma Pagett’s…

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2021 PDSHOF Bursary Recipients announced the Hall of Fame

2021 Bursary Recipients L-R: Taylor McArthur, Molly Strain, Robin French, Brett Bjorgan

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the recipients of the PDSHOF Bursary.  The bursary is awarded annually to graduating students who are pursuing post secondary education. Each of the 4 recipients – Brett Bjorgan, Robin French, Taylor McArthur and Molly Strain – is receiving a $2000.00 bursary.  A short biography of…

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Jack’s Hall of Fame Golf Tournament is back!!

Jack's Golf Tournament

You could hear the excitement in Tournament Chair Doug Gibson’s voice as he announced the return of “Jack’s Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament”, after missing last year due to COVID. It will be the 34th playing of this annual tournament! The Quarry Golf Club on Tara Road in Ennismore will play…

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John Kasperski now in the Canadian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame!

John Kasperski

Inducted into the Ontario Masters Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019, and the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame in 2020, John Kasperski has been announced as one of three inductees named to the 2020 class of the Canadian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame for his prowess in Track and Field throws and throws…

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Remembering Local Softball Great Isobel Nichols

Isobel Nichols

Condolences are extended to family, friends and teammates of softball great Isobel Nichols who passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre May 26, 2021 after a suffering a brief illness (not COVID-related) Remembered as ‘the gentle giant’, Nichols was always there for her teammates and friends. Her positive, supportive nature along with her athletic…

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In case you missed Jim Clement’s original broadcast……

In case you missed the original airing on YourTV, Dan Malta’s interview of Jim Clement and his outstanding shooting career is now available by clicking on the link below. This interview, part of the “Sports Legends of Peterborough & District” series, initially aired on April 5, 2021. Each Tuesday night at 8 PM, the series…

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Condolences to the family of All-Round Athlete Fred Garvey

Fred Garvey

Condolences are extended to the family, teammates and friends of Hall of Fame inductee Fred Garvey. Mr. Garvey passed away April 22, 2021 in his 97th year. Fred leaves behind his wife Teresa, and children Donna, Fred, Jr., Carmel, Elizabeth and Anne Marie. It was his prowess in hockey and baseball that garnered Fred a…

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Condolences to Peter Vanwensem and Family

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame is saddened to learn of the passing of Carla Vanwensem, wife of 63 years of Hall inductee Peter Vanwensem. Carla passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the age of 83. A celebration of life will be held for Carla at a later date. Please see Carla…

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Now Available: 2021 PDSHOF Bursary Application

2020 Bursary Recipients

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the 2021-2022 Bursary Application is now available. (Pictured above is a composite of the 2020 recipients) The applicant must be a graduating OSSD student, who has applied to a College (CAAT), University, or other institute of higher learning acceptable to the selection…

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John Kasperski interview now available on demand

In case you missed the original airing on YourTV, Dan Malta’s interview of masters track and field athlete John Kasperski is now available by clicking on the link below. This interview, part of the “Sports Legends of Peterborough & District” series, initially aired on March 29, 2021. Each Tuesday night at 8 PM, the series…

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Condolences extended to Mary Hinan-Grose and Family

Condolences to Hall of Fame member Mary Hinan-Grose on the passing of her husband Terry Grose who had a long standing connection to sports in the community. In particular, Terry spent 40 years as an OHL off-ice official and timekeeper for the Peterborough Petes and was an avid Petes fan in his retirement. Our thoughts…

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Clair Leahy, John Kasperski and Jim Clement will be next guests of Dan Malta

Broadcasting on March 23, Clair Leahy will be our next featured “Sports Legend of Peterborough & District” interviewed by Dan Malta. Dan will delve into the basketball and softball career that made Clair an obvious candidate for his 1994 induction into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame. Watch Dan Malta’s series “Sports Legends…

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Remembering ‘bowling great’ Doug Miller

Doug Miller

Condolences to family, friends and teammates of Doug Miller who passed away March 4th 2021 at the age of 93. Mr. Miller was inducted into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 for his outstanding achievements in lacrosse, hockey, boxing and as an athlete and builder in the sport of bowling. His…

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