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Rupert (Rube) Brady

Rube Brady was a true pioneer builder in minor hockey and baseball in Peterborough.

From the 1920s until his death in 1963, Rube provided opportunities for generations of youngsters to participate in sports.

Born in 1897, Rube spent all of his life in his beloved East City where he became a legend. He worked tirelessly to provide practices, sweaters, equipment and competition for the youngsters. Remarkably, he did all this on his own before the days of highly organized sports for youngsters.

It was Rube who collected donations, organized teams, lined up sponsors, arranged games and found people to provide transportation for out-of-town games.

Among many hundreds of City youngsters who were introduced to organize sports through Rube, was George (Red) Sullivan who spent 40 years as a player, coach and scout in the National Hockey League.

“I often wonder if I would have made it to the NHL without the help of Rube while I was a youngster growing up in East City,” recalls Red.

In 1991, the families of East City recognized Rube’s remarkable legacy by establishing the Rube Brady Memorial Award at their annual tournament and homecoming.

Three years later, Rube was recognized by the City with the dedication of the ‘Rube Brady Memorial Field’ at Armour Road and Douro Streets, a park close to where Rube lived in a place where he introduced many youngsters to sports.

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