Badminton

Jean R. Montgomery

Jean Montgomery

Jean’s interest in tennis and badminton manifested itself at an early age and over a 60 year span she showed exceptional leadership as a teacher and participant. Born in 1919 in Red Deer, AB, she became City Tennis Champion while still in high school. A participant at the University of Saskatchewan, she was honoured on…

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Lionel Ownsworth

Lionel Ownsworth

Lionel Ownsworth immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1956 and has been a permanent fixture on the Peterborough sports scene ever since. He excelled in badminton and soccer and has served as both a coach and a player. He played soccer for many years, winning the Carlings Sportsmanship Award in 1959 and sharing the Peterborough…

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Maurice M. Charlton (Sopha)

Maurice Charlton

Maurice Charlton was one of the best tennis and badminton players ever to come out of Peterborough, the Liftlock City. In the early 1940s she began playing tennis at the Quaker and Kawartha Clubs “because my husband Ralph played.” It did not take long for her championship qualities to show in tennis. In mixed play…

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Russell F. Kitchen

Russell Kitchen

A talented athlete, Russ was a sport standout over a 20-year span in Peterborough. Born at Owen Sound, he moved to this city in 1929, primarily to play baseball. That year, he pitched the Junior Petes to an Ontario Junior Championship and for the next 10 seasons he was a premier pitcher in the Central…

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Margaret (O’Donohue) Baker

Margaret Baker was the first city player to win a Central Ontario women’s singles title, and she dominated badminton in Peterborough and District for more than 2 decades, playing competitively from 1935 to 1965. She was a runner-up in women’s doubles in 1965. She was a 10-time winner in Central Ontario Badminton League doubles against…

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Joan (Dunk) Smith

Joan 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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