Sports

Amateur sport has played a major part in the history of Perth and the importance of unity of the Community and Community Spirit. Whether it was sporting activities in High School, organized leagues in winter and summer or just recreational, sport affected all in the community as participants and spectators.


HOCKEY

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Hockey banner across Gore Street, Matheson House, Shaws and Perth Hotel shown.

THE PERTH CRESCENTS HOCKEY CLUB c.1903

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Front Row: Fred Anderson, George Lee, William Mclaren. Centre: Fred Hall, George James, James Meighen. Rear: George McLaren, John Wilson, James Rooney, Norm Elliot and William Lannon. Mascot Pete.

THE MACLAREN BROTHERS HOCKEY TEAM 1903

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This picture shows eight MacLaren brothers and their father, William A. MacLaren. Seated at the front is the youngest son, Harold with the family dog, Pete. Second row, left to right; George, W. A., Frank, Back row, left to right, James, Lloyd, Mervyn, Robert and Wilfred. The MacLarens had the distinction of being one of the very few hockey teams in Canada composed only of brothers, and Frank MacLaren also played with the Marlboros of Toronto. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum.

SHAMROCK TOWN LEAGUE TEAM

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PERTH CRESCENTS, SENIOR EASTERN ONTARIO O.H.A. CHAMPIONS – STANLEY CUP SEMI-FINALIST – 1904

Front row (left); WIlliam McLaren, Centre, Robert McLaren, Cover Point. Middle (left); James Ronney, Left Wing, Norm Elliott, Point, John Wilson, Captain, Rover, John Rutherford, Goal, William Lannon, RIght Wing. Rear (left); Exectuives, Fred L. Hall, Secretary, George James, Manager, Jim Meighen, Chairman of Committee.

Perth native Frank McLaren played for the Toronto Marlboros

PERTH CRESCENTS RUN FOR THE STANLEY CUP

THE PERTH COURIER, FEBRUARY 19, 1904

The citizens of Perth and district have had their chance of witnessing the two articles of hockey played by the senior teams of Eastern and Western Ontario, represented by the Perth Crescents and Toronto Marlboros, and no doubt have their conclusions. The first meeting of the two teams took place in Perth on Tuesday evening in the big rink, which was extra well lighted considering the poor lights one gets these days and the end found the Marlboros ahead with six goals. Both sides and both ends of the rink were crowed and a conservative estimate of the crowd is put at 1,500. This season was Perth’s first experience in the O.H.A., the premier association of its kind in Canada, and assuredly it has been a profitable one. The Crescents proved their title to the champions of group two met the winners of group one and handily disposed of them, and reached the coveted ground of being in the finals. The town now takes its proper place as the leader of all the Ontario towns and smaller cities in amateur hockey, a position, by the way, Perth citizens have of recent years believed was theirs. The honor is all the more acceptable, won as it is by Perth boys under a Perth management. It was not expected when the Crescents entered the O. H. A. that the trophy would come to Perth followed ten days later by the Stanley Cup, but the past record of the locals was sufficient reason to hazard the prophecy that they would have a look in at the finals and give their opponents a good argument. The prophecy has come true and the Town of Perth is content. Tuesday night’s game is not a surprise to the admirers of the Crescents and therefore not a disappointment. The Marlboros, who are the fastest team in the O.H.A., did not have it all their own way, as the score might indicate. The visitors were the fastest bunch that Perth has yet run up against, and know the science and nice points of hockey. They were held down well during the first half, and things were moving along evenly during the first fifteen minutes of the last half, of play, and undoubtedly would have likewise ended, had not Perth’s swift left wing Rooney met with an unfortunate accident. He was caught in between Frank McLaren and Doc Wright and received the full force on his kneecap of a hotly shot puck at short distance from Wright’s stick. The mishap compelled him to retire from the game, although against his own wish, and to even the teams, Winchester, a junior, was dropped, and Perth get a disadvantageous rearrangement. The tactics went wrong, and the goals came thick and fast on lightning-like combination of Phillips and Birmingham, ‘Twas thus Perth lost.

P. C. I. HOCKEY, 1906

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PERTH PRINTERS HOCKEY TEAM 1909

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P.C.I. HOCKEY 1911

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Back row, left to right; O. Noonan, F. Patterson, D. Clarke, H. Maclaren, C. Scott. Middle row, left to right; K. McEwan, E. Stone, G. Scott, P. MacIntyre. Front row, left to right; C. Wilson, R. Stone

P.C.I HOCKEY 1912

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Back row, left to right’ M. McIntyre, K. McEwen, E.  Stone. Middle row, left to right; C. Scott, F. Thompson, Mckenzie. Front row, left to right; R. Stone, G. Scott.

THISTLE HOCKEY CLUB of the TOWN LEAGUE c.1912

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Back row: Unknown. Centre row (left): Garnet King, Tom O’Neil, Andy Grierson, Willima King, Blake Keays. Front row (left); (?), (?), Lyn Smith.

PERTH CRESCENTS HOCKEY TEAM 1911-1912

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Back row, (left): R. McLaren, W.W. Mitchell, J. Wilson and J. Rutherford. Second row (left); W.J. Flett, vice president, George Fraser, captain and Dr. A.W. Dwyre, president. Front row (left); M. McLaren, Mascot and T.B. Wilson

Three young lads, carrying hockey sticks and skates are dressed in their Sunday best for this photograph c.1920s. The portrait was taken by Adams Studio in Perth.

THE N. B. NICOLL SHEILD

Won buy the Allies, champions of the Town Hockey League.

PERTH COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE JUNIORS – 1922 TOWN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

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Standing left to right – E. Duffey, D. Fraser, J. Lapoint (captain), J. Rathwell, E. Free, J.H. Hardy (coach). Seated left to right – R. Patterson, W. Allen, F. Dickson, A. Bennett, F. Doyle. front l to r – G. Cameron, A. Vallely

PCI SENIOR HOCKEY 1921-1922

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G. Dixon, B Rogertson, R Relyea, H Blair, B MacDonnell, T. McGarry, Joe Charlton, R Honey, N Cameron, C Nixon, J King. Photo courtesy The Perth Courier.

PERTH JUNIOR TOWN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS • ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL 1921-1922

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Top row, left; J. Earl (captain), H. Mulholland (manager) and M. McGlade (defence). First row, left; O. Clyne (centre), E. Wilson (right wing), M. Burns (goal), and L. Noonan (defence). Photo supplied to the Perth Courier by Rusty White.

P.C.I. JUNIOR HOCKEY TEAM CHAMPIONS 1923

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Standing left to right; E. Duffey, D. Fraser, J. Lapoint, (Capt.), J Rathwell, E. Free, J. H. Hardy (Coach). Seated, left to right; R. Patterson, W. Allen, F Dickson, A. Bennett, F. Doyle. Front row; G. Cameron, A. Vallely.

PERTH SENIOR HOCKEY CLUB  CHAMPIONS 1922-23

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D.C. Fraser, Treasurer, A.J. Charlton, V. McGarry, J.D. Brady, F. McLaren, President, A.L. Code, Manager, W. Furlong. D.V. McQuiggan, H. Sinclair, A. Kincaid, T. Brady, K. McEwen, J. Howie, J. Richardson

ST. JOHN’S SEPARATE SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM 1926

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Back row, left to right; C. Williams, H. Williams. H. Richardson, E. Lambert, F. Horan. Middle row, left to right; E. Foy, E. Wilson, J. Brady, M. Foy, Joe O’Neil. Front row, left to right; B. Cooper, J.M. McGlade, M. McGlade.

PERTH CRESCENTS TOWN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1927-28

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Back row, left to right; K. Richardson, N. white, F. Dickson, coach, D. Brown, D. Howie. Middle row, left to right; C. Lackey, R. Rutherford, goal, D. Burke. Front row, left to right; R. Troke, Geo. Kent, Mascot, J.A. Burke, captain.

PERTH COLLEGIATE GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM TOWN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1927-28

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Back Row: Miss Gwen Baker (Code), Dorothy Dow, Catherine Dunn, Emma McLaren, Nora Deagan, Ford Dickson. Second Row: Florence Blance, Doris Stone, Mary Consitt. Front Row: Cathy Consitt, Veronica Robinson.

PERTH CRESCENTS c.1930

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Perth Crescents c.1930. Back (left); Pete Sinclair (coach) James Healey, George White, Ron Rutherford, Earl Spalding, Len Wilder, Harold Somerville, Bill Cooper. Front (left); Gerald Pettigrew, John Howie. Photo taken in front of the old Perth Arena on Herriot Street.

PERTH JR. HOCKEY CLUB 1930

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Champions of the Rideau Central and St. Lawrence league. Front row, left to right; B. Hulbert, E. McGlade, P. McGlade and B. Noonan. Second row, left to right; B. Ferrier, E. Code, R. White, D. Howie, J. Howie. Back row, left to right; R. Lee, J. Doyle, N. White, W. Burke, K. Richardson, W. Stemp and M. Conway.

PERTH CRESCENTS SENIOR HOCKEY TEAM 1933-34 – FINALISTS IN RIDEAU HOCKEY LEAGUE

1934, lost championship of Rideau Division to Brockville. Front row, left to right; Johnny Howie (coach), Doug Howie (centre), Ken Richardson (defence), Wilf Rutherford (goal), Bert Rogers, George White (forward), Vince McQuiggan (treasurer) Back row left to right; J. C. Murphy (trainer), Johnny Munro (defence), Earl Spalding (defence), James (Slim) Healey (forward), Rusty White (defence and goal), Bill Cooper (forward), George Dickson (sub-goal), Mervin Hicks, committee. In front Joe Beatty (mascot).

PERTH JUNIOR HOCKEY TEAM 1935-36

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PERTH SHOE COMPANY HOCKEY CLUB INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1936.

Back row, left to right; G. Thompson, C. Bannville, E. Steele, E. Doyle, H. Conboy, R. White, J. O’Neil (coach) and E.M. Sabitson (President Brown Shoe). Centre row, left to right; J. Healey (captain), P. Hudson, J. Lee, F. Valley and G. Beatty. Front row, left to right; F. McManus and A. Martin.

1936 LANARK COUNTY CHAMPS

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Front row from left; Joe O’Gorman, Tom Harper, Les Douglas, Wilf (Dinny) McManus, Jim White. Back row; Rusty White, coach, Jim Rutherford, Charlie Ferguson, Bob White, Gord Pownall, Gord Beatty, Jack Palmer.

PERTH JUNIORS LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS, OTTAWA DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, CITIZEN SHIELD WINNERS. 1936-1937

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Front row, left to right; Jack Hepworth, Swede Nesbitt, Dinty McManus, Tom Harper, Jim White, Les Douglas. Second row; left to right; Jack Palmer (trainer), Joe O’Gorman, Graham Tysick, Bob White, Charlie Ferguson, Gordon Pownall, Jim Rutherford, Ray Lee (trainer), Gene Chouinard (coach).

The Citizen Shield, emblematic of the Ottawa District Junior Championship. By winning it with a round score of 9-3 over Renfrew, Upper Ottawa Champions, Perth Juniors qualified for the Ottawa and District playoffs. Perth Juniors who, in their triumphant progress to the Memorial Cup Playoffs were halted only by the one goal lead of Ottawa Rideaus, defeated the following teams: Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Almonte, Brockville, Cardinal, Ottawa Fishers and Renfrew.

THE PERTH BLUE WINGS 1937-38

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The Perth Blue Wings were established in 1937-38 and played in the Ottawa Valley Hockey League. Picture here taken at the old Perth Arena located at Herriott and Beckwith Street near where the the Legion is now located. The coach is Gene Chouinard. Gene Chouinard, nicknamed “Noisy” played 8 games with the Ottawa Senators in 1927-28 without registering a point, that would be all for Chouinard in terms of his NHL career. His hockey career lasted from 1921-1938 in various pro and semi pro leagues in Canada and the USA. He first retired as a player in 1936 to become the coach of the Perth Blue Wings in the Ottawa senior league for one year. He played his final games with the Perth Crescents senior team during the 1937–38 season before hanging up his skates for good. Also pictured is noted sports figure Rusty White to the far left in front and back row left is Jim O’Gorman.

PERTH BLUE WINGS CHAMPIONS 1938-1939

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Front row, left to right; Lester Loucks, defence, Alan Truelove, right wing, Jack Hepworth (captain), right wing, Ronald Code, centre, Toots Sevigny, centre, Irving Taylor, right wing, Jimmy White, left wing. Back row, left to right; Trevor Williams, goal, John Eagan, centre, jack Buell, left wing, Bud Goodfellow, Defence, Gene Chouinard, Coach, Graham Tysick, centre, Ken Davis, defence, Emile Gallipeau, defence, Charles Rutherford, goal.

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Perth Blue Wings, 1938. Gene Chouinard, coach in the white sweater and Joe Higgins the club Treasurer next to Gene. Photo courtesy Peter Higgins.

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The Perth Blue Wings Champions posed for the camera in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1939 when the team made it to the Memorial Cup semi-finals. Shown from left; Ken Davis, John Eagan, Graham Tysick, Jack Buell, Lester Loucks, Jack Hepworth, Irving Taylor, Bud Goodfellow, Emile Galipeau, Alan Truelove, Jimmy White, Ron Code, Toots Sevigny, Charles Rutherford, Trevor Williams and coach Gene Chouinard

Ottawa and District Intermediate Playdowns. Perth vs. Ottawa at the Perth Arena – Feb. 23rd & 25th, 1942. Perth won the round 7-4 and 12-4 in the two game series. Perth players are Jim White #16 and Reg Pownall #3.

GLEN TAY HOCKEY TEAM c.1938

Front row (left to right); Garry Brady, Tom Brady, Kevin Brady, Wilfred Gamble, Gordon Armour. Back row (left to right); John Chaplin, Herb Brady, Bernard Brady, Cameron Chaplin, Arnold Brady, Ed Brady, Bill Scott.

PERTH MIDGETS 1946

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Front row, left to right; P. Mahon, R. Chouinard, F. Crawford, R. Thornbury, C. Wright, W. Sheridan, H. Sinclair. Second row; K. Smith (Coach), D. Code, E. Noonan, I. Fraser, G. Hagan, G. Brown, G. Stewart, G. Siddall, W.H. Reid (Executive). Absent – D. Kane, L. McLellan, R. White.

PERTH JUVENILES 1946

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Left to right, front row; D. Powers, F. McLean, A. Lee, V. Fournier, J. Nixon, F. Smith. Second row; W.H. Reid (Executive), R. Carr, G. Brady, E. Roger, G. Murray, H. Fleming, B. Hardcastle, D. Reid, H. Powers, Coach. Abscent, J. Healey, D. Publow, D. Oakes.

P.M.H.A JUNIORS  – LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1945-46

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Front row, left to right; P. Sinclair, H. Greenlaw, L. Harrison, M. Kirkpatrick and J. Walroth. Second row, left to right; Rusty White, coach, H. Cordick, W. Earle, Mayor F.W. Burchell, President Perth Minor Hockey Association, D. Campbell, N. Dowdall, E. Doyle, manager. Back row, left to right; J. Tysick, F. Cowie, P. Burchell and R. Cordick. Absent D. Hogg, B. Broadbent and W. McLean.

PERTH MIDGETS 1947

Front Row- D. Kane, W. Hamilton, R. Chouunard, A Lee, J Healey Rear Row- W.H. Reid, Pres., P.M.A.H.A.; D. Oakes; L. Fraser, E. Noonan, H. Fleming; R White Coach. Absent- H. Sinclair; G.Murray, F.Mahon, F. Crawford, G. Drysdale

PERTH JUVENILES 1947

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Front row, left to right; Gerry Brady, G. Furlong, Art Fournier, Ralph Cowie, Alex Reid. Second row, left to right; Myour F.W. Burchell, Eldon Rodger, Frank Wilson, George Roberts, Jack Wilson, W.H. Bond.

Back row, left to right; Bob Thronbury, W.H. Reid, Presicent PMHA, Jack Crawford, Gerald Brown, David Code, Douglas Hogg, Godfrey Siddall, “Rusty” White, Coach, Art Fournier. Front row, left to right; Pat Mahon, George Roberts, Earl Darby, Howard Fleming, Bob Horne, Eldon “Buck” Rodger, Carter Wright and in front John Flett, stick boy.

PERTH SENIORS, LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1947

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Front row left to right; M. Kirkpatrick, W. Earle, H. Cordick, B. Broadbent, P. Farrell, G. Stewart, Sitting Centre, J. Flett (mascot). Second row, left to right; W. H. Reid, President P.M.H.A., P. Sinclair, N. Dowdall, A. Reid, L. Harrison, G. Furlong, F. Cowie, G. Richardson, Trainer, Rusty White, Coach, Abscent, W. McLean.

PERTH CRESCENTS 1948-49

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Back row, left to right: Charlie Cooper (Trainer), Ivan Bird, Bruce Broadbent, Don Goodfellow, Lander Harrison, Francis Cowie, Mac Sabiston, Rusty White, Jack McDougall (Coach). Front Row, left to right: Tom Harper, Ron Code, Chris Cota, Harold Cordick, Bill Hayes, Bill Earle, Pat Farrell, Tom Stedman, Front centre: Dave Kent (mascot)

PERTH MIDGETS, O.D.H.A. FINALISTS 1949-1950

Front row. left to riht; Harlod Cardinal, Jack white, Don Powers, Jim Nixon, Ron Hogan, Fran Moodie. Second row, left to right; Ted Cordick, Fred Ottman, Merv Roberts, Ken Brown, Flloyd Smith, Don Cordick, Gerry Wilson. Third row, left to right; king Mahon, Glen Girdwood, Larry La Marche, Tom Richmond. Back row, herb Powers, Manager, Ken Smith Coach, John Casement, President P.M.H.A.

PERTH JUVENILE LANARK COUNTY CHAMPS 1950-51

Front row, left to right; A. Quartermain, F. McLean, E. Bodger (Capt.),W. Stocker, K. Brown, M. Roberts, J. Nixon, C. Richmond (Pres.). Back row, left to right; K. Smith (Manager & Coach), J. Hamilton, W. Lunn, J. O’Neil, J. White, D. Towers, H. Cardinal, J. Somerville, T. Smith, W. Cameron (Trainer).

GLEN TAY HOCKEY TEAM – 1951

Lanark Trophy Winners, the Glen Tay Intermediate Hockey Club, winners for the fourth consecutive year, of the Lankie Trophy emblematic of the Ba-Lan-Tay championship. They eliminated the Perth Ramblers in three straight games. Top row, left to right, Carl Quartermain (executive), Dan Brady (playing coach), John Chaplin, Don Brady, Gerry Brady, Cameron Chaplin, Don Chaplin (manager), Tom Brady (executive). Bottom row, left to right; Merv Roberts, Floyd Smith, Larry Brady, Freddy Quartermain, Kevin Brady (mascot), Bruce Broadbent, Art Quartermain. Pretty powerful hockey team. NOTE: 3 years later Floyd Smith would be playing junior hockey with the Galt Black Hawks in the OHA. He made his National Hockey League debut for the Boston Bruins, playing 3 games with the team in 1954-1955 then on to a long NHL career as both player, coach and general manager.

THE PERTH MERCHANTS’ HOCKEY TEAM, TOWN LEAGUE CHAMPS 1952

Front row, from left; F. Cowie, J. WIlson, W. Howie (mascot), A. Fournier, K. Cowie, R. Cowie. Back row, from left; F. McLean, H. Sinclair, N. Dowdall, Earl Rodger, D. Reid, G. Brown, Eldon Rodger, E. McPhee (coach).

PERTH JUNIOR BLUE WINGS 1952-53

Front row, left to right; Art Quartermain, Bud McAdam, ken Pettigrew, Ken Brown, Wayne Gray, Don Campbell. Second row, left to right; Jim Nixon, Merv Roberts, Frank McLean, Tedd Kidd, King Mahon, Don Dalgleish. Back row, left to right; Bill Reid, Les Douglas, Gord Stewart, Ted Cross, Don Reid, Earl Rogers, Bud Powers, Tom Fournier, Hugh O’Donnell, Gerald Dulmage and coach Gene Chouinard.

18 year old Frank, sporting his new 1952-53 Perth Blue Wing jacket, presenting then coach, Gene Chouinard with a gift.

MINOR HOCKEY LEAGUE COURIER TROPHY WINNERS 1955

Front row, left to right; Jim Graff, George James III, Davie Bell, Harold Blackie, Ian Cameron. Back row, left to right; League President, Charlie Richmond, Jack Thompson, Garry McDonald, Bill Bromley, John Skaug, Pat Farrell (coach).

WINNERS OF THE JAMES BROTHERS TROPHY, MIDGETS, 1955

Front row, left to right; Alan Chaplin, Alan Imeson, Arnie Nixon, Hugh Imeson, Dave Conboy. Back row, left to right; Howard Imeson (Coach), Bill Perkins, Bill Howie, Gary Paul, Bob Rubino, Charles Richmond (President).

PERTH BLUE WINGS HOCKEY TEAM RIDEAU CHAMPIONS 1957 

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Front row, from left; Frank “Muzz” McLean, Jack White, Bob Thornbury, Buck Cordick, Stick Boy Bob Carr, Bill Howie. Second row; Norm Dowdall, Ted Kidd, Gibb Kent, Gerry Cooper, Arnie Nixon, Merv Roberts, Bill Perkins, Roy Doyle, Allan Imeson. Back row; Ken Smith, Mike Seargent, Don Campbell, Ken Cowie. Abscent; Ron Cullen, Jack Menzies, Jim Noonan

RUBINO’S IGA HOCKEY TEAM 1956-57

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Winners of the Town League championship. Front row, left to right; Hugh Imeson, Dick Kent, Gib Kent, Jim Noonan, Bernard Kelly, Lester McGregor, Ken Huddleston. Back row, left to right; Ange Rubino, sponsor, Gary Ogilvie, Russ Sullivan, A, Nixon, V. Sullivan, Tone Rubino, B. Farrell, A. Siddall.

PERTH BLUE WINGS 1958 CHAMPIONS OF LANARK AND LEEDS COUNTY

Front row, left to right; Don Campbell (trainer), Jack White, Ted Kid, Bob Thornbury, Bill Howie, Alan Imeson, Muzz McLean. Back row, left to right; Ken Cowie (manager), Norm Dowdall, Arnie Nixon, Ken Pettigrew, Jim Noonan, Jack Menzies, Gib Kent, Merv Roberts, Mike Seargeant (trainer), Ken Smith (coach).

PERTH PEE WEE ALLSTARS 1959

Back row, left to right; L. Gardiner, J. Smith, J. Bennett, F. Bell, D. Lackey, D. Armstrong, Garry Smith. Front row, left to right; R. Dixon, J. Moore, P. Turner, P. Campbell, B. Rutherford, A. Stencell, Gordon Smith

PERTH BANTAM ALL STARS 1960

Back Row(L-R): Brian White, Jack Smith, Joe Moore, John Howie, Gerry Campbell, Peter Kuhlmann, Richard Kelly, ???, Coach Ralph Cowie. Front (L-R): Jerry Bennett, Paul Turner, Keith Gregson, Al Stencell, John Harper, Paul Campbell, Dave Frizell. Photo courtesy John Harper.

PONY HOCKEY AT PDCI OUTDOOR RINK 1962

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Back row: Gary Mahon, Gerry Haughian, David Bromley, Rick Bowes. Front row, Kurt Penfold, Jimmy Buker, Doug Seargent. Photo taken by Mr. Penfold.

Perth Juveniles 1963-64 O.D.H.A Eastern Ontario Champions

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Back Row (L-R); Tom Harper (Manager), Gord McMillan, Gerry Campbell, Cavin Jones, Greg Wickware, Jim Barrie, Jack Craig, Robert Wilson, Gerry Coleman, Ross Gray (Coach). Front Row (L-R); Doug Menzies, Dave Armstrong, John Harper, Al Stencell, Dave Frizell. Missing from photo: Joe Moore, Bill Closs. Photo courtesy John Harper.

BANTAM DIVISION CHAMPIONS, RED WINGS 1963

Left to right, front row: Gord Smith, Bob Bromley, Andrew Hall, Paul Gordon, Peter Nagle. Back row; Bob Gilpin, Fed Parks, Peter Stafford, Russ Lackey, Mike Brady, Doug Ferrier.

THE BLACK HAWKS, PONY LEAGUE 1963

Left to right; Paul McLaren, Donnie Kirkham, David Campbell, Simon Bennell, Paul Sinclair, David Bromley, David Hauraney, Paul Hauraney, Robert McGlade, Michael Fournier, Brian Oakley, Peter Sinclair, Coach.

THE CANADIENS, PONY LEAGUE 1963

Left to right; Steven Ashton, Michael Ashton, Jimmy Buker, Gary MacDonell, Mike Johnstone, Doug Sargeant, Ricky Bowes, John Turner, Terry Bowes, Jack Byrne, Coach.

THE LEAFS, PEE WEE LEAGUE 1963

Front row, left to right; Ricky McDougal, Tom Gilpin, Frank Ryan, Gary McParlan, Frankie McNamee. Back row, left to right; Mike McPherson, Greg hansen, Dan Leonard, Coach Carl Greer, Don McParlan, Melville McLean.

THE BEARS, PEE WEE HOCKEY LEAGUE 1963

Front row, left to right; Gerry Haughian, Wilfred O’Brien, Robert Fennell, Jimmy McGlade, Michael Shafer. Back row, left to right; Murrya Gray, Fred moore, Jim McInnis, Coach Pete Fournier, Breck Fournier, Lee Moncrief.

THE TIGERS, PEE WEE HOCKEY LEAGUE 1963

Ront row, left to right; Winston Burke, William Smith, Brian Buchanan, Peter Noonan, Ernie Olsen. Back row, left to right; Randy Ritchie, Larry Adams, Earl Noonan, Coach, Bob Nicols, James Cordick, Charlie Morrow, John Brankin.

THE BRUINS, PEE WEE CHAMPIONS 1963

Front row, left to right; Gary Fournier, Robert Greer, Kevin MIsaac, Brian Campbell, James Publow. Back row, left to right; Clifford Wiseman, Brian Armstrong, Paul Waite, Gary Mahon, Stephen Cross, Bob Restoule, Gary Day. Standing behind, Coach Arnold Fournier.

THE BRUINS, PONY HOCKEY LEAGUE 1964

Front row, left to right; Bobby McLean, Pat Patterson, Lorne Adams, Billy Brady, George Elliott. Back row, left to right; David Barr, Ricky Greer, Patrick Collins, Coach Bob Wilson, Danny Dawson, Brian Dunbar, Randy Gordon. Absent: Fred Mather, Ricky Hannah.

THE RED WINGS, PONY HOCKEY LEAGUE 1964

Front row, left to right; John Carson, Wayne Pownall, Terry Dixon, Myles Lowry, Ricky Fish, Brian Wilson, Barry Gamble. Back row, left to right; Michael Besseau, Douglas Smyth, Mike Conlon, Coach, Gord Pownall, Wayne Fish, Mitchell Stillman, Patrick Besseau.

THE CANADIENS, PONY HOCKEY LEAGUE 1964

Front row, left to right; Don Hogan, Paul Borthwick, Ricky Bowes, Michael Ashton, Ricky James. Back row, left to right; Gary Noonan, Steven Ashton, Coach Alf Ashton, Gary MacDonell, Richard Ashton.

PONY HOCKEY LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM 1964

Front row, left to right: Paul Borthwick, Paul Sinclair, John Carson, Brian Dunbar, Wayne Fish, David Campbell, John Stephen, Richard Ashton. Back row, left to right; Wayne Pownall, Ken Carnrite, Gary MacDonell, Stephen McPherson, Gary Fox, Terry Fournier, Randy Gordon, Bryan Vermander, Joey Publow. (Abscent; Kurt Penfold).

PEE WEE LEAGUE CHAMPS. THE LEAFS, 1964

Front row, left to right; Paul Brady, Jim McGlade, Murray Dean, David Bromley, Breck Fournier. Back row, left to right; Paul Tarle, Murray Grey, Brent Kirkham, Coach Peter Fournier, Randy Ritchie, Gary Day.

PEE WEE ALLSTARS 1964

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Front row, left to right; Gary McParlan, Brian Campbell, Murray Dean, Brian Buchanan, David Bromley, Robert Greer, Earl Noonan. Back row, left to right; Brian Armstrong, Lee Moncrieff, Breck Fournier, Steven Cross, Bruce Carnrite, Randy Ritchie, Coach, Carl Greer, Gerry Haughian, Paul Waite, Gary Mahon.

HOCKEY TROPHY WINNERS 1964

Team captains and most valuable players pose with the greatest array of trophies in the history of Perth minor hockey, following the second annual PMHA Awards Dinner. Front row, left to right: Jim Byrne, Terry Fournier, Breck Fournier, Gord Smith, Robert Greer. Back row: Doug Ferrier, Brian Armstrong, Ricky McLaren, John Harper, Dave Publow, Paul Campbell.

PERTH OLDTIMERS 1965

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OPENING NIGHT PERTH COMMUNITY CENTRE 1965. Front row, left to right: Tom Harper, Slim Healey, Ron Code. Second row, left to right; Rusty White, Ken Smith, Wilfred Rutherford, Ivan Bird, Del Harper. Back row, left to right; Alf Ashton, Glen Girdwood, Lyle Wells, Allan Truelove, Chuck Montgomery, John Chaplin.

PERTH PEE WEE HOUSE LEAGUE TEAM 1965

Back row, left to right; Henry VanOosten, Paul Tarle, David White, Jim Brown, Randy Ritchie, George James (coach) Front row; Fred Mather, Terry Tarle, Ron Ashley, Allan McLella.. Photo courtesy Fred Mather.

PERTH PEE WEE ODHL EASTERN ONTARIO CHAMPIONS 1964-1965

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This team played a total of 22 games, winning 20 and losing 2. They were champions of the Athens and Smiths Falls Pee Wee Tournaments and were the 1964-65 Eastern Otario Playdown Champions in Peewee “B” competition. Back row: Peter Fournier (Coach), Breck Fournier, Tom Gilpin, Brian Dunbar, Gerry Haughian, Lyle Wells (Coach), Johnny Carson, Steve Cross, Randy Ritchie, Murray Dean, Duart McClean (Manager). Front Row: Ricky McDougall, Bobby McGlade, Terry Fournier, David Bromley, Brian Buchanan, Jack Brash, Paul Brady, Jimmy Buker.

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Goaltender, David Bromley’s team jacket.

PERTH BLUE WINGS 1966-1967

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Front row, left to right; Ken Patterson, joey Moore, John Harper, President Harry Jones, Rick Egan, Bob Curran, Ed Belanger; Second row, left to right; Coach Tom Harper, Jack Hart, Gord Chaplin, Jim Moncrieff, Terry Bryan, Ron Kane, Manager Alf Ashton; Third row, left to right; Bill Currans, Len Smail, Murray McGregor, Fred Parks, Brian Armstrong, Dave Publow, Gord Smith, Bill Earle, Bill Smith. Missing: Greg Silvers.

PERTH JR. RED WINGS 1968

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Front row, left to right; Keith Fournier, Jim McGinnis, Paul Gordon, David Bromley, Bob Bromley, Peter Noonan, Doug Peckett. Back row, left to right; Assistant Coach and Manager, Bill Bromley, Doug Fox, Mike Tarle, Rick Riddell, Mike McPherson, Al McPherson, Doug Scott, Brian Armstrong, Coach, Ross Grey.

PERTH JR. BLUE WINGS 1970-71

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Perth Blue Wings 1970-1971. Front row. Gerry Haughian, David Bromley, Terry Fournier, Randy Gordon, Frank Ryan, Bob Bromley. Second row. Coach, Tom Harper, Trainer ?, Randy Ritchie, Larry McIntosh, Fred Moore, Ken Valiquette, Pat McGlade, Trainer, Morris Belanger, Asst. Coach Harvey Moore. Back row. Jim McInnis, Lee Moncrieff, Doug Scott, Jamie Publow, Breck Fournier, Pete McPherson.

PERTH BLUE WINGS 1973-74

Back row, left to right: Tom Murphy, Jim DiCola, Ron Jones, Doug Ferguson, John Publow, Bill Brady, Graham Lane. Second row, left to right: Gerry Cameron, Larry Stewart, Rick Fish, Peter Senecal, Steve Ashton, Terry McNamee, Bob Beath, Jay Gillespie, Maurice Belanger. Front row, left to right: Kerwin O’Neil, Kevin Popke, Lornie McDonald, Rick Goodfellow, Doug Smyth, Dave Willoughby

NHL OLDTIMERS VS. THE PERTH SELECTS 1977

Les Anciens Pros were a travelling team made up of former N.H.L. players like Dollard St. Laurent, Phil Goyette, Kenny Mosdell, Claude Provost, Andre Prononvost, Jean Gauthier, Lee Hardy and referees Red Storey and Maurice “Rocket” Richard. The Perth Roster: Gerry Coleman, Bill ‘Beaver’ Cordick, Kevin Mooney, Bob Thomas, Gord Chaplin, Bill Doyle, Paul Grinton, Ken Fournier, Sonny McMillan, Dave Muir, Skip Patterson, Buck Cordick, Frank ‘Muzz’ McLean, Gib Kent, Larry Smith, Ray Kilpatrick, Lyn Woottaker, Carl Kilpatrick, Howard Fournier, Arnold Nixon, Ross Gray, Bill Howie, Bill Moor, Benny K, General Manager, Ken Smith, Coach. The game was won by the NHL Old Pros 14-3.

HOCKEY NOTABLES

GENE CHOUINARD

Ontario’s Gene Chouinard, born on January 5th, 1907, spent four seasons playing senior hockey in his hometown of Ottawa before heading to Minnesota’s hockey hotbed of Eveleth-Hibbing for one season, then another year in Niagara Falls before joining the NHL back in Ottawa.

Chouinard, nicknamed “Noisy” played 8 games with the Ottawa Senators in 1927-28 without registering a point. Though that would be all for Chouinard in terms of his NHL career, he did play eight more season of hockey with stops in New Haven, Tulsa, London and the Bronx.

In 1936, Chouinard retired as a player to accept a coaching job with the Perth Blue Wings of the Ottawa senior league. The following year he put the skates on one more time to play a single game with Perth, then retired for good.

Chouinard passed away on January 29th 1951.

LES DOUGLAS

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Leslie Gordon Douglas (December 5, 1918 – October 21, 2002) Born in Perth Ontario. Centre,  Les Douglas played 52 games spread out over four seasons for the Detroit Red Wings in the 40s. He was better known as a top scorer in junior and the minor leagues. He won one Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 1943. He played junior hockey with the local Perth Juniors and the Perth Blue Wings from 1934 to 1938. In 1938-39 he led the MOHL with 27 goals in as many games for the Detroit Pontiacs. After playing the next year with the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL, he spent the next four years shuttling between the Red Wings and the minors. His best year was 1942-43 when he recorded 13 points in 21 games as an injury fill-in. After spending a year in the military, Douglas returned to score 44 goals and an AHL-best 90 points for Indianapolis. He also toiled for the Buffalo Bisons and Cleveland Barons and was placed on the league’s first all-star team twice. After scoring 100 points for the Barons in 1949-50, he won the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player. Douglas also went on to excel in the Quebec Senior league and won the Vimy trophy as MVP after scoring 80 points in 60 games for the Montreal Royals in 1951-52. He retired in 1956 after spending a year with the senior Kingston Goodyears.. AHL First All-Star Team (1946, 1950) 
AHL Second All-Star Team (1947) 
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer – AHL) (1950) 
Les Cunningham Award (MVP – AHL) (1950) 
Byng of Vimy Trophy (QMHL MVP) (1952)

Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 9, 1939. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Detroit with Harold Jackson for Jim McFadden, June, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for Gord Davidson, June 15, 1949.

 

Les Douglas Stats: http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8445946&docid=TeamPlayerBio:31847#&navid=nhl-search

COLLEGE HOCKEY STARS 1955

Art Quartermain (left), played a strong right wing, while Bob Carr (right), played a stiff defense for Clarkson College of Technology Hockey Team, which won 12 off 13 games. Both players are natives of Perth.

Art Quartermain, middle row, third from the left and Bob Carr, fifth from left.

The 1955-56 Golden Knights were: Bert Barr, Bob Carr, Grant Childerhose, Don Cooper, Rudolph DeMichele, Ellard Gutzman, Earl King, Ed Macdonald, Don May, Tom Meeker, Louis Meomartino, Jack Porter, Art Quartermain, Eddie Rowe, Don Seale, Tom Sherby, Art Smith, Gilbert Tennant, Joe Thompson, Don Williamson, Doug Wilson, Al Young and captain Al Ziebarth. The team was coached by Bill Harrison and the trainer was Pinky Ryan.

FLOYD SMITH

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Floyd Robert Donald Smith (born May 16, 1935 in Perth, Ontario). In 1954-55 Smith played junior hockey with the Galt Black Hawks in the OHA. He made his National Hockey League debut for the Boston Bruins, playing 3 games with the team in 1954- 1955.  1956-57 with the Hershey Bears AHL  then called up to the Bruins for 23 games that year. Smith then spent 5 years with the New York Rangers organization with the Springfield Indians AHL, cracking the Rangers line up for only a 29-game stint in 1961. In 1963, Smith was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings. He scored an NHL career high 49 points during the 1965-66 season. At the 1968 trade deadline, he was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was selected by the Buffalo Sabres during the 1970 expansion draft and served as the team’s first captain. Smith became an assistant coach with the Sabres in 1972. The next year, he was hired as head coach of the team’s top farm club, the AHL’s Cincinnati Swords. He won a Calder Cup in the first of his two year’s with the team. In 1974, he became Buffalo’s head coach, leading the team to a loss in the Stanley Cup Final in his first year. He also coached the World Hockey Association’s Cincinnati Stingers for the 1976-77 season and was Toronto Maple Leafs coach for the first 68 games of the 1979-80. He remained with the Leafs as a scout until being promoted to General Manager, a position he held for the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons.

Floyd Smith Stats: http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8449074&docid=TeamPlayerBio:32944#&navid=nhl-search

JACK SMITH

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Jack Smith, b. 1947, Cornwall Ontario. Defense. “Jack the Axe”, older brother of Gord Smith and Billy Smith. Played 1964-66 Smiths Falls Bears CJHL, 1966-67 Cornwall Royals CJHL, 1967-68 Florida Rockets EHL, 1968-69 Jacsonville Rockets EHL, 1969-70 Barrie Flyers OHA Senior, 1970-71 Syracuse Blazers EHL, 1971-75 Barrie Flyers OHA Senior, 1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL, 1976-77 Barrie Flyers OHA Senior.

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13 year old, Perth Midget All-Star, Jack Smith. Photo taken by Tom Harper.

GORD SMITH

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Gordon Joseph “Truck” Smith (November 17, 1949 in Perth, Ontario). He is the older brother of former New York Islanders goaltender Billy Smith. Originally selected by the New York Rangers in the 1969 NHL Entry Draft, he would not have a chance to crack an NHL lineup until he was claimed by the Washington Capitals in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. Smith spent five seasons with the Capitals before he was claimed by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft. He spent part of the 1979-80 season with the Jets and retired in 1983. In 299 NHL games he scored 9 goals and 30 assists.

Gord Smith Stats: http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8451529

 BILLY SMITH
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William John Smith, better known as Billy Smith, (born December 12, 1950, Perth Ontario). Best known for winning four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and being the first goalie to be credited with scoring a goal. Battlin’ Billy Smith was not invented in the ranks of the National Hockey League, and Billy laughs when he thinks about the nickname. “I think we all inherited (our combative nature) from my Dad. We all played the same way. It was just a family trait.” Billy played his minor hockey in Perth then in 1967-68 played with Smiths Falls Bears OHA-B, 1968-69 Hull Castors, 1969-70 Cornwall Royals QMJHL. Smith was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round of the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft from the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL. He played two seasons with the Kings’ minor league affiliate, the American Hockey League’s Springfield Kings, and spent a brief stint with the big-league Kings after winning a Calder Cup for Springfield in 1971.  From 1972-1989 Smith played for the New York Islanders. 1981082 Won the Vezina Trophy, 1982-83 William Jennings Trophy, 1982-83 the Conn Smythe Trophy. Smith retired in 1989; he was the last original Islander still on the team. After four years as the Islanders’ goaltending coach, he followed longtime Islander general manager Bill Torrey to the expansion Florida Panthers in the same role, serving there until his retirement in 2000.  The Islanders retired his #31 on February 20, 1993. Later that year, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the only goalie inducted in the Hall in the 1990s. In 1998, he was ranked number 80 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Billy Smith Stats: http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8451525&docid=TeamPlayerBio:5353#&navid=nhl-search


 

ROLLER HOCKEY IN PERTH

Roller Hockey was introduced to Perth residents in 1948.

The Perth Courier, April 22, 1948: Over 200 people witnessed the inaugural game of roller hockey between the Perth “Flyers” and the Smiths Falls “Rideau Rollers” at the Perth Arena and all who attended seemed to enjoy themselves. After Mayor John Pennett tossed in the first puck, the game was on! Starting action was slow, but the boys soon got the “feel” of the rollers and wound up a “slambang” game with the score of 5-2 in favor of the Smiths “Flyers”. Perth’s team – Goal, McDougall, defense, Cowie, Stewart, forwards R. Stewart, Earl, Murray and subs McGlade, Devlin and Kane.

There were other teams in the league, Perth’s “Blue Bombers”, coached by Rusty White, and Smiths Falls “Panthers”. By the early 1950s the popularity of roller hockey and roller skating in Perth was in decline.

BROOMBALL

ST. JOHN’S SEPARATE SCHOOL BROOMBALL 1921

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Rear; Mary Quinn, Mary Byrnes, Emett Wilson, Mary Lambert, Theresa Cordick. Front; Mary Lynch, Anne Noonan, Rita Kirpatrick.


CURLING

PERTH CURLING CLUB WINNERS OF THE LORD CALVERT TROPHY 1955

Top picture, left to right; J. McDonald, R. Leishman, J.H. Moore, J.A. Howie, skip. Bottom picture, runners up, left to right; W. Rutherford, G. Chouinard, F. Vice, G. Cochrane.

Winners of the Prescott Bonspiel, 1958 Ber-Nel Trophy. Left to right; Hugh Wilson, Jack Weir, Bob Leisman and Manse Robinson.

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Left to right; Manse Robinson, Leo Doan, Jack Weir and Bill Perk. The team took part in the final play down for the Quebec International Ronson Trophy in 1959. The team represented the Perth Curling Club at the tournament. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum.

FINALISTS 1965. Perth Curling team who participated in the Lady Tweedsmuir District Finals in Brockville. From left: Jean Thompson, skip; Sally Church, third; Marg Stevenson, second; Helene Dulmage, lead; Helen O’Gorman, lead; Florence Foley, second; Mary Cross, third; Gwen Robinson, skip.

The Perth-Upon-the Tay Curling club was first formed in 1875. Twenty men contributed $20 to build the first rink on a lot on Herriott Street. Adequate light was an issue at the time so curling became a daytime sport. In 1919, the Perth Curling Club was incorporated and two sheets of ice were provided in a frame ring built beside the Tay Canal. In 1953 a concret block building housing tree sheets of artificial ice which replaced the frame rink.

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA – THE CURLERS 1955

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Still shots from the NFB film the Curlers shot in Perth with local townsmen as the stars and extras.


BASEBALL

PERTH BASEBALL c.1980s

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PERTH BASEBALL 1887-88

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Top left to right; W. Free, F.M. Baker,  Secretary C. Carnachan. Centre, left to right; S.A. Wright, R. Anderson, C.F. Stone, R.B. Smith. Bottom, left to right; J.W. Kane, R.B. Lafferty, W.J. Ferrier. Mascot, Jim Palmer. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum.

PERTH CHAMPIONS 1897

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Photo from the Rusty White collection courtesy The Perth Museum.

SCOTCH LINE BASEBALL TEAM C.1902. 

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This picture was taken at Christie Lake. Front row, left to right; Robert Motherwell, William Farrell, J.K. Allan, Gilbert Wilson, Ned Murphy. Second row; James Gibson, James Wilson, Bob Allan, Frank Ritchie, Thomas Hossie. Third row; John Hendry, Ormond Hossie, Alfred Scott, Archie Allan, Tom Bell Scott, Dave Morrow, Carrol Adams; Back row; Bob Wilson, Harvey McTavish, Lynn Ferguson, Andy Hossie, Lloyd Murphy Ray Ritchie.

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The Beaver Ball Club of  1908 was the pride of the west ward. Taking on all comers and emerging with the championship. Their battlefield was the corner lot at Alexander and isabella streets.. Front row; Lloyd Huddleston, Hugh Hope. Second row; Frank ‘Buck’ Stone, Eric Sabiston, Clyde Wilson, Weston Walker, Murray Walker. Back row; Fred Adams, Harold Code. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum from the Rusty White Collection.

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The cup which was donated by the Courier to the champions of the Perth Baseball League and which was won by the Beavers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAMPOLE BASEBALL TEAM 1910

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RURAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1910

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THIRD LINE TEAM. Back row, left to right; Tom Brady, Dan Hogan, Jim Scott, Roy Barrie, Tom Tovey, Geroge Noonan, Jack Palmer. Middle row; Lin Ferguson, Jack Scott, Ernie Miller, Tom DeWitt, Deb. Chaplain. Front row; Herb Stewart, Frank Finlay, Tony Wilson, Bernard Noonan (bat boy), George Code, Roscoe Hughes.

PERTH JUNIOR BASEBALL CLUB 1916. 

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Back row, left to right; Lloyd Huddleston, F. Clyne, Pat Rogers, Red Grierson. Middle row; Clyde Wilson, C Mendels, Weston Walker, J Stone, Byron Ferrier. Front Row; Shurly McDonald, Frank King, Philip McDonald. Photo: Courtesy The Perth Museum.

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ST. PAUL’S SOFT BALL TEAM 1928

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Back row; Jean McLean, Rae Taylor. Second row; Eva Free, Aileen Popplewell, Ethel Campbell, Adele Benedict, Jean Patterson, Edna Millar, Bessie Croskery, Wilbur Dunlop, coach. Front row; Lena walker. This picture was taken at the Perth Fairgrounds.

PERTH BASEBALL TEAM 1930

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Front row: Merv Hicks, Clarence Duncan, Francis Vallely, Ron Rutherford, Jim Hogan, Norman Anderson and Mavis Anderson. Centre: George Dickson, Ford Dickson, Bill Hicks, Dewey Vallee, Jim Healey, Bill Griffith, and Len Wilder. Back row; Wilbur Dunlop, Norm Dickson, Rusty White, Jim Duncan,Walter Boston and George Townshend.

CANADIAN AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1936

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Back row, left to right; Emil William Graff, c., Joseph C. Mooney, ss., Frank A. Marinette, 1b., Michael H. Sperrick, 2b., Hugh Gabrowski, p., Edward W. Howard, cf., Steve Yerkes, coach. Front row; Alfred L. Tarlecki, 3b., Joseph A Gunn, rf., Norman Hibbs, p., Fredrick Hoyden Barnes, lf., Charles Oliver Thomas, p., William Ross Barkwell,p.

CORNWALL – PERTH BISONS 1937

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Back row left to right: Emil Graff, cather, Al Tarlecki, short stop, Eddie Howard, centre field, Frank Marinette, first base, Frank McCaffrey, pitcher, Tom Sooey, second base, Lefty trombone, picture. Front row, left to right; Ross Barkwell, pitcher, Steve Yerkes, Coach, Dan Carnevale, third base, Red Ferris, pitcher, Whitey Mellor, second base, Fred Barnes, right field, catcher, Joe Dickinson, pitcher and Joe Gunn, left field.

1930 CHRISTIE LAKE BALL CLUB

Winners of the second annual Lake Tournament. This team was composed of teams from both the head and foot of the lake. Fron row, left to right; unknown, Red Conway, Ted Marks, Ed Conway. Back row, left to right; Joe Perkins, Law Shepherd, Jack Marks, Joe Marks, Grant Garrette, Alan James, Art Cross, Don Brown. Picture taken in the community club ball field near Conways’ cottage at the foot of Christie Lake.

PERTH RED WINGS SOFTBALL CLUB 1946

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Winners of the Arthur Moore Trophy. Arthur Moore was the proprietor of Tayside Textiles. In front with the trophy “Red” Rogers, Mascot. Front row, left to right; T. Harper, Catcher and Captain, J. Rutherford, 2nd Base, J. Haley, 1st Base, H. McGrath, Left Field, R. Barr, Pitcher. Second row, left to right; R. White, Coach, D. Murray, Centre Field, K. Smith. 3rd Base, L. Harrison, Short Stop, W. Earl, Right field, R. Anderson, Field.

1948 OLD TIME BASEBALL TEAM • PERTH OLD HOME WEEK

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Back row, left to right; Les Douglas, Grant Donaldson, Ronnie Rutherford, Jack Scott, Tom Harper, Ron Code. Front row left to right; Jerry McInnis, Rusty White, Wilfred Rutherford, Stan Gibson, Don Murray, Gerry Murray. Photo from the Rusty White collection, courtesy The Perth Museum.

TOWN LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPS 1949

Front row, left to right; James Healey, Charles Rutherford, Grant Donaldson, Roy Doyle, Wilf Rutherford, Ron Rutherford, Bob Fournier. Back row, left to right; Ron Dean, Gord Pownall, Earl Spalding, Howard Wallace, Les Douglas, Don Kane, D. Healey.

LAVANT BASEBALL TEAM 1951

LEGION TROPHY WINNERS, NORTH LANARK LEAGUE ROTHEWELL-PERRIN TROPHY WINNERS, LEEDS-LANARK INTER-COUNTY PLAY-OFFS. Seated, left to right; C. Boyd (1st Base Coach), A. Lachance (3rd Base Coach). First row, left to right; P. Umpherson (1st Base), B. Robertson (Right Field), B. Bingley, Catcher and Captain, L. Madill (Manager and Left Field), R. Bingley (Pitcher), E. Boyd (Pitcher), O. Robertson (Left Field). Second row, left to right; L. McInnes, (Treasurer), V. Paul (Right Field), A. Closs (Center Field), Ray Bingley (3rd Base), V. Bingley (Short Stop), C. Paul (2nd Base), C. Robertson (Score Keeper).

SCOTCH LINE UNION SOFTBALL CHAMPS 1952-1956

Front row left to right; Frank O’Neil, Jim Cordick, Howard Byrne. Middle row, left to right; Gerry McNamee, Bill Richardson, Dan O’Neil, Orville Ferrier. Back row, left to right; Bill Farell, Allan McNamee, Pete McNamee, Elmer Abercrombie, Jack Byrne, John R. McParlan.

PERTH PEE WEE BASEBALL TIGERS – CHAMPS 1960.

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Back row L-R, Coaches Benny K and Jack Benson. Standing left to right; Lee White, John Legget, Benny Kay, Earl Beatty, Ian Cameron, Bill Closs, Jack Benson, Dave Nixon, Joey Moore. Front row kneeling, Dave Hartwell, Greg Bennet.

1960 PERTH LEGION LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

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The boys defeated Smiths Falls in for the Courier Rose Bowl. Front row, from left; John Sargeant and Donny Inwood. Second Row: Greg Hansen, Paul Haughian, Stirling Lowry, Terry Mooney, Terry Coughler, Wayne Sullivan. Back row; Rick McLaren, David Publow, Aphonse Mahon, Ken Beasley, Carl Greer, Russ Lackey, Gord Chaplin.

1961 MENS TOWN LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPS

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Back row, left to right; Howard Fournier, Bruce Wood, L. Kane, Bill Howie, Cam Armstrong, Pete Fournier, Barrie Duncan, Merv Roberts, Eddie Lambert. Front row, left to right; Gary Hawley, Bob McDonald, Gerry McInnis, Norm Dowdall, Ken Cowie, Frank McLean, Arnie Nixon.

1961 PERTH BANKERS SOFTBALL TEAM

Front row, left to right; Jack Mitchell, Gary Hutchinson, Gord Hutchinson, Lloyd Lowry, Wayne Blair. Back row, left to right; Harold Kirkham, Ambrose Adams, Ron Conroy, Carl Warwick, Jim Rutherford, Vic Brooks, Jack Boyd, Ed Lambert.

TIGERS, 1962, LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPS, PERTH

Front row, left to right; Graeme Wall, Bob Greer, Gary Mahon, Greg Bowes, John Carson, Ken Carson. Second row, left to right; Jamie Publow, Wayne Greer, Bill Scott, Carl Greer (Coach), Rick McLaren, Doug Scott, Philip Norris.

RED SOX, 1962 LITTLE LEAGUE RUNNERS-UP. PERTH

Front row, left to right; Paul McLaren, Peter Nagle, Terry Mooney, Fred Moore, Andrew Hall. Back row left to right; Lee Moncrieff, Paul Murphy, Marty Brindle (coach), Tom Mara, Alan McPherson.

1962 PONY LEAGUE CHAMPS

Front row, left to right; Bob Chaplin, Terry Cougher, Bob Day, Joe Moore, Gordon Chaplin. Back row, left to right; Buck Cordick (coach), Greg Bennett, John Leggitt, Ron Nixon, Grant Chaplin, Jack Smith.

PERTH JUNIOR BASEBALL CLUB 1962

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Finalist in the Lanark County League, who lost out to Carleton Place. Left to right: Front row; Bob Burrows, Allan Cordick, Tom Kent, “Buck” Cordick, Dave Young, Bob MacDonald. Back row; Bill Bromley, Manager, Jim Scott, Jim Revill, “Oscar” Cordick, Frank Mahon, Walter Kane, “Beaver” Cordick, Coach.

WOMENS SOFTBALL 1963

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WOMENS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1963. Back row left to right; John Cooper, Tink Burns, Cathy Fogarty, Betty ?, Faye Rogers, Gail Stafford, Sharon Darby, Peggy O’Neil, Bert (Buck) Garret. Front row left to right; Brenda Watt, Rita Murphy, Patsy Amyot, Mary Ramsay, Irene Lackey, Kathy Mackler, Diane Brady.

PERTH BASEBALL TEAM 1964 

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Back row, left to right: John Lowery, Rick McLaren, Bill Scott, Greg McParlan, Tom Hansen, Len Smail, Jim Moncrieff, Gord Chaplin, John Mowat. Front row, left to right; Tom Mara, Don Inwood, Greg Hansen, Wayne Greer, Stirling Lowery, Fred Parks, Dave Publow. Photo courtesy the Perth Museum.

PERTH LEGION ALL STARS 1965

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Perth Legion All Stars. 1965 Eastern Ontario Pee Wee Baseball Champions as well as Ontario Baseball Association semi-finalists. Front row l-r. Greg Fournier, Joey Publow, John Brash, Dee Harper bat boy, Paul Brady, Gerry Haughian, Peter McPherson; Second row: Charlie Morrow, Murray Dean, Dave Scott, Randy Ritchie, Brian Day, Breck Fournier, Jim Turcotte; Third row: David White, Terry Fournier, Steve Cross, John Carson, David Bromley, Myles Lowry, BIll Cavanagh; Back row: Delwin Harper manager and sports officer of Branch 244, coach Peter Fournier. Missing: coach Jim Day.

PERTH BANTAMS – OBA FINALISTS 1968

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OBA Finalists losing to Amherstburg. Back row, left to right; Craig Fisher, Brian White, asst. coach, David White, David Scott, Brian Day, Glen Taylor, Joe Publow, Alan Scott, John Mowat, Coach. Front row; Myles Lowry, Paul Brady, Terry Fournier, John Stephens, Robbie Sommerville , David Bromley, Greg Fournier.

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Back row left to right; John Mowat (coach), Dave White, Dave Scott, Brian White (assitant coach). Second row, left to right; David Bromley, Myles Lowry, Glen Taylor, Robbie Somerville, Joe Publow, Alan Scott, Front row, left to right; Brian Day, Terry Fournier, Paul Brady, Johnny Stephens, Greg Fournier.


GOLF

LINKS O’ TAY

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LINKS O’TAY c.1937. One of these four gentlemen is C. F. Stone, Mayor of Perth, elected in 1937. Photo courtesy Sarah Elizabeth Davies ( Great Granddaughter).

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Shanty lunch given by Mr. T. A. Code at the Links O’Tay Golf Club, October 3rd, 1908. Some of the people in the photo included; Robert Burris, James “Gummy” Allan, F.L. Mitchell, Capt. Matheson, James Craig, W.P. McEwen, J.M. Walker (owner of Perth Courier), Eardley Wilmot (played the first game the Ottawa Rough Riders played), Boyd Caldwell (lumbering), T.A. Code (owned Codes’s Mills) R.S. Drummond, Frank Hicks,, C.F. Stone (Perth Expositor), W.B. Hart (Hart’s Bookstore), Nat McLenaghan, J.A. Ferguson. Photo: Perth Courier 1948.

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1908 picnic held at the old Summer House.   The course was constructed on the Matheson property and photo shows a good crowd on hand for the opening ceremonies.

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Links O’Tay c.1890. Photos: Perth Courier 1948

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The latest in golfing fashion is shown by Mrs. Ferguson. Note that there are only five clubs in the bag, the conventional number at the turn of the century.

PERTH COURIER 1960. In the 1890’s Capt. Roderick Matheson, manager of a local bank was transferred to Montreal and while in Montreal was introduced to the game of golf at the Rouyal Montreal Golf Club. Upon his return to Perth, Capt. Matheson decided that his friends might enjoy this new form of recreation, so he invited them to come up to his form on the banks of the Tay River to try their hand at the game. From this friendly gesture arose the beginning of the second golf club in Canada. The pioneer golfers who accompanied Capt. Matheson were as follows: Charles Stone, T.A. Code, John Code, Judge Scott, W.P. McEwen and Senator MacLaren. From these seven men the Links O’Tay was born.

The course on its first location had several features in its early days that few clubs even in their infancy have now. Cows were employed to keep the fairways in trim and as the greens require a closer clip, they were fenced off and sheep were employed therein. This system of grass cutting naturally led to the existence of one of the first local ground rules, i.e. “The player may remove his ball from rural soil without penalty”. One of the first structures erected on the course was the summer house which was located near the present sixth tee and remained standing for well into the 50’s. This building was used as the clubhouse for many years until the present structure was erected. In later years the original building served as a golfers’ haven during many a summer shower.

On adjacent land to the Matheson farm was located a cheese factory which played an important roll in the manufacture of the Mammoth Cheese which the Perth and District Cheese makers sent to the World Fair in Chicago in 1893. The golf club acquired this land and buildings to use for their clubhouse that is shown above in the picture to the left. In 1957 the club spent over $9,000 in enlarging and improving the facilities of the house. The Links O’Tay considered one of the best nine-hole courses in the county is played twice by members to get the traditional 18 holes of golf in. Why 18 holes? Rusty White says that he has an article that states, “The elders of one of Scotland’s oldest and most venerable courses had spend considerable time trying to sort out the issue, when one of the men come up with a solution, “As you know” he said, “It has long been my custom to start out a game with a full bottle of Scotch Whisky in my bag and of treating myself to a wee nip at each tee. Naturally I find it pleasant to play gold=f so long as there is a drink left in the bottle. I have found that one bottle will bill a shot glass 18 times, so it has been my custom to play 18 holes each afternoon. No more, no less”.In the earlier days of the club the young boys of the town learned the game by working as caddies. However, unlike today’s caddies, their job was to go ahead of the play, locate and set the balls for a good lie. They were known as Fore Caddies.

A great many holes-in-one have been fired at the golf club, with Rusty White leading the way with three. Since records were not kept of persons accomplishing the feat the following is probably not a complete list. They were: James Healey Bill Lipka, Jack Wier, Richard Mills, Bert Beatty, Dr. D Craig, A.J. Sidall, Gene Chouniard, Alan Code, Harold Dramby, Miss Bluhm, Mrs. M Robinson, Mrs. E. McGregor, Frank Jenkins, Fred McEwan, Ted Smythe and Al Vallely.

Golf did not really take off as a sport until after the war. During the war playing golf was not easy as balls were rationed. Players were allowed four balls each and couldn’t get new ones until they returned the old ones. In the early 1920’s the country club also maintained tennis courts at the premises. In 1946 the pro earned $75 a month salary. The course was one of the first in the region to get a sprinkler system. By 1975 the old clubhouse was gone and a new clubhouse was built on the same location.

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Mrs. Gladys (Code) Ferguson sits on the fence that surrounded the old Club House, part of which can be seen background.

1962 WINNERS OF THE PERTH JOURNAL SHIELD

Members of the golf team are from the left; Glenn Crain, Manse Robinson, Rusty White, Ken Burns, Floyd Smith, Tom Warapius, David Craig, Charles Montgomery, Jim Rutherford.


TRACK AND FIELD

GLEN TAY BLOCK RACE 1907

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Line up for the race in front of Rogers & Nicol Hardware Store, J. Laurie – Tea Room (famous for their Ginger Beer), Grahams (Mammy) Candy Store and at the corner before James and Reid Hardware moved in and across the street Meighens at the corner of Foster and Gore. Photo courtesy the Perth Museum.

1907BlockRace  1907BlockRace2The 14.7k or 9.1 miles Glen Tay Block Race was first run on Thursday, October 31, 1907, with Ed Code as the winner. The race was contested as a Thanksgiving day event for several years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI TRACK TEAM 1919

Back row, left to righ: Jack Stone, Robert Thornbury, Bert Kerr, Alex Scott, Harold Thompson. Front row, left to right; Harry McVeety, Colin Farmer, Frank Cline, Harold Noonan.

PCI TRACK TEAM 1925  CHAMPIONS OF LANARK

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Front row, left to right; r. Hughes, J. Duncan, J. King L. Strong, J. King, J. Duncan. Second row, left to right; J. C. MacDonald, G. Dickson, J. Lapoint, J. Patterson, M. Stacey. Third row, left to right; Dr. J.H. Hardy, V. Cameron, F. Dickson, W. Clement, E. Spalding, H. Wilson, J. Gould, E.B. Code.

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PERTH COLLEGIATE GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM, 1932 CHAMPIONS OF LANARK COUNTY

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Team shown here with the Hope Trophy. Col. J.A. Hope donated the trophy in 1928 to encourage sports competition and participation between Lanark County school teams. Front row (l-r) Margaret Ryan, Evlyn Anderson, Margaret Lowe (Capt), Anna Wilson, Barbara Hope.2nd Row (l-r) Jean Scott, Marguerite Murphy, Blanch Pownall, Jennie Cohen. Back row center – Miss E. Cooke (coach). Phot courtesy Graham Brown.

PERTH COLLEGIATE TRACK TEAM 1935 – LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS

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Front Row – E.A. Fleming (Coach), N. Davis, J. Hogg, G. Pownall, T. Harper (Capt.) , R. Warner (Vice-Capt), J. Forbes, L. Morrow, H. Byrne (Coach). Second Row – A.C. Wheatley, Principal J.H. Hardy, J. O’Gorman, K. McGregor, C. Bresee, R. White, L. Douglas. Third Row – E. Lally, J. Quinn, M. Lee, A. Rabb, J. Rutherford, C. Ferguson, W. Smiley, K. Devlin, J.E. Cosgrove.  Photo courtesy John T. Harper.

PERTH COLLEGIATE TRACK TEAM, 1937, LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS

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Front row, J Geddes (P.C.I Jr. Champion), R. Braley, L. Morrow, (L.I.A.A. Sr. Champion), T. Harper (Captain), J. Hogg (P.C.I. Sr. Champion), L, DouglasR. White. Second row; R.B.Code (Coach), J. O’Gorman, E. Dowdall, C. Chaplin, H. Radford, E. Lally, S. Scott. Third row; E.A. Fleming (Asst. Coach), G. Donaldson, D. Robertson, E. Devlin, A. Truelove, H. Ferguson. Photo courtesy John T. Harper.


FOOTBALL

PERTH COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FIRST RUGBY TEAM 1922

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Back row, left to right; H. Mulholland, J. Campbell, M. Steacy, W. Clement, T. McGarry. Second Row, left to right; j. Hart, J.C. Adam, W. Acheson, F. Dickson, J. Charlton, J.H. Hardy. Third row, left to right; R. Relyea, W. Blair, R. Honey (Capt.), H. Noonan, E. Free. Front row, left to right; E. McIlraith, J. Lapoint, D. Kincaid. Photo courtesy J. Scott Charlton.

PERTH COLLEGIATE RUGBY TEAM 1926

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Undefeated Champions, Lanark & Leeds Interscholastic League. Top row: G. Armour (sub), B. Thompson (sub), P. Karakowsky (Sub. O.W.), R. Echlin (sub inside), P. Closs (sub Q.), Second row: H. Wilson (R. back), Ford Dickson (c. back and vice capt.), S. Bell (inside), Norman Dickson ( F. wing), A. Campbell (L. inside), Mr. E.B. Code (ass. coach). Third row: Principal J.H. Hardy (coach), J. Gould (L. back), Howard Mallett (R.M. wing), H. Byrne (R.O.). Front row: J. Geddes (R. inside), E. Spalding (sub. O.W.), Ken Erwin (L. middle and capt.), K. Campbell (snap), J. King (quarter), I . Erwin (L.O.).

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Perth Collegiate Rugby Team 1930. Champions, Lanark County, E.O.S.S.A Semi-finalists. Back row, left to right; James McParland (I.W), A. Smiley (F.W.), H. Lehigh (I.W.), J. Prentice (Snap). Second row, left to right; Ken Wilson O(.W.), A. Korry (M.W.), J. Rutherford (F.W.), G. Affleck (F.W.), F. Lee (I.W.). Front row, left to right; L, McFarlan (O.W.), F. Vallely (Quarter), J.H. Hardy (Coach), R. White (Vice-Captain), G. Cain (Captain), H. Milliken (Line Captain), Ford Dickson (Asst. Coach), H. Watson (F.W.), Ken Gray (O.W.).

Perth Collegiate Junior Rugby Team 1934,   Lanark County Champions: Semi-Finals E.O.S.S.A

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Front Row – Ford Dickson (Coach), J. Forbes, G. Pownall (Vice-Capt.), L.Douglas (Capt.), T. Harper (2nd Vice-Capt.), R. White, K. Devlin, Principal J.H. Hardy (Hon. Coach). Second Row – E.A. Fleming (Asst. Coach), G. Wilson, J. Strang, E. Brady, S. Rogers, J. Wilson, A. Imeson. Third Row – L. Morrow, L. McOuatt, H. Smiley, J. Hogg, J. Quinn. Fourth Row – L. Cameron, J. McManus, H. Radford, J. Chaplin. Photo courtesy: John T. Harper.

Perth Collegiate Senior Rugby Team 1935, Champions of Lanark County.

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Front Row- E. Brady, G. Pownall, L. Douglas (Vice-Captain), J. O’Gorman (Captain), T. Harper, R. White, J. Forbes. Second Row- Rusty White (Coach), C. Warren, S. Smiley, C. Bresee, M. Hardy, H. Smiley, J. Rutherford, J.H. Hardy (Principal and Coach). Third Row- J. Dicola, J. McManus, N. Davis, C. Ferguson, L. Morrow, K. Devlin, V. Noonan. Fourth Row- A. Imeson, B. Headrick, J. Hogg, E. Benton, M. Montgomery, L. McOuatt. Photo courtesy: John T. Harper.

P.C.I JUNIOR RUGBY TEAM, 1938. LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS – SEMI-FINALISTS

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Back row, left to right; J. Hudson, K. McLaren, C. O’Hara, P. Lee, F. Thompson. Third row, left to right; Mr. W. Torrance (Coach), J. Munroe, C. Code, G. Chaplin, K. Brady, D. Cavers, Mr. J.H. Hardy (Head Coach). Second row, left to right; B. Smiley, J. Wickware, A. Blair, W. Weir, P. Noonan, C. Robertson. Front row, left to right; S. Scott, M. Boyd, G. Relvea, J. O’Gorman (Captain), H. Ferguson, H. O’Donnell, A. Pope. Photo courtesy of Lorna Munroe Macdonald .

EASTERN CANADA INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL 1938

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The football players shown in the photo above played in the Eastern Canada Intermediate Football finals in Dundas in 1939, all were Peth Collegiate graduates. Front row left to rithgt; Norm Davis, Jim Rutherford, Keith Storey, Alec Campbell, Harold Radford, Harry Smiley, Bob White, Fred Frizell, Cam Chaplin. Back row; Bill Smiley, Ron Stone, Al Truelove, Jim O’Gorman, Rusty White, Tom Harper, Bob Code, Ed Brady.

PERTH COLLEGIATE JUNIOR RUGBY TEAM LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1939 – E.O.S.S.A FINALISTS

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Front row;, left to right; H. Imeson (QB), J. Wickware (HB), J. Munro (Vice Captain & MW), H. O’Donnell (Captain & HB), P. Noonan (Vice Captain & MW), G. Robertson (OW), J Hudson (FW). Second row, left to right; T. Nixon (HB), C. McKinnon (OW), R. Greenlaw (Snap), C. O’Hara (IW), K. McLaren (IW), O. Milliken (MW), B. Lee (HB). Third row left to right; “Rusty” White (Coach), C. Quartermaine (OW), J. Brankin (IW), R. Lee (Q), M. Hogan (Snap), R. Pownall (OW). Fourth row, left to right; Mr. C. Temple (Assistant Coach), I. Levine (oW), J. Pennett (IW), J. Hoffman (OW), Dr. J.H. Hardy (Head Coach).

1952 PCI CHEERLEADERS

left to right: Harry Perkins, Donna McDougal, Greg Munn, Audrey McCord, Doug Cain, Jill Armstrong.

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Front row, left to right; P. Sheridan, W. James, D.Stocker, T. Stephenson, R. Doyle, D. Bell, J. Armstrong. Second row, left to right; J. Ross Stevenson (Principal), B.F. Noonan (Line Coach), J. Menzies, K. Pettigrew, P. Fleming, G. Stewart, E. Smith, R. O’Brien, H. Pownall, D. Cain (Manager), K.S. Thompson, Coach. Third row, left to right; G. Kent, W. Perkins, B. Stewart, G. Simpson, B. VanAlstine, E. McIlquham, L. Gardiner, W. Onion, K. Caiin, R. Machan, H. Erwin.

PCI LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1954

Front row, left to right; 75 Ken Pettigrew, 61 Haryy Erwin, 66 Tom Stephenson, 83 Earl Smith, 63 Harry Pownal, 70 Don Bell. Second row, left to right; Mr. Stevenson, Bill Ryder, 69 David Sargeant, 82 Jack Menzies, 67 roy Doyle, 78 (?), 73 Lake Stewart, 68 Paul Fleming, 81 Ian Hutchinson, Billy Howie, Mr. Thompson. Back row, left to right; 71 Harry Perkins, (?), Gib Kent, Ken Barr, 79 McIlquham, 62 Allan Campbell, 64 Bill Perkins, 74 Clark Hodgkins, Ramsbottom.

Front row from left; Jack Menzies, Murray McConnell, Harry Erwin, Tom Stevenson, Ellis McIlquham, Don Bell, Blake Stewart. Back row from left; Roy Doyle, Harry Pownall, Earl Smith, Ken Pettigrew, Bill James.

“Most triumphant season in years” says PCI Principal. In a hard-fought game in Perth the Perth Collegiate football players really turned on the steam to take the Lanark County championship by a score of 12-0 against Smiths Falls. This was the first time in more than 10 years that a Perth team played an undefeated season for the championship. Don Bell and Earl Smith were voted as most valuable players for the team. Playing under ideal conditions, PCI’s Blake Stewart intercepted a pass in the first quarter and ran 15 yards for a touchdown. Ken Pettigrew also scored the second and final touchdown of the game. The stars for Perth Collegiate were Bill James, Ken Pettigrew, Harry Pownall, quarterback Earl Smith, Don Bell, Tom Stephenson, Blake Stewart, Murray McConell, Harry Irwin, and Dave Sargeant.

PERTH BLUE DEVILS 1958

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Front row, left to right; Jim Cameron, Walter Kane, Allan Imeson, Oliver Cardinal, Ross Gray, David Keays, Mike Applejohn. Middle row, left to right; Mr. Youngs (Principal), Dick Salt (Coach), Dave Barrie, Bert Headrick, Gerry Furlong, Norman Somerville, Jim Walsh, Jim Scott, Ted Richardson, Mr. Ogilvy, line assistant, George Rutherford manager, Dave Nixon, water boy. Back row, left to right; Barry Duncan, Bill McLennaghan, Ford Wong, Dave Turner, Ronnie Buker, Robert Nichols, Joe O’Neil, Harold Smolkin, Dave Conbo, statistician.

P&DCI 1961

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Front row, left to right; John Clement and Stanley Blair, Managers. Second row, left to right; Mike Amyot, Dave Bell, Mike Applejohn, Ron Barrie, Jim Caswell, Gary McInnis, Gary Applejohn, Jim McLean, George Rutherford,. Third row, left to right; Mr. Carnochan (Principal), Jim Graff, Murray Blair, Bob MacDonald, Don Cummings, Dale Foley, Oliver Cardinal, Evert Bron, Ron Cummings, Wayne McVeigh, Jim Kent, Mr. Salt (Coach). Back row, left to right; Ralph Warren, Jim Rutherford, Bob Nichols, Jim Walsh, Gary Chaplin, Gerald Furlong, Alex McTavish, Carl Warwick, Jim Scott, Greg Amyot, Mr. Gibb-Carsley (behind Mr. Salt).

PDCI BLUE DEVILS 1962

Front row, left to right; Richard Kelly (equipment manager), Richard Umpherson, Desmond Adam, Albin Stencell, Jack Smith, John Harper, Ray Crampton, Art McDonald, Dwayn Coughler (first aid). Second row, left to right; Ron Nixon (statistician), Jim Mara, James Moore, Gary Scott, Dale Foley, Don Cummings, Bob MacDonald, Al McNaughton, Bob Purdon (statistician. Third row, left to right; Bob Dugdale, Mr. T. E. Carnochan (principal), Mr. R. Salt (head coach), Ron Manson, Dave Foley, Dave Hartwell, Ron Cummings, Stan Blair, Dave Noonan (manager), Robert Smolkin (first aid), tom Graham (coach). Fourth row, left to right; Doug Menzies, Gerald Coleman, Bob McParlan, Paul Ryan, Dave Bell, Jim Bell, Frank Bell, Richard Newton-Smith (assistant manager).

1962-63 PDCI CHEERLEADERS

L-R; Diane Craig, Bev Cumming, Louise Storie, Marilyn Holmes, Betty Graff, Alice Mary Umpherson, Brenda White.

1964-65 PDCI CHEERLEADERS

left to right: Betty Graff, Louise McLean, Lynn Dale, Carol Bingley, Barb McPhail, Barb Christopher, Alice Umpherson.

1970 PERTH BLUE DEVILS PDCI FOOTBALL 

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Front row l-r: Terry Dixon, Mike Ashton, Terry Gilhuly, Terry MacTavish, Brian Doran, Dean Nicholson, John Stephens, Kevin Wodzak. Second row: Coach Jack Baker, Steve Burke, Steve McDaniels, Brian McKinnon, Dave White, Charlie Umpherson, Frank Campbell, Ken Buker. 3rd Row, Doug Nixon, Rob Allen, Graham Brown, John Frizzell, Lee Huddleston, Wayne Fish, Steve Bridson and Guy Hodgekinson.

1971 PDCI CHEERLEADERS

Left to right; Nancy Bingley, Millie Norry, Patsy Armstrong, Chris Mara, Kathy Mara, Lynda Montgomery, Donna Armstrong.

1971 PERTH BLUE DEVILS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS. 

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Front Row: Eric Devlin, Gerry Huddleston, A McLean, Rick Fish, Rick McCallum, Terry Gilhully, Dave Bolton, Steve “Barney” Ashton, Curtis Armstrong, Jim Clark. Second Row: Coach Al McLean, Rick Barbary, Steve Moore, Tom Lowry, Rolly Card, Mike Porubovic, Norm Tucker, Don Smiley, Lyle Fyckes, Barry McParlan ( Manager) Mr. Don Armstrong (Coach). Back Row: Tom Gallagher, Jim Bradford, Ken Buker, Graham Brown, Steve Arnott, Len Brady, Joe Quattrochi, Pete Kusters.

DAN WICKLUM

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Wicklum was raised in Perth, Ontario, in the Ottawa Valley, and attended St. John Catholic School and Perth and District Collegiate Institute. He played football with the Ottawa Sooners of the Canadian Junior Football League. He played football with the University of Guelph Gryphons winning the Vanier Cup in 1984 and named an OUAA All-Star in 1987, setting the Guelph record with 119 total tackles in the season. In 2002, Wicklum was named to the Guelph’s Athletics hall of fame. The CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers drafted him in the first round of the 1988 Canadian College Draft. Securing a starting linebacker role, Wicklum went on to help the team win the Grey Cup in 1988. In 1989, the Calgary Stampeders selected him as the first Canadian player in an equalization draft. He then played three seasons for the Stampeders and named Calgary’s special teams Player of the Year twice. Dan retired in 1992.


BASKETBALL

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Back row, l.r; Bill Kenyon, Mallory Richardson, Earl Wilson, Frank Finlay. Centre; Lennox MacLaren, Ken Sabiston, Dalton Affleck, Mr. Frost, (Math teacher), Wib Charlton, Stan Kirkland, George “Cow” Francis. Bottom; Laurie Thompson, Fred Thompson.

BERKERSHIRE CUP WINNERS 1920

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E. B. Code, D. MacDairmid, B. Robertson, L. Scott, K. Norris, D. Thornbury, G.. MacDonnell, W. W. Trench.

1920 PCI GIRLS BASKETBALL

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Left to right; Carmel Noonan, Janet Thompson, Enid Allan, Margaret Campbell, Ann Wilson, Thelma Donnelly, Florrie Noonan, Ehtel McLaren, Mary Clement, Lena Walker. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum.

LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1922-23

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J. H. Hardy, J. Hart, W. Clement, J. Charlton, R. Rylyea, V. Cameron, K. Norris, J. Lapoint, E. B. Code.

1923 PCI GIRLS BASKETBALL

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PCI GIRLS BASKETBALL LANARK AND LEEDS CHAMPIONS 1924-25

Back row, L to R: G. Anderson, C. McLaren, A. Hewitt, D. Hicks, I. Campbell. Middle row: Miss H.G. Raitt, M. Duncan, L. Mclure, D. Stone, Miss M. McIlraith. Front row: K. Clement, J. Paterson (Capt.) and I. Charlton.

PERTH COLLEGIATE GIRL’S BASKETBALL TEAM, LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1927-28

Front row, from left; Doris Stone, Isobel Charlton (captain), Mary Shaw. Middle row; Emma mcLaren, Miss G. Baker (coach), Jean Anderson. Back row; Florence Blance, Aileen Popplewell, Catherine Consitt, Mary Consitt.

LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1939

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Back row; Mr. W. Torrance, G. Oatway, B. H. Hardy. Secind row; A. Pope, G. Relyea, J. Wickware, A. Blair, D. Robertson, H. O’Donnell, E. Lally. Front row; E. Devlin, W. Griffin, E. Dowdall, J. Geddes, A. Walker, H. Radford, A. Conlon.

LANARK COUNTY CHAMPIONS 1947-48

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Back row; E. A. Fleming, J. Strong, C. Umpherson, R. Chouinard, G. Drysdale, G. Bowes, A. J. Cockfield. Front Row; W. Rathwell, H. Fleming, J. Fraser, E. Noonan, T. Lowery.

PDCI JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM 1957-58

Front row left to right; Martha Church, Patricia Stewart, Jackie Mast, June Greer, Beth McPahil, Barb Philips, Barb Saunders. Back row, left to right; Mr. Young (principal), Helen Ennis, Marilyn Barber, Ivy Moore, Norma Devlin, Eleanor Erwin, Lois McConnell, Mrs. Biewald (teacher).

1969 PDCI JR. GIRLS BASKETBALL

Front row, left to right: Donna Armstrong, Maureen O’Gorman, Mary Anne Brankin, Carolyn Munroe, Donna Porubovic, Christine Mara, Valerie McCallum. Back row, left to right: Janice Marjarum, Lynda Montgomery, Jill Penfold, Pauline Kolarik, Mrs. Hearty, Kristine Craig, Linda Warwick, Kathy Paul, Paula Maas.


LACROSSE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PERTH LACROSSE CLUB 1894-95

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Front: C.F. Stone, G.S. James. Seated; J.R. Mitchell D.D.S., P.S. Stevenson, F. Hanna, M.D., F.G. Campbell, J.A. Stewart, L.L.B.

THE PERTH CRESCENTS

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A famous Lacrosse team well known throughout Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900’s. Well known Perth athlete Johnny Wilson is in the front row, second from the left.

PERTH LACROSSE CLUB 1890

Photo shows members of the local lacrosse club, in light sweaters, at a home near Mallorytown. the men in dark sweaters were are players on the Mallorytown team. Perth players left to right, middle row; P. McLenghan, George James, Jim Foote. Front row; H. Harback, Loran Love, L. Beal.

PERTH LACROSSE TEAM CRESCENTS c.1900

Front row; J. Wilson, C. McMillan, M. Cameron, W. Douglas, R. McLaren. Centre row; G. Lyon, B. Publow, J. Tullis, N. nicoll, B. Hicks, B. Mitchell, P. McGregor. back row; N. Ellis, G. Wilson, J. Balderson, F. Campbell, E. Hicks, A. Love.

 

PERTH CRESCENTS LACROSSE CLUB 1903 – CHAMPION OF THE EASTERN ONTARIO LACROSSE LEAGUE

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Back row, left to right; Tug Wilson, Norman Elliott, Johnny Wilson, Norman Mitchell (Captain), Bill Publow, Bob Kellock, Alf Kane. Middle row, left to right; Larry Dowdall, BIlly Flett, Jack Stewart, Dr. Mitchell, Charlie Stone, Rupert Michel. Front row, left to right; Bob McLaren, Mervyn Hicks, Mellie Jamieson, Dan Lee, Laurie Morrison. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum.

UTICA GLOBE 1903: Citizens of Perth are proud of these young athletes. Stalwart members of the Perth Crescent Lacrosse Club.

The Perth Crescent Lacrosse Club has an enviable reputation in lacrosse circles all over Ontario, not only because of the club’s fine record of 1903, but because of its splendid work since its organization about 13 years ago. The Crescents have always been at the top, but their brilliant record of the season just closed stands out as the peer of all previous ones. The clubs composing the E.O.L.L. were: Beavers of Ottawa; Arnprior, Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth, and every team except the first mentioned, had a star aggregation of players which is a credit to their respective towns. The Crescents however, were a little better than any of these, and faithful practice together with the assistance of Trainer jack David, landed Perth’s pride at the head of the league. Not only have they won the championship trophy but the Ottawa Journals set of individual cups, presented to the team securing the great number of goals  gin the league series. As to the players, they are all Perth boys, playing the game for the pleasure there is in it, and Perth people claim that they are industrious gentlemanly athletes. They are an honour to the town they live in and the citizens of Perth are justly proud of them.

PERTH LACROSSE 1906

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Back row, left to right; G Fraser, D. Lee, A Wilson, W. Douglas, E Furlong, L. Morrison. Middle row; P. Lee, M. Kennedy, D. Dwyre, W. Plunkett, G. Noonan, A.W. Cooke. Front row; B. Knott, D. Ferguson, M. McDonald, J. Wilson, L. Dowdall, J. Lee, E. McDonald. Photo courtesy The Perth Museum.

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CYCLING

JOHN WILSON. An all-round athlete from a glorious past.

John Wilson excelled in various sports throughout his illustrious amateur career, including hockey, lacrosse and bicycle racing. John Wilson was born October 9, 1879 and passed away December 17, 1963. John was a member of the Perth Crescents Hockey Club, who in 1904, played against the Toronto Marlboros in the Stanley Cup play downs, won the Senior Eastern Ontario Amateur Hockey Championships. John was also the captain of the Perth Crescents Lacrosse Team which, under his guidance over the years, received national recognition for its consistently superior performances. He was avidly interested in bicycle racing and once competed in a bicycle race at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack. John competed in many major cycling events throughout Ontario and New York state during his competitive years on the racing circuit and he won numerous trophies, prizes and ribbons. Part of his weekly training schedule included round-trip cycle tours to Ottawa and beyond. When John Wilson was not on the athletic field of honour battling for th4 finish line or trying to achieve a winning goal, he enjoyed spending quiet time at Pike Lake. He often stocked the lake with pickerel. John was educated at the Perth Public school and lived on Mill Street in a house opposite to the old swimming pool, long since demolished. John was the youngest member of a family of seven, four boys and three girls. John was employed at the Perth CPR Car Shops and when it closed in 1904 he began working at the car shops in Montreal. Eventually John returned to Perth and began a long period of employment with Code Felt Mill on Rogers Road, retiring as plant manager in the early 1950’s after having served the company for 52 years. John and his wife Elizabeth (O’Neil) had two children Ann and Victor. Excerpts from Perth Courier Editorial by Michael Taylor.


SOCCER

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Pictured are: Norm Davis, Tom Campbell, Alan Code, A. McNaughton, E. Farrell, M. Smith, W. Topping, J. McCann, L. Sinclair, L. Clarke, R. Moodie, E. Code. Sticks may just have been used for team colour ribbons etc.


LAWN BOWLING

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Perth Lawn Bowling Club at the corner of Craig and Drummond Street.

LANARK COUNTY CAHMPION SNOOKER TEAM 1935

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Front row; Arnold MacFarlane, Gord Brown, Fred McManus, Francis Valley. Back row; Harold Somerville, Stu Atkins, Syl O’Donnell, Rusty White, Evan Pownall. This team won the Lanark League and O’Donnell Trophy by defeating an Ottawa team in a home and home series.


BOWLING

The Bowling Alley opened in the second floor rear section of the Perkins building over the garage in 1947. It was a popular place with all kinds of leagues in action.

Alois Kolarik was manager for a great many years.

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c.1960. Top left to right; Al Kolarik, Joe Quattrocchi, Allen Poole, Scotty Hill, Bob Fournier, Sam Stewart, Art Thornbury, Charlie Presby. Front, left to right; Frances Batoff, Annie Smith, Doreen White, Olive leonard, Pat Rutherford, Mary Quattrocchi, Grace Nixon, Eva Free.

THE PERTH BOXING CLUB 1954

The Perth Boxing Club defeated the visiting Ottawa R.C.A.F. Club at a recent boxing show and not wonder! Pictured are some of the stalwarts from Perth and district who gave a good account of themselves in the ring. From left to right, front row; Jack Bisonnette, Gerry Tye, Bert Young, Willis Robertson, Leo Lavigne, Harry Johnson. Back row, left to right; Jock Reid (trainer), Bruno Moss, Dwight McLauglin, Bill sproule, Ollie Moore, Joe Vinkle, Howard Wallace, Jack Maitland (co-trainer).


FISHING • 100 LAKES WITHIN 50 MILES

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A fishing party on the Rideau; location unknown - "G. T. R. System".

A fishing party on the Rideau. Postcard courtesy Perth Museum

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Iconic sign outside James Brother’s Hardware Store

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Long standing tradition for many years in Perth. This poster from 1964. Sponsored by James Brothers Hardware.

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Shore lunch, Buck Lake, Perth Ontario