Category: 1970 – 1979

ROY HEWSON

Professional foot racing was a booming sport throughout the Georgian Bay 70 years ago but few people know that Collingwood once claimed a professional distance runner of national reputation. His name was Roy Hewson and for a decade between 1906…

JAMES WOOLNER

Captain Jim Woolner was born in Collingwood in 1878. A Master of the steel blades at the turn of the century Captain Jim was a household word and every kid in the Georgian Bay district tried to emulate his style…

NORM BURMISTER

Norm Burmister was the only Collingwood born goalkeeper to make the professional ranks. He was born too soon. In this era of expansion, Normie would have no trouble catching a spot in the N.H.L. He learned his trade on the…

KATHERINE WEIDER CANNING

Kathy Weider, like her twin sister, Anna, started skiing at the age of four. She had the marks of a champion before she reached the age of ten and it came as no surprise when she captured the Southern Ontario…

ANNA WEIDER MARIK

The induction of Anna Weider Marik into Collingwood’s Sports Hall of Fame will probably complete a record we may never see equaled.Four members of one family in a Sports Hall of Fame-Helen Weider McGillivray, Kathy Weider Canning, Anna Weider Marik…

HELEN WEIDER McGILLIVRAY

Many Collingwood skiers will follow in the footsteps of this little girl but Helen was the first local skier to win national honours. She was the first competitive skier to enter the Hall of Fame. Helen learned to ski about…

JOHN “BUCK” WALTON

They called him a hockey policeman and there never was a better one than Buck Walton. Never a fancy skater or a fast one, Buck made up for his lack of speed and finesse with his courage, stick handling and…

REG WESTBROOKE

Reg Westbrooke was around the Collingwood sports scene so long his presence was almost taken for granted. Fourteen seasons as the first string goalkeeper for the Collingwood Shipbuilders, A permanent first baseman on local baseball and softball teams, and, all…

WERNER ZOTTER

Werner Zotter was born to ski in his native Austria, a country famous for champions down through the ages. He came to Canada with his parents at the age of nine in 1953 and it was not long before he…

JOZO WEIDER

The name “Weider” will live as long as the Blue Mountain because that escarpment west of Collingwood will remain as a natural monument to Jozo Weider. A former European ski champion, Jozo came to Collingwood from his native Czechoslovakia in…