Category: 1900 – 1929

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…