Category: Athlete

Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw was introduced to trap shooting during a conversation in 1981 while goose hunting with friends.  Paul quickly established himself as a force within the sport through pure instinct built from his early years, raised on a farm near Ravenna, when rabbit hunting was…

Jay Morrill

Jay was introduced to cross country running as an elementary student at Cameron Street Public. Very soon thereafter he began to dominate races with students 4 years his senior. It was during his high school years at Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI)…

JIM GEORGAS

Jimmie is an ageless sports legend, a lifelong advocate for physical fitness and not surprisingly, a tenacious, fearless, no-quit competitor. His athletic talents spans numerous decades as he dominated the sports of skiing, cycling, duo-athlete and runner.  He has won 200+ duathalons including 10+…

BERT McLEOD

Bert McLeod can qualify for Collingwood’s Sports Hall of Fame in several categories because he excelled in every game he ever tried. As a student in the Collingwood Collegiate over seventy years ago, he won the junior, intermediate and senior…

JOHN ROWE

Jack (aka John) Rowe was not only one of Collingwood’s greatest and best known athletes, at the age of 90, he was still an important cog in this town’s sporting fraternity. Born of a pioneer Collingwood family in 1885, he…

LARRY SMITH

Larry Smith’s qualifications for the Sports Hall of Fame can come under any of the following headings: Boxing, wrestling, softball, baseball, football, track and field, bowling and coaching. A very astute business man, he has often been known as “Square…

NORM RULE

Norman Rule qualifies for Collingwood’s Sports Hall of Fame as a competitor and a builder. This pioneer sportsman passed away in 1973 at the age of ninety-six, a member of Collingwood’s first hockey team organized eighty-nine years ago in 1894.…

VICTOR “VIC” ELLIS

At age ninety, Vic Ellis is the oldest living member in the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame. A lifetime of competition in many branches of sport, especially in golf and curling, has filled his home with so many cups and…

TOM FOLEY

Very few old timers are alive to-day to recall the rowing exploits of Thomas “Iron Man” Foley. The glamorous days of the great waterfront regattas are long past but seventy-five years ago rowing was the number 1 sport in this…

GEORGE “CHUB ” BUTTERS

Chub Butters could be classed as one of Collingwood’s best all around athletes because he excelled in track and field, hockey, football, basketball and swimming. While attending the Collingwood Collegiate he won the Intermediate and Senior track and field  championships in…