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The Old Arena — Community Memories

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The Old Arena — Community Memories

Jan 1971–

The old Almonte arena in the photo above stood where the new one now stands. Linda Nilson- Rogers believes the old roof caved in so they built a new one. She said that the best thing was Fred Larose running the Canteen! He was a nice man and he would let the kids take extra creamers for your hot chocolate.

They also had these long heaters by the stands that roasted you in front while your butt froze!

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
26 Dec 1970, Sat  •  Page 11

Thanks to the Almonte Fire Department and several other public spirited individuals, Almonte youngsters will soon have a rink to skate on.  The firemenhave been busy Hooding a large section of. the parking area at the end of /the N.L.A.S. ‘grounds and hope to have fairly decent ice-to skate on by this weekend. 

‘The fate of the Almonte Community Centre is still in doubt, pending the arrival of an engineer’s report being prepared by J. L. Richards and Associates, consulting engineers, of Ottawa. In any case, it looks doubtful that the building will be available until February and the outdoor rink at the N Ii.A .S. grounds can fill a big void until that time.

Although the fare m en’s rink will not be surrounded b y boards, making i t unsuitable for hockey, it will be equipped with enough lighting to perm it night skating. ‘ Water for flooding is being pumped from the river with a portable pump and the firemen have been flooding every night working in teams of two. They couldn’t have asked for better weather for making ice, during these last few days. – Everyone will be free to use the rink but skates will have to be changed the old-fashioned way — sitting on a snowbank. Work was started on the project last Saturday and the firemen are grateful to several people who helped make it possible, including the N.L.A.S., Mayor Chas. ‘Baker; Lindsay Farm Equipment, Dave Drummond, H Harry’s Motor Sales, Jerry O’Connell, Francis Naismith and Don Lowry.

Dave Rooney

I was only in there once before they tore it down. I played 2-3 years of hockey outdoors before the new arena building was constructed.

Geordie McConnell

I would LOVE to see an old photo of the outdoor rink! That said, I still see it in my head when my feet get really cold (PTSD?).

John Dalgity

Early Saturday morning practices, freezing cold & wait for the sunrise!

Dave Rooney layers of long johns under their equipment we know they did not sweat skating. I remember cleaning the ice with shovels before the tractor came out to water.

Sandra Thompson

I enjoyed many skate days on the ice in this building. I remember reporting to the person looking after the ice at the time that there were pieces of wood on the ice from the rafters. I remember not being on the ice long after because we were all asked to leave. Shortly there after the rink was closed for inspection & renovations. Little did we know it would be torn down and replaced with a new building. The town council, I believed voted on installing an out door rink for use. I could be remembering incorrectly but I also believe Susan Elliott was with me at the time, do you remember this Sue?

Sandra Thompson

Susan Elliott Topping, I believe Peter L is correct because I remember Freddie & Norma Larose being there a lot but there may have been someone else there that night the wood chunks were coming down. Perhaps Freddie & Norma along with Chuck and Sis had plans. I remember them always being together. Good times & memories.

Cathy Paterson

Remember going there for school carnival and racing in our skates to a chocolate bar at the other end ! Everyone got one

Susan Elliott Topping

Had lots of family work there. I did too-ticket window in 1970.

Nancy Durant Hall

I played hockey, and love skating at the rink when I was not on the river

Marty Taylor

Likewise. Played hockey for several years. Many of the surrounding towns we went to play at, only had outdoor rinks, so I considered myself lucky to have an indoor rink. Also, behind the arena, was tobogganing every winter.

Ted Hurdis

Played hockey there many times. The coldest rink around , no question !!

Peggy Byrne

I remember racing to get the shovels so you could scrap the ice before Freddie Larose would flood the ice – no Zambonis back then.

A group of skaters on the Indian river. A hockey game is on in the background.
1900
Almonte
Skating has always been a popular pastime for Almontonians. Skating was referenced in poetry and around the town accounts in the town’s first newspaper the Express in 1861, 1862. Whether it was on the frozen Mississippi or Indian Rivers or the numerous small ponds that dotted the rural landscape skating was the thing to do on cold winter nights. Skating parties and carnivals were very popular social events. Skating was something men and ladies could enjoy together. When the first indoor arena on the Island was built it saw an endless stream of patrons both young and old.

Ray Madden

Played hockey there many years for Corkery Fearnots ,Junior Raiders & Stan’s Packers in 1960s & 70S. Great memories. Yes I did play with Cheeser. Great guy. I also remember your dad as rink manager giving some of us players a buck for each goal we scored in a juvenile tournament in the early 60s. I hope we didn’t take all of your allowance.lol. That may have been before your time.

Joe Ryan

Having lived very close to the arena for all my younger life , i was a “rink rat” who spent much of the winter months hanging around the old barn. Fred Larose used to pay us “two bits”….25c to clean up the stands and dressing room after the games , which on many nights were packed to the rafters. We would also climb the scoreboard and change the score when someone scored. Lots of ice scraping and hauling the 5 gallon drum full of hot water around to flood the ice. It was COLD but had a great atmosphere for the games , with people cheering and banging on the tin sides. When there was nothing going on we had a way to crawl under the arena and get onto the ice to play some shinny and do lots of skating. Fred and Norma also had us work the canteen once in a while and paid us off in candy and the odd hot dog. I believe , if i’m not mistaken , the old building was torn down , but the boards remained and thats what we used for the outdoor rink. At that time we used to play shinny under the front bridge…a few places on the island ..Willard’s and lots on the rink behind St Mary’s school. HATED when the weather got warm and we weren’t able to play our great sport!!!!!

Judy Morton

Many memories – skating carnival! I won a prize for my costume and Louis Peterson handed them out! I have the photo somewhere.

Mary Anne Harrison

They held a walk a thon to raise funds for the new rink. I think it was 22 miles. We walked out to Clayton on the old road (by the Naismith House) and back in to Almonte on the new one (by the Civitan Hall). The new road was still under construction at the time. Anyone else remember doing that.

Judy Ann

Got hit at the side of my right eye with a puck when I was 13. 8 stitches by Dr King & lucky it didn’t hit further, either way … could have been right on my eye or my temple. I think that’s the first time I realized my Angels were watching over me

Karen Hirst

Another dating site with Ken–opportunity to hold hands, skate to the music, round and round we’d go, learning to do the curves smoothly, attempting to skate backwards as well and stay off our bottoms !!! Fun entertainment, some hot chocolate to warm us up from the canteen.

Thanks to Arlene once again.. ADHS celebration at Almonte Arena. ( not sure for what or the year)





The Almonte Arena where it stands today, near Gemmill Park, was opened in 1950. A newspaper clipping posted in the comments below confirms this information – thank you friends! Winnifred Knight Dunlop Gemmill bequeathed the land to Almonte in ’43 after her death.

The first image below is of the “newly constructed skating rink”. It was used from 1950 to 1973. The earliest plaque on view at the current Almonte and District Community Centre (ACC) & Arena highlights the 1973 erection of the Arena. (Also on plaques at the arena: The Community Centre erected in 1975, reno’ed in 1995 & again most recently in 2010)

Almonte Gazette, Oct 1949

Brian Mckenzie-Thompson
October 19, 2020  · 


Well folks, it’s the end of an era! The “mayor” of Almonte (Bram Karp) has officially retired from the Almonte arena! 10 years of hard work from this hard working individual. Always quick to greet people as they walked through the door and welcomed them back as they left! Congratulations
Brammer! — with Bram Karp.

A group of lads pose with their sticks before strapping on the blades for a game of shinny.
1920
Almonte–The Almonte Arena where it stands today, near Gemmil Park, was opened in 1950. Through the years it has seen its share of activity. Hockey players, Broomball players, Figure Skaters, Ringette Players, call this there second home in winter months. Roller hockey and ball hockey enthusiasts use the surface in the summer months.
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Mar 1971, Wed  •  Page 5
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Feb 1973, Wed  •  Page 67

Remembering Daniel Ensley Larocque

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Remembering Daniel Ensley Larocque

January 1955

 Almonte lost a popular resident Friday night in the sudden death of Daniel Ensley Larocque at the early age of 44. He was. an enthusiastic athlete, a former member of the Almonte hockey team which reached its peak in the early 1930’s. An hour before the heart seizure which proved fatal, he had been on skates again playing a pick-up game in the local arena. It is thought that this exertion was too much for him and brought on his-untimely end. Danny, as he was better known to his friends, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Larocque, Almonte, and was bom in Darling Twp. 44 years ago. 20 years ago he married the former Jean Clarke of Ottawa and Almonte, who survives with one daughter and two sons, Diane, 14, Danny, 12, at home and Clarke, 18, of Toronto. Besides his parents he is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Carmel (Mrs. John Kennedy) of Kinburn; Florence (Mrs. George Hourigan) and Alma (Mrs. Joseph Coady) both of Almonte, and George of Almonte and William of Lanark. 

Mr. Larocque joined the Almonte volunteer fire brigade 18 years ago and worked his way up to be captain of the brigade, a position he still held at the time of his death. He was also a member of the local Legion, having served overseas during World War II with the Canadian armed forces. He started his hockey career 25 years ago when he played with the Almonte team when it was at the peak of its winning streak and he had been active in that sport ever since in one capacity or another. 

When he was not refereeing a hockey game played by the younger generation, he was acting as time-keeper in the penalty box for the intermediate games. Following the town league game he played on Friday night, a short time before his death, he had made arrangements with the rink manager, Harry Nontell to give up playing and referee the town league games for the remainder of the season. During the Summer months Dan could always be seen playing softball, another of his favorite sports. In later years he took up curling in his spare time. 

As a young man he was employed by Taylor Brothers hardware store for a number of years. In 1941 he joined the Army and went overseas where he served in England, Italy and other parts of Europe. Following his discharge he took over the delivery service of the Canadian Pacific Express office and he also transported the mail between the trains and the post office. After seven leirs in the employ of the CPE, he built a service station and lunch bar which he operated for a short time before selling out in the Fall of 1954. 

On Sunday night the local firemen paraded in a body to the Comba funeral home and paid their final respects to th^jr captain. During the afternoon members of the local legion attended the largely attended funeral was held Monday morning to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for requiem mass at nine a.m., and thence to St. Mary’s Cemetery. Rev. Maurice Egan, P.P., conducted the service. 

The pallbearers were: Messrs Geo. Hourigan, Joe Coady, John Kennedy, Don Houston, Douglas Houston and Geo. Villeneuve. Among many old friends who attended the funeral from a distance were Messrs Wllmot Little and Jack Washburn of Temiskaming, Quebec.

Remembering Isabel Yuill

Remembering People of Carleton Place —Clara Morris

Remembering Community Business — #supportinglocal Series– The Bagel Oven

Remembering Nash the Slash at The Black Swan Pub

Remembering Debbie Lowe Roy

Remembering Theresa Margaret Crawford Brown

Remembering Stephen Yanor John Forrest Lanark 1962

Remembering The Old Cow Bell — Don Crawford — The Buchanan Scrapbooks

Remembering Haying in Lanark County- The Buchanan Scrapbooks

Remembering Albert Mitchell– The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Remembering the Old Log Timber Slide

It Would be Hard to Find a Finer Man than Ernie Trimble–Photos and Condolences

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It Would be Hard to Find a Finer Man than Ernie Trimble–Photos and Condolences
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
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It’s Photo Friday! In memory of Ernie Trimble, who recently passed away, we’re sharing this great photo of him with his vintage Ford. He’s all suited up to participate in the Carleton Place 150th Festival. (1969) Our condolences to the Trimble family. xo

I have known Ernie for a long time and when I saw this I started to cry. A kinder man you will never meet. He did our town proud….My love goes out to family… Linda

So I had to document Ernie for everyone to remember.

Linda Seccaspina
August 21, 2020  · 
Another Trimble from the dynasty.. A photo I always keep on my phone because it is someone my late husband Angelo and I have the greatest respect for. Ernie Trimble– sometime in the 70s.

Carleton Place Cruise Nights

16h  · So sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He was a regular at CP Cruise Nights and one of the nicest guys I ever met. Sending deepest condolences to Brian and Ross and families.RIP Ernie

TRIMBLE, Ernest
“Ernie”

Peacefully, at the Almonte General Hospital on Monday December 13, 2021, at the age of 93. Predeceased by his wife Doreen. Special friend of Lois Moore. Dear father of Ross (Rose Mary) and Brian (Debbie). Proud grandfather of Ashley (Joe), Alicia (Chris) and Brandon (Sarah). Great-grandfather of Riley, Borden and Reece. Survived by his brother Gerald and his siter Doris Porteous. Predeceased by his sister Marjorie Long. At Ernie’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment will be held at St. James Anglican Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation or St. James Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place.www.barkerfh.com
Published on December 16, 2021

Linda SeccaspinaThe Tales of Carleton Place
June 24, 2018  · 




My late husband loved this man and so do I. There is no bigger supporter of the Kings than Ernie Trimble. There is no one like Ernie.
Ernie and Lois at the St. James Spaghetti Dinner-Poto-Linda Seccaspina
KaE Photography
May 21, 2015  · 
Ernie Trimble (Deb’s Father in Law) & his fav player Andy Sturtz ( thanks Toby)

Toby Randell said-Andy Sturtz was from Buffalo and was likely the best player to play for the Canadians. Won player of the year honours for then entire Canadian Junior A Hockey League in 2014 I believe. Went on to Penn St. and briefly played in the Senators organization.

Kathy Davidson Echlin
KaE Photography
May 21, 2015  · 
Ernie Trimble (Brian’s Dad) driving his old Chev
So sad to hear about Ernie. I met him through Brian and Deb, my coworker. I took some photos of him one year while celebrating the CP Canadians hockey team. He loved his CP Canadians. I love this pic in his car 🥰Kathy Davidson Echlin

Casey FallakMr Trimble was such a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Bob SherrardVal and I send our condolences to Ernie’s family

Ivor BayleyErnie was s good friend he always stopped by when the garage door was open he was always looking automotive items he also had a great sense of humour will miss his visits our condolences to all the Trimble family

Roy LayMy Condolences to the family.

Louise JeaysI met him once. He was nice.

Donna PoirierSincere condolences

Joanne Clarke-MacDonaldSincere condolences to Ernies family. He was well thought of throughout the community.

Cheryl DesarmiaCondolences to the trimble family. R.i.p ernie

Sandy Lathammy condolences to the family.

Sharon HenryOur sincere condolences to all of the family.

Toby Randell- Ernie used to watch me when I played Junior B. The man loved his hockey and was a regular at the rink for Junior A and Junior B

Sheila CoylesVery nice man sorry 2 hear about him passing now him all my life condolences 2 his family

Jennifer Fenwick IrwinI got a bit teary too…. 🙁 My condolences to the family.

Anne CramptonA very kind man, condolences to his friends and family.

Cindy LoftusCondolences to all the family

Marsha JamesCondolences to All of his family

Bonnie WoodHe was a very special man and will be deeply missed.My condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Brian DowdallA very down to earth person who always had the time to talk/ My Prayers to Ross and Brian.

Sherrie HumbyMy condolences to his family. Thinking of you guys. He sure was a sweet man and his family adored him too.

Rod BlackMy Condolences to The Trimble Family!

Donna Lowe WardDeepest sympathies to the Trimble family.

Jane CarnegieSo sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing… thoughts and prayers to Brian and Ross and families…at this difficult time..

Jeff LevesqueTrue story – I was 9, public skating at the “new” arena.I came off the bench after tying my skates and was immediately hit by another skater – forgot to look. To the ice I went and started to bleed.Mr. Trimble happened to be at the arena that day and came onto the ice to help. Not long after that he picked me up and took me to the hospital and stayed with me until my parents arrived. 9 stitches later and a day I’ll never forget.Nice man and very engaged in the Town and local sports. Condolences to the entire family.

Gladys BarnardMy condolences to the family

Calvin ChapmanMy condolences to the family

Kim ScottVery sad news. My condolences to the family. ♥️. Well Ernie , you can now continue your special visits with ‘Uncle Kenny’ ! He will be so happy to chat with you again ♥️ You sure were a big part of our childhood. May you RIP ♥️ Hugs to Ross , Brian and families XO

Sadie Scott FaubertOur condolences to Ernie’s family. Having lived on the 9th line most of my life, I along with my neighbours I am sure, appreciate Ernie’s cleaning up of the ditches. He will be missed

Karen ButtonKim Scott he sure was, Dad thought the world of him

Ted HurdisI often think of the time Brodie was in a heated playoff run with the Kings. He pulled two rivets in his skate and definitely didn’t want to break in new skates. Earnie Trimble to the rescue, he took Brodies skates home and repaired the rivets. Such a thoughtful guy and my son’s skates wouldn’t be fun to work on he never wore socks and to say they stunk would be an understatement. Lol

Mary Jane LancasterDeepest Condolences to his family.

John MorinCondolences to his family. I have talked with him when he showed off his vintage car.

Ron MacDonaldCondolences to the Trimble family. RIP Ernie.

Llew LloydIt would be very hard to find a finer man. R.I.P. Ernie.

Andy BowesVery sorry to hear

Nora PercyMy condolences to the family

Joyce GardinerDeepest to the family & to Gerald & Doris , also my sister Lois .

Dave WhiteBrian, so sorry to hear of your Fathers passing

Kevin DuffMy Condolences to the Trimble family very nice man

Evelyn Rintoul CampbellSo sorry to hear, my condolences to the family.

Joan SeabrookErnie was certainly a true Gentleman & loved by anyone who knew him! My deepest condolences to all the family!Joan Seabrook

Bev ShootsSo sorry to read this, our condolences to Brian, Debbie and family, he was such a sweet manRemember Ernie watching Brian play ball, make em be strikes 😊Hugs to the Trimbles 💞💞💞

Robert CarpenterMy condolences to the family

Elaine GauthierMr Trimble was a good neighbour. We bought firewood from him for a few years.

Christine CramptonSorry for your loss

Kevin Kennedymy deepest condolences goes out to the Trimble family…

Tom McGonegalMy condolences to the family

Lila Leach-JamesCondolences to the Trimble families!

Ken LockhartMy condolences to the family

Donald WaterfieldMy condolences to the Trimble family.

Kelly KellyMy condolences 💐 to the family – such a kind man!

Myrt BeggsOur sincere condolences to family & friends..Erie was a very special man❤🙏🙏

May TolsonI am so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He & Doreen were such good friends of my Mom & Dad…Cecil & June Yuill….we have so many good memories of us all together. Not many of the Findlay working crew left. My condolences to Ross, Brian & Families.

Linda GreeneOur deepest sympathy to the Trimble family

Judy BeggsMy condolences too the family He was a special Man had many dances with him Hank 🙏🙏❤️

Roger RattrayOur Sincere Condolences to Brian ,Ross and family.

Holley GardinerOur Sincere Condolences to Brian ,Ross and family.

Bruce GuthrieI offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to Brian and Ross and the entire Trimble family.

Sue StewartSuch a lovely man, my condolences to all the family.

Janet KerryDeepest condolances to the Trimble families.

Sean-Mary O’BrienI spent a lot of time at the Trimbles when I was a kid and they meant a lot to me. My sincere condolences I send to Brian, Debbie, and Ross and their family.

Rick SchnauferMy condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss Brian and Ross.

Kevin LevesqueI’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to Brian, Ross and family.

Greg WrightCondolances to the entire Trimble clan.

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

Floyd Smith — Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs —Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Documenting Maryann Morley — Extraordinary Hockey Mom

The Falcon History and Hockey– Comments from the Readers

1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

Carol “Buzz” Williams – The CP Sniper — Carleton Place Hockey Hall of Fame

Who’s Who on the Carleton Place Midget Hockey Team?

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

You have to Paint the Ice White?

Chatter with Gerry Townend — Fred Trafford 1983

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

Doug Gibson–Founder of Junior Hockey in Carleton Place

He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

The Roar of the Referees and the Smell of the Hockey Bag in Carleton Place

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

Almonte Bombers Vs Old Professionals December 1950

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Almonte Bombers Vs Old Professionals December 1950

Dec, 1950 Almonte Gazette

Upwards of 600 fans were present at ,the opening game of the hockey season when| the Almonte Bombers clashed with the “Old Professionals” on Tuesday night in the Almonte Arena. This was an exhibition game with the proceeds donated towards the Almonte Christmas Seal Campaign.

The score was 17 to 11 in favor of Almonte, and play was fast most of the time. Stars for the game were Hunter, Thibeau and McAuliffe to the Bombers, with several goals each and Syd Howe and Cowley sparked for the Old Professionals. The referee was Ed. Boileau of Ottawa.

The ice was very good, considering the short time that the makers had in having it ready on Tuesday night. Credit is due Jack Hudson and Stuart Tosh. Following the game, the ‘Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Canadian Legio served refreshments to the players. Miss Mary Shean, presidentelect of the Auxiliary, was convener. This was the Auxiliary’s donation to the Christmas Seal campaign.

Line-ups were: Professionals—Goal, Benny McDonnell; defence, John Wilkinson, Tony Golab; right wing, Larry Larocque; left wing, Ken Kilrae; centre, Connie Brown; alternates, flex . Smart, Syd. Howe, Bill Cowfey, Gordon Pranskie, Frank Lowrey, Bill Boucher.

Almonte Bombers—Goal, R. Kritch; defence, Art Dinardo, j v ‘ Hughes; right wing, S. Calagoure; left wing, F. Lombardo; centre, S. Imbesi; alternates, L. Goddard, L. Fletcher, M. Lavergne, B. Thibeau, I: McAuliffe, N. Ventura, R. Costantini, R. Hunter, C. McKenny, G. Wiley, A. Creighton.

Brent Eades

Brent Eades

December 25, 2020  · This photo is from the collection of historic photos Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com — I’ve colourized it. The sign above the door reads ‘Almonte and District Community Centre Skating Rink.’

I did some digging through the Almonte Gazette archives and it appears the rink opened around January 1950. From the Gazette, January 12, 1950:

NEW SKATING RINK CREDIT TO TOWN IS VERDICT OF OPENING NIGHT CROWD
Almonte’s new covered rink was opened to the public last Saturday night when a Rideau group hockey match was played on the local ice sheet between the Almonte Bombers and Carleton Place Red Wings.

There were 1,100 paid admissions and most of the big crowd saw the fine new building for the first time.


For several years, Almonte has been without a rink and for many more, vain efforts were made to even get one started. The new building is located on Country Street, in Gemmill Park, next to St. Mary’s Church. Back in 1931 and 1932, when Almonte had a rink, they also had a smart hockey team that held their own in Eastern Ontario. For years the rink served its purpose until it was condemned a few years ago and had to be taken down. Since then Almonte has had no rink: and the citizens had to take a back seat when they picked up their papers and read that smaller towns and communities were building new community centres!


But in 1949, the Almonte Lions Club which was formed only three years, took on the tremendous task of getting the ball rolling.

Trina Costantini-Powell
September 13, 2020  · 

In honour of our day trip to Almonte yesterday- let me present the Almonte Bombers hockey team made up of a Chiarelli as manager and players like a Dinardo, Costantini, Calagoure, Imbesi, Damiano etc. tall man in back row was Claude McKenny, father of former NHL’r Jim McKenny. As I passed the Superior Restaurant on Mill Street, I remember, as recent as last week, tales of going there to have a bite following the games. These stories were told to me by Mom and my Godmother June Dinardo
Trina Costantini-Powell
October 11, 2020  · 

Almonte Bombers Hockey Banquet.

Clippings of the Almonte Bombers

Gemmill Park Skating Rink May Be Illegal–1947

Your Almonte Hockey Team Champions–Who do you Know?

Documenting Don Lea .. “The Old Pucker”

Floyd Smith — Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs —Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

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Floyd Smith — Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs —Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings
With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..
With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

Perth Remembered

January 18, 2016  · FLOYD SMITH

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

Perth RememberedMy Father, Walter Bromley, managed Shaws for many years and one Christmas we got tickets from a clothing traveller to the Montreal Forum to see the Canadiens play the Red Wings. We caught the midnight train in Perth to Montreal and we were on our way to an amazing adventure. On game day Dad called Floyd at the hotel the Wings were staying and Floyd told Dad to bring us over to the hotel when the Red Wings were leaving for the game. We were sitting in the lobby and all the Wings players were there. I had brought pictures of the Wings with me and got autographs from them all. The big surprise was when I got a tap on my shoulder and looked up and there was Gordie Howe. It was an amazing experience for a young lad from Perth and will always cherish that memory. Still have all the pics with the autographs.

Bonny Dee HamiltonWe lived next door to the Smiths and they had a T.V. before we did. Mr. Smith would invite my grandfather over to watch the hockey games, it got very exciting when Floyd was playing. Even after we got a T.V. it was more fun watching them seeing their son play. He treated me well when he came home, never complained about me following him around.

Cathy HansenFloyd Smith arranged to have a hockey stick signed by Toronto Maple players for my brother Greg when the family went on a weekend trip to Toronto. Not sure what year it was but Tim Horton was one of the players that signed it. As I understand it, Floyd was with the opposing team that night but still had it signed by Greg’s favourite team. He always cherished this hockey stick and left it to cousin Tom when he died.

John ReidSometime in the early 1960’s I caddied for Dr. Walsh who played in a regular Saturday foursome with Floyd Smith, Jim Dicola and Alf Ashton. Quite a thrill for a young hockey fan!

Perth Remembered
June 25, 2017  · 




SUNDAY SPORTS

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.

Perth Remembered
March 4, 2017  · 




SATURDAY SPORTS

GLEN TAY DOES IT AGAIN – 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 manage

Documenting Maryann Morley — Extraordinary Hockey Mom

The Falcon History and Hockey– Comments from the Readers

1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

Carol “Buzz” Williams – The CP Sniper — Carleton Place Hockey Hall of Fame

Who’s Who on the Carleton Place Midget Hockey Team?

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

You have to Paint the Ice White?

Chatter with Gerry Townend — Fred Trafford 1983

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

Doug Gibson–Founder of Junior Hockey in Carleton Place

He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

The Roar of the Referees and the Smell of the Hockey Bag in Carleton Place

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

Looking for Memories About Allan Trotman — William Street

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Looking for Memories About Allan Trotman  — William Street

This is thanks to David Trotman

Hello, I was given some pictures with some clippings of my dad who grew up on 244 William st. My dad Allan Trotman is back left in baseball and centre back with his glasses taped on in the hockey picture. Unfortunately there were no names in the pictures, wondering if you would post asking the people if they can name anyone, they would be all CP boys. Allan passed away in 1967. I don’t remember my dad (I was 5)and thought it would be nice if any of the comments could give me some stories

My dad Allan Trotman is back left in baseball- Photo– David Trotman

Harry Paquette was coach of the Red Sox

august 9 1956
My Dad is centre back with his glasses taped on in the hockey picture.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 Sep 1967, Sat  •  Page 22
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Jan 1974, Mon  •  Page 22

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Jun 1950, Wed  •  Page 37

Allan was a singer

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
08 Feb 1928, Wed  •  Page 12

Like Father like son E. Trotman

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
31 Dec 1947, Wed  •  Page 21

Vic Cameron Defence Man Carleton Place Red Wings

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Vic Cameron Defence Man Carleton Place Red Wings
The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
23 Apr 1938, Sat  •  Page 17

The Times
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
17 Mar 1981, Tue  •  Page 17

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
08 Feb 1938, Tue  •  Page 16
ust so you do not forget.. and this has been sent to Jennifer Fenwick Irwin of the museum and Joanne Henderson of the arena.. we have more hockey fame in Carleton Place–Thanks to Rick Schnaufer​ here is today’s quiz.
Did you know this Canadian Hockey Hall of Famer comes from Carleton Place? I know I had no idea. It’s James Cooper Smeaton (July 22, 1890 – October 3, 1978) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, referee and head coach. He served as the National Hockey League (NHL)’s referee-in-chief from 1917 until 1937. Smeaton served as a Stanley Cup trustee from 1946 until his death in 1978. Smeaton was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.Smeaton was born in Carleton Place, Ontario. read more –Click here—https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Smeaton

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Musem– July 10, 2014 -“Butcher” Bill Bennett, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 88. Bill was a local icon – working in his family’s butcher shop, playing hockey for the Red Wings, and involved in many local organizations like the 100 Club, Curling Club and St. James Anglican ChurchToday we remember “Butcher” Bill Bennett, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 88. Bill was a local icon – working in his family’s butcher shop, playing hockey for the Red Wings, and involved in many local organizations like the 100 Club, Curling Club and St. James Anglican Church. Rest in Peace Bill – we won’t forget you!

Buzz Williams was indeed on contract for the Detroit Red Wings.

  • Carleton Place
  1. (Ottawa Valley Senior League, 1898-1901) withdrew early in 1901-1902 season
  2. (Upper Ottawa Valley League, 1908-1909)
  3. (Upper Ottawa Valley League, 1910-1911)
  4. (Interprovincial Hockey Union, 1912-1914) join UOVL
  5. (Upper Ottawa Valley League, 1914-1916) go on hiatus due to First World War
  6. (Upper Ottawa Valley League, 1919-1923) join Rideau Group
  7. (Rideau Group, 1923-1926) join UOVL
  8. (Upper Ottawa Valley League, 1926-1934) join Rideau Group
  9. (Rideau Group, 1934-1936) join UOVL as Red Wings
  10. (Ottawa Valley Senior League, 1963-1964)
  1. (Central Junior Hockey League, 2009-2010) join CCHL
  2. (Central Canada Hockey League, 2010-Present)
  1. (Renfrew-Lenark Junior C Hockey League, 1969-1971?)
  2. (Rideau-St. Lawrence Junior B Hockey League, 1971-2007) join EOJBHL
  3. (Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League, 2007-2009) renamed Canadians when granted expansion franchise in CJHL
  1. (Upper Ottawa Valley League, 1936-1941)
  2. (Rideau Group,1945-1946)
  3. (Rideau Group, 1950-1951)

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1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

Carol “Buzz” Williams – The CP Sniper — Carleton Place Hockey Hall of Fame

Who’s Who on the Carleton Place Midget Hockey Team?

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

Doug Gibson–Founder of Junior Hockey in Carleton Place

He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

The Roar of the Referees and the Smell of the Hockey Bag in Carleton Place

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

The Old Carleton Place Arena

To Build a Rink in Carleton Place 1911

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

Story About A Postcard —– Baldy Welsh to Horace Merrill 1908

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Story About A Postcard —– Baldy Welsh to Horace Merrill 1908
1908

I love finding memories of Lanark County. This postcard I bought on EBay was from 1908. I had not seen the back at all as they had not shown it– so I was really surprised when I saw the back.

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Aug 1907, Sat  •  Page 1

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Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Jul 1876, Fri  •  Page 3

The signature of ‘Baldy’ was none other than Carleton Place’s iconic Jack ‘Baldy’ Welsh. The back of the postcard wished a Horace Merrill a Merry Christmas. So who was Horace Merrill?

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War Canoe 1905 –Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
  Photograph taken by Will H. Hooper.
(l to r) Norm Gibson, Bob Green, Bill Sims, Billy Janoe, Jack Virtue, Harry McEwen, ___, Dr. ____, Howard Morphy, ___, ___, Tom Scott, Herb Singleton, Jack “Baldy” Welsh.

Horace Jefferson Merrill (deceased) was a Canadian senior single-blade canoe champion in 1904 and 1908-09. He was coach and captain champion of the Mile War Canoe from 1909 to 1911 and silver medalist ½ mile War Canoe from 1908 to 1911.

He was a member of the Cliffsides, first Allan Cup champions 1909. He Captained the Ottawa Senators hockey team. He was a defence man with the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) for eight seasons. Stanley Cup champs, 1919-20.

Merrill was an outstanding paddler in the decade 1902-1912. He was a member of the Rideau Canoe Club’s first war canoe crew in 1902.[3 Paddling for Ottawa Canoe Club(OCC) in 1904 he won the senior singles in the Canadian Canoe Association (CCA) competition. By 1906 he had switched to the New Edinburgh Canoe Club (NECC) and took second place in the senior singles at the CCA championship. In 1908 and 1909 he took the title as Canadian senior singles champion. In 1908, 1909 and 1910 he led the NECC war canoe crew to second place finishes in the half-mile Canadian championships. The crew came second in the mile race in 1908 and finished first in 1909, 1910, and 1911. In 1912 he served as rear commodore of the CCA.

Merrill retired to live and marry in Ottawa. He became the president of the Dadson-Merrill Press Company until his retirement from that business in 1945. He also served as a school trustee. In 1958, he suffered a stroke on an automobile trip to Florida with his wife, while driving through Cortland, New York, and was returned to Ottawa on December 19, 1958. He died a week later and is buried in Ottawa at Beechwood cemetery along with numerous other Senators players.

The famous Baldy Welsh
The Carleton Place Canoe Club is the oldest continually operating club in the country and is the only surviving charter member of the Canadian Canoe Association. The club has consistently produced athletes who qualify for the highest levels of competition at the provincial, national and international level. These range from Ontario team members to Canada Summer Games team members, Junior World Championship competitors to Senior National Team members, Pan Am Games to the Olympic Games.- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

No story of Carleton Place would be complete without more than a passing reference to W. J. “Baldy” Welsh, famous Carleton Place paddler. In 1952 he was a young 89, “Baldy”, as even the school children called him was spry and extremely active for his age. Baldy Welsh used to stand in front of the Post Office where he once lived with one of his sons who was the caretaker of the building. He used to wear a silver Maltese cross, dangling from a silver chain fastened in his coat lapel. It was something that meant a great deal to him when he won the double-blade single canoe race in Brockville on August 6,1900. The man he beat was Billy Dier, Brockville’s strong man.

Baldy Welsh was also on a four-man canoe crew that won a cup given by Barbara Ann Scott’s maternal grandfather, Mr. Derbyshire, in 1898.  In 1952 the canoe he bought 50 years ago was still in  a shed not 50 yards from the Post Office. Baldy Welsh was proud of the fact that his three sons, Jim, Frank and Emmet , served the First World War and his four grandsons, Jack, J. D., Tom and William, all served overseas in the Second World War.

Besides being a great paddler in his day, Baldy Welsh also found time for baseball, hockey and lacrosse. He retired from the CPR shop in Carleton Place in 1929 after 22 years spent painting locomotives and tenders. About all he had to show for it was his long service pass but he made good use of it. He never missed a regatta and after some big sporting event in Ottawa, the sports writers usually included a line that said:

“Among those heard and seen cheering loudly at the game was Baldy Welsh of Carleton Place.”

The former paddler was born of Irish stock and his father came from Tipperary, his mother from Cork so Baldy Welsh was Irish and make no mistake about it. He was a natural to play a leading role in “My Wild Irish Rose,” staged by the local Carleton Place dramatists in 1920. Baldy’s eyes lighted up when he recalled how he played the part of Colum McCormack, a prosperous farmer of County Kildare, and how he led a male chorus in a bonafied show-stopper.

Baldy Welsh was modestly proud of a story written about him in the Ottawa Citizen by Austin Cross, back in 1945. He discussed the old stone schoolhouse (Central School) on Bridge Street, and recalled the day in 1870 when it was opened.

Before that, he said, he went to the old frame school across the “school lane.” Half of the old school was moved to a corner a block away on Victoria Street where it is now a terrace dwelling. Baldy, of course, liked best to tell of his paddling- prowess of years ago.

“In those days I used to worry about getting old.” “Now,” he said, “I’ve quit worrying about it.” From-Gossiping on Bridge Street –“People of 1952”

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jul 1903, Fri  •  Page 6

Regatta of 1878 and a $50 Prize

  1. Ottawa Valley Canoe Association– (Carleton Place Canoe Club) and Lake Park Gala August 16 1893
  2. The Devil, a Regatta, the Enterprise and a Gale
  3. Carleton Place in 1907–Town Likely to Boom Once More
  4. Know Your Carleton Place Olympians!
  5. The Ministry of Propaganda in Carleton Place — Carleton Place Canoe Club
 As you know the Balderson Cow is nicknamed Baldy Welsh after Carleton Place’s iconic paddler from the Canoe Club. The Storyland Bunny is now named the Storyland Ballygiblin Bunny now he is residing in Carleton Place. Thanks Ted Hurdis and a high five from Lynette Stanfield!

1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

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1971 –Carleton Place Minor Hockey League

There were so many great Carleton Place hockey moments and when I saw this one and had to document it. So many great faces– May 19 1971

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Carol “Buzz” Williams – The CP Sniper — Carleton Place Hockey Hall of Fame

Who’s Who on the Carleton Place Midget Hockey Team?

Your Carleton Place Trading Card–Meet Number 7 — Brian Trimble

You have to Paint the Ice White?

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

Roy Brown Hockey Photo

Doug Gibson–Founder of Junior Hockey in Carleton Place

He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

The Roar of the Referees and the Smell of the Hockey Bag in Carleton Place

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?