Wood, Ron

Wood, Ron

Ron Wood Sport: Lawn Bowling Year Inducted: 2016 Born in Cornwall, Ron Wood began lawn bowling in 1961. One year later, he won the Governor General Award as his team earned the Silver medal at the Ontario/Quebec play downs. In 1963, the team won Gold along with another Governor General Award. From 1978 to 1986, […]

Woodward Reginald

Reginald (Reg) Percival Woodward Sport: Multisports Year Inducted: 1977 Reginald “Reg” Percival Woodward was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He arrived in Canada in 1924 and to Cornwall in 1936 by way of Ottawa and Williamsburg. He will always be remembered for the outstanding contribution made to the Cornwall Sporting Community. His initiation into […]

Wilson George

George Wilson Sport: Media Year Inducted: 1971 George Wilson, born 1874, was a veteran editor of the Standard-Freeholder. He started to work at the Cornwall Standard in 1889 as a Devil’s Printer setting up the type by hand. He was also correspondent for the Montreal Star, and the Gazette. He loved covering lacrosse games; he […]

Williams Thomas

Thomas (Tom) Williams Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1969 Thomas Williams, born in 1889, was better known as “Tom” and was one of the founders of the senior softball league. Tom worked hard to get the game organized in 1926. He was the league’s first President, and also coached and managed the Howard Smith team to […]

Wagar Allan

Allan (Al) Wagar Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 2010 For more than a decade, Allan “Al” Wagar was the face of the Central Junior Hockey League’s Cornwall Colts. Hockey is in Al’s blood. Al was a member of the Cornwall Royals for two seasons beginning in 1973 before wrapping up his Major Junior Hockey career with […]

Whitham James

James Whitham Sport: Lawn Bowling Year Inducted: 1968 Born in England, James Whitham moved to Valleyfield and then to Cornwall. He worked at the Cornwall Cotton Mill. Around 1910, he was instrumental in building the Capital and Palace movie theatres. James then built the first lawn bowling green in Cornwall between 1939 and 1941, called […]

Watson Gerry

Gerry (The Ghost) Watson Sport: Billiards Year Inducted: 2006 It was a long and bumpy road from the smoke infested Cornwall pool halls of the sixties to the posh international snooker circuit but Gerry Watson has traveled it. He parlayed the sport that he played since the age of 12 into a pretty good way […]

Watson Bruce

Bruce Watson Sport: Yachting Year Inducted: 1975 Bruce Watson has a long list of accomplishments. He helped organise and was one of the first members of the Stromont Yacht Club in 1958, and since that time, has held positions of Fleet Captain and Commodore of the club. His interest in the sport led him to […]

Whitney Earl

Earl Stanley Whitney Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1968 Earl Stanley Whitney, born in 1913, was another of Cornwall’s great track stars. He won the 100-yard dash, the 220, the running broad jump, the 120 hurdles, and the 440-yard dash. He also starred in the shot put. He won the Canadian Legion Aggregate Trophy […]

Watson Vera

Vera (Levy) Watson Sport: Golf Year Inducted: 1980 Vera Levy Watson was born in Cornwall on April 8, 1926. She participated in numerous sports including basketball, badminton, swimming, girl’s hockey, etc. She played on the city basketball team during the finals. Vera started ladies 5-pin bowling with Dorothy Myers and held a high average for […]