Robertson, Robert

Robertson, Robert


Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ W. Robertson Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 2016 Dr. Robert “Bob” Robertson was the first Head Boy at General Vanier Secondary School in 1965. Interested in all sports, track was his specialty. In 1966, Bob was the 880, mile and two mile champion at both EOSSA and Legion track meets setting […]

MacDonald-Ryan Donna


Donna MacDonald-Ryan Sport: Triathlon Year Inducted: 2002 Tiny Kinsmen Municipal Pool, a cramped indoor pool, has been home to some of Cornwall’s best swimmers who achieved provincial and national honours. Donna MacDonald-Ryan was one of them. But Donna, who was a member of the Upper Canada Swim Club, did more than make a name for […]

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 […]

Takahashi Janet


Janet (Dick) Takahashi Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1990 Janet Takahashi (nee Dick) is regarded by her coach as the most prolific runner in the history of the University of Western Ontario. A partial list of her accomplishments there backs up his opinion. Between 1975 and 1979 Janet won eight gold medals, five silver, […]

Stokes James


James (Jim) Stokes Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1984 Cornwall’s man of iron is an exception to the rule – every rule. James “Jim” Stokes defied sporting description. No single discipline is wide enough to encompass his talents. He is, at once, a runner, cyclist, roller skater, swimmer, parachutist, cross-country skier, and so on. […]

Stidwill Leonard


Leonard (Len) Stidwill Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1968 Leonard Stidwill, known as “Len”, was an outstanding track star during his high school years. He was famous for his 100 yard dash, 220 yard dash, and 440 yard dash. He was always on the relay teams. He broke many records that he held for […]

Seguin Raymond


Raymond (Ray) Jacques Seguin Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 2006 Raymond “Ray” Jacques Seguin went to great heights during his track and field career. Seguin, a graduate of Cornwall’s La Citadelle High School, was not only eastern Ontario’s premier high jumper in the 1980’s, but also one of Canada’s best junior jumpers. He was […]

Robertson Allan


Allan Robertson Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1980 Allan Robertson rose to stardom in the early 1950s as an outstanding all around athlete at CCVS. He starred equally in rugby, basketball, and track. In rugby he played for two years with Queens Golden Gaels. In track & field, Allan became one of the leaders […]

Putnam Lester


Lester Provins Putnam Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1968 Lester Provins Putnam was born in 1907, and is known as one of Cornwall’s finest track stars, winning many Championships at C.C.V.S., and the Canadian Legion meets. He was a sprinter and also played baseball and football. He died August 4, 1962.      

Pierce Kathy


Kathy (Prosser) Pierce Sport: Track & Field Year Inducted: 1990 Kathy Pierce (nee Prosser) first began to run seriously in grade 10 at CCVS. Three years later she was a Provincial Champion. At the Ontario Summer Games in 1974, Kathy won gold in the 1500 meters and silver in the 3,000 meters. These medals earned […]

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