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The Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame is searching for artifacts related to various sports in the community. Examples of the items needed include:

  • Equipment
  • Uniforms, Jerseys
  • Programs
  • Photographs

It is hoped that the Hall of Fame will receive support from individual citizens including inductees, their family members, and sports organizations. The goal is to locate many artifacts that depict the rich heritage of sports in Cornwall and that can be displayed in the gallery in the Civic Complex along with the many pictures to be added to the already impressive display. Having said this, our space is limited at the hall and it is hoped that we can build a virtual display right here on the pages of our web site and as such, the CSHOF is also looking for pictures of sports figures that reflect the significant sports events and the origins and growth of specific sports in our community. The aim is to have a large participation of members of the community in the development and expansion of the gallery archives.

The contact for the gallery for contributions for display is Thom Racine, thom_racine@hotmail.com

If you have items to donate or lend, or if you know of the whereabouts of items of possible interest you can e-mail us using the form on the Contact Us page or call a member of the Board of Directors listed on the About Us page.

Our memorabilia collection;

Individual Medals were presented to the 1913 Manufacturers Lacrosse League champion Stormont Mill Team – Comprised of six teams representing the Factory Town’s workforce providers, Ives Modern Bedstead, Stormont Mill, Canada Cottons, McGill Chairs, Beach Furniture and Toronto Paper Co. After finishing tied in first place, Ives Bedding and the Stormont Mill played a one game championship game at the Athletic Grounds in early October. The Stormonters won 5-1. Players receiving these medallions were, J Hirst, F Riviere, A Riviere, L Bourgon, Leo Bourgon, D Smith, Herrington, J Reynolds and A Carpenter.

Game puck used during Royals Last Game at Water Street Arena vs Quebec Remparts. It was Game 3 on April 18, 1976. Leading 2-0 in the series, the Remparts won 4-3 in overtime. Quebec would win game 4, 3-2 at le Colisee making game 3 the last ever Royals game at their fabled confines. The team moved across the street to their brand new arena for the following season.

1899 Ticket to the Lacrosse Grounds in Cornwall. The same ticket today might be worth $18.00.

Fred Gardner’s Game worn Cornwall Flyers Jersey 1938 Allan Cup Finals.

Game night program from the same year.

Our Citizens of Tomorrow OCOT youth sports programs – Assorted Patches through the years.

In 1932 Duncan McNaughton who was born in Cornwall (1910) won the Men’s High Jump Gold Medal. The medal was later stolen from his car and with help from his UCLA teammate Bob Van Osdel (who finished in 2nd place behind McNaughton) had his silver medal cast into a mold and after pouring gold into the mold, presented the replica medal to McNaughton.

Glen Mousseau Memorial Trophy presented to *Gerry Brown – 100 Goals in the AHL.

Cornwall Community Arena Stock Certificate 1936 – After the great fire of 1933 which razed the Victoria Arena, three years later the town encouraged anyone interested to purchase a $10 share of arena stock. What amounted to a fund raiser helped complete the job and the arena opened in November of 1936 with the Cornwall Flyers beating the Cornwall Canadiens 3-1. Over the years, ancestors have found these old share certificates turning them over to the museum and CSHOF or simply keeping them as keepsakes of a time gone by.

When the Cornwall Royals entered the QMJHL, a contest was held asking fans to submit art work for a potential logo. Over 100 entries were received and 15 year old Roger Healy submitted his design. It was raw, but after a few alterations the Iconic Cornwall Royals logo was born from Roger’s idea. The reward, a transistor radio so Roger could listen to his favourite team while they were on the road.

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