Year Inducted: 2016
“Big” Dan Begg was a farm boy from Moose Creek who arrived in Cornwall during the late 1940’s and was involved in numerous sports playing and organizing shinny games at King George Park. His involvement with youth sports began with a meeting with Bob Turner.
Dan organized minor softball leagues and took upon himself to ensure kids playing got the equipment they needed.
He began organizing the City’s lacrosse leagues turning a fledgling endeavor into a success story for the ages, producing several eventual members of the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame.
Dan became President of the Eastern Ontario Lacrosse Association which led to bringing the Mann Cup to the Water Street Arena.
He was on the first ever executive of the Cornwall Junior B Hockey League in 1963, becoming Commissioner of the popular league in 1974. Dan held that position until his death in 1976.