Bhatnagar Samir

Bhatnagar Samir

Samir Bhatnagar Sport: Racquet Sports Year Inducted: 2002 Samir Bhatnagar is an Ottawa police sergeant who is an expert when it comes to racquets. In fact, for many years he was a big player in the racquets. That, of course, is racquets as in racquet sports. Samir, who was born in France and raised in […]

Booth Ernest

Ernest (Ernie) H. Booth Sport: Boxing Year Inducted: 1970 Ernest “Ernie” H. Booth, born on April 15, 1905 in Rochdale, Lancaster, England, came to Cornwall in 1929. Ernie learned the art of self-defense in England. He fought in Cornwall, Ottawa, Montreal, and the USA. Ernie fought some of Canada’s best – Harry Hill, who was […]

Blanchard Gerald

Gerald (Jerry) Blanchard Sport: Boxing Year Inducted: 1968 Gerald “Jerry” Blanchard, born in 1920, started boxing at the age of twelve. In 1937, he won his first Championship, the Quebec Golden Gloves. In 1938, he was runner-up in the finals of the Canadian Championships held that year in Winnipeg. Jerry won the Canadian Championship in […]

Banville Melanie

Melanie Louise Banville Sport: Gymnastics Year Inducted: 2008 One word will forever be attached to Melanie Louise Banville’s name and that is Olympian. Melanie helped her gymnastics teams win gold at just about every level she competed in. At the age of eleven in 1999, Tsukahara and Tkatchev Combination were becoming a part of Melanie’s […]

Burke Stanley

Stanley (Stan) Burke Sport: Golf Year Inducted: 1970 Stanley “Stan” Burke was born in Toronto in 1928. He was one of Cornwall’s outstanding golfers. The following are some of his records: Cornwall Golf & Country Club Champion – 1937, 1941, 1942, 1947, and 1949; Club Captain, Chairman of Matches and Handicap committee 1960-1961; One time […]

Branchaud Ron

Ron Branchaud Sport: Softball/Fastball Year Inducted: 2006 If the old North End Fastball League, home to some of the greatest talents the city and area have ever seen, had had a report card, Ron Branchaud would have scored straight F’s – as in “fierce”. He was a fierce competitor who came to the plate with […]

Branchaud Mike

Mike (Pudge) Branchaud Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2010 Mike “Pudge” Branchaud has been synonymous with softball excellence in Cornwall since the late 1980s. After becoming one of the preeminent pitchers and hitters on the Cornwall fastball scene, Mike began to get recruited to compete on All-Star and Tournament teams which eventually led to a long […]

Branchaud Nelson

Nelson (Choppie) Branchaud Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1974 Nelson “Choppie” Branchaud was born in Cornwall in 1903. In 1926, Choppie was an immediate softball star as a catcher and long ball hitter with Howard Smith Paper Mill’s team. For the next 10 years, this team won several district and tournament Championships. In the late 1930’s, […]

Bergeron Jr. Lutt

Lutt Bergeron Jr. Sport: Softball:   Year Inducted: 1982 Lutt Bergeron Jr. played junior baseball as a member of the Walt McDonald’s Cornwall All-Stars which won the All-Ontario Junior Championship one year and were finalists in another. It is doubtful if any one player in Cornwall softball history has ever dominated one position so long and […]

Burke Shannon

  Shannon Burke Sport: Basketball Year Inducted: 2010   Championships have followed Shannon Burke throughout her basketball career. Shannon began playing basketball in 1986 as a member of the Cornwall and United Counties Basketball Association (CUCBA). She parlayed her skills to lead the St. Lawrence Saints Junior Girls High School team to the S. D. […]