Category Archives: John Crawley Award Recipient

Don Roulston
2014 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Don Roulston has contributed to the sporting scene of Barrie for over 35 years. He was a Team Manager in the Barrie Minor Hockey Association (B.M.H.A.) between 1978 and 1982. Highlights of his teams involvement included an Ontario Minor Hockey … Continue reading

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John McCann
2013 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

John has lived in Barrie for over 50 years and has been a valued contributor to the local sports and community service clubs. McCann played his minor hockey in Barrie and was an all-star softball player at both the Intermediate … Continue reading

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Grace Ough
2013 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Grace Ough has always enjoyed sports. In high school she played tennis and badminton, skied and skated. Her love of golf began in 1945 when she joined the Aurora Golf Club. After moving to Barrie … Continue reading

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Tom Stockdale
2012 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Barre Examiner Article – Tom Stockdale Tom Stockdale is a retired teacher from Portage View Elementary School in Barrie. He coached the Portage View Panthers’ Wrestling team from 1980 to 2006. His teams have enjoyed tremendous success. During his period … Continue reading

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Wally Carruthers
2012 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Barrie Examiner Article – Carruthers Born in Barrie, Wally Carruthers has been involved in its sporting scene in different capacities for many decades. He was a founding member of the Barrie and District Church Softball League. He was involved with … Continue reading

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Ralph Webb
The 2011 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Barrie Examiner Article – Webb Barrie Advance Article – Hall Of Fame Recognizes Volunteers To many hundreds of hockey and softball players in Barrie, Ralph Webb’s face is as familiar as that of any coach or manager they may have … Continue reading

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Dale Baker
The 2010 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Innisdale Secondary School’s Dale Baker has contributed 33 years of service to athletics and physical education in Simcoe County. Thirty-one of those years have been in Barrie schools. She has been very active in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic … Continue reading

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Bill McAleer
2009 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Bill McAleer’s name is synonymous with basketball in Barrie. He has served both the Barrie and Provincial basketball community for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of the Barrie District of Approved Basketball Officials (BDABO), which is the local … Continue reading

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Jim Hamilton
2009 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Jim Hamilton arrived in Barrie in 1968 to take on a teaching position at Eastview Secondary School. An avid rugby player he immediately became involved in high school rugby in 1969. He helped get the sport organized in the Simcoe … Continue reading

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Nick Owen
The 2008 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Nick Owen has been Mr. Baseball in Barrie for over 40 years. As a player his senior baseball career spanned almost two decades. During that period he played with 14 league champions, an OBA Championship team, won four individual batting … Continue reading

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