KW Oldtimers League History
Members, this past year the Club began to collect information about the history of our league towards collating it all into a ‘book’ that would be available to all members past and present. An early phase of this was the creation and initial recognition of the ‘builders’ of our league in the form of the Reg Haney Builders Award (see website news for details). To date we’ve collected information about annual executive and director lists, team information, some tournaments, statistics over a long period of time, annual recognition lists and various sundry items. In our vision, the ideal is that we complement these details with a collection of short stories and anecdotes specific to the league – on the ice, in the rooms, on the bench, off the ice. We’ve all heard, or been part of, many such stories that are generally humour based, and these will make great content. We rather not take items that ‘take shots’, pardon the hockey pun, at anyone’s expense but rather those smile inducing stories that support our league philosophy of focusing on fun and sportsmanship.
Please take this note as an invitation to write and submit a story (pictures, if you have such, are welcome). Try to keep it to a page. As a contributor, we’ll acknowledge you in the book, you can call yourself a contributing author. You can send such stories by email, using the subject line “KWO History”, and submit through our general mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. The exec will collect and review and our volunteer editor will put the content together. Our hope is that the content can be gathered between now and March 31, allowing us time to put it together for the 2020 Annual General Meeting. At the very least the book will be available as a PDF download from our website, but we hope to be able to get ‘printed’ copies produced that will be sold at cost. Yours truly is going to try leverage Don Cherry (his brother was a teacher, who played against my father, also a teacher, way back when and my MIL is a Parry Sound girl and we know Grapes loves Bobby Orr angles) to write/endorse a forward in the book. I’ll let you know how that progresses.
Thank you for putting some time into our project.