By Alexander D. McNaught
He used to be instrumental within the urban of Quinte West determination in 2009 to designate the location of the unique Sidney city corridor a old web site and to set up a park on that web site to commemorate the old value of Wallbridge.
In 2013, the town of Quinte West awarded him with the Volunteer of Excellence Award for protection of our historical past and heritage.
He wrote the preferred “From the Hack” curling column within the Intelligencer; besides, numerous of his columns have been reprinted by means of Curl Canada and lots of newspapers throughout Canada. As a member of the nationwide job strength on Children’s Play (1974–77), he authored the acclaimed reasonable Play Codes for kids in activity (1979) for the Canadian Council on young ones and formative years less than fee of the health and novice game department, division of nationwide health and wellbeing and Welfare. It was once followed and tailored by way of municipalities and nationwide and provincial game governing our bodies in Canada, the united kingdom, and Australia for constructing constant sportsmanlike behaviour for all teams that impression teenagers in sport.
He was once presented a Fellowship within the Canadian organization of well-being, actual schooling, and game in 1980, and chosen an Olympic torchbearer for the 2010 Vancouver iciness Olympics.
He retired to where of his roots the place he retains busy preserving an acreage and traveling to Vancouver and Halifax to go to his grandchildren.
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A Place Called Wallbridge: A History of the Community of Wallbridge by Alexander D. McNaught