Lori Dupuis | Kaye Hay | Bob MacKinnon | Garry McArthur | Bernie Ménard
She was scouted by several Universities and decided to attend the University of Toronto in 1991. She captained the Blues for three seasons, won 4 Championships and was nominated as the University of Toronto’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997.
While playing for the Blues, she made her international debut with Team Canada in 1995 at the Pacific Rim Championships in San Jose, California, where she won her first Gold medal for the country. Two years later she played in her first World Championships in Kitchener, Ontario, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists in five games, helping her team to a victory over the U.S.A. to win her first World Championship title.
A year later she was playing at the first ever Olympic Winter Games for Women’s Hockey in Nagano, Japan, where Lori and her teammates brought home silver. Not satisfied with the silver she decided to continue her career in hopes of a gold at the 2002 Olympics. Lori and her team went on to win a gold in the 1999 and 2000 World Championships. The team went on to win the memorable and coveted gold medal in February 2002 in the Salt Lake City Olympics.
In 2004, she decided to retire from the international game. She is still presently playing in the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) with the Brampton Thunder, where they won their first Provincial, National and League Championship in 2006. Lori continues to play with the Brampton Thunder as an assistant captain with Olympic teammates Vicky Sunohara and Jayna Hefford. She is co-owner of an all-female hockey school “Dupuis & Hefford Hockey School” in Ottawa and Kingston and is also working as a spokesperson for RBC.
A quote from the AHS yearbook of 1951-52 states “Kaye Hay at five feet eleven inches, weight one hundred and fifty pounds, played offensive left end. An outstanding pass receiver and gained a lot of yardage with his smooth receptions. Excelled in place kicking. ” The team was referred to as the AHS Rugby Football Team.
Kaye joined the Lochiel soccer roster in 1947 playing one game in the Greenspoon Cup at the age of 12. He kicked the only goal in a 1-0 Lochiel win. He was instrumental in Lochiel’s being the powerhouse during the 1950’s and dominating the Glengarry Soccer League especially in the goal-scoring department. Lochiel won eleven Glengarry Championships in 1949,1950,1952 to 1959 consecutively and again in 1967. Also Lochiel won eleven League Championships and ten Greenspoon Cups. Kaye was a valuable member of each of these years. He was the league top scorer several times and was named the most valuable player in the play-offs in 1967 and in 1968.
Winter found Kaye playing broomball, first with the Atlantic Hotel team then with a newly formed Lochiel Broomball Team. This team won several championships. Kaye was a member of the Glen Motel Bowling Team for about ten years, winning three or four times.
In 1964 Kaye became involved in the “roaring game” of Curling. He started as a lead with each successive year moving up towards becoming the team skip. From 1964 to 1988 Kaye, as skip, and his team won twenty-one trophies. Four other years he was part of a trophy-winning team. He also won two Centre 26-Mixed Championships, one in 1978 and the other in the 90’s. He skipped his team to victory in many outside club bonspiels in both the mixed and men’s competitions. He was a member on five Quebec Challenge Teams, winning in Granby in 1986. The team won the cup twice more against Ottawa Clubs before losing to Lennoxville.
Kaye continued farming until his retirement. He still maintains an interest in farming but on the hobby side now. He continues to golf several days of the week. Kaye has had an interesting, fun sporting career.
But he became involved again as a founder of the Oakville Blades junior team in 1966. He was elected to the board of directors of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1974 and served as chairman from 1984 to 1986. He was awarded its highest honour, the Gold Stick Award, in 1989. He served as chair of the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario (1986-1988) and was elected as a Canadian Hockey Association officer in 1991.
Murray Costello of the International Ice Hockey Federation is quoted as saying “He was one of the most even-tempered men, a bear of a man, and absolute delight to work with.” CHA president Bob Nicholson said, “Mr. MacKinnon tried to take care of conflicts peacefully. He has left many footprints with positive results. He was truly liked not only in Ontario but from coast to coast. He brought Hockey Canada and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association together as one body and made it work in such a positive way. He was a gentleman in every way.”
When Mr. MacKinnon first became chairman of the CHA, he implemented the national “Speak Out” programme for hockey following the Graham Jones / Sheldon Kennedy sex scandal. If problems arose he wouldn’t hesitate to force people to focus on the real issues. Whoever came in contact with him went away with something positive.
At the National level he got things going in a different direction by setting up better communications between the CHA and all its branches.
Bob MacKinnon died April 4, 2002 at the age of 64 after a short battle with cancer. He leaves a daughter Marni and two sons Rob and Michael.
Coached in both hockey and football by Ron Charon, Garry received the school letter. He played left wing and defence in hockey, and fullback in football. Garry was known for his speed in both sports and was a scoring force for his teams. His teams won a number of championships and Garry was always a great contributor. For example, he scored the most touchdowns (4 or 5), in a game to beat Hawkesbury in the 1959 school final. Since Hawkesbury, at that time, was known as a football powerhouse, this was quite a feat. In another rainy year’s final, he ran the kick-off back in the rain and mud and scored the only touchdown of the game. Not to be left out of individual competition, Garry, coached by Glen Wagner, excelled in track and field. His speed was outstanding as he competed in and set records in the 100, 200, and 440 yard runs (pre metric days). He also competed in the long and triple jumps and did very well.
Garry’s athletic ability was not limited to school sports. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, he played and stood out in both Junior B, and Intermediate A hockey. He played Jr. B for the Alexandria Glens and was a major factor in a championship win one year. He also played Intermediate A for Lancaster and Morrisburg and was a scoring threat for those teams as well. To add to his winter sport portfolio, Garry began to curl in the late 1950’s. He was an exceptional talent on this rink too. For years he curled competitively and won many prizes and bonspiels. He played all positions and ended up skipping for many years. One of his teams, which included Leonard MacLachlan as skip, curled for the Lancaster Legion and represented the area at the provincial level.
Garry’s interest in sport was not limited to competing in it himself. He also spent many years promoting sportsmanship as an official. He umpired fastball in the Border League and in Cornwall for a number of years.
In addition to team sports, Garry’s need for speed was confirmed through his many racing exploits. Garry’s racing was not limited to using his own power. He raced snowmobiles and boats. He helped train and assist his uncle, Alex Gordon, with racehorses in Montreal, Malone, Yonkers, Rideau Carlton and at Blue Bonnets. Garry’s snowmobile racing career took place, with much success, during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Finally, Garry’s boating career takes him to today. He always had a love for the water. Having grown up on the St. Lawrence and always having had a boat, it was inevitable that Garry would eventually race them. His racing career began by helping to build race boats with Denis Brodeur of Rivière Beaudette, and working in the pits at the Valleyfield Regatta. He stepped behind the wheel himself in the early 1980s and raced tunnel hull outboard motor speedboats. He set a record in 1983 that is still standing. He is also a member of the prestigious 100 mile-an-hour club. This is a notable accomplishment as he is one of very few Canadians to achieve this mark of distinction. Garry raced for a number of years in the 1980s and did very well. Today Garry uses his knowledge of sport and technical expertise as head inspector and pit manager for boat racing all over Canada and the United States in the Canadian Boating Federation. He is also a well known and sought after inspector and referee for the American Power Boating Association. He is very proud of being a Canadian Official for the international organization, Union International Motonautique and has had to pass international examinations to be a part of it. It is truly international in that results of the races are sent to Monaco. Most recently, he has been the Canadian representative for UIM in Cambridge Maryland, and Trenton Michigan.
Garry’s sense of sportsmanship and fairness observed over a lifetime of sport and competition has made him an important part of North American boat racing.
The one area that has not yet been mentioned is the time he gave to his students as a coach while teaching, He had a number of successful teams in various sports but was most successful in instilling a sense of pride, sportsmanship and love of sport to his students.
The following is a quote from his daughter Tara: “I have witnessed some of my father’s sporting success. I have known of his talents as an athlete but more importantly, I have been taught and have seen first hand in my father the importance of and reason for sport. Sports and competition exist to teach teamwork, and to push one to strive to be the best they can. Sports exist to improve people and communities. I have always seen the best brought out of my father by sport. He would rather lose than cheat or not play fair. He does not like politics in sports and does not feel they have a place. My father competes in, and loves sports for its own sake. Winning, although important, is not the reason he participates.
My father has given much to the community through his participation in and promotion of sport. There may be other athletes as talented as he was, but a hall of fame athlete should personify excellence in sport. This includes not only being a talented athlete, but also promoting and exemplifying excellence in all aspects of sport. My father’s talent speaks for itself through his many championships, trophies and awards.
However, the things that can’t be measured such as his sportsmanship and his contribution to sport in Glengarry should also be acknowledged. His life has revolved around the tenets of sport. He is always fair, always competitive and always strives for excellence in sport whether as a participant, coach or official.”
Garry is still teaching. As a 1st Lt. in the Cornwall Power and Sail Squadron he teaches part of the Boating Course and part of the Boat Pro Course for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
By 1963 the centre was fully operational and Bernie, like many other young bowlers, set pins and also began to raise his average at the same time. As the young pinboys challenged each other, the ones with the low score would set the pins for the next group of bowlers.
In the late sixties Alexandria had two men’s teams competing against teams from Finch, Ingleside, Newington, Chesterville, and South Mountain every Saturday. As a teenager, Bernie was ready and wanted to bowl on these teams, which had players including his father Rene and older brother Reg, and also a group of locals such as Carman MacMillan, Hubert and Kaye Hay, Harold and Fraser McLeod, Rene Boisvenue, Royal Gareau, Claude Seguin and Elmer Richer. Finally, his turn came and he joined these bowlers on the Alexandria team.
In the early seventies, Bernie became manager of the centre and introduced the Youth Bowling Council program to the area, and he also became the first program director.
Bernie’s personal bowling game was improving rapidly and he began to bowl in the major leagues in Cornwall as well as his local centre in Alexandria. Two of his career highs resulted as Bernie rolled a 440 single in Alexandria and an 1152 triple at Nativity Lanes in Cornwall.
Cornwall was a bowling hotbed and had strong connections to the tournaments and activities offered by organized bowling. Specifically, Reg Fournier introduced Bernie to the Master Bowlers Association and Bernie was hooked. Joining the teaching division in 1985, Bernie won the scratch section of the Mid-Winter Blues and, coincidently, his sister, Joanne, won the female side of the same tournament. Bernie joined the tournament division the next year and Bernie has added eight more MBA tournament wins to his credit. Only Hall of Famers, Nick Pagniello, Ian Cameron, and Fraser Hambly have won more events in over forty years of MBAO competition.
These nine wins have included three victories at the annual Rose Festival, an event that became the final event on the Master Bowlers Association calendar and a tune up for the Master Bowlers Association National Championships. In 1994, Bernie rolled a MBAO record score with a 3233 ten game score in Welland and returned to bowl 350 in the final game of the stepladder final.
One of his most cherished victories was the 2000 Mixed Triples, when Bernie combined with Ron Coombs and Linda Armstrong MacLean to win the championship despite an early loss in the double-knockout competition. Bernie’s lifetime MBAO average is 259.84 for 839 games. He bowled his 900th game at this year’s last event in 2006.
Bernie’s provincial Masters excellence has led to four national appearances. The 1993 men’s team took silver behind Alberta while bowling in Sudbury but Bernie redeemed himself with a gold medal victory the next year and a repeat gold in 2001 in Saskatoon. Bernie was the singles representative in 1998 in Calgary and, while not successful there, that achievement did earn him an athlete of the year award in Glengarry County.
Bernie’s desire to bowl in all tournaments led him to the Provincial Open, which is conducted by the Ontario 5 Pin Bowlers Association. Representing the Ottawa Valley zone, Bernie first qualified in 1989 and has eleven appearances, with seven in the singles, three on the men’s team and just one on the mixed team. The Ottawa Valley men won the provincial title in 2000 in Hamilton and returned to the Steel City for the Nationals and added a bronze medal to his collection. Moreover, the Ottawa Valley Zone recognized Bernie’s contributions and, in 1994 and again in 2002, successfully nominated the stylish lefthander for an ACT Sports Award presented annually to the top performer in all sports throughout the Ottawa Valley.
Bernie has always enjoyed the tournament activity and, for more than thirty years, has traveled the country to test the best competition. An early trip to the O’Connor Open brought a tip from Sudbury bowler, Bill French and, here in Ontario, Bernie looked to Hall of Famer Ian Cameron to understand both tempo and composure. Bernie has also been to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Timmins, Gatineau and, of course, Cornwall for their annual open.
While Bernie followed his father into the bowling business, he also joined the elder Rene and brother Gilles in the lumber business and a successful Menard Lumber Company did business in Alexandria for many years.
Bernie is also the father of two children, France and Patrick. Not only did France bowl in the 1993 Ontario Winter Games in Cornwall, but also attended the annual bowling school conducted by the Ontario 5 Pin Bowlers Association.
Today, Bernie works with Ideal Roofing, a manufacturer in Ottawa, and the Monday to Friday work routine allows Bernie plenty of time to pursue his passion for 5 pin bowling.