Year Inducted: 2009
Stanley Fraser was born December 16th, 1938 and grew up in Glen Sandfield. Stanley really began his soccer career at 15 when he played for the Dalkeith Senior Men’s soccer team. The franchise was moved to Glen Sandfield where he continued to play and later became team captain and playing coach.
Stanley’s high school (Alexandria High School, now Glengarry District High School) didn’t have much to do with sports until they moved to their new location. With the new school came football equipment and the students started to learn the game of tackle football through intramurals. Stanley was the QB for the team and led them in their first venture in the interscholastic competition. An exhibition game against V.C.I. resulted in a 46-6 loss. And the return match was a little better with a 19-1 loss.
Off to the University of Toronto it was for the Glengarrian where in his second year he played for the Varsity Blues Intermediate soccer team. Soccer then was a very “un-Canadian” sport and he found that most people on the soccer team had really heavy accents – definitely not French Canadian or Maritime. Stanley’s background of playing senior men’s soccer at such a young age helped offset the finesse and skills the older teammates had. He was a regular scoring forward on a championship team for the two years that he played. In his second and third year he played lacrosse.
Another highlight for Stanley at Glengarry District High School was when he started teaching there. He became the coach for the football team he had once played for; some of the boys even remembered him as a senior student. The first year he coached they didn’t win a game. The second year they won maybe 2. But in the third year they won their first championship, and then continued on to win 6 more in a row giving the once bottom team 7 consecutive championships. The fifth year and 3rd consecutive championship the high school was 210 points for, with only 7 against.
Also at Glengarry, Stanley had much success with his track and field team. For 10 consecutive years they were the Glengarry Prescott Russell overall champions.
As an avid tennis player, Stanley offered his knowledge of it to the students of G.D. as well as all of Glengarry. He started a Summer School Tennis program for local children and an Encore Senior’s program.
His last project will be to teach a tennis summer school with his daughter, Stephanie for inner-city children in East Vancouver.