Photograph shows the 1st Brigade St. John Ambulance Arnprior, Ontario. It was taken for the fifth anniversary of the St. John's Ambulance Arnprior Ladies Division.
Back Row L-R: Jackie MacDonald, Grace Ardiel, Joan Juby, Joan Hunt, Grace Toop, and Bette Daze
Second Row L-R: Sarah Irwin, Gladys Sullivan, Mary Robillard, Elizabeth Dodd, Nora Hanson, Catherine Patrois, Greta Lentz, Elsie Frieday, and Junior Cadet Officers Lois Shultz and Jane Elliott
Front Row L-R: Joan Hunt of Stores, Sergeant Bernice Scissons, Nursing Officer Helen Scheels, Divisional Superintendent Roddy Murray, Divisional Officer Agnes Lamourie, Corporal Joan Finian and Cadet Superintendent Sally Sloan
List of names provided in a newspaper scan that accompanies the photograph.
Arnprior Winter Sports Ltd. was established in 1935 out of the need in the community for a better sports facility and to promote recreational winter sports in the town. As the letters of patent indicate, the purposes and objects were to a) erect, maintain and operate a skating rink and curling rink, a badminton hall and general assembly hall, b) to promote hockey, skating , curling, badminton, boxing and other athletic sports and pastimes, c) to carry on the business of vendors of artificial ice and d) to acquire the property and liabilities of the Arnprior Rink Company Ltd.
Originally, the directors of the company were John Henry Findlay, Mary Margaret Frieday and Mayme Lillian Wilson. Later, directors included W. W. Weed (chairman), C. A. Mulvihill, R. A. Jeffery, J. H. Box, J. C. Yule, H. A. Short, A. D. F. Campbell, A. N. Davieau and D. L. McKerracher. The capital of the company was forty thousand dollars divided into seven hundred and eighty preference shares of fifty dollars each and one thousand common shares of one dollar each. Property adjacent to the Arnprior Rink Company Ltd. from Elgin Street to the railway was purchased from Arthur Burwash in October 1935 for four hundred dollars. M. Sullivan and Son Ltd. demolished the old skating and curling rinks and build a new rink for $30,800.00.
In 1956, shareholders of the company agreed to turn over the assetts and holdings of the company to the town provided that Kenwood mills agreed to surrender its two-thirds of the stock, and provided that the town agree to run the rink as a community centre under a Recreation Commission.
The records were donated in September 2000 by Arthur McLean, partner in the law office of McLean and Moore.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the corporate records of the Arnprior Winter Sports organization including:
1) Minute book containing letters patent, director’s registry, bylaws, list of Shareholders, Deed of Gift and minutes from 1935 to 1956.
2) Folder of correspondence and share certificates related to the winding up the company and subsequent donation to the Town of Arnprior in 1957.
Photograph of Christmas Tea Party, including the girls from the Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT). The photograph was taken at Ruby McKerracher's home. Those photographed include: Catherine McNaughton, Ruby MacKerracher (leader), Ruth Pritchard, Margaret McDonald, Marie Getty and unknown figure.
Photograph of the Canadian Girls in Training group from Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. The group went to Gananoque and took a boat to the island, where they camped in tents at Beau Rivage in 1936. The photograph shows Catherine McNaughton, second from the right, second row from the top. She was from Arnprior and was leader for one year.
Included with the photograph is a note about the members of the CGIT group in the 1930s. Senior CGIT members listed include: Jean MacLean, Vic Handford, Madge Malloch, Evelyn Smith and Ethel McKay. Junior CGIT members include: Rith Pritchard, Irene Annis, Kathleen Burns, Eileen Peener, Margaret MacDonald, Lorne Powell, Catherine McNaughton, Delta McConnel and Ruth Frieday. Senior Leader: Mrs Isobel Stavenow. Junior Leaders: Flora Macdonald and Ruby McKerracher.
This group from the Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) went to Wallace's Bridge for a hike. The photograph was taken at just half way between Arnprior and White Lake. The leader was Flora MacDonald. Those photographed include: Catherine McNaughton, Marie Getty, Ruth Pritchard, Ruth Frieday, Lorna Powell and Kathleen Burns.
Left half of a panoramic photograph showing members at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Lumbermen's Association Dinner in Montreal February 5 1941. Three men are marked 1, 2, 3, in centre are:
F. Bronskill (Secretary Treasurer of Gillies Bros.), Brodie Gillies (Director), Dean Earring (Sales Director). D. A. Gillies is third from the right at head table.
Right half of a panoramic photograph showing members at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Lumbermen's Association Dinner in Montreal February 5 1941. George Brodie Gillies appears centre of front table.
Map shows the Canadian National Railways, Grand Trunk Railway System and Central Vermont Railway across Canada and the Northern United States circa 1948. Map features parks, lakes, streams, forest reserves as well as all the stops along the railway lines. Shows lines under construction, lines in operation, single track and double track. No scale is provided.
Map was originally housed in Hunting and Fishing in Canada; published in 1948.