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Sports Heritage

Roseland Park Country Club, 1926

Wholly flat land is rarely thought to be desirable for golf, and it is likely to be chosen only as a last resort. I am quite sure this is a mistaken view. Not only some of the most popular but some of the most interesting courses have been made on flat land.


Essex Golf Book Spans 100 Years

Golf courses and country clubs were a rarity at the beginning of the 20th century. Walkerville was home to one of the first golf and country clubs in Canada, thanks to Hiram Walker’s benevolence.


100 Years of Golf at Essex

This year, Essex Golf and Country Club celebrates its 100th anniversary. The following excerpts are from a new book by local golf historian and author Jeff Mingay, and former Walkerville resident Richard H. Carr, entitled: “One Hundred Years: A History of Essex Golf & Country Club, 1902-2002” (published by The Walkerville Publishing Company, © 2002).


Reno Bertoia: Tiger By day, Student By Night

Windsor native played ball in the "Bigs" with Al Kaline and Company.


The Walkerville Chicks

In the 1920's there was a semi- professional baseball team in Walkerville called The Walkerville Chicks,- they were quite a sensation.


Ian Allison: The Major

Walkerville Collegiate students called him "The Major". His friends called him Al. And history will remember him as a member of the only Canadian basketball team to ever win a medal at the Olympics.


Ernestine Russell: Windsor Athlete Canada's First Female Olympic Gymnast

At 17, Ernie became the first, and participated in Melbourne Australia in 1956.


Harry Marshall, Windsor Boxer

In one hundred fights, Marshall suffered only two knockouts and seven loses.



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