George Carver

George Carver – Inducted 1987

Born in Luton, England in 1895, George was educated at the Wellington, Ontario public and high schools. In his youth, George was an active participant in many sports, and excelled at badminton, for which he won several awards in the Maritime Provinces. He was a veteran of the First World War, and while stationed at Halifax, was injured during the terrible explosion which rocked the harbour on December 6, 1917. He is remembered today for the outstanding work he did as a sports reporter for the Belleville Intelligencer from 1936 to 1968. His daily column”Sports Slices – Rare, Medium and Well Done” was a must read for anyone interested in the daily events of the local sports scene. The columns also contained a wealth of information about the history of sport in Belleville. The highlight of his career came with his coverage of the World Hockey Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1959, when the Belleville McFarlands won the World Title.

1987, builder, individual, writer,