The chairman of the Paisley committee for the Bruce County Home-coming is a man who really requires no introduction to any of you. George, one of the village's younger business men, was born in Paisley back around the turn of the century. Always a versatile athlete, George has been at his best on the hockey arena, and has played in every class of the organized puck game, through junior ranks, up to senior, when he was with the smart C.C.M, club at Weston, and then on into professional hockey with Detroit, Ravinas and Kitchener of the now defunct Can-Am loop. Now engaged in selling, and very successfully, too, life and general insurance, George is still active in hockey, and last winter donned the pads for his 28th season. It would be a safe bet that when the new Memorial Community Centre is completed next winter, he will again be among those present when the intermediates skate out for the first game.

For five years George has been a member of the village council, and with his experience as a legislator and his sports background, he was the almost inevitable choice for the post of chairman of the Paisley Home-coming Committee. He has done a really fine job, and deserves a good hand for having carried out his multitudinous duties so efficiently.

in conjunction with the Bruce Home-coming Week

A. F. W. ROBERTSON, Secretary-Manager, Fergus, Ont.
ART KEAY, Sports Dir., Toronto Police Athletic Association
W. S. FORRESTER, Vice-Chairman
W. E. THEAKER, Treasurer
MRS. ROSS BELL, Secretary

H. C. Barnett, I. Shoemaker, W. E. Theaker, S. F. Ballachey, J. Worthington, Norman Hagedorn, Ernest Friar, H. L. Matthews, Peter Cutter, Toney Nixey, Ross McKenzie.
Transportation--Walter McClure, chairman; Wm. Tanner, Stewart Howe, Gordon McMann.

Program -The entire executive; Names & Addresses -W. E. Theaker; Billeting- The Women’s Institute; Advertising, Badges & Program-A. Ross McKenzie; Decorating - Peter Cutter; Canvassing & Finance - D. B. Currie; Concessions - E. D. Elwes; Grounds & Buildings-J. Ross McArthur; Parade - Earle Rushton; Parking & Policing – Ernest Friar; Improvement to Private Premises - Mrs. S. F. Ballachey; Reception - D. Forrester; Special church services -The Ministerial Association.

Riverside Park, Paisley, Ontario
Wednesday, July 21st,

All competitors must report to the Entry Clerk at the COMPETITORS’ TENT immediately upon entering the grounds. No competitor will be permitted to enter any event unless he or she is wearing the official number assigned to him or her.
Track and Field events held under the sanction of the Central Ontario Branch of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada.
The decision of the Entertainment Committee as to the eligibility of any entrant shall be final.

In the event of any dispute arising as to the winner of any class, either in the Highland or athletic sections, the decision of the chief adjudicator will be final.
Upon completion of each competition, the successful competitors will carry a small card to the Secretary’s tent. These cards will signify, as follows: 1st Prize, Red; 2nd Prize, Blue; 3rd Prize, White.

It will be absolutely forbidden for any person, other than duly qualified and credential-bearing officials, and committee members, to be within the various enclosures during competitions. This rule will be rigidly enforced.

Parking facilities will be available, with Ernest Friar in charge of special parking police.

The Presbyterian Church at Salem


On a Saturday night in February, 1948, in spite of a howling blizzard that almost completely blocked district highways, a crowd of nearly 1,000 persons came to Paisley to witness the official opening of the new Memorial Community Centre, one of the finest hockey arenas and recreational buildings in Ontario. At a cost of almost $40,000, most of it subscribed by citizens and old boys and girls, this fine structure had been erected in memory of the gallant men who had given their lives in the Second Great War. The top cut on the left is a photo taken within the arena on the day preceding the opening.

Just five days after the official opening, that proud Memorial Community Centre was a pile of twisted, warped steel, as the result of a tragic fire which, inside of four hours, had levelled the building to the ground, and similarly destroyed Pickard's hardware store and apartments next door. Sponsors of the Community Centre, and citizens in general, were shocked and dismayed by the tragedy. But almost before the embers of the fire had cooled, the men who had worked so hard to build the ruined structure had determined that it must be rebuilt. The citizens rallied immediately, and then from out of town, from service

clubs, lodges, veterans' organizations, schools, newspapers, radio stations, came an astonishing, and most heartening support for the re-building campaign. Within a few short weeks the fund was up to the $35,000 mark, and since, although more slowly, the total has crept up to just about $45,000. But the new building is going to cost $60,000, and it means that the Committee must work hard if it is to reach that objective. But it will be attained, make no mistake about that. Youngsters are saving pennies to go to the fund, and local organizations are doing their utmost to increase the total. Somehow that $60,000 will be secured. The Paisley and District Memorial Community Centre shall arise again to serve its young people, and to provide a living memorial to those who gave their lives for freedom.


Every one scans the skies
Every one watches the weather
For to-morrow we go
To the big Fall Show
Where everyone gets together.
The biggest pumpkins are there
The almost perfect mare
The plants so dear
The fruit so clear
The fowl so garnished and fair.
Quilts, whose pattern’s a maze
The work of a million of days
Painting so fine,
Embroidery, a mine
Of gold, with its colorful rays.
And oh! the delectable pies,
How that bread did rise and rise!
Tea biscuits just right,
The cakes a delight,
Not like the kind that one buys.

The horses, that cause such a stir,
“She can’t be beat, not her,
Whether single or double
She’s never a trouble
I’ll take you on that, good sir.”
Then at night to the Town Hall we go
With a hearty haw haw! and ho ho!
You laughed till you cried,
And near split your side
For they always put on a good show.
And now the big day’s at an end
So homeward our footsteps we wend.
So goodnight to all,
Until next fall.
When once more our Voices will blend.


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