Gerry Park and Gerry Kelly Inducted to 80+ Hall of Fame in Ottawa Oct 28th, 2017

 

HOCKEY for 80 year olds will be honoured on OCTOBER 28th, 2017.

For the seventh consecutive year since its foundation, the 80+ HOCKEY HALL of FAME will honour 32 candidates in the PLAYER category, still active at 80 years of age and over.

Two members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club (BOHC) were inducted into the 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame. As you may remember, Stew Cockshutt was made a member just last year. Fellow BOHC members Peter Austin and Bruce Marsh will be accompanying Gerry Park and Gerry Kelly to Ottawa on Oct 28th, 2017 as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

As part of the full day of celebrations, they will be playing in a hockey game with other 80 year-old inductees. Following the game, there will be a banquet and induction ceremony. More information is on the website. www.80plushockeyhalloffame.com

We are proud to have 3 members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club be recognized by this organization. All three of our BOHC Hall of Famers are role models and ambassadors for adult recreational hockey in Canada and are still actively playing in the BOHC.

 

2017 BOHC Inductees

GERRY KELLY, 82 yrs old

Winger, originally from PEI

Gerry Kelly

 

GERRY PARK, 81 yrs old

Defenseman, originally from North Dorchester Ontario.

Original Member BOHC, Past President, League builder.

Gerry Park

 

2016 BOHC Inductee

 

STEW COCKSHUTT, 88 yrs old

Winger, Burlington, Ontario

Stew Cockshutt

 

Respectfully

 

Wendall Ahearn

President, Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club

 


BOHC Receives Community Partner Award

BOHC was honoured to receive a Community Partner Award (an award of recognition from Halton Region Health) as part of their Celebration of Life Ceremony last night (Oct 5, 2017) in Oakville. This award was presented to the BOHC itself in recognition of our organization’s emergency preparedness and actions. Wendall Ahearn accepted the Award from Gary Carr (Halton Region Chair). BOHC applauds the efforts of the Halton Region Paramedic Services in our community and are looking forward to working together to increase SAFETY and EMERGENCY procedure awareness. Joining Wendall Ahearn at the event ceremony were Jeff Davis, Richard Krummenacher and Scot Cameron.

BOHC was honoured to receive a Community Partner Award (an award of recognition from Halton Region Health)

Celebration of Life Ceremony

Celebration of Life Ceremony - https://youtu.be/ct05xcOHw-E

 


Sad News - BILL THREADER Passing 

bill threader

THREADER, William - details will post soon... Bill passed away last night, Friday 13 October 2017 at age 85.

Bill was our Gold/Grey tournament team coach for years. 

 


Sad News - CHUCK WARD Passing - One of our BOHC Charter members!

Ward Charles

WARD, Charles - Peacefully, at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 77.

Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Darryl, Charlene, and Todd. Cherished grandpa of Charmaine, Jesse, Jaclyn, Alexis, Jake, Jamie, Jennifer, Cassandra (deceased), Amanda and great grandpa of Nia.

Dear brother of Audrey (deceased), Gary, Sharon, Penny, and Randy.  Will also be remembered by his step-father Karl, in-laws, and his many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville on August 24th from 6 - 8pm.

 

Funeral Service at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville on August 25th at 10:00 a.m.

 


President's Welcome

Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure as your new President to welcome you to the 2017/2018 BOHC season. Founded in 1975, our club has grown into one of Canada’s largest Oldtimers Hockey Clubs, something that we can all be proud of. Of all the traditions that are maintained at our club, we can thank the founders for establishing a league that puts safety first, and winning second.

As players, I cannot stress this enough, it is our responsibility to do our part to promote safety on the ice and respect our fellow members. Remember we are not paid to play and most of us have to go to work, see our grandkids, or have plans to do something the next day.  This courtesy is extended to our network of BOHC referees. Many thanks to Mike Veerman (Executive Referee in Chief) for providing us with first rate officiating. Not an easy task with 8 divisions and the number of games we play each year.

Your Board of Directors have a few changes this year.  I would like to thank outgoing Director Larry Code, for all the hard work and volunteer time spent taking care of fundraising for our club.  We welcome both Paul Gentle and Scot Cameron as new Board members. This year’s Board includes Bruce Marsh (Past President & Heritage Chair), Paul Gentle (Secretary/Ice User Liaison), Jeff Davis (V.P. Hockey), Ken Warren (Director of Hockey on Ice), Mark Buchanan (V.P. Administration), Richard Zabransky (V.P. of I.T.), Peter Greg (V.P. Membership), Brian Blume (Director of Club Events), Scot Cameron (Director of Marketing and Communication), and Treasurer (Richard Krummenacher). We are all committed to overseeing a great hockey club as well as maintaining our strong role in the local community.

After many years at the helm, Charlie Charlebois has stepped down as our Discipline Chair. Thank you Charlie for raising the bar so high fulfilling this position. Taking over as Discipline Chair will be Paul Gentle. Paul knows he has large shoes to fill, please give him the respect and courtesy that this job requires. 

BOWSER events will continue to be held once a month throughout the year. Mark your schedules and please help support our ladies as they collect non-perishable food items or monies to purchase food for the Burlington Food Bank. Special thanks to the BOWSER Ladies for hosting these events and to our members for their generous contributions.

On May 30, 2017,  the City of Burlington recognized the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club by inducting our club into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame with the Award of Distinction. This award was presented to BOHC in recognition of our outstanding contributions to sport and to the City of Burlington year after year. It was an honour to accept this award on behalf of all the volunteers - you guys make our league a home to be proud of.

This year we will be hosting our 42nd Annual Invitational Hockey Tournament. Rick Fox and his committee continue to make this tournament one of the premier Oldtimers Hockey Tournaments in Ontario to play in. The hard work of Rick’s committee, the volunteers, and our membership make this event our largest fundraising program.

The “Ham and Turkey Roll” will be revamped this year changing back towards Its origin as a chance for members and their wives to get together, dance, and have fun around Christmas. Colin Ashdown has once again stepped up to be Chair, but is looking for volunteers to help make this an event we can all enjoy. Please contact Colin and get involved.

Our financial position continues to be strong, with no increases to player fees. This is only made possible by the dedicated network of volunteers who give up their time to run everything that we do, from fundraising events to hockey operations, and administration. If you have yet to volunteer, I encourage you to get involved in our great Club;  become a Captain, Assistant Captain, volunteer on Committees and help manage our events throughout the year.

Welcome to all the new members to BOHC, and to the players who have had injuries or health problems, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you soon at a rink or at Hector’s.

In closing I will quote part of the welcoming email from my Captain this year “You all understand/share the same BOHC values - that winning doesn’t make the top 3 priorities of the year. Team dressing room climate is number one, safety of our fellow players and post-game laughs at the Club House round out the top 3 goals of the season.”

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy & fun season!
      
Wendall  Ahearn
BOHC President
president@bohc.ca

 


Sad News - MICHAEL MOES Passing

Michael Moes

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Michael’s passing at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 79.

Beloved husband for 55 years of Susan (nee Peacock) Moes. Dearly loved father of Kathryn Connell (Thomas) and Michael Moes (Cindy). Cherished grandfather to Ethan and Adam Moes and Alexandra and Peter Connell of Massachusetts. Predeceased by his parents, Gerry and Cecilia Moes and sister Monica Davidson (Dr. H.A Davidson) of Burlington. An uncle to Sandra Peters (Bill), Ian and Keith Davidson (Linda), Lisa and Susan Niedermayr.

A life-long resident of Aldershot in Burlington, Mike achieved success in all aspects of his life. As an avid multi-sport athlete he took particular pride as one of the early members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club in 1972, playing into his early seventies. In business he retired from RBC as Vice President with RT Investment Counsel only to spend another decade with TD Asset Management doing work he loved to do. His greatest role and success was as a highly devoted family man. He was blessed with many great friends and colleagues and a family who cherished and admired him greatly. Mike attended Hillfield College in Hamilton, McMaster and Carlton Universities.

Private Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Burlington Humane Society or charity of your choice, will be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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