I was on duty yesterday at our sodiety (SHGV) and going through the old issues of the Guardian, I found these subjects which may interest our MVC members:
The Guardian April 23rd 1958:
They are remembered. Personel of the three services, war veterans, civic leaders and cadets paid tribute to those who fell in battle at Sunday's service in Woodland Park. The service was preceded by the laying of wreaths at the war monument. Salute was taken by Capt. Ross c. Webster, Commanding Officer of HMCS Donnacona.
Remarks: I did not know that there was a war monument at Woodland Park. Also, most Verdunites will remember Woodland Park as there was always some activity going on there such as movies in the summer, skating in the winter and many other sporting activities.
Carling Sales appointments. Carling Breweries (Quebec) Ltd, announces the appointment of Claude Provost and Don Marshall as special sales representatives for the Montreal area. The appointments are effective immediately.
Remarks: They where Canadiens players from the 50s and 60s. Claude Provost died from an heart attack while in retirement in Florida. Don Marshall was a Verdunite and it would be interesting to know what he is doing now.
The Guardian May 21st 1958:
Text: Flames engulf the one time Woodland Park Tennis Clubhouse on LaSalle Blvd Monday night to add yet another alarm to almost thirty the fire department received. The Pavillion was undergoing conversion to an old folk center. It disapeared in hundred foot flames which did an estimated $3000.00 worth of damage. (Ted Church Photo)
Remarks: I believe this text is misleading as It is the Clubhouse and not the Pavillion that burned down as the Pavillion was demolished in 1970, unless it was rebuilt. Some readers may enlighten us on this. It is also interesting to note that the Pavillion was converted to an old folk center.
June 25th 1958
Text: Wrecked car is pulled from Aqueduct in the early hours thursday after it had plunged off Laverendrye near Woodland avenue. Cyril Cordrey of 1146 Moffat drowned.