This beautiful picture is a courtesy of Fern Ladouceur and was taken at the Riverdale Horseshoe Club on Labour Day of 1936 possibly for the Toronto & District annual championship (we assume). That club is no doubt the most famous and probably oldest from Toronto. One that has produced a great number of champions:
Norm Brown and William Coulter, club founders in 1926 (Canadian doubles champs in 1928); George Craggs (1934 Canadian champ), James Daniels (1934 Canadian doubles champ), Robert "lefty" Ferris (1937 Canadian champ)
and some of the games best volunteers: Bert Campbell and Harold Blackman. Here are the ones identified by Fern Ladouceur:
Front row: 1. Ernie Beamish (3rd from left), 2. Fern Ladouceur (4th from left), 3. Harold Blackman (6th from left)
Second row (sitting): 4. John Lloyd (6th from left), 5. Bert Campbell (10th from left), 6. Lefty Ferris (12th from left), 7. Norm Black (13th from left), 8. George Craggs (14th from left).
Third row (standing): 9. Morden Kippen (3rd from left), 10. Joe Parfitt (10th from left).
Back row (standing): 11. James Daniels (14th from left or 11th from right), 12. Sol Ladouceur (7th from right), 13. Doug Dundas (5th from right), and 14. Roy Wilkinson (extreme right). 13th from right is possibly veteran Herb Reading. If you can identify more of those players, please let us know!
see the previous picture of the month.