|Olive Card (left), Vanessa Santerre, Rita Swanson|
Olive M. Card, who contributed greatly to Chapleau as secretary-treasurer of Chapleau Minor Hockey for 25 years and as a township councillor and deputy reeve, was honoured on two occasions in 1973.
From 1947 until the end of 1972 Mrs. Card, known as "Mrs. Minor Hockey" served as secretary-treasurer of the minor hockey association. Mrs. A.W. Moore after whom the Moore Arena is named was known as "Mrs. Hockey Moore".
Mrs. Card served on the township council for six years.
In her time with minor hockey, over 2500 players were involved at the various levels.
Jamie Doyle, captain of the Chapleau Junior "B" Huskies of the International Junior "B" Hockey League, a graduate of Chapleau minor hockey presented Mrs. Card with an electric wall clock between period of a Junior "B" game in early 1973.
The clock was made of dark wood mounted beside a hockey figure above which was an engraved plaque reading "1947-1972 -- To Mrs. Olive Card for her 25 years of dedication to Chapleau Minor Hockey".
The minor hockey association felt that her long service should not go unrecognized. Mrs. Card was also a strong supporter of the Jr. "B" Huskies from the time they arrived on the local scene in 1966.
Reeve Terry Way-White paid tribute to Mrs. Card on her dedication to minor hockey also mentioning that she had served as chair of the Chapleau Recreation Committee for four years.
During her years with minor hockey, Chapleau Bantam teams from 1965 to 1968 were very successful in Northern Ontario Playground Hockey Association tournaments, and many of the players formed the core of the Junior "B" Huskies and later the Chapleau Intermediate "A" Huskies of the Northland Intermediate Hockey League.
The Bantam teams were coached and managed by David Mizuguchi and David Futhey, who alternated positions.
Mrs. Card was also the guest of honour at a municipal party where she was presented with a beautiful hand-crafted cut glass liqueur decanter set as a memento of here service on the municipal council. Tributes were paid to her as hardworking councillor, not only interested in Chapleau, but all of Northern Ontario.
Mrs. Card represented the municipality on the boards of municipal associations in Northern Ontario.
The presentation to her was made by Vanessa Santerre and Rita Swanson of the township staff.
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