A. E. (Bert) Hick (1917 – 1976)
The former mayor of the town of Lindsey, Bert Hick was a Lindsay businessman who held the position of president of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association 1955- 56 and the Vice President of the Ontario Minor Baseball Association in 1942. A founding member and secretary of the Lindsay Athletic Club, which later developed into the Recreation Commission, Bert devoted countless hours to the development of sport not only in Lindsey, but across the province. Elected to Lindsey council at the age of 24, Bert dedicated over 19 years of service as a Councillor, Deputy-Reeve, Reeve and Mayor. He was also an active member of the Lindsay Curling Club and played on a schoolboy championship rink while attending L.C.I. His record of community service is substantial an includes: Past President of the Rotary Club, a Lindsay Fair Board member for over 25 years and founding member of the Academy Theatre. He was born in Chatham, N.B and lived in Lindsay from 1918 until his death in 1976, devoting much of his time to the development and advancement of sport in the Lindsay area.