Ralph Wakelin (1915-1996)
Considered one of the best athletes Lindsay ever produced, Ralph Wakelin has dedicated a lifetime to the development of hockey, football, figure skating, softball, lacrosse, curling and track and field. One of only a few people to have skated in all three of Lindsay’s covered arenas, Ralph played in the old Church Hockey League in the Lindsay Street rink from 1928-1920. He played for 18 years and refereed for 10 seasons in the O.H.A. Senior “B” and Junior “B” system and played for the St. Thomas Hornets of the Royal Canadian Air Force hockey team, competing against H.H.L. greats like Syl Apps. He was a member to the 1934 L.C.I. Senior C.O.S.S.A Champions. Ralph was very active in the Lindsay Figure Skating Club and of the Lindsay Athletic Club in 1946 – the predecessor of the Lindsay Recreation Department.