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Lester B. Pearson – 52 Pick Me Up Card of the Week

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Lester B. Pearson was a student at the Historic Church Street School. 52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora.

Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of events and locations throughout the Town of Aurora. The distribution point for each card will be published in The Auroran and here on the community FOCUS site.

Pick a card, any card, collect them all!

Card of the Week : Five of Clubs – Lester B. Pearson

Most notable for being the Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968 as well as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 Lester B. Pearson was a student at the Historic Church Street School. As a youth, Lester B. Pearson excelled in baseball, lacrosse and hockey and played golf and tennis as an adult. His baseball talents were strong enough for a summer of semipro play with the Guelph Maple Leafs of the Ontario Intercounty Baseball League. In addition to his time with the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club Lester B. Pearson was a former player and coach for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s ice hockey team.

The Aurora Museum & Archives

This week’s card featuring Lester Bowles Pearson has been sponsored by the The Aurora Museum & Archives. Re-Established in 2014 The Aurora Museum & Archives has recently launched their exhibit A Legacy of Sport in the Aurora Room of The Historic Church Street School.

If you are interested in getting in the game and sponsoring a card, a hand or even an entire suit please contact any of the partners as to existing opportunities.

Partner Profile: Sport Aurora’s mission is to support and develop sport in our community by advocating on behalf of our member organizations in order to build capacity, increase participation, enhance integration and celebrate excellence. Currently Sport Aurora represents the 27 sport organizations with a volunteer base of over 2,500 and a player base that approaches 10,000 people from the ages of 3 to 80 years of age in both genders.

Anna Lozyk Romeohttps://www.livinginaurora.com
Anna Lozyk Romeo for Mayor of Aurora

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