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Wallacetown Soccer Club fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Soccer Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1977-2000
Accession Number
2015-42
Storage Location
W6 B17-20
R12 S1 Sh4 B7-9
R12 S1 Sh6 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Soccer Club fonds
Creator
Wallacetown Minor Soccer Association
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2015-42
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W6 B17-20
R12 S1 Sh4 B7-9
R12 S1 Sh6 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1977-2000
Physical Description
9 volumes
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of scrapbooks documenting the history of Wallacetown Minor Soccer from 1977 to 2000. Soccer teams were sponsored by the Wallacetown Optimist Club and mostly played against other teams from southwest Elgin. They also played against Optimist-sponsored soccer teams from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in an annual tournament which saw players from each town travel to the other in alternating years. The scrapbooks were likely compiled and maintained by Helen Van Brenk or other members of the Wallacetown Minor Soccer Assocation or the Wallacetown Soccer Mothers.
Name Access
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Sports and Recreation
Soccer

Bruce Marshall Collection

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Bruce Marshall Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1955-1975
Accession Number
2017-02
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Bruce Marshall Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2017-02
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1955-1975
Physical Description
36 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 36 photographs collected by Bruce Marshall. Many of the photographs are of minor hockey teams, many of which were connected to St. Thomas, Ontario.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Sports and Recreation
Hockey
Golf

West Lorne Community Athletic Association fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Community Athletic Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2016-01
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh5 B8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Community Athletic Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2016-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh5 B8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by the West Lorne Community Athletic Association.
Name Access
West Lorne (Ont.)
Subject Access
Sports and Recreation

St. Thomas Golf and Country Club fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
architectural drawings
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1908-1986
Storage Location
R6 S1 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh6 B1-5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club Limited
Elgin Golf and Country Club
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S1 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh6 B1-5
GMD
textual records
architectural drawings
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1908-1986
Physical Description
2 m of textual records
2 architectural drawings
3 objects
1 photograph
History / Biographical
The St. Thomas Golf and Country Club is one of the earliest golf clubs to form in Ontario. The club began with a meeting held on April 6th 1899 in a farmhouse on the Yarwood grounds west of the entrance gate of the new Pinafore Park. From this meeting the decision was made to build and operate a golf course at the new park and to use the old farmhouse as a member’s clubhouse. The group leased land from the Street Railway and a nine-hole course was completed. The initial course was highly successful with an early membership consisting of 30 members and an associate ladies club of 20. In 1908, St. Thomas city council approved plans to place a racetrack within Pinafore Park, prompting the golf club to move to a new location.
There were several options concerning where the new club should be located, including the Doyle Farm, the Ellwood Farm, the Parish Farm, the estate of the late Charles Spohn (now V.A. Barrie Park) and the Hughes property. Faced with making a decision on which would be the best option, the club enlisted the help of Mr. George Cummings, golf professional for the Toronto Golf Club and expert on course development. Ultimately, Cummings decided that the best option would be the Hughes property and on January 8th, 1909 the first by-law of the newly formed Elgin Golf and Country Club was passed and the new club assumed ownership.
In order to finance the new course, the club set up a joint-stock company, which raised four thousand dollars of the total ten thousand dollar expenditure on the new course. Twelve hundred and fifty dollars was raised for clubhouse improvements as well as a four thousand dollar mortgage made up the remainder of the capital. The new course officially opened up to members on July 1st 1909.
A 1912 bylaw limited the membership to 80. However, the steadily increasing popularity of the game and an interest in expanding to an 18-hole layout, forced the club to again rethink their location by 1920. The noted golf and landscape engineering firm of Stanley Thompson and Company Limited were consulted concerning the prospects for a new course, and in May of 1922 they presented a report along with recommendations which was subsequently accepted.. The Whaley Farm at Union was purchased for twelve thousand dollars. The new charter incorporating the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, under the Ontario Companies Act, was issued by the province of Ontario on January 2nd, 1923 and the first 9 holes of the new club were in play as of June of the same year.
Over the years membership with the club has fluctuated dramatically, though has steadily grown from the initial 30 members and 20 associate ladies members to more than 803 as of 2001. The present course has a par of 72 from all tees and measures 6795 yards with a slope of 128 from the championship tees and an Ontario Golf Association rating of 73.0. In 1999, the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club became the 8th course in Ontario, and the 15th in Canada to be recognized for environmental excellence with the designation of “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.” It has consistently been rated as one of the Top 100 golf courses in Canada as determined by Score Golf Magazine.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, documents, ledgers, notebooks, blueprints, small artifacts and other items. Fonds presents a picture of the evolution of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club from the point of its inception, in 1908, up to and including the 1970s. The fonds exhibits some of the major changes that have occurred to the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club during this timeframe, including major organizational changes and the two physical moves of the club, its operations, budget, leadership, infrastructure, and its activities as a business. As well, the fonds includes evidence concerning the members and the community of St. Thomas. Finally, the fonds contributes greatly to creating a picture concerning the inception of golf and country clubs in Southern Ontario, their popularity, and interclub relationships.
This fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Club Administration records, 1909-1979
2. Financial records, 1909-1975
3. Maintenance and Infrastructure records, 1908-1923
4. Tournament and Event records, 1921-1978
5. Ladies' Division records, 1925-1961
6. Miscellaneous records, ca. 1960-1986
Name Access
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club
Elgin Golf and Country Club
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Union (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Sports and Recreation
Related Material
Anderson Family fonds