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As a tribute, the city of Timmins officially unveiled the Fred Salvador Athletic Field in August of 2007. Trading Names Sometimes it’s easier to give a new name to a place that already exists, rather than build something entirely new. Here’s a look at what some buildings, parks, and streets used to be called. Special Fan It’s no surprise that folks in lots of Canadian towns and cities have named places after hockey players, hockey coaches, and even hockey team owners. But a hockey fan? It happened in March 2011, in Burford, Ontario.

In his event, held at Massey Hall on April 8, 1929, Frye won second place in the novice division of the contest. He typed 63 words a minute. Wait a second. Is competitive typing even a sport? You decide. Burgers, Baseball … Bailey In the 1930s, an American named Nat Bailey started opening hamburger restaurants around Vancouver. One of them was the first drive-through restaurant in Canada. It turns out that Nat, who had cheered for the Twins as a kid back in Minnesota, was a big baseball fan. But Canada had no big league teams and it would be years before the arrival of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Expos.

There is also an Elizabeth Manley Park in Ottawa. Kurt Browning Arena, Caroline, Alberta: Browning, who is from Caroline, was the Canadian men’s figure skating champion in 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1993. In the Name of the Law John Sopinka, the son of a Hamilton steelworker, was so broke in 1953 he could barely pay his tuition at the University of Toronto. He decided to try out for the Toronto Argonauts as a way of making some money, and to his surprise he made the team! In his two-year CFL career, Sopinka played 29 games with the Toronto Argonauts and eight games with the Montreal Alouettes.

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