Andy McCallum Collection. - - 1946- 2012.- - 45 cm of textual records, 61 photographs.

Andy McCallum ( 1929-2013 ) was born and raised in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan and was an only child. His family moved to Brandon Manitoba when he was 1 year of age. He was skating and playing hockey at a very early age and started playing hockey for Brandon when he was 16. After high school graduation he attended college in Brandon. He met his wife Angela ( 1929-2007 ) when he was 15 years old and they were married in 1951. Between 1948-1949 he was in a training camp with the Providence Hockey club at Three Rivers, Quebec. In 1947-1949 when he moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta and won his first valuable player award when he played for the first Medicine Hat Tigers. Between 1949-1950 he went to Ontario and played for the Owen Sound Mercury's Senior A's. In 1950 through to 1951 he was in Quebec playing for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. He moved to Rhode Island in 1952 to play for the Providence Reds and then to New York to play for the Syracuse Warriors. Returning to play with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens between the end of 1952 and 1953 he had the opportunity to play with the Sydney Millionaires with the Senior A team. He moved to Ontario in 1954 and played for the Windsor Bulldogs in the Senior A team. He moved to Kelowna in 1957 to play with the Kelowna Packers and with that team made history as they were the first Western sports team allowed to play behind the then Iron Curtain. They also played Sweden as well as the Russian Red Army, Wings of Soviet ,Moscow Dynamos, the Soviet Juniors and the Moscow Selects. As a result in 2008 the team was inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame. In 1961 he moved to Powell River as a playing coach for the Powell River Regals. Injured in a game against the Shmyr Flyers in 1968 he became an executive member for the Regals. In 1971 he was awarded BC Amateur Hockey Association's outstanding player award for skillful play, sportsmanship and developing minor hockey while with the Powell River Regals. McCallum worked for MacMillian Bloedel pulp and paper mill until his retirement. In 2009 the Powell River Regals announced that the newly formed West Coast Senior Men's Hockey League would play for a Andy McCallum trophy. He and Angie had two children Bob, born in 1953 in Brandon and a daughter Beverlee Ann born in Brandon as well in 1958. The collection consists of correspondence, lists, programmes, newspaper clippings, albums and photographs.

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Series List

1. Correspondence: - 1946-2008. - - 2cm of textual records.
The series consists of letters, telegrams and cards.

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2. Lists. - - 1956-1961 . - - 2cm of textual records.
The series consists of a handwritten list and computer generated lists of teams and dates that McCallum played.

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3. Programmes and newspaper clippings. - - 1946-1968. - - 40 cm of textual records.
The series consists of programmes and newspaper clippings pertaining to the clubs that McCallum played with. Includes the Brandon Elks, Medicine Hat Tigers, Owen Sound Mercury's, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Rhode Island Providence Reds, New York Syracuse Warriors, Sydney Millionaires, Windsor Bulldogs, Kelowna Packer and Powell River Regals. Also included are hockey programmes from games that McCallum attended as well as non- hockey events. Includes publications of other sporting events from around the world.

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4. Ephemera - 1960-2010. - - 1cm of textual records.
The series consists of menus and a programme of the opening of the Hap Parker arena in the Powell River Complex.

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5. Photographs: - 1945-2012. - -61 photographs.
The series consists of photographs of McCallum and some of the teams that he played with and includes: Brandon Elks, Medicine Hat Tigers, Owen Sound Mercury's, Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Rhode Island Providence Reds, New York Syracuse Warriors, Sydney Millionaires, Windsor Bulldogs, Kelowna Packers and Powell River Regals.

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Accession 2013.98

Fonds 195.