Recently found this copy of BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS with an assortment of other stuff.
It includes some fight cards of 1985 and a look back at the Sixties with numerous photos
such as a group photo of some of the officials active in the Seventies and other years.
Profile photos of Johnny Creanza, Jeff Demmery, Joe McCaffrey, Ed McCaffrey,
Greg Demmery, Happy Seigner, Ian Pye, Garry Tatton, Ken Mitchell, Brent Lackie etc.
Some names from that 1968 Silver Gloves revival: Perry Demosten, John Gamble, Joe Cooke,
Lanny Thom, Tony James, Alf Cool, Joe Shannon, Gordie Lawson, Ron Trainor,
Some names from the 1966 Bronze Gloves:
Ron Way, David Kirby, Robbie Grant, Gary Bridal, Rick Johnson,
Uwe Blank, Kelly Barrows, Gerry Chu, Richard Gsllant and Gary VanBuskirk.
1985/1986 BOXING BC EXECUTIVE
George Armson, Fred Fuller, Sid Knopp, Marg O'Reilly, Bing Bakaan,
Shirley Knopp, Bert Lowes, Brian Zelley, Dave Thompson and Glynn Jones.
THE SIZZLING SIXTIES
Five of the 12 pages were devoted to highlights of the sixties which included
a general overview, and some quick highlights of the Golden Gloves, 1967 Diamond Belt,
Emerald Gloves, 1968 Silver Gloves Revival, 1966 Brone Gloves, 21 Seect
Vancouver Island Champions, a "The Never ending Story" and the quote
From Tiny Acorns Mighty Oaks Grow.
BETWEEN ROUNDS' THE PRINCE RUPERT BOXING CLUB
A page devoted to the Prince Rupert Boxing club from it's beginningd
in 1971 at the Prince Ruper Recreation Centre and the 1979 changes
that saw Dick St. Louis and Larry "Lefty" Logan took over
the direction of the club. Then into the Eighties with a few touches of
theSalmon Belt Tournament and contributions by the
INDO CANADIAN SIKH ASSOCIATION. The 1985 recipient of the
Salmon Belt Award aka "Guru Go Bind Singh" was Fort St, John's
ROSS LEBREAUX. Som of the boxers and coaches mentioned in the
Milan Novak, Dwayne Fiddler, Zrake Stevens, Frank Genaille, Mark Jaeger,
Brent Daschuk, Ken Doll, Joe Martin, Albert Smith, Gerard Moore & Glen gardner.
covered recent club shows:
April 13, 1985, Nanaimo Boxing Club AND March 16th. Cranbrook Double "E".
The Nanaimo club show included boxers from Kamloops, Courtenay, Parksville,
Nanaimo, Gold River and Washington State and vancouver, boxers included
Nanaimo's RALPH TORRIE and CHRIS RATHY. A highlight bout in the Cranbrook
affair was a "BC Box-off between JOE PENDRY and AL HARPER. this bout
would lead to Joe being selected for the Senior team and winning a Canadian title.
NORE SIXTIES FLASHBACKS - VANCOUVER ISLAND CHAMPIONS
Island Champions Of The Sixties
(reprint from May 1985)
A great tradition on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
was passed on from the Fifties with the continuation of the
Isand Golden Gloves until 1963. In 1964, an all Island championship
Tournament was held. After 1964, the All Iland Tournament would
remain dormant until a number of current members from Victoria to Gold River
revived the Vancouver Island Championshis twenty years later in Parksvile.
May 1984. throughout the Sixties, the tournaments provied an excellent
preliminry towards provincial tournament. Some of the
CHAMPIONS from 1960 to 1964:
21 SELECT VANCOUVER ISLAND CHAMPIONS - 1960 to 1964
Ken Alexander, Bruce Baille, Tommy Black, Mike Caird,
Larry Cardinal, Danny Daniels, Buck Delaronde, Len Diggs,
Fred Francis, V. Jack, Bob Mosse, Gilles Nepper, Cal Osmond,
Earl Pilgrim, Wayne Powell, Fred Price, Sgt. Ed Remin,
Howie Rabey, Rifleman Walsh, Skimp williams and Brian Zelley.
ONE OF THE STORIES