- 1920-1922 (Creation)
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0.44 m of textual records and artifacts (5 items)
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George Westman (1898-1995), was born in Ottawa and attended Ottawa Collegiate. At the age of 16 he enlisted and served overseas for three years. He played football and rowed for the Argonauts in 1919 before entering Dentistry. At the University of Toronto he played hockey and rugby for five years and was captain of the rugby team in 1923. He graduated in Dentistry in 1924 and moved to Midland, Ontario. He died in Toronto in 1995.
All of the items were originally George Westman's, except the football, which had been in the possession of Joseph Melville Breen, the captain of the Grey Cup team (later Westman's brother-in-law). This was handed over to George after Joe's death, and all the items came into the possession of Mrs. Gilling (George's sister) after George and his wife died.
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Items documenting George Westman's athletic achievements in rugby football and hockey while an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, including playing on the winning Grey Cup (1920) and Allan Cup (1921) teams. The items include his T-holder sweater (1922); the football (with lacing) used in the Grey Cup game, 4 December 1920; the commemorative 'puck' presented to the participants in the Allan Cup game and the menu for the victory luncheon in the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, 22 March 1921; and the U of T Athletic Association's 'colour' (T-holder) certificate awarded to Westman, n.d.
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