Media Advisory - Provincial plaque commemorates Syl Apps
PARIS, ON, May 28, 2012
PARIS, ON, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ -
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Syl Apps Community Centre
51 William Street, Paris
From Highway 403, take Exit 27 for Rest Acres Road North towards Paris.
Turn right onto King Edward Street. Turn left onto Dumfries
Street/County Road 24A. Turn left onto Grand River Street South, and
then take the first right onto William Street. Syl Apps Community
Centre is located on the right at the corner of William and Elm
From Highway 401 West, take Exit 268 and turn left (west) onto Cedar
Creek Road. Turn left onto Northumberland Street. Turn left onto
Stanley Street, and then take the first right onto Swan Street (becomes
Ayr Road). Turn left onto Keg Lane (becomes Silver Street). Turn right
onto Grand River Street North/Highway 24A. Turn left onto William
Street. Syl Apps Community Centre is located on the right at the corner
of William and Elm streets.
Join the Ontario Heritage Trust and the County of Brant for the
unveiling of a provincial plaque commemorating Syl Apps (1915-1998).
Born in Paris, Ontario, on January 18, 1915, Charles Joseph Sylvanus
"Syl" Apps quickly established himself as a gifted athlete and
student. While attending McMaster University in Hamilton, he played for
both the varsity hockey and football teams, was the two-time Canadian
pole vault champion, and finished sixth in the pole vault at the 1936
Berlin Olympics. After graduating, he launched an extraordinary
10-season career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He served as captain of
the Leafs for six seasons and led them to three Stanley Cups. After
hanging up his skates, Apps entered the business world and moved to
Kingston, Ontario in 1963. For the next 12 years, he served as the
local MPP, again conducting himself with integrity. When Apps died on
Christmas Eve in 1998, his name graced numerous sports halls of fame
and several provincial institutions - fitting tributes to someone whom
many described as "fine a man as has ever lived."
The Ontario Heritage Trust's Provincial Plaque Program commemorates
significant people, places and events in Ontario's history. Since 1953,
over 1,200 provincial plaques have been unveiled.