Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

June 2017 - Toronto ON

Done by Chris Irvine who also did one of my all-time favourites.

Lakeshore Legends pays homage to famous Canadians who lived in the area.

David D. Bolland (born June 5, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey under contract to the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL), though he has never played a game for the team. Bolland was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to joining the Blackhawks full-time, Bolland played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Norfolk Admirals and Rockford IceHogs. While playing junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Bolland helped the London Knights capture the 2005 Memorial Cup. He also competed at the 2006 World Junior Championships, where he helped Canada capture the gold medal. Bolland has won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in both 2010 and 2013.

David Ernest Hornell was born in Toronto, Ontario on 26 January 1910. In 1941 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), qualified as a pilot and was commissioned in 1942. At the time of the action for which he received the Victoria Cross posthumously, Flight Lieutenant Hornell was flying as aircraft captain on Consolidated Canso amphibians with No. 162 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron, RCAF from Royal Air Force (RAF) Station Wick in Northern Scotland.

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt, jazz pianist, composer, educator (born 15 August 1925 in Montréal, QC; died 23 December 2007 in Mississauga, ON).

Jerome Drayton (born January 10, 1945 in Kolbermoor, Bavaria, Germany) is a former long-distance runner who competed internationally for Canada. He was born as Peter Buniak in Germany, and came to Canada in the mid-1950s when his mother moved there after divorcing his father.He reportedly based his new name on two famous sprinters he admired: Canadian former world record holder Harry Jerome and American Paul Drayton, former world record holder in the 4 × 100 m as part of the American relay team.

Petra Burka, figure skater (b at Amsterdam, Netherlands 17 Nov 1946). While competing in the 1962 Canadian figure-skating championships at age 15, Burka became the first woman skater to complete the triple salchow jump in competition. In 1964 she won the Canadian championships and placed 3rd in the Olympics and the world championships.
Burka won the 1965 Canadian, North American and world championships. She received the Lou Marsh Trophy that year as Canada's top athlete. After a 2nd-place finish in the 1966 world championships, she turned professional and toured with an ice show until 1969.

In New Toronto, and the wider Lakeshore community as a whole, the name Lucille 'Lou' Gamble became one synonymous with swimming. A champion marathon swimmer in her youth, Gamble first learned to swim at age 7 under the guidance of renowned swim coach Gus Ryder in the chilly waters at the foot of Seventh Street, mere footsteps from the home where she was born in 1920.
In her six years as a competitive swimmer, Gamble made a name for herself as Ryder's first champion distance swimmer, winning, among many others, the Mayor Jackson Trophy for three consecutive wins in marathon swimming. For her accomplishments, she was inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 - a trophy case full of medals on display at Woodbine Centre a testament to her standing as one of the area's most decorated distance swimmers.


  1. I also love this mural. What a great way to celebrate these important Canadians! :D

  2. I've now learned about a couple of people I hadn't known of!

  3. Love the mural and all the information contained in this post.

  4. Accomplished people, especially Oscar!

  5. The only one I know is Oscar Peterson and I didn't know he was Canadian. I'm glad he's on a wall for all to see. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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