Don Barrie

To be active and talented in drama, art, or sport is very special. Also to be able to write effectively about such enthusiasms is truly amazing. Don Barrie, a former Peterborough teacher for 34 years, has been both.

Don Barrie’s amazing career as athlete and coach, notably in lacrosse, led to his induction into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame, the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Don began, on the occasion of his retirement over 15 years ago, to write a weekend Peterborough Examiner sports column. Many historical columns were reworked into his books. Some of his published works (some collaborative, others solo efforts) include ‘Don’t Skate near the Lift Lock,’ ‘Five Decades with the Petes,’ and ‘Lacrosse, the Peterborough Way.’ He was awarded the Peterborough Historical Society’s Dobbin Award for an authoritative and voluminous book on lacrosse.

The Pathway of Fame is pleased to welcome the opinionated writer who shared his love of history of his, and Peterborough’s, favourite sports.

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