Author: Perry Lefko

Hockey Hall of Famer and longtime Mississauga resident Johnny Bower passes away

  By Perry Lefko Toronto Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower died on Dec. 26 at Credit Valley Hospital following a brief bout with pneumonia. He was 93. Bower was a prominent Mississauga resident for about 30 years and had a park in the city named in his honour. Nicknamed the China Wall, Bower played goalie for the Leafs from 1959-79 and was part of four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 60s. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Bower recorded a song called Honky (The Christmas Goose) in 1965. Based on a children’s book written...

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Lloyd Robertson delivers keynote mental health speech

Esteemed broadcaster Lloyd Robertson is encouraged that the Canadian media is reporting stories about mental health with a greater understanding and awareness, having grown up with a mother who suffered from the illness and seeing the disease affect two of his four children. Robertson delivered a personal and moving keynote speech about that on October 27 at Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation’s annual Mental Health Education Day. The theme this year was bipolar disorder. Robertson, who lives in Markham and last year was appointed Chair of the MSH Foundation’s new Fellowship Group for financial donors, spoke to a group of...

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