Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | September 26, 2018

Cornwall Classics Football Champs 1964

Inspired by our post on the recent Cornwall Classical College Reunion LINK, Ginette Charbonneau donated her husband Bernard’s 1964 championship jacket, pictured below.

We have it on exhibit at the Museum, as pictured below.

Members of that 1964 inaugural Team were as follows:

1st row:  Vallier Dumont (#39), Gilles Lafrance (#24), Serge Langevin (#65), Donald Gravelle (#59), Bernard Charbonneau (#3), Pierre Guindon (#42), Robert Marleau (#75), Fern Mainville (#35)
2nd row:  Harvey Prevost (Asst Instr), Jean Gauthier (#51), Andre Leroux (#63), Andre Marchand (#27), Jean Leger (#56), Paul Prevost (#37), Yvon Hurtubise (#76), Roger Trudel (#57), Gilles Leger (head coach)
3rd row:  Lucien Tessier (#43), Gerald Samson (#14), Richard Rozon (#64), Bill Hayley (#72), Raymond Perras (#38), Richard Bissonette (#21), Cederic Michaud (#31), Nelson Merrizi (#71), Father Jules Chartrand
4th row:  Cyril Charlebois (#60), Raymond Gatien (#74), Pierre Fortier (#1), Guy St. Jean (#15), Wayne Gosselin (#58), Jules Charlebois (#69), Guy Bedard (equipment & first aid)

To the shock of others in the Quebec Intercollegiate Football League (QIFL) 14-team league, these first-year rookies won the league title from the Mont St. Louis Kodiacks by a score of 20-13.  The Kodiacks had lost only one game all season and had beaten the Classics 26-6 when the two teams first played against each other.

Bernie Charbonneau was chosen as game star at the team’s final banquet that year.

Our small collection of Cornwall (Classical) College artifacts is beginning to grow thanks to the generosity of people such as Ginette, Norm Allaire and Wayne Gosselin. Do you have other items that you’d like us to preserve and share with the community?  Please e-mail us at cornwallhistory@outlook.com .

 


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