Victoria Edwards: Did You Know; The Bear & Who Am I

Brief historical overview of Canadian Military Colleges and Canadian University Football

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards

The oldest interuniversity football league was the Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union (CIRFU) formed in late 1897 and commencing competition in 1898. The Yates Cup was donated by Dr. H. B. Yates of McGill University in 1898 to be awarded to the league champion each year. The Royal Military College competed in the CIRFU conference in 1913. Following the Second World War, the CIRFU became known as the Senior Intercollegiate Football League (SIFL), from circa 1956 onward it was known as the Ontario-Quebec Athletic Association (OQAA) football conference.

The Royal Military College Redmen competed in the Ontario Intercollegiate Football Conference (OIFC) conference from 1957-1966. Established in 1957, as a senior-level university football conference, consisting of a combination of newly created post-secondary institutions as well as established institutions which had previously played football at the intermediate level in the South-Western Conference of the Intercollegiate Intermediate Football Union (IIFU) and the West or “A” Division of the Ottawa-St.Lawrence Intercollegiate Athletic Association (OSLIAA) football conference.

The Royal Military College Redmen competed in the Central Canada Intercollegiate Football Conference (CCIFC) conference from 1967-1970. Established in

1967, the twelve-team league was made up of the ten members of the OIFC plus two teams from the East Division of the now defunct OSLIAA football conference. In 1968, with the addition of two more members (plus another in 1969), the conference was split into two divisions.

Collège Militaire Royal competed from 1953-7, and from 1965-6 in the “B” Division of the Ottawa-St.Lawrence (OSL) conference, later (in 1958) called the East Division of the Ottawa-St.Lawrence Intercollegiate Athletic Association (OSLIAA) conference. The Royal Military College Redmen competed in 1971 in the Blue Division and Collège Militaire Royal competed 1971-2 in the White Division of the eleven-team Quebec University Athletic Association (QUAA) football conference which had a rather short-lived existence from 1971 to 1973. The Dunsmore Cup was the OQIFC`s championship trophy.

http://www.ubishops.ca/gaiters/qufl/football-history-brief.htm

 

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Who am I?

 

  • He was born in Nova Scotia in 1864
  • He was educated at Royal Military College in Ontario c. 1885.
  • He was a founding member of the Royal North-West Mounted Police (RNWMP) and served as a superintendent from 1885 to 1914.
  • From 1915 to 1935, he was a police magistrate in Edmonton.
  • In 1936, he was appointed Alberta’s fifth lieutenant-governor.
  • He died in 1937.
  • On January 12, 1970 a subdivision in Edmonton North of Whitemud Drive to 100 Avenue, west of 178 Street to RDA was named in his honour.

Who is he?

a) 52 William Grant Stairs

b) 62 William H. Robinson

c) 82 Bruce Carruthers

d) 126 Philip C.H. Primrose

126 Philip C.H. Primrose

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Primrose

https://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca/Presto/content/DetailIframe.aspx?ctID=YTMzNDAzZjYtNDY1ZC00MDhkLTliZjQtY2Q0ZGEwNjIwYjJm&rID=NTA2&ph=VHJ1ZQ==

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards

2 Comments

  • 4588 Bob Kompf

    January 7, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Re: Did You Know
    I have a picture titled ” Royal Military College Redmen 1957 Ottawa St. Lawrence Conference Football “A” Champions. I’ll try to scan it in its frame. That didn’t work.

    If it would be of interest, I could arrange for a scan for you. I think I would need an address other than this comment page to send you the file.

    Advise, svp

    Bob Kompf
    4588
    Edmonton