Where are they now? Jacques Tremblay & Bill Lewis

Today, Jacques Tremblay, 76, is running a minor hockey hockey school at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee. He coached Men’s Hockey at Royal Military College (1989-1996). He made his mark at the Royal Military College, leading the then-Redmen to the the playoffs in the 1995-96 season. It was a feat that earned him CIAU and OUAA Men’s Hockey Coach of the Year (1995-96).

Hockey schools aren’t new for Tremblay, who would run summer camps at Centre 70 and the Memorial Centre while coaching at RMC (1989-96) and at Queen`s (1997-2001). He has coached at various levels over his illustrious career including extended stints as head coach of both the Swiss the French National Teams and head coaching duties in Canadian Major Junior Hockey for the St. Jean Castors (1984 – 86) and the Kingston Canadians (1986-87).

He coached Women’s Hockey at Queen’s (1997-2001) and St. Lawrence College men’s hockey program (2009-10). “My passion is teaching (hockey) although I still get called coach,” Tremblay said.”I don’t want to quit the game.”  Read the entire article here


Pictured is Right Worshipful Brother Bill Lewis, District Deputy Grand Master for Prince Edward District 2009-2010 with Mr. Jon O’Connor, Communications Director for the Wounded Warrior Fund.

Local Masons Fundraise In Support of the Wounded Warrior Fund

Masons from Prince Edward District had a very successful fundraising year in support of the Wounded Warrior Fund, raising $18,000.00 throughout the year.

Each year, Masonic Districts choose a charity to support, and this past year Prince Edward District decided to support a charity that is certainly near and dear to many in the local area. Prince Edward Masonic District is comprised of 13 Lodges from Bancroft in the north to Picton in the south, and from Brighton to Belleville. Each Lodge chose their own method of fundraising, from pancake breakfasts and turkey suppers, to raffles and private donations in support of this most worthwhile charity.

The Wounded Warrior Fund (www.woundedwarriors.ca) was originally started in September 2006 to support our wounded veterans with personal items that were not being supplied by the military. Since its inception, it has become the beneficiary of the nation’s empathy towards Canadian soldiers, and the outpouring of support from Canadians has been overwhelming. It is certainly a success story borne out of a horrible tragedy that continues to support those in need.

For more information on Prince Edward District, please contact Bill Lewis, [email protected].

For more information on the Wounded Warrior Fund, please contact Jon O’Connor, [email protected].