Roy Cowan

Roy Cowan

Roy Cowan, a long-time Simcoe resident, was inducted as a builder/ambassador. Since the 1950s, Cowan played a variety of roles in minor baseball and hockey, including  player, coach, referee, umpire, and organizer.

Cowan served, at various times, as president of the Simcoe Commercial Hockey League, Chairman of the Simcoe Minor Softball Association, President of the Simcoe Men’s Softball League, President of the Simcoe Minor Hockey Association, and in other executive positions on these and other area organizations. He has also volunteered on several community boards and supported local events such as the Friendship Festival, which he helped start, and the Norfolk County Fair.

Many of the individuals who wrote letters of support for Roy’s nomination noted his willingness to go “above and beyond” with his volunteer efforts. One person noted that Roy was “always ready to offer advice and mentored many kids to be better with whatever they wanted to do.” Others noted that he was a “fixture” at Simcoe sporting events, adding, “Roy has always been a great community booster and one will have to look hard to find someone who was more committed to our community.”

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