Ganley: Trent and me — a long and happy relationship – The Peterborough Examiner

January 4, 2024

Some 55 years later, I am a full-blown fan

I arrived in town from Montreal in the fall of 1969, none too happy to be here despite the political turbulence in the province I was leaving (separatism and all that). We spoke French and weren’t part of the nervous anglophone exodus from Quebec at the time.

Peterborough seemed to me rather small and parochial. But deep down it wasn’t, and it grew on me as opportunities opened up. Today, 55 years later, I am a full- blown Peterborough/Trent University fan.

I was expecting, and I found an obstetrician — the late Dr. John Butt — who was willing to deliver us, he joked, as long as it wasn’t during a Leafs hockey game on a Saturday night. That’s exactly when it was: our third son was born at Civic Hospital at 10 p.m. Dec. 6, 1969.

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