Johnny Bower day

January 3 was named “Johnny Bower Day” in the city of Toronto, and a celebration was held at the ACC in honour of the Westonian who played 11 seasons with the Maple Leafs.

Bower died on December 26 at the age of 93.

Johnny Bower
From Wikipedia

Patika renamed

More than 100 people showed up on Saturday to see the ceremonial renaming of Patika Avenue. NHL great Johnny Bower, after whom the street was renamed, was there, sharing jokes and hanging out. All the big-wigs made it, too—including Mayor Norm Kelly and at least three major media outlets.

Peter the Barber (Peter Kalamaris) was the brains and the brawn behind the renaming. If you see him, give him a hug for getting the TV cameras into Weston for something wonderful. The man’s a gem.

Thanks to Daniella for saving my bacon and sending the pictures.