This seven-year-old watched the Ti-Cat victory from my grandparents’ home, as my parents were out at a Grey Cup party. Weren’t all parents out at a Grey Cup parties in those days?
Charlie Tilt and Margaret Schnurr will add the ribbons to piles that have been brought home from the Royal Winter Fair each year, for the last 92 years.
“I'm so glad I bit the bullet (pulled on my spanx) and had the pictures done. It was a beautiful experience. Women honouring women. I was nervous. Centre stage is not my thing, but I felt beautiful and I can't wait to do it again!”
Walton won the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967. He was the club’s leading scorer in 1967-68 with 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists, his first full season with the Leafs. Later, he fit well with the Boston Bruins’ prolific scorers led by Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr. He won a second Stanley Cup with the defending cup champion Bruins in 1972
“It’s a real interesting phenomenon,” he says. “When I came on the board (of directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association) in 2006, we really had to sell memberships, get out there and push to sell memberships. Now, people are lining up to buy them.”