Tour Photos

Enticing Encounters

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The itinerary was full of cultural activities that implied the Black Hawks were being properly acculturated. Upon arriving in Ottawa, the boys were greeted by the Mayor of Ottawa and then attended a luncheon in the east private dining room of the Parliament Buildings, after which the Kenora Member of Parliament took them on a guided tour of the House of Commons. While in Ottawa, they also visited the National Museum and the National Archives, and swam in the pool at the luxurious Hotel Chateau Laurier. In Toronto, they visited Queen’s Park and met the Premier of Ontario.

Games to Remember

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Not a single Black Hawks player could have dreamed his education would include something as unlikely as this hockey excursion. The tour consisted of three games, one game each against the East Browns and Combines of Ottawa and one game against Shopsy’s of Toronto. Two former professional hockey players and current members of parliament, Wilfred ‘‘Bucko’’ McDonald and Lionel Conacher, refereed the East Browns game. The Black Hawks lost to Shopsy's, beat the East Browns, and then later lost to the Combines.