Clinton "Clint" George Page, 1924-2021
It is with great sadness we mark the passing of Clint Page, a massive booster of the sport of Rowing and a member of the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame.
Clint joined the St. Catharines Rowing Club in 1940. He rowed in 1942, then became a Regatta Official, serving in many capacities. Clint was a regatta official for 15 years before becoming the Chief Registrar for all regattas held on the Martindale Pond (1963-2000).
Clint was a significant booster of the sport of Rowing. He will forever be remembered for his fund raising. Clint was the driving force behind SCRC Bingo for years. There is recollection that he was involved in Bingo for the SCRC for approximately 10-15 years. He and his wife Jean raised more than 1 million dollars for the sport. In recognition of Clint's contribution to the sport of rowing at the St. Catharines Rowing Club, one of the SCRC boat purchases was named “The Millionaire”, in his honor.
As well, He was a promoter of the Henley Island Helpers. In that capacity, he became the father of the now famous “Henley Island Hot Dog”, which, in the early years, he sold in front of the Grandstand.
Clint is a member of the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the SCSHOF in 2003 as a Builder.
He was an extremely proud member of the Canadian Merchant Marine, serving in World War 2. He was a regular at Remembrance Day ceremonies in Port Dalhousie Harbour, for the tossing of the Merchant Marine wreath, and the Downtown Cenotaph with his family, to lay a second wreath.
Sources: St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame, Athlete and coach recollections
Photo Credits: Renate Hodges