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Jim Chambers

posted Mar 13, 2009, 5:32 AM by graeme.lind@rideaucanoeclub.ca   [ updated Apr 2, 2009, 1:07 PM ]
On March 8, Jim Chambers passed away. Jim was a paddler with the Rideau Aquatic Club in the 1930s. At the 1936 CCA championships he was a member of the Junior C4 that captured “The Black” (the famed John W. Black Trophy introduced in 1928) coveted by so many still today. In 1936 Jim was the stroke for the Rideau Aquatic Club’s War Canoe that went undefeated in the Northern Division in ½ mile. Jim was a member of the Club’s Executive through the 40s, 50s and 60s and was a starter for many Northern Division regattas and Canadian Championships. He was presented the “Whitton Award” for volunteerism at Canadian Martyrs Church, and with his wife Molly at Sheperd’s of Good Hope soup kitchen. In 1990 Jim was presented the “Gilbert Award” for significant and exemplary contributions to the Sprint Racing Discipline of CanoeKayak Canada. He was 92.

Jim Chambers - 3rd from left