What is the Book Signing?
The Centre for Sport Capacity, in collaboration with Sport Oral History Archives, was proud to host a Book Launch and Author Reading on Wednesday, November 22nd from 7 pm-9pm at the Pond Inlet banquet space at Brock University. Author and historian Fed Addis shared insights from his book titled “Gallinger: A Life Suspended” about the worst gambling scandal in NHL history – the life and hardships of a gifted young athlete from Port Colborne who becomes embroiled in a Detroit betting ring.
What was gained by attending? The opportunity to meet the author, gain insight into the sports world, learn more about hockey history, and network with students and community members.
About the Author?
Fred Addis is the retried, former curator of the Leacock Museum National Historic Site in Orillia. He is a member and past-president of the Society for the International Hockey Research and has written for their Hockey Research Journal and Pucklore: The Hockey Research Anthology, Vol.1. He has also contributed to Total Hockey Encyclopedia, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Legends magazine and the Windsor Review. He lived in Port Colborne from 1967-1986 and was active in the establishment of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
He knew Don Gallinger personally and maintains contact with two of Gallinger’s sons. Over several years, he amassed a collection of hockey pictures, programs and memorabilia relating to Port Colborne hockey greats. In 2019, he donated his extensive archive to the L.R. Wilson Heritage Archives. He now lives with his wife Deirdre and their cat Stella, in Oro Medonte, near Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
Fred will share insights from his book about the worst gambling scandal in NHL history – the life and hardships of a gifted young athlete from Port Colborne who becomes embroiled in a Detroit betting ring. You will get the opportunity to meet the author, gain insight into the sports world, learn more about hockey history, network with students and community members.