Memorial Cup Tours Through CK

Memorial Cup at Links of Kent Golf Club. August 30, 2017. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News).

The Memorial Cup made its rounds through Chatham-Kent before being returned to the Windsor Spitfires.

Don “Sparky” Leonard, who is the past president of the Rotary Club of Chatham, organized the trophy’s tour through the municipality on Wednesday. One of the stops on the tour was at the Links of Kent Golf Club.

“It’s just something I personally wanted to do. I wanted to bring the Memorial Cup to Chatham. I thought it was something that we should all be proud of no matter where we’re from,” says Leonard.

Leonard says it’s Canada’s passion and love for hockey that makes the Memorial Cup so special.

“No matter where you’re from, whether it’s from Vancouver to Saint John Newfoundland, to Windsor, Ontario, and back here to Chatham — we just love the sport of hockey,” says Leonard.

Leonard says the Memorial Cup has a lot of history.

“It’s in memory of the soldiers that we lost during the war and just something that will be a tradition in Canada for many years to come,” he says.