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OFSAA Remembers Gord Smith

Friday, February, 21, 2014

The sporting community in Ontario and across Canada have lost a longtime leader of the football at all levels in the country.

"Mr. Football," Gord Smith passed away Wednesday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A teacher-coach involved in sports at the high school level for a career that spanned four decades, OFSAA remembers Gord as a great person who co-convened OFSAA Track & Field Championships, was OFSAA's representative with Football Canada, received the Pete Beach Award in 1996 and had his referee jersey retired in a ceremony last year as one of the most respected officials in Canada.

Read more about Gord Smith's life and contributions to sport in this article from the Belleville Intelligencer.