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.