Probus Meeting: John McKenty – The CCM Story

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
9:15 am - 11:15 am

Oakville Club


From its birth in 1899 until its eventual demise in 1983 CCM – Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. – was the quintessential Canadian company.  Growing up in Canada meant riding its bikes in summer and wearing its skates in winter.  Its logo was as much a part of the Canadian psyche as the seasons themselves. Unfortunately, for far too long too little has been known about the company, its history and its products.


John McKenty will take us on a nostalgic look, through wors and photos, at one of Canada’s best-known cultural icons and the colorful figures and legendary sports heroes that made up its history.


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John McKenty was born in Peterborough and currently lives in Perth.  He retired as a high school principal in 2006 after 30 years in education and has published 4 books including Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story.  He will have copies of his book available following the meeting.