John Ralph "Jack" Spindler (1953-2001)
What do we want our children to learn from their participation in sports? Surely it is to value and recognize the importance of sportsmanship, team spirit, fair play, playing with courage, winning with modesty and losing with dignity. Jack Spindler consistently emphasized all these values with the students he encountered. A tireless worker, a quality individual, a dedicated and understanding coach, a trustworthy friend - all of these phrases have been used to described Jack. But most of all, Jack was a passionate teacher who instilled a love of sports, a respect for the game, and keen sense of fair play in the hundreds of young athletes he introduced to sports at Berwick School.
John Elwood Hiltz
When one uses the phrase "true gentleman" to describe a man, a certain type of individual comes to mind. John Hiltz is such a man. John has been a familiar face around the Berwick sports scene for over seventy years and his enthusiasm for and commitment to community sports and recreation is well known. John deserves recognition for several facets of his sporting life: his own athletic accomplishments; his constant support for and encouragement of a high level of sportsmanship and integrity in all sporting endeavors; his life-long commitment to personal physical fitness; and most noteworthy, his outstanding record of volunteerism in the interest of sport and recreation in his community. This wonderful record of community service has remained almost unbroken for all the years John has lived in Berwick except for the years he served overseas in World War II as a member of the RCAF.
William ("Bill") Easson
All too frequently, many people forget that successful athletes and sports teams achieve their success because they have good facilities in which to play and have the financial resources to allow them to play. Those persons who ensure that these facilities and resources are available are as integral to any community sports program as the most gifted athlete. William ("Bill") Easson is one of those persons.
63 Berwick Legionnaires Senior B Men's Softball Team
Building upon the success of earlier championship teams from 1960 - 62, and utilizing essentially the same group of talented players from Berwick and surrounding communities, the 1963 Berwick Legionaires Mens' Softball Team capped off an outstanding season by winning the Maritime Senior "B" championship. The team again featured the same successful combination of strong pitching and defense, timely hitting, and a "never give up" attitude that these earlier teams had exhibited.
Connie (Hiltz) Archer
Because Rainforth Park stared into the west windows of the Hiltz household and since she was raised in a sports-minded family, there was little doubt that Connie would have an interest in sports. At an early age, as she watched older girls playing ball, Connie developed a keen interest in competing. When her natural ability to excel became evident, she was soon invited to join the older girls where she fit in very well athletically despite her young age.