Sports Wall of Fame

Farrington, A. P., 1888 - 1938

Farrington, A. P., 1888 - 1938
Transcribed from the plaque:

A.P. Farrington was General Secretary of the city's Y.M.C.A. from May, 1926 to March, 1938. No boy ever did without a "Y" membership because of lack of funds as A.P. would often dip into his own pocket for the required fee. A.P. taught fair play and discipline with gentleness and his influence played a great part in preventing many youths from going astray and helped to build their character.

Mr. Farrington organized a variety of sports for both the "Y" and the public schools. He spent many Saturday mornings at the arena coaching hockey and then would go to N.F.C.V.I. to coach the gym team which he also took to meets in the area. Every spring A.P. held a hobby show for the youth of the city at the arena on Victoria Avenue. He laid out the course and fired the starter's pistol for the annual Thanksgiving Day Harrier's (Man-a-Mile) Race from Stamford Green to St. Catharines.

A.P. gave to the youth of Niagara willingly and unstintingly and touched the lives of many. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Click to view Arnold Farrington's daughter acepting his award at the Induction Ceremony  Click to view Arnold Farrington's daughter acepting his award at the Induction Ceremony
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title 5th Annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Edith McLeod daughter of Arnold Farrington
Creator  Simon, Pat
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1997 ;
Date  January 9, 1994.
 
 
YMCA Harriers Running Team 1929  YMCA Harriers Running Team 1929
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls YMCA Harriers Running Team 1929
Notes  Front Row: Lorne Robinson, Bert Williams ; Second row: Charles Russel Coach, Pete Cuthbert Coach, J Barker-Smith Vice-President, George Morse President, Harry P Stephens Vice-President, Arnold P Farrington Secretary, Ted Smith Coach ; Third Row: Earl Canham, Ben Prior, Charles Hebdon, Sam Rice, Ivan James, Howard Teal, Ken Rayner ; Fourth Row: Gordon Forgie, William Hogg, Gordon Sadler, Ted Hiscocks, Joe Bacon, Len Lawrence ;
Date  November, 1929.
 
 
YMCA Harriers Track Team 1926  YMCA Harriers Track Team 1926
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - YMCA Harriers Track Team 1926
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1993 ; Back Row L-R: J Johnson, G H Thompson, H Bennett, F Wilson,G Saddler Captain, F Brophy ; Middle row: H Teal E McCutcheon, W C Jones, J Fisher, W A L Robinson, L Lawrence, G McPherson ; Third Row: P Cuthbert, S Nickerson, M J Allen, Dr G B Snyder, Gordon Troup, A P Farrington, E A Smith, ; Absent E Sparling, H Lamonte, I Sherk, S Rice Physical Director ;
Date  1993.
 
 
 
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