Abe Mortimer

Abe Mortimer

Vancouver’s Favourite Umpire BC Black pioneer was lumberworker, athlete, soldier, storyteller and Hall of Famer Researched and written by Donna Sacuta On September 2, 1965, 75-year old Abe Mortimer bellowed “Pla-a-a-y B-a-a-w-w-l” before an audience of more than 2,500 at Capilano Stadium in Vancouver to kick off a two-inning Old-Timers’ Read more…

Fitzclarence St. John

(Photo: Fitzclarence St. John, image and information from Waterfront News, 1971) Remembering Fitzclarence St. John, founding member of the “Bows and Arrows” Lumber Handlers local of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Fitz, more commonly known and referred to as John St. John, passed away in 1970 at the Read more…