Chronicles From The Past March 1915

Ted Church is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

The building on First Avenue formerly occupied by James Sharp as a poolroom is being fitted up as a downtown police office for the city and provincial police. The desirability of having a downtown office was suggested to the police commissioners at their last meeting by Chief of Police Allan. A telephone has been installed, and now when a policeman is needed, all that is required is to ring up No. 1-4.

March 1955

The Barnes Construction Co. is making progress with their stock car racing grounds, half a mile three-quarters up Nanaimo Lakes Road. They are, at present, excavating at the race track, which will be three-eighths of a mile long. It may be the beginning of July before they get the races going.

March 1985

After devoting eight years of his spare time to minor baseball, Ted Church is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Church will be inducted into the B.C. Baseball Hall of Fame on April 6 at B.C. Place in Vancouver. He is presently the Assistant Regional Commissioner for the Pacific Northwest’s Babe Ruth League after spending several years in the community at various levels, beginning with Little League president in 1959.

Every two years, Baseball B.C. adds to its roll of honour, acknowledging those whose efforts were instrumental in the development of baseball.

Compiled by Nadine Read, Ladysmith Historical Society