Favored by ideal weather the annual picnic in aid of St. John's parish. Osgoode, held in Mr. William Doyle's grove. Rideau River Road, near Bray Crossing, was a conspicuous success. A record crowd for a picnic in the Ottawa district attended. It is estimated that about 5,000 persons were admitted to the grounds. The roads leading to the scene of activity were black with motor cars and rigs from long before noon.
So great was the crowd that before the day was over, refreshments ran out and many had to go hungry and thirsty.
Father Frank Corkery and the committee in charge, however, did their utmost to spread the supply over the large crowd.
The horse offered by Mr. T. McEvoy to the holder of the lucky entrance ticket was won by the donor, who later put it up for auction. It realized a substantial sum.
The sporting events were a feature of the afternoon, drawing competitors from Ottawa and the surrounding district. Ernie Evraire, of Ottawa, was one of the shining lights of the afternoon, but he had keen competition in all events from Tierney, Hoolihan and others. In a baseball game, Kenmore defeated Osgoode and later took on the Lansdowne’s of Ottawa. A dispute following a slugging bee started by the Ottawa nine ended the game, Kenmore leaving the field.
100 yards dash—1, Evraire; 2. Tierney; 3. Scroggie.
One mile race—1, Reynolds; 2, Gavin; 3. Tierney.
220 yards race—1. Evraire; 2, Tierney; 3, Reynolds.
Running high jump—1. Hoolhihan; 2, Cunningham; 3. Vllleneuve.
Running broad Jump—1. Pritchard; 2. Reynolds; 3, Tierney.
Standing broad Jump—1, MaGuire; 2. Tierney; S. Reynolds.
Putting the shot — 1. Foley; 2. A. A. Scobie; 3. M. Cunningham.
Junior swimming race—-1. Gerald Lowrey; 3. Arthur Rading; 3. Gerald Quinn.
Senior swimming race—1, Arthur Charbonneau: 2, Desmond O’Connell; 3. M. O’Connell.
Three-legged-race— J, M. and Bob Cunningham; 2. Gerald Quinn and Earl Wheeler.
Boys’ race—8 to 12 years—1, A. Quinn; 2. C. Saulton; 3. R. Shields.
Boys’ race—12 to 15 years—1, J. Stone; 2, G. Quinn.
Girls’ race—over 15 — D. Reynolds; 2. C. Ford; 3. Rocheleau.
The ball teams lined up as follows:
Kenmore: G. McLachlin. c.; D. McLachlin, p.; Henderson, lb.; Craig, 2b.; McLean, 3b.; Watson, s.s.; Whitelaw, f.f.; McRuer, c.f.; C. Daglish, l.f.
Oagoode: Ed. O'Brien.. c.; V. Chartrand, p.; W. Stackpole. lb.; B. Blanchfield.. 2b.; B. Dewan. 3b.; J. D. McEvoy. s.s.; E. Murphy, r.f.; F. Lemay, c.f.; L. Blanchfield, l.f.
Lansdowne (Ottawa): H. Paquette. c.; A. Smith, 1b.; King Clancy, c.f.; Al., Moran. s.s.; John Rading, l.f.; A. Charbonneau. r.f.; G. Stone. 2b.; O. Moran. 3b.; M. Cunningham, p.