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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 82-017


Ontario Summer Games fonds. --1980. -- 80 cm of textual records. -- ca. 20 photographs.

Biography / History

The 1980 Ontario Summer Games were held inPeterborough, Ontario from August 22nd to the 25th. The Gamesare a provincial festival of sports specifically designed to promotethe healthy development of amateur sports across Ontario. In the1980 games, there were 2,300 participants invloved in 21 differentsporting events. The events ranged from softball, soccer, trackand field, and wrestling to canoeing, golf, lacrosse, lawn bowling,and waterskiing. Most of the funding for the Games comes fromthe provincial government, namely from the Ministry of Cultureand Tourism. Professor Peter Adams of Trent University of theChairman of the 1980 Ontario Summer Games.

Custodial History

The fonds was created by and in the custodyof the Peterborough Ontario Summer Games Advisory Committee (1980)until it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the final report (2copies) and 1 copy of appendices of the Ontario Summer Games heldin Peterborough 1980. Professor Peter Adams of Trent Universitywas chairman of the 1980 Ontario Summer Games Committee. Alsoincluded are committee reports, promotion and media materials.


Title based on the organization which createdthe fonds.

Most of the photographs are colour negatives.

The fonds was donated by the 1980 OntarioSummer Games Advisory Committee via Professor Peter Adams, CommitteeChairman.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material may be found at the RecreationDivision of Peterborough City Hall, and at the Archives of thePeterborough Centennial Museum although it appears that the TrentUniversity Archives has the bulk of materials relating to the1980 Games.

93-014 is an addition to the fonds.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Final Report: Site locations, media, promotions, sport survey, correspondence of Peter Adams

Final Report: Section 1: SPORTS (All contain records of numbers playing, correspondence re site locations and replies)



Canoeing (Marathon, white water, flat water)



Field Hockey



Lawn Bowling

Lawn Tennis








Track and Field




Fisher Stores - B.E.C. 1 Rotary


Cable T.V. coverage


Media Contacts

Media Releases and Coverage


Peter Adams

Ovaltine (Wander Foods) and pre-Ontario Gamesofficial events

Promotion and media committee

Souvenir Program

Office, Tyewriter and Copier rental

Regional information

Site locations

Office: general



Arbor Theatre

General Correspondence - Peter Adams

General Correspondence - Peter Adams

Box 2

Final Report: Section 1: Administration:

Administrative Committee, minutes

Administration, miscellaneous

Administration, headquarters

Administration, volunteers

Master Registration List (A-Lawn Tennis)

Master Registration List (M-Wrestling)


Pre-Registration Mailing

Sport Briefing Manual

Sport Shirt and Jacket Order

Headquarters at Trent University

Northwest Travel

Jean Hughes

Final Report: Section II: Ceremonies

Ceremonies, Minutes

Closing Ceremonies

Torch Parade

Opening Ceremonies

Protocol and VIPs

Ceremonies and Protocol


Final Report: Section III: Executive

Executive Committee Minutes

Executive Committee correspondence

Operations Manual

Final Report: Section IV: Facilities

Facilities Committee

Final Report: Section V: Finance

PLEB: involvement in Ontario Summer Games,1980

Final Report: Section VI: Management

Management Committee, minutes

Management Committee, miscellaneous

Management Committee, correspondence

Services, Trent University arrangements

Management Committee (empty folder)

Ontario Summer Games 1980, final reports

Final Report: Section VII: Special Events

Special Events committee

Special Events minutes

Final Report: Section VIII: Sport Technical

Sport technical, minutes

Promotion and media, minutes

Box 3


1: Sport Technical - sports equipment, order forms and bills for purchasing, catalogues, correspondence

2: Sport Technical, Committee - map of locations and events around Peterborough, list of qualifying processes

3: Sport Technical, Medicine - correspondence regarding supplies and equipment needed for medical headquarters and site co-ordinator

4: Sport Technical, scoring centre, list of result reporters, competition results summary sheet, media report form

5: Sport Briefing - memos regarding last minute changes and final stages of holding the games

6: Sport Technical - schedules

7: Sport Technical - packages; description of sport, number of players, required facility, required equipment

8: Sport Technical - facilities; contract with Trent University for use of premises, contracts to repair facilities, tracks; event location maps

9: Red Oak Inn, bills

10: Security and Parking - correspondence to local police department, correspondence re local parking locations

11: Registration: forms, policy statements

12: Accomodation - copies of food vouchers, cost and location of accomodations in the area, correspondence with various hotels

13: Services Committee: meals, communications, explanations of food vouchers, locations of restaurants and hotels

14: Transportation: bus routes and cost of all types of transportation to the games, mileage deduction chart, minutes from transportation sub-committee meeting

15: Service Committee: minutes from meetings on Oct. 24, 1979, April 7, 1980, May 20, 1980, June 11, 1980