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Syl Apps (1915-1998)

Syl Apps (1915-1998)

Photo by contributor George Nassas - Posted September, 2012

Syl Apps (1915-1998)

Photo from Google Street View ©2016 Google - Posted July, 2016

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
In Paris, at the Syl Apps Community Centre
at the southwest corner of William and Elm streets
on the north side of the walkway to the entrance

Coordinates: N 43 11.663 W 80 22.841


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Plaque Text

Born in Paris, Ontario in 1915, Charles Joseph Sylvanus "Syl" Apps was a professional hockey player, businessman and politician. Throughout his life, Apps displayed remarkable breadth in his abilities and accomplishments. He was a varsity football star and as a pole vaulter won two national championships and competed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. During an extraordinary 10-season hockey career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Apps was renowned for his skill and impeccable sportsmanship. He was the Leafs' captain for six seasons and led them to three Stanley Cups. During the Second World War, Apps left the team for two years to serve in the Canadian Army. After retiring from hockey in 1948, he pursued a successful career in business and was elected member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Kingston in 1963 - a seat he held until his retirement in 1974. Apps believed in hard work, respect for others, loyalty, family and faith - and he upheld these values throughout his life.



Other Plaques in Paris
The Asa Wolverton House
"King" Capron 1796-1872

Brant County Plaques

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