Art was an integral part of Ridley’s successful football, hockey, cricket and track teams. He received a Headmaster’s tie for his outstanding contributions as captain of First Hockey, was awarded the Captain’s Bat for cricket, and set a record for junior 120-yard hurdles that stood for decades.
Beyond Ridley's gates, Art served as opening bat for the 1969 Canadian Colts Cricket team and played on Princeton’s varsity hockey team for three years, which included serving a season as captain. He remains an avid cyclist, logging hundreds of kilometres across North America.
Art's success—along with his enduring love of sport—can be traced back to his local roots: playing hours of touch football his family on the lawn of their Yates Street home, playing shinny at the old Ridley ice rink over Christmas holidays (which helped solidify his skills as a hockey player), and most importantly, forming lifelong memories and friendships.
“No matter how good we were—or think we are—we can’t always control outcomes. What we can control is our preparation, effort and demeanour.”