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John Laking competes in the intermediate Hop-Step-Jump at BCC track and field event on September 25, 19462020-10-17T19:39:29-04:00
Spectators at BCC track and field event on September 25, 1946 – standing in the centre are Marg Clarke and Marg Duval2020-10-17T19:40:55-04:00
Dan McDonald places first in Junior 220 yeard dash at BCC track and field day on September 25, 19462020-10-17T19:37:47-04:00
Reg Roach places first in the senior 440 at BCC track and field day on September 24, 19472020-10-17T19:41:32-04:00
Bill Hinton competes in the intermediate Hop-Step-Jump event at BCC track and field day on September 25, 19462020-10-17T19:37:03-04:00
Reg Roach places first in Senior Hop-Step-Jump event at BCC track and field day on September 24, 19472020-10-17T19:45:14-04:00
Bill Craig competes in the Senior Hop-Step-Jump event at BCC track and field day on September 24, 19472020-10-17T19:42:20-04:00
Ivan Cummin places first in the Senior 440 yard dash at BCC track and field day on September 25, 19462020-10-17T19:38:29-04:00
John Laking places second in the intermediate 440 yeard dash in BCC track and field event on September 25, 19462020-10-17T19:40:18-04:00
Don Wallace place first in intermediate pole vault at BCC track and field day on September 24,19472020-10-17T19:44:38-04:00

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