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Responses to "Our oldest grads"

Letters responding to “Our oldest grads,” Issue #4-2011, P. 13

DOES ANYONE KNOW ROY "WEENIE" DAY?

I haven’t seen Roy Day, [Com’35], since the early 1970s, when he and I were both at the Oshawa curling club. When he heard that I had played football at Queen’s, he told me that he was an “ex-Gael,” too. ­Students called him “Weenie” Day. If he is still alive, Roy Day would be the oldest surviving Queen’s football player.

John Lindsay, Arts'67. Minden, ON

The letter writer played for the Golden Gaels in 1963, 1965, and 1966. Roy “Weenie” Day played for the Tricolour in 1931 and 1932, in the years when Queen’s football players were household names in Kingston and carried nicknames geared to their hair colour, hometown, playing style, or stature – as Roy Day was. – Ed.

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