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Articles by Pat Madill-Stamp
‘Leave room for the Holy Ghost’

‘Leave room for the Holy Ghost’

The annual prom was the social event of the year for most high schools in the 1950s and 60s.  At St. Joseph’s College it was a brief and glorious respite from the strictures of convent school life and the drab brownness of the school uniform.  Only seniors from Grades...

Plot always thickens for Gateway Theatre Guild

Plot always thickens for Gateway Theatre Guild

North Bay has been entertained by the Gateway Theatre Guild since 1948. We have been delighted by plays, revues and musicals featuring casts of colourful characters with lots of drama on and off stage. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Guild was forced to cancel the...

Dating rituals of days gone by

Dating rituals of days gone by

The year was 1958. My friend Dee and I were walking down either Wyld or Ferguson. The exact street is lost in the mists of time but no matter. We had just been to a dance at the arena featuring Irwin Prescott and the Melotones. Picture us; saddle shoes, bobby socks,...