George Trainor


George Trainor George was born on July 8, 1939 and raised in Charlottetown by his parents Flo and Alfred Trainor. George was the oldest of three brothers, Reggie (Eleanor) Trainor & Harold Trainor.

George earned his Bachelor of Science at St. Dunstan's University and his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree at Nova Scotia Technical College. The majority of his career was spent working at the Department of Transportation & Public Works retiring in February 2001. George was elected city councillor of Ward 9 November of 2000.

George was a member of the Parkdale-Sherwood Lions Club, the P.E.I. Hockey Assoc., former manager of the Sherwood-Parkdale Metros, president of the Ch'town Curling Club and chairman of the U.P.E.I. men hockey booster club, Manager of the Canada Games hockey team, 1991 and 1995, member of the PEI horsemen's association and a member of the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure.

George loved most sports and could usually be found at the CDP, the hockey rink or the golf course. George became just the 3rd Islander and the 6th Atlantic Canadian to be honoured by Hockey Canada with the prestigious Order of Merit in 1999. His name is placed on an Honour Roll in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Most important to George was his family. Kathleen (Kaye), and children, Brad (Joanne), Derek (Jennifer) & Melissa (Jeff). His grandchildren, Brittanie and Allaura Trainor. George & Kaye were married in Charlottetown on August 8, 1964. They spent most of their married lives in Sherwood raising their children and making lifelong friends.

For those who had the privilege of calling George a friend, they remember him for his kind and generous heart, his smile, his sense of humor, his love for the Irish, looking for his 50/50 tickets and of course his laugh.


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Oct 15, 2017
Weather Policy

Our weather policy for the tournament is that we do not cancel games due to the weather. We will evaluate the situation on a case by case basis. For example, if a team cannot make it to a game due to the weather, the team does not automatically forfeit the game. The ruling committee will deal with the situation and will make a decision at the time.

Dec 24, 2019

Volunteers Needed!

This could be the last year of the George Trainor Holiday Classic as we did not get any volunteers to replace key positions as most of the current members are retiring from the committee after this year's tournament.  The George Trainor Holiday Classic Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers in various sections such as Chairman, Hospitality, Rink Managers, etc. We are committed to providing a quality tournament for all House League hockey players. If you are interested in helping with the tournament in the coming year please contact me, Pierre Goyette, at 902-628-0692 or email at gthcregistrar@gmail.com

Dec 27, 2019

Keough's Photo Prize Winners

We would also like to thank Chris Keough from the Photo Guy that has been supporting the tournament from the very beginning in 2005. Chris give one player from each division a free Action Shot photo. please check out our Webpage for the list of winners https://www.georgetrainorholidayclassic.ca/keough_s_photo_a…
To claim your prize contact Chris situated at the Bell Aliant Centre in the lobby. Please contact Chris before your game so that he can have a picture ready for you.

Dec 27, 2019

Chuckies Sports Prize Winners

Thank You To Chuckies Sports of Excellence our Major sponsor that has been supporting our tournament for the past 7 years. Chuckies gives out 8 $20 gift certificates per division. Please check out our website for a list of winners at https://www.georgetrainorholidayclassic.ca/chuckies_player_… . To claim your prize please come see us at the tournament office located between the rinks at the Bell Aliant Centre during the tournament.