Bobby Orr – Donkey Rider

As many of you already know, I’m from Orillia, Ont, and often my friends and I would see Bobby Orr and his pals enjoying cold ones at the Atherley Arms Hotel (aka The First) as we also enjoyed cold ones along with attempting to pick up chicks.

Joe Pelletier wrote a piece about the Orr-Walton Hockey Camp in Orillia, Orr-Walton Hockey Camp and I thought I would try and add to the saga.

Orr wasn’t exactly hands-on with his hockey camp. I know a guy who went there and unfortunately, the only time Orr showed up in the entire week was for a photo session.

At one point, Orr and his gang got together and held a baseball game and donkey race outside the Orillia arena, and my brother, who was about ten at the time, took these photos.

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