Harry's contributions to sports in northwestern Ontario has spanned 7 decades and seen involvement in a variety of activities from the 1920s through to the 1980s.


Starting in the late 20s and early 30s Harry had a colourful career boxing in the bantam and featherweight class. After competing as an athlete, Harry became active in the promotion of boxing, acting as a coach, referee and judge. He was a member of the committee that was responsible for the hosting of two National Boxing Championships held in Thunder Bay during the 1940s. In 1949 he served as an official at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Boxing Trials.


During the 1950s and 60s Harry became active with the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Committee, serving as the Chairman for the District of Thunder Bay. He was also active with the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, serving on the Executive and as Chairman for the Thunder Bay Branch, and holding many positions with the organization. Concentrating on track and field he was chairman of that committee for northwestern Ontario which trained officials in that sport.


Harry served as a track and field official at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Jamaica and at the 1967 Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg. When Port Arthur hosted the National AAU of C Cross-Country championships, Harry served as the Referee for the event. Harry was also active with the Jeux Canada Games held in Thunder Bay in 1981.


Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 28, 1991


Harry Hollinsworth

Inducted: 
1991
Sport:
Boxing, Track & Field
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