Olympian - Canoeing

Bert Oldershaw was an Olympic-level canoeist. He began his training at the Toronto Island Canoe Club in 1939 and founded the Mississauga Canoe Club in 1957. Oldershaw was a finalist in the 1948 Olympics in London, the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki and the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. His sons and grandson have also competed in the Olympics. After spending many years living in Burlington, Oldershaw passed away in 2006.