For fifty years, old-time wrestling and the Kasaboski name went hand-in-hand in the Ottawa Valley. Especially Larry Kasaboski, who followed his older brother Alex into the ring during the Depression years of the 1930s, then turned his talents to promoting. In the decades after the war, Northland Wrestling Enterprises staged fights in arenas up and down the Valley and throughout Northern Ontario, pitting passions against loyalties for the likes of Whipper Watson, the Parks Brothers, and Gorgeous George Grant. Author Gary Howard has been a life-long fan of the sport, and in this book, shares his enthusiasm for the early years of show wrestling. Richly illustrated with rare photos, posters, and other memorabilia.
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Gary Howard was born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario where he received his early education. In 1960, he began a career with the federal government that lasted thirty-five years. He held numerous administrative positions in Pembroke, Ottawa, Belleville and Toronto with three different government departments before retiring in 1995.
In his early fifties, he obtained a bachelor of arts from the University of Ottawa.
Gary has been writing for publications since 1990 and his submissions have appeared in numerous Ottawa Valley newspapers. He has written a column for the Pembroke Daily Observer for the past six years. Prior to that, he served three years on the Daily Observer s Community Editorial Board.
In the past, he has volunteered as a probation officer and in adult literacy.
He played minor hockey in his youth and has been a life-long observer of the wrestling business.
He and his wife Pierette reside in Pembroke. When not writing, he enjoys traveling and visiting his seven stepchildren and thirteen grandchildren who are scattered throughout Ontario and Alberta.
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Book Description General Store Publishing House, 2007. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111897113595