1995: Ed Cummings

Our  own Master of Comedy for the Wearing of the Green Luncheon.

Ed Cummings spent 35 years as the driving force behind Hamilton’s Santa Claus Parade. He helped to raise funds by organizing golf tournaments and hot-dog sales. His success led to his being tapped to organize the 1996 Grey Cup Parade. He also earned the Service to Mankind Award as a member of the Sertoma Club and served as president of the Mount Hamilton Kiwanis Club, helping to raise money for many community projects such as the Sackville Community Centre and community playgrounds.

Ed is a founding member of WOTG and he his awards include Hamilton’s Irish Person of the Year and the Rotary Club’s Mountain Citizen of the Year.

Nearly 25 years ago, when a reporter asked Cummings why he worked so hard for Hamilton, he answered: “It’s your home. You always want to put something back in.” (Source: H.P.L.)