To Honor the memory of Mr. Tony Bowering  
In Honor of Tony Bowering 1947-2006
Bay Arena Minor Hockey Association
First Referee-in-Chief
Abstract  taken from the minutes of the Bay Arena Association February 27, 2007           
         

The Bay Arena Association - Board of Directors' Meeting February 27, 2007

The Late Tony Bowering was the first Director of Officials for the Bay Arena Minor
Hockey Association elected in 1985.  Tony remained in that position for several years and
through his efforts our minor hockey officials were well organized and very well
respected province wide.

During his tenure Tony organized and instructed numerous NAHA officials' clinics
locally and provincially and was very active as an official in the Bay Arena particularly.

Tony was a strong supporter of the Bay Arena project and volunteered his help and
assistance on many occasions.

 Moved by Wesley Gosse, seconded by Corbett Newman that the Bay Arena Board of
Directors officially recognize Tony for his outstanding and valued contribution the Bay
Arena Community.  That the Officials's Room be designated as:

         "TONY BOWERING MEMORIAL OFFICIALS' ROOM"

that a suitably engraved plaque and picture or Tony be placed at an appropriate place, that
a formal ceremony be arranged for the unveiling of the plague and picture in Tony's
memory.
    The Bay Arena Association, the Bay Arena Minor Hockey Association and the Bay
Arena Officials Association, have jointly combined to honor the first Referee-in-Chief, and
our friend
"Tony Bowering", at the Bay Arena Minor Hockey banquet held  on
Wednesday, April 23, 2008.  At this time a plaque donated by Images in Slate with the
following reading  will be unveiled;

                                         "Tony Bowering"
                                    Memorial Officials Room
                                       Placed in Memory by
                                  The Bay Arena Association
                             Bay Arena Minor Hockey Association
                                         Bay Arena Referees

Also, during the Banquet a showcase will be unveiled and will be placed in the main lobby
of the Bay Arena.  The showcase will house Tony's jersey, name bar, whistle, picture and
the annual Tony Bowering Memorial Officiating Award.  The reading on the plaque is as
follows:  
Presented to the official who demonstrates the qualities of commitment,
dedication and reliability both on and of the ice in furthering the development of the
Bay Arena Minor Hockey Officials' Association.  
The recipient for 2007 was Mark
Brophy.  At the same time Roy Jones, Kevin Greenland & Jeff Belbin were acknowledged
for their outstanding contributions for the years 1985-2006.

 Recipient for 2008 was Kevin Fowler
 Recipient for 2009 was Justin Noseworthy

For pictures of the dedication please go to the following site:
www.webshots.com/user/thebayarena   Click on the Minor Hockey Banquet 2008.