Cec's U-Drive won the 1949 Canadian Senior “A” women's basketball championship

Names of the seven women on the Canadian Womens Basketball Championship team in 1949

The 1949 CECs U Drive women's basketball team.

Cec's U-Drive won the 1949 Canadian Senior "A" women's basketball championship. They were truly products of the Victoria minor basketball system with Flo and Marion Kennedy, Mary Peden, Rita Kaltenback, Marg LeLacheur and Kay Trevelyan having coming up through the system. In 1945-46, their first year in the Senior " A" ranks, they went undefeated until the B.C. finals. Evelyn Stoltz of Duncan was added to the team the following season but again, the Victoria girls went to the B.C. final only to be denied. But in 1948-49, after securing sponsorship from Cec's, the talented team finally put it all together to go all the way to being the best in the country. After winning the B.C. crown and then dispatching the Edmonton Mortons in the Western Canada final, the girls from Cec's were ready to host the defending champion Toronto Montgomery Maids in the Canadian final. This fine group of seven players coached by Hank Rowe culminated their dream march to the top with a 3-0 series sweep and the Canadian championship.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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