Waterloo Lutheran University bed push, 1961
Description
Creator
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of Waterloo Lutheran University students walking and pushing a hospital bed. The students pushed the bed from London, Ontario to Kitchener, Ontario.
Notes
This photograph is damaged.

The bed push was one of the activities held at the 1961 Waterloo Lutheran University Winter Carnival. A group of Willison Hall students pushed the hospital bed from London, Ontario to Kitchener, Ontario. They traveled 71 miles, in a time of 8 and 23 minutes.

Winter Carnival is an annual event organized by Wilfrid Laurier University students. The first Winter Carnival was held in 1961. Over the years the event has featured many different activities, including ice sculpture contests, musical concerts, outdoor sporting events, and the Miss Canadian University Queen Pageant.

Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario. It began in 1911 as the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada. In 1924 Waterloo College was established, providing courses in post-secondary education. In 1960 Waterloo College became Waterloo Lutheran University, and in 1973 changed its name to Wilfrid Laurier University.
Inscriptions
Photographer stamp, reverse: Kitchener-Waterloo Record / Photograph

In ink, reverse: See Reverse view
Bed Pushers
Waterloo University College
January 1961

London to Kitchener
71.3 miles
8 hours 23 minutes

L to R.
Tom Kinnear
Foster Stark
Paul Barton
Tom Ramautarsingh
Mike Morris
Steve Underhill
Eric Renman
Collin Campbell
Art Pollock
Jim Wilgar
John Saso
Ralph Reichert

J. Wilgar
Date of Original
Jan. 1961
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 16.5cm
Image Height: 11cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U57_4859.3
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
U57 Disc42
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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Waterloo Lutheran University bed push, 1961


Black and white photograph of Waterloo Lutheran University students walking and pushing a hospital bed. The students pushed the bed from London, Ontario to Kitchener, Ontario.