top of page

 (1941 –)


SPORT | Basketball, Football

POSITION | Official, Administrator 



Gillies, Harold

Harold, his dedicated referee, umpire, judge, and administrator was involved in hockey, baseball, track and field, slo-pitch, football, and basketball. Since 1960, Harold has officiated at least one sport a year for over forty consecutive years. As an administrator, he has served on the executives for high school sports, Maple City Country Club, and the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame.

1960 - 2010

1960-72 – refereed Chatham Minor Hockey houseleague games

1970-75 & 1986-88 – umpired Chatham Minor Baseball houseleague and travel team games

1983 to present – has judged field events for Kent County and SWOSSAA track and field meets

1997-2000 – umpired Chatham Adult Slo-pitch games

1968-2005 – for over 30 years, has refereed high school football games and has been assignor of officials for 12 of those years
Officiated in 25 Kent and 12 SWOSSAA championship games

1977-2010 – for over 30 years, has refereed high school basketball games and has been assignor/evaluator of officials for 14 of those years

Officiated in many Kent and SWOSSAA championship games – officiated in 4 OFSSAA championship basketball tournaments at all levels

1985, 1993, & 1996, was assignor/evaluator for 3 OFSSAA basketball tournaments 

2000 – was chairman of Organizing Committee for OFSSAA “AA” girls basketball tournament held in Chatham

1985-90 – was on executive of SWOSSAA – 1985-89 served as vice-president and 1989-90 served as president

1996-2004 – was member of Board of Directors for Maple City Country Club

1998 – was chairman of Membership Committee

1999 – was president of MCCC

2001 – was chairman of Greens Committee


1998-99 – was vice-chairman of Organizing Committee and chairman of Communications/Media Committee for 1999 Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championship held at Maple City Country Club

1998 to 2018 – was a member of Board of Directors for Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and is a past Chairman of the Board

2000 – received OFSSAA “Pete Beech Award” in recognition of contributions to high school athletics at local, SWOSSAA, and provincial levels

bottom of page