Fred Johnson Collection

Fred was a co-founder of the Toronto Optimists and the founder of the Optimists Bantams.

Fred's connection with the Optimists began in the early 1950s with the Scout Band and he lived his Scout Promise every day of his life. He devoted his life to his family, friends and community. Fred was Scarborough Citizen of the Year 1978, Scarborough Ward 7 Councillor 1988-1997. Retired from Giffels & Associates. Drummer, HMCS York Navy Reserve Trumpet Band and ASM Toronto Region Scout Band. Despite critically injuring both legs in 1955 and instantly losing his left leg, Fred gave his all to his city.

Many thanks to Fred's daughter, Laurie, for sharing his wonderful photo collection with us.

Please enjoy!

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