Born: Sarnia, Ontario
Sport: Lacrosse, Football & Hockey
Jr. was born September 29, 1942 in Sarnia and spent his life
on the Sarnia Chippewa Reserve or the
Aamjiwnaang First Nation as it is known as today. Cal
went to the Blue Water Public School and then attended the
Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School. After high
school, Cal pursued a mechanical drafting at Ryerson and
throughout his adult years he would work at progressive and
meaningful projects in all the major plants in the Chemical
Cal followed in his
father's footsteps; Cal began a sports regime that included
track and field, football, baseball, hockey and lacrosse.
Cal took part in the sports offered at S.C.I.T.S. He was
fortunate enough at the age of 17 to play on the Jr. "B"
Legionnaires Hockey team in 1959-60 in what would be one of
their most successful seasons.
Throughout the 1960's Cal
played for the Sarnia Imperials Football team as well as
hockey and lacrosse. The Sarnia Beavers Lacrosse team
afforded him the opportunity to play with some of what Cal
considered the best lacrosse players at that time - Duddy
Barr, Bill Barr, Paul Soper, Tom Wright and Gaylord Powless.
In the early 1970's Cal turned his interest to coaching
minor lacrosse with a small team from the Sarnia Reserve and
along with Pete McPhederan traveled to U.S. cities to
referee in the American Lacrosse League.
Whenever an opportunity
for sports presented itself to Cal, he always answered "Lets
Do It". Cal Adams Jr. died suddenly on January 26, 1990 of a
heart attack. He left daughters Stacey and Stephanie and
wife of 21 years, Dee. In 1990 the Sarnia Reserve honored
Cal Adams by hosting the "Cal Adam's Memorial Two Pitch
Tournament and in 2004 the Southwest Region Union of
Ontario Indians presented Cal a lifetime achievement award
for 21 years. In 1990 the Sarnia Reserve honored Cal for
being a leader and role model to youth. Cal never did need
awards for doing the things he loved. He thrived on
competition and camaraderie sports provided him.