- Inducted in 1999
Charles (Charlie) Grandy was born in Brooklin on September 11, 1939 to parents John and Helen Grandy. He developed a passion for contact sports at a young age, and he excelled as a talented athlete in hockey and lacrosse, competing at various levels and earning numerous awards throughout his career.
In 1957, Charlie joined the Brooklin Lacrosse Club and played as a member of the Ontario Intermediate C team through 1960. He also played with the Whitby Red Wings in the Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League. In 1960, that team won the Iroquois Trophy, earning the right to represent Eastern Canada in the Minto Cup national championship, where they were ultimately defeated by the Westminster Salmonbellies.
In 1962, Grandy moved to Australia to continue his sports career. He remained there until 1966, when he returned home to play lacrosse with the Brooklin Redmen. The team won the Mann Cup national title in 1968 and was inducted into the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.