• BirthplaceWinnipeg, MB
  • BornJuly 22, 1916
  • Inducted 2012

Ernie O’Dowda ran Red River Valley Little League in Elmwood and East Kildonan with Alex Irvin 1952-55 and formed Little Canadian Baseball Association (LCBA) in East-Kildonan Elmwood areas as Secretary-Treasurer with Alex Irvin (President) 1956. In 1958 the LCBA expands to include Manitoba and NW Ontario and the first LCBA All Star Tournament took place. In 1973 he was inducted into Manitoba Baseball Association Honour Society and in 1976 he received Sports Federation award. O’Dowda has was president of Kelvin Community Centre for 27 years and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame as a lacrosse player in 1987.