Carlo Cattarello, was a naturally gifted and talented all around athlete, particularly in track and field, hockey, tennis and baseball. His boyhood dream was to compete in the summer Olympics in the decathlon and he spend his summers training, competing and setting records at numerous meets. The dream was shattered with the onset of Wold War II and the cancellation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympic Games.
While stationed, he continued to be active and participated with the Dutch National Hockey Program and the Canadian Armed Forces Team. As a coach and National Hockey League scout, Carlo guided the careers of many young men into the ranks of professional sport, particularly the NHL. His Juvenile and Junior teams won many All-Ontario and Northern Ontario Championships.
In 1974 he was selected by the Trudeau Government to take part in a cultural exchange of athletes and coaches with the Soviet Union. His Olympic dream was partially realized when he was invited to officiate in track and field at the 1976 Montreal Games.
Carlo served as NOHA President in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In the 1980’s he competed in the World Masters Games, winning a silver medal in tennis. He has won numerous awards, including the Order of Canada, for his unselfish contributions to children and adults in the field of sports and recreation in the Porcupine Camp.