George Kapasky was born in Etobicoke south, and still lives here. He attended George R. Gauld Public School and graduated from Mimico High School. He is married to Marie Duff, who is also from Etobicoke. They have 3 sons: George, Gordon and Glenn.
As a boy, George played all the sports available to him - baseball, hockey, lacrosse, football and basketball. Then in his final year at Mimico, he was selected to the Toronto Telegram all-star football team as a running back.
He also played lacrosse in Mimico, until its minor league activities were suspended and, with Dave “Porky” Russell, Paul Henderson, and Ross Bonar, he transferred to Long Branch and began a successful decade of winning games and capturing championships.
George was a naturally skilled player and team leader. He co-captained the junior teams and captained the senior ones. His Long Branch teams won 3 consecutive Eastern Canadian championships from 1953 to ‘55, culminating in the Minto Cup as Canadian Junior Champions. Then George captained the Port Credit Sailors to the Mann Cup senior championship. In all, he played in six Canadian final series, winning 2 national championships.
George played at the highest levels of competition and was regarded as one of the best Lacross players of his era, directing the play, playing the point and setting up the offensive. He was awarded the Merv McKenzie trophy in 1964 and ‘65 for his defensive skills.
In 1957, George introduced Morley Kells to the game. Not only did Morley play, but he raised the profile of the game. With these new opportunities, George played professionally with Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Tomahawks. In 2004 he was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.