First Name: Fergie
Last Name: Little
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Ferguson “Fergie” Little was born in October 1890 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He spent a lifetime successfully combining academics and athletics. He was educated at LeMarchant School and the Halifax County Academy before going on to Dalhousie University- where he earned his medical degree in 1914. Little practiced medicine in Halifax for 38 years.

While at Dalhousie, Little was the captain of the football team, as well as a member of the hockey team. After graduating, he went on to become one of the finest English rugby players of his time and was a stellar player with the Wanderers team. Not content with just three sports, Fergie Little was also an excellent curler, as well as a strong oarsman with many of the North West Arm Rowing Club crews. Little also found the time to enjoy fishing and hunting.

Little’s interest in sports was so strong that he could be counted on as a regular spectator at all the major athletic events that took place in the city. Fergie Little passed away at his home in December 1957, but is remembered as a warm, generous, and understanding man who made a great contribution to sports and his community. He is an original Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.


• Member of Dalhousie University hockey team
• Excelled in football, rugby, curling and rowing