Manitoba, eh?!


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These people were either born (b-) in Manitoba, or (r-) are/were Manitoba residents.
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  • Literature / Art / Media
  • Business

  • Science / Medicine
  • Education
  • Other fields / To be classified
  • Notorious Manitobans
  • Sidelights

  • Order of Manitoba [Manitobans]
  • Order of Canada [Manitobans]

  • William Stephenson [b-]
    (1) during WW II, he was Churchill’s chief of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere, & was his liaison with Roosevelt
    (2) reputed to have been Ian Fleming's inspiration for James Bond 007
    (3) more information to be found below
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  • Louis Riel [b-] played a major role in establishing Manitoba as a Canadian province in 1870.
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  • Cindy Klassen [b-] won 5 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, & 2 bronze) in speed-skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics Games, the most ever by a Canadian at a single Summer or Winter Olympics Games.
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  • Clara Hughes [b-] the only athlete in Olympic history to win 2 or more medals in two different sports (cycling & speed-skating).
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  • Ray Hénault [b-] NATO's chief military adviser & served as the Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, its top military position, from 2005 to 2007.
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  • Tommy Prince [b-] is Canada's most-decorated aboriginal war veteran.
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  • Deanna Durbin [b-] the highest-paid Hollywood star of the early 1940's.
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  • Terry Sawchuk [b-] second in N.H.L. lifetime regular season shutouts (103) by a goalie.
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  • Terry Fox [b-] the first Canadian whose image appeared on a Canadian coin [2005].
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  • Charlie Thorson [b-] a cartoonist who is credited with creating Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and others.
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  • Nellie McClung [?-] one of the women in The Statue of the Famous Five who appear on the new $50 Canadian bill [2005].
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  • Gabrielle Roy [b-] an excerpt (en français) from one of her poems appears on the $20 Canadian bill [2004].
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  • George Hicks [?-] the first Inuit person to be the Speaker of a legislative assembly in any of Canada's 10 provinces.
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  • Dean Gunnarson [b-] referred to as the 'world's greatest escape artist'. [2006]
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  • Harry Colebourn [?-] took his bear cub to London, England where it was placed in a zoo. The cub inspired A. A. Milne's collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh. The name Winnie was derived from the city of Winnipeg.
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  • The Guess Who [b-], consisting of Burton Cummings , Randy Bachman, and others recorded American Woman which reached the number one spot on Billboard charts in May of 1970, the first time a Canadian rock band made that achievement.
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  • Diane Wiesenthal [r-] appointed president of The North American Human Resource Management Association, representing 175,000 human resource professionals in Canada, the U. S. and Mexico [2005].
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  • Bobby Clarke [b-] three time winner of the N.H.L. Hart Trophy as MVP
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  • Peter Nygard [?-] the founder of the 'Nygard International' clothing manufacturing firm.
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  • Louis Sloten [b-] worked & died on the 'Manhattan Project' (the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, N.M.).
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  • Maurice Strong [b-] Under-Secretary General of the United Nations from 1985 to ????
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  • Bruce Chown [b-] co-developed the vaccine (WinRhoSD) that prevents a possible fatal reaction between a Rh positive mother & her Rh negative fetus.
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  • John Bowman [b-] co-developed the vaccine (WinRhoSD) that prevents a possible fatal reaction between a Rh positive mother & her Rh negative fetus.
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  • E. Cora Hind 's [r-] her predictions about prairie wheat crops were used around the world.
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  • William Barker [b-] is the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, and also in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations.
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  • Baldur Stefansson [b-] developed the first canola variety from rapeseed. Canola has become one of the largest oilseed crops in the world.
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  • Neil Young [r-] a member of the 'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame' in Cleveland.
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  • Anna Paquin [b-] won the Academy Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in The Piano [1993].
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  • Teemu Selanne [r-], as a member of the NHL Winnipeg Jets, won the Calder Trophy (top rookie) in 1993.
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  • Dale Hawerchuk [r-], as a member of the NHL Winnipeg Jets, won the Calder Trophy (top rookie) in 1982.
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  • Naranjan S. Dhalla [?-] is an internationally recognized cardiovascular researcher and recipient of approximately 60 honors and awards.
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  • Cordell Baker his short film The Cat Came Back was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989 for Best Short Film, Animated.
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  • Ed Belfour [b-] is third in all-time wins for NHL goalies.
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  • Scott Young [b-] was a sports columnist who wrote 40 books on hockey.
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  • The Steiner Brothers performed in Las Vegas on the same bill as Martin & Lewis, Bob Hope, & many others.
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  • Jack Mitchell [b-] , as a member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during WWII, was awarded France's Legion of Honour.
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  • Nia Vardalos [b-] the creator & star of the Oscar-nominated movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This movie is second highest-grossing independent film of all time.
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  • James Coyne and Robert Beattie were simultaneously Governor and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada.
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  • Giselle MacKenzie [née Gisèle LaFlèche][b-] was a vocalist & violinist who performed several times on the TV shows of Jack Benny, Sid Caesar, Percy Faith, & Mario Lanza.
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  • George Knudson [b-] was the winner of 8 PGA golf tournaments.
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  • Cory Koskie [b-] a starting 3rd-baseman in Major League Baseball [2006].
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  • Marshall McLuhan [r-] received his B.A. in 1932 & M.A. in 1934 from the University of Manitoba.
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  • Richard Condie 's [?-] film The Big Snit was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 for Best Short Film, Animated.
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  • Donny Lalonde [?-] ex-WBC light-heavyweight champion of the world.
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  • Barney Holden [?-] was the first person to score a goal in a professional hockey game. This event occured in 1904 in the new International Hockey League.
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  • L. L. Fitzgerald [?-] was the only western Canadian painter to become a member of the Group of Seven.
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  • Abe Yanofsky [?-] was one of only three Canadian men who held the title of International Grandmaster in the game of chess.
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  • Sharon Carstairs [r-] was the first elected woman to lead the Official Opposition in a Canadian Legislative Assembly.
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  • Donald Smith [Lord Strathcona] [r-] drove in the 'Last Spike' for the CPR railway.
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  • Carl Ridd [?-] was the first Canadian to be named to an All-World All-Star Basketball Team (2nd team all-star).
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  • Joe Simon [?-] was named by Reader's Digest as their 2005 'Canadian Hero of the Year'.
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  • Russ Ford [b-], as a pitcher with the New York Highlanders (Yankees), won 26 games in 1910 & won 22 games in 1911.
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  • Big Bear [r-], an Indian chief, was imprisoned in Manitoba's 'Stony Mountain Penitentiary' for 2 years as a result of the 'Frog Lake' incident. Also known as Mistahimaskwa
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  • Len Cariou [b-] is a Tony award winner in a Broadway production.
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  • David Bergen [r-] was awarded the 2005 Giller Prize, Canada’s premier literary prize for fiction.
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  • Lindor Reynolds [?-] first-ever Canadian journalist to win the prestigeous 'Will Rogers Humanitarian Award'
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  • Marty Cooper [r-] is credited with being the inventor of the cellphone (portable cellular phone).
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  • William Stephenson, C.C. [b-Winnipeg]:
    (1) referred to as The Man Called Intrepid
    (2) during WW II, he was Winston Churchill’s chief of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere, & was his liaison with Franklin Roosevelt
    (3) claimed to have been Ian Fleming's inspiration for James Bond 007
    (4) for the proposed title 'Sir William Stephenson, CC'
    click here.
    (5) for The Intrepid Society click here.
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  • Louis Riel (b-St.-Boniface):
    (1) played a major role in establishing Manitoba as a Canadian province [1870].
    (2) was an advocate for the rights of the Métis people of the Red River Settlement.
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  • Raymond Henault (b-Winnipeg/r-St.-Jean-Baptiste)
    (1) former Chief of the Defense Staff for the Canadian Armed Forces,
    (2) former Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, its top military position, serving as chief advisor to NATO's secretary-general. [2005]
    (3) recipient of the Vimy Award in November 2007.
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  • Lloyd Axworthy, O.C. (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) was Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister from 1995 to 2000.
    (2) was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in ?? for his leadership in the global effort to outlaw landmines.
    (3) has been appointed a 2007 'Trudeau Foundation Mentor'.
    (4) was the sole Canadian to be a member of the High level Commission of Legal Empowerment of the Poor. [2006]
    (5) for more information, click here .
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  • Gary Doer (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) served as the Premier of Manitoba for 20+ years, retiring undefeated in 2009
    (2) selected as Canada's Ambassador to the United States in 2009
    (3) earned a spot on Business Week's 2005 Top 20 list of international leaders who are combating climate change.
    (4) was asked by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be present when Schwarzenegger signed the first U.S. legislation to impose a cap on greenhouse gas emmissions.
    (5) recipient of the World Affairs Council's Distinguished Diplomatic Service' award [2011]
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  • Maurice Strong, C.C. (b-Oak Lake):
    (1) Under-Secretary General of the United Nations from 1985 to ????.
    (2) named by The U.S. National Academy of Sciences as the winner of its Public Welfare Medal for 2003. -- He is the first foreign recipient of the medal.
    (3) for more information, click here .
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    Manitobans who have been awarded the 'Victoria Cross' include:

  • William Barker, V.C. (b-Dauphin):
    (1) the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, and also in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations
    (2) was a WW1 flying ace credited with downing ? enemy planes.
    (3) for more information about William, click here .
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  • Andrew Mynarski, V.C. (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) WWII mid-upper gunner (in a Lancaster bomber) who lost his life while attempting to rescue a comrade
    (2) Click here for (a) an image of his Victoria Cross
                            and (b) an image of a gun turret from a Lancaster bomber.

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  • Alan McLeod, V.C. (b-Stonewall, MB) -- WWI
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  • John Osborn II, V.C. (r-Winnipeg) -- WWII
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  • Alexander Brereton, V.C. (b-Alexander, MB) -- WWI
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  • Christopher O'Kelly, V.C. (?-) -- WWI
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  • James Tait, V.C. (?-) -- WWI
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  • Raphel Zengel, V.C. (?-) -- WWI
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  • Robert Spall, V.C. (?-) -- WWI
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  • Coulson Mitchell, V.C. (?-) -- WWI
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  • Coulson Mitchell, V.C. (?-) -- WWI
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  • Robert Edward Cruickshank , V.C. (b-Winnipeg) -- WWI
    -- In 2013 a lake in northern Manitoba was named to him.
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    The next 3 Victoria Cross recipients lived on Valour Rd. in Winnipeg [renamed from Pine St.].

  • Leo Clark, V.C. (?-Winnipeg) -- WWI
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  • Frederick Hall, V.C. (?-Winnipeg) -- WWI
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  • Robert Shankland , V.C. (b-Winnipeg) -- WWI
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  • Marshall McLuhan (r-Winnipeg)
    (1) became internationally famous during the 1960s for his studies of the effects of mass media on thought and behaviour.
    (2) wrote 'Understanding Media' (1964), and coined the term 'global village' & 'the medium is the message'.
    (3) called himself a Winni-pigeon
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  • Mitchell Sharp (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) served as Minister of Department of Trade and Commerce, Minister of Finance, Secretary of State for External Affairs, and Deputy Prime Minister.
    (2) was President of the Privy Council, and Leader of the Government in the
    House of Commons.
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  • Donald Smith (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) known as 'Lord Strathcona'.
    (2) drove in the 'Last Spike' for the CPR railway.
    (3) resided on land that was to become present-day Silver Heights in Winnipeg.
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  • Ed Schreyer, C.C. (b-R.M. of Brokenhead):
    (1) former Governor-General of Canada
    (2) former Premier of Manitoba
    (3) Canada's high commissioner to Australia
    (4) named to the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity International.
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  • Arthur Meighan (?-Portage la Prairie) was the Prime Minister of Canada 1920-1921.
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  • Tom Axworthy (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) was Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s principal secretary from 1981 to 1984
    (2) is/was executive director of the Historica Foundation of Canada.
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  • James Coyne (b-Winnipeg) was a former Governor of the Bank of Canada.
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  • Robert Beattie (?-Winnipeg) was a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada.
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    Concurrently, for the years 19?? to 19??, the signatures of these two men appeared together on some Canadian bills.
    --Click here to view some of their bills. --
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    These two men attended Earl Grey School in Winnipeg.
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  • These Manitobans (& perhaps others) were members of the '1st Special Service Force' [FSSF] during World War II. -- They were known to German soldiers as Schwartzer Teufel that translates as Black Devils. The unit was the subject of the movie 'The Devil's Brigade'.
    -- Click here for information about this unit. --

    (1) Tommy Prince (b-Scanterbury)-- Canada's most-decorated aboriginal war veteran
    (2) Al Lennox (?-Winnipeg)
    (3) Bill Story (?-Winnipeg) became the executive-director of the First Special Service Force Association
    (4) Peter Cottingham (b-Swan River)
    (5) Sam Gath (?-Winnipeg)
    (6) Joe Dauphinais (?-near Winnipeg)
    (7) Robert Stevenson (b-Gladstone)
    (8) Lucien Arpin (b St. Boniface)
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  • Big Bear (r-Stony Mountain) , an Indian chief, tried to press for native rights. He was imprisoned in Manitoba's 'Stony Mountain Penitentiary' for 2 years as a result of the 'Frog Lake' incident.
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  • Chief Peguis (r-Netley Creek):
    (1) welcomed the first settlers brought to the Red River area by Lord Selkirk in 1812 and is given credit for aiding and defending them during their difficult years.
    (2) for more information, click here .
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  • Phil Fontaine (?-Sagkeeng First Nation) :
    (1) three-time national chief of the National Assembly of First Nations [2006],
    (2) the first recipient of the Equitas Award for Human Rights Education.
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  • Stanley Knowles, O.C. (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) served as the NDP (& CCF) MP for 30 years.
    (2) was regarded as the foremost expert on parliamentary procedure in Canada.
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  • J. S. Woodsworth (r-Winnipeg) was a key player in the formation of the CCF, later to become the NDP political party.
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  • Allan Gotlieb (b-Winnipeg) was the Canadian ambassador to U.S.A. from 1981 to 1989.
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  • Nellie McClung (née Mooney)(r-Millford/Manitou):
    (1) as a suffragette [one of the Famous Five], she was instrumental in gaining the right to vote for women.
    (2) she is one of the women in 'The Statue of the Famous Five' who appear on the new $50 Canadian bill.
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  • Lewis MacKenzie (r-Winnipeg) was head of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia
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  • Bill Blaikie (?-Transcona):
    (1) an NDP member of parliament for 25+ consecutive years [2006].
    (2) named deputy speaker of the House of Commons in 2006.
    (3) the winner of the second annual Maclean's magazine's Parliamentarian of the Year award in ??
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  • Steven Fletcher (?-Winnipeg) the first disabled person to become a member of parliament
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  • Jack Mitchell (b-Winnipeg) was a member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during WWII who was awarded France's 'Legion of Honour'
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  • Frank Pickersgill (b-Winnipeg) was an intelligence officer who was recruited into the British Special Operations Executive, a World War II organization initiated by Winston Churchill. He died while operating behind enemy lines while working with the resistance movement. France awarded to him its 'Legion of Honour'.
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  • Ray Crabbe (b- Neepawa):
    (1) in 1997, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Defence Staff at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa where he was responsible for Canadian Forces operations and intelligence worldwide -- now retired
    (2) was chair & presidency of the UN’s Standby High Readiness Brigade Steering Committee in January 2003.
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  • William Johnston Tupper (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) was the son of Prime Minister Charles Tupper.
    (2) served as the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba from 1934-1940.
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  • Charles Slemon (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) chief of the Canadian air staff from 1953 to 1957
    (2) first deputy commander in chief of NORAD in Colorado in 19??.
    (3) credited with diffusing a crisis involving nuclear weapons in 1955
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  • Tommy Douglas (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) became Premier of Saskatchewan.
    (2) instrumental in bringing 'medicare' to Canadians
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  • Thomas Rosser (r-):
    (1) briefly served as Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway [18??]
    (2) served as a general for the Confederacy in the American Civil War.
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  • Sharon Carstairs (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) was the first elected woman to lead the Official Opposition in a Canadian Legislative Assembly.
    (2) was the first woman to serve as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate.
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  • Reg Alcock (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) President of the Treasury Board (2004-5).
    (2) Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board (2004-5).
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  • Walter Natynczyk (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) appointed Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Armed Forces [2008].
    (2) (a) was the most senior (Maj.-Gen.) of all Canadians deployed in Iraq after being assigned to the U.S. forces
           (b) was the coalition's deputy chief of policy, strategy and planning, helping direct the movements of U.S., British and Australian troops.
    (3) commanded the Canadian contingent in Bosnia, 1998-99.
    (4) is a lieutenant-general & he has been appointed the vice-chief of defence staff for the Canadian Armed Forces [2006].
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  • Ron Basford (b-Winnipeg) as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, he introduced the Canadian Human Rights Act, which prohibited discrimination of any kind in all aspects of Parliament’s jurisdiction and led the fight to end capital punishment in Canada.
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    These Manitobans were involved in 'The Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III during WWII.

    This information was provided by Hap Geddes, a prisoner in the camp. Diane Bates, whose uncle was James Wernham, assisted in providing this information.

  • James Wernham (?-) got out through the tunnel "Harry", but was caught and was one of the 50 shot and killed by the Gestapo.
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  • Hap Geddes was the bunk mate with Jim Wernham in Stalag Luft III.
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  • Gordon King worked underground doing various jobs such as 'manning' the air pump, handling sand etc.
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  • Don McDonald
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  • Ted Sangster
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  • Neil Briggs
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  • Jim Richardson
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  • Ted Kipp
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  • Roger Teillet who later became the Minister of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa
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  • Bert Clarke
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  • James Plant
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  • Doug Hurst
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  • Mike Downs (?-Homewood) helped with the ventilation system.

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    -- Two of the many excellent websites regarding 'The Great Escape' are:
                 (1) Click here for website #1.
                 (2) Click here for website #2.


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  • Lockhart Fulton (?-Birtle):
    (1) received the 'Distinguished Service Medal' for gallantry in WWII from Field Marshal Montgomery.
    (2) is believed to have been Canada's senior surviving combat officer from World War II,.
    (3) was legendary for leading the men of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles from the front, in hundreds of battles and skirmishes from D-Day to VE-Day, without ever being wounded.
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  • Charlotte Wood (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) was Canada's first 'Silver Cross' mother.
    (2) lost five sons during the WWII.
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  • Ovide Mercredi (?-Grand Rapids):
    (1) former Assembly of First Nations National Chief (years?).
    (2) credited with starting the first aboriginal students' association in Canada.
    (3) nominated by the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation for the Gandhi Prize for World Peace.
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  • Gerald Andrews (b-Winnipeg) helped map the beaches of Normandy with aerial photography during WWII.
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  • Gary Filmon, O.C. (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) named Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, which oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. [2005]
    (2) is a former Premier of Manitoba.
    (3) Click here for information about this Manitoban.
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  • Glen Murray (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) chief executive officer and president of the Canadian Urban Institute [2008]
    (2) chair of the Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy [200?]
    (3) the first openly homosexual mayor of any Canadian city, that being Winnipeg
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  • George Hicks (?-) is the first Inuit person to be the Speaker of a legislative assembly in any of Canada's 10 provinces. He has held this position for 6 years [2006].
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  • Marshal Rothstein (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada [2006]
    (2) for information, click here .
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  • Peter Liba (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) has been appointed National Vice-Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council [2006].
    (2) Click here for information about this Manitoban.
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  • Margaret Bloodworth (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office [2006].
    (2) National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Harper [2006].
    (3) for information about Margaret, click here .
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  • Clennell 'Punch' Dickins (b-Portage la Prairie):
    (1) flew seventy-three missions during World War I and at age eighteen, earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.
    (2) was the first pilot to fly along the Arctic coastline, made the first flight over the Barren Lands in the Northwest Territories, and he was the first to fly the full length of the Mackenzie River.
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  • Wilfrid Reid "Wop" May (b-Carberry):
    (1) was a world war 1 ace, famed bush pilot & founder of the RCAF Para Service (Search & Rescue).
    (2) for information about Wop, click here .
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  • S.I. Hayakawa (r-Winnipeg) -- elected to the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1983
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  • Jeffrey Oliphant (?-Winnipeg), a Manitoba judge, was selected to serve as the commissioner to head the public inquiry into the Mulroney-Schreiber affair. [2008]
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  • Gerry St. Germain (b-Saint-Boniface) became the first Métis federal cabinet minister in Canada.
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  • Charles Goodeve (b-Neepawa):
    (1) invented a method called the 'Double Longitudinal Sweep' to protect ships from magnetic mines.[WWII]
    (2) he invented another method called 'degaussing' that helped protect ships during WWII.
    (3) for information about Charles, click here .
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  • Mark 'Hilly' Brown (b-Portage la Prairie, r-MacGregor, r-Glenboro ):
    (1) dubbed Canada's first Second World War flying ace
    (2) awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross & the Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross after destroying a total of more than 20 enemy aircraft
    (3) awarded the Czech Military Medal & Military Cross and the French Croix de Guerre
    (4) the first R.A.F. pilot to fly a captured Nazi plane by flying a captured Messerschmitt 109 fighter from France to the experimental station in England.
    (5) the Canada Wings Aviation Training Centre in Southport, Mb. is housed inside the Hilly Brown Building
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  • Glen Ellwood (b-Portage la Prairie) flew four bombing mission tours, for a total of 120 missions, and was one of only three Canadians to survive going on that many tours.
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  • Murray Peden (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) his book, A Thousand Shall Fall: The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two, has been hailed as one of the finest war memoirs ever written.
    (2) the first Chairman of the Manitoba Securities Commission.
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  • The Boys of Kelvin High: Canadians in Bomber Command :
    (1) a documentary dedicated to the Canadians who volunteered for one of the most dangerous occupations of the war - Bomber Command --- [won the 'Gold Award - 2006 Worldfest-Houston (Texas)' and 'Bronze Award - 2006 Mercury Awards (New York)]
    (2) produced by Cliff Chadderton [see his bio in this website], an infantry commander in WWII, who discovered that more than 50 classmates from Kelvin High in Winnipeg were killed serving in Bomber Command.
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  • Roger Henderson (?-Winnipeg) , according to Cliff Chaddington, was the first Canadian to take part in an operational sortie as a lead navigator
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  • Steve Lucas (r-Winnipeg ) was Canadian Commander of Air Command and the Chief of the Air Staff from 2005 to ????
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  • Somer James (r-Winnipeg ):
    (1) while serving in the merchant navy during WW2, he was awarded two medals for bravery, the British Empire Medal and the Lloyd's Medal for Bravery at Sea
    (2) operated Regency Coin and Stamp Company in Winnipeg
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  • Richard Stovel (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) Lieutenant General in the Canadian Forces [1960's ?]
    (2) Deputy Commander-in-Chief, North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) [1970's ?]
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  • William Claxton (b-Gladstone ):
    (1) WW1 pilot who scored 37 air victories in 79 days
    (2) for information, click here .
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  • Donovan Ball (?-Winnipeg ) recipient of the Star of Military Valour [second only to the Victoria Cross] in 2008 for "distinguished and valiant service in the presence of the enemy."
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  • Sylvia Ostry (b-Winnipeg) -- from 1979 to 1983. was Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris
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  • Don Plett (?-Landmark,Mb) :
    (1) president of the National Council of the Conservative Part of Canada [2008]
    (2) for information, click here .
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  • Johnny Tod (?-Winnipeg) single-handedly captured 27 Nazis during WWII.
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  • Ruth Krindle (?-Winnipeg):
    (1) a Manitoba judge who is known as a 'woman of firsts'
    (2) for information, click here .
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  • Greg Brodsky (?-Winnipeg) in 2004, defended his 400th murder case, more than any other lawyer in Canada
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  • Wayne Leslie (?-Winnipeg) inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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  • Brian Dickson C.C. (r-Winnipeg) was Chief Justice on Canada's Supreme Court from 1984 to 1990.
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  • Harriet Dick (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) for information, click here .
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  • Walter Dinsdale (b-Brandon):
    (1) recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Second World War
    (2) served as Member of Parliament for Brandon and Brandon-Souris for 31 years
    (3) for information, click here .
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  • Herbert Pickard (b-Winnipeg):
    (1) After an officers' training course at Royal Roads, where he came first in his class, Lieut. Pickard ( Pick ) was posted to England to the fleet of small speedy gun-boats known as 'dog-boats'. There he met the 'Three Musketeers', brave and devilish lads from Vancouver: Corny Burke, Tommy Ladner, and Doug Maitland, with whom he spent his war years on the Mediterranean. Their daring escapades and heroic pursuits were documented in the books Flag 4 , Gunboat 658 and The Champagne Navy . Herb was mentioned in dispatches: "For outstanding courage, leadership and skill in Light Coastal Craft in many daring attacks on enemy shipping in enemy waters."
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  • Jon Allen (b-Winnipeg) was Canada's ambassador to Israel from 2006 to 2010.
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  • Harry Walsh O.C. (?-Winnipeg) led the fight to abolish the death penalty in Canada by succeeding in having a resolution for abolition passed by the Canadian Bar Association. In 1976, the Canadian Parliament abolished capital punishment.
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  • Joseph Jacques Charles Bouchard O.C. (r-Winnipeg):
    (1) awarded the Meritorious Service Cross (Military Division) to Lieutenant-General Bouchard recognizing the efforts of Canadian military personnel who took part in the NATO mission in Libya. [2012]
    (2) The United States (U.S.) Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) [ the sixth highest in order of precedence in the U.S.] was presented for exceptionally meritorious service as Deputy Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples and Commander, Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, from October 2009 to December 2011. -- He has received this award on two previous occasions. [2012]

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    • Deanna Durbin (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was one of the top musical stars of Hollywood in the years 1936 to 1948, headlining several movies.
      (2) was the highest paid Hollywood star of the early 1940's.
      (3) received a juvenile Academy Award in 1938.
      (4) for information about Deanna,
      Click here
      (5) for additional information, Click here
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    • Winnie the Pooh :
      (1) derived his name from 'Winnipeg'. -- Harry Colebourn, a Winnipegger, took his small cub named Winnie to London, England where it was placed in a zoo. The cub inspired A. A. Milne's collection of stories.
      (2) the only known painting of Winnie the Pooh , that was painted by E. H. Shepard, hangs in the Pavilion in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg.
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    • The Steiner Brothers [Rob, Ron, & Roy] (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) performed in Las Vegas on the same bill as Martin & Lewis, Bob Hope, & many others.
      (2) for a biography on these brothers, click here .
      (3) Ron Steiner [known as Ronnie Steiner] was one of the original Mouseketeers on the Mickey Mouse Club.
      (4) for information about Ron as a Mouseketeer, click here .
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    • Chantal Kreviazuk (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won two Juno awards in 2000 for Best Pop Album and Best Female Artist.
      (2) wrote six songs for Avril Lavigne's 'Under My Skin' [200?].
      (3) for Chantal's contributions to Hollywood movie soundtracks, click here .
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    • The musical group The Guess Who:
      (1) recorded American Woman which reached the number one spot on 'Billboard' charts in May of 1970, the first time a Canadian rock band made that achievement. -- The song was the best selling single in the world at that time.
      (2) other 'Billboard' Top 10 singles hits were: These Eyes was #6, Laughing was #10,
      No Time
      was #5, Share The Land was #10, Clap For The Wolfman was #6.
      (3) in 1970, they sold more albums than any other band in the world.

      The main members were:

    • Burton Cummings (b-Winnipeg)
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    • Randy Bachman (b-Winnipeg)
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    • Jim Kale (b-Winnipeg)
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    • Garry Petersen (b-Winnipeg).
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    • Chad Allen (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) is one of the original members of 'The Guess Who' musical group.
      (2) recorded Shakin' All Over, which reached no. 22 on the 'Billboard' charts.
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    • Nia Vardalos (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the creator & star of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
      (2) this film is the top-grossing independantly made comedy.
      (3) she was nominated for an Academy Award for her screenplay of this movie.
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    • Bob Nolan (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers western singing group.
      (2) was a prolific songwriter whose tunes included Cool Water and Tumbling Tumbleweeds.
      (3) had acting parts in many of Roy Rogers' movies.
      (4) was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980.
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    • Len Cariou (b-St-Boniface):
      (1) Tony award winner in a musical for 'Sweeney Todd' [1979]
      (2) acted in 16 Broadway plays with 2 other Tony nominations.
      (3) numerous movie roles including 'About Schmidt', 'Thirteen Days', 'Secret Window', 'Flags of our Fathers'
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    • Anna Paquin (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for The Piano. [19??]
      (2) won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama for True Blood [2009]
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    • Jack Kruschen (b-Winnipeg) was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1960's "The Apartment."
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    • Charlie Thorson (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) a cartoonist who is credited with creating Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and others.
      (2) designed the logo on the Winnipeg Falcons (Olympic gold medalists) hockey jersey.
      (3) worked on the designing of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. -- See Kristin Solvadottir below.
      (4) for a biography on Charles, click here .
      (5) for more on Charlie & an image of his famous rabbit, click here .
      (6) see the book Cartoon Charlie by Gene Walz. The book may be loaned from the Winnipeg Public Library.
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    • Kristin Solvadottir (b-Winnipeg) was a Winnipeg waitress of Charles Thorson who is reputed to be the woman on which Thorson based his physical appearance of Snow White.
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    • Joseph Thorson (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the brother of Charles Thorson, the Disney cartoonist.
      (2) was awarded the Knight Commander of the Royal Order of the Falcon by the King of Denmark.
      (3) for a biography on Joseph, click here .
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    • Neil Young (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) solo vocalist & member of 'Buffalo Springfield', 'Crazy Horse', & 'Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young'
      (2) is a member of the 'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame' in Cleveland.
      (3) hits include Heart of Gold, Old Man and Long May You Run.
      (4) received the 2005 'Founders Award' from the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.
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    • Evelyn Hart (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for the years 19?? to 200?.
      (2) was the first Canadian to be awarded a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition & also honoured with the Certificate of Exceptional Artistic Achievement. [19??]
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    • Gisèle MacKenzie [née LaFleche](b-St.-Boniface) was a vocalist & violinist who performed several times on the TV shows of Jack Benny, Sid Caesar, Percy Faith, & Mario Lanza.
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    • Tom Jackson (r-Winnipeg) -- singer, actor & humanitarian
      (1) created the 'Huron Carole', a travelling show that raises funds for ?
      (2) winner of the International Humanitarian Award.
      (3) Time Magazine has named him one of Canada's best activists.
      (4) awarded Honourary Degrees at six different Canadian universities.
      (5) instrumental in organizing the Canadian Association of Food Banks.
      (6) star of CBC's 'North of 60'
      (7) anmed chancellor of Trent University in Peterborough, Ont. in 2009
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    • David Steinberg (b-Winnipeg)
      (1) appeared 140 times on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show [2nd most appearances].
      (2) for more on David, click here .
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    • Tina Keeper (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) Gemini for Best Actress in a Continuing Series in North of 60.
      (2) was elected MP for the Churchill riding in 2006.
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    • Allan Blye (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the producer of the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
      (2) was a writer for Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special.
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    • Wendy Crewson (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) had major roles in Air Force One, Bicentennial Man, The Santa Clause movies,
      The Many Trials of One Jane Doe and others.
      (2) was the recipient of the 2007 Award of Excellence from ACTRA.
      (3) for more information, click here .
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    • Loreena McKennitt (b-Morden):
      (1) internationally successful singer/composer of Celtic songs.
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • Dean Gunnarson (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) referred to as the 'world's greatest escape artist'.
      (2) was named Humanitarian fo the Year by the 'United Commercial Travelers of America'.
      (3) was awarded the "Merlin" [2012], which is the highest award bestowed by the world largest magic organization, the International Society of Magicians
      (4) for more information, click here .
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    • Doug Henning (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) magician & performer on Broadway and NBC specials.
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • James Cielen (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) only one of 4 [3?] 'Gold Medal' awards from the 'International Brotherhood of Magicians' since 1923 [as of 2004].
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • Brian Glow (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) internationally renowned illusionist who has been performing magic for 40 years
      (2) since 1973, his concerts have toured over 40 different countries
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    • Don Virgoe (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) performs as 'Mr. Viggs' [formerly 'Virgo, the Eccentric'].
      (2) for the 2005 short film The Street Sweeper, click here .
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    • Tracy Dahl (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is an opera singer who has performed with many of the top opera companies.
      (2) for more information on Tracy, click here .
      (3) while on the website from (2), click on her picture to hear her voice.
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    • Scott Bairstow (b-Steinbach) has/is acted in numerous American TV series.
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    • Chris Irvine (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) achieved fame as WWF wrestler Chris Jericho.
      (2) is a former World Wrestling Entertainment champion.
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    • Fred Penner (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is a children's singer & entertainer who headlined the Fred Penner Show that ran for 12 years on CBC.
      (2) his signature tune is The Cat Came Back.
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    • Catherine Wreford (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) performed "on Broadway" in 42nd St. and Oklahoma [200?].
      (2) for more info on Catherine, click here .
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    • Al Simmons (r-Winnipeg/Anola):
      (1) is a children's entertainer who has performed throughout North America.
      (2) one critic stated "Al Simmons and his one-man, multi-prop, music-filled, off the wall performances have elevated audiences world-wide."
      (3) for more information on Al, click here.
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    • Lillian Rich (r-Winnipeg) starred in several silent movies in the 1920's, including Cecil B. DeMille's 'The Golden Bed'.
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    • Remy Shand (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won a Juno Award in 2003.
      (2) was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards in 2003.
      (3) was the first Canadian to sign a contract with Motown Records.
      (4) Billboard Magazine said, “... like Steve Wonder and Marvin Gaye before him, Shand is poised to have his own footnote in the storied history of Motown.”
      (5) Elton John stated, “Remy Shand sounds much more soulful to me than anything from the big black singers of the moment."
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    • Lenny Breau (r-Winnipeg), headlined as one of great jazz guitarist finds of the sixties, was 'discovered' in Winnipeg by country guitarist Chet Atkins.
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    • Michael Swistun (b-Olha), while employed by Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, was dubbed 'The Strongest Man in the World'.
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    • Juliette Cavazzi [Sysak?] (?-Winnipeg) was known as 'your pet, Juliette' when she performed on CBC.
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    • Adam Beach (b-Ashern):
      (1) honoured with the 2006 Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs Festival for his performance in Flags of Our Fathers.
      (2) had a major role as an actor in The Windwalkers, Flags of Our Fathers, Cowboys and Aliens, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and had other TV/movie roles.
      (3) was a member of the regular cast on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
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    • Tom Cochrane (?-Lynn Lake):
      (1) was a singer with Red Rider
      (2) had the international hit single Life Is A Highway.
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    • the group B.T.O. [Bachman-Turner-Overdrive] :
      (1) was headed by Randy Bachman.
      (2) recorded You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet which reached the number one spot on 'Billboard' charts.
      (3) their album Not Fragile was #1 on the Bilboard album charts.
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    • Helene Winston (?-Winnipeg) was an actress on The King of Kensington.
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    • Ken Finkelman (?-Winnipeg) is a renouned comedian/writer/producer/actor.
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    • Guy Maddin (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) his film, Dracula -- Pages from a Virgin's Diary won a 2002 International Emmy Award.
      (2) his film, My Winnipeg, won the Canadian feature film award at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. -- This film was chosen by film critic Roger Ebert as one of his Top 10 Films of the decade (2000-2009)
      (3) his other movies include The Saddest Music in the World   and   Tales from A Gimli Hospital.
      (4) the website Metacritic ranks him as the third best film director of the 21st century, as of 2011
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    • The Crash Test Dummies consisting of Brad Roberts & others(?-Winnipeg):
      (1) performed on Late Night with David Letterman on three occasions.
      (2) their song, Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm. reached number 2 on the Billboard Charts.
      (3) another hit of theirs was Superman's Song.
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    • Sophie-Carmen (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatté [née Fridman] (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) world-renouned composer of classical music.
      (2) in early life, performed in Europe as a solo pianist & violinist.
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    • Richard Condie(?-Winnipeg)'s short film The Big Snit was nominated for an Academy Award in ??.
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    • Mimi Kuzyk (b-Winnipeg) is a veteran actress who appeared with Robin Williams in the movie The Final Cut [2004] & in The Human Stain with Nicole Kidman.
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    • the musical group Doc Walker (?-Portage la Prairie):
      (1) consists of members Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, & Murray Pulver
      (2) were selected as the Group of the Year at the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards.
      (3) won five awards in all five categories that they were nominated for at the 2008 Canadian Country Music Awards
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    • Daniel Lavoie (b-Dunrea):
      (1) received France's award "Félix de l'interprète masculin de l'année" (Male Performer of the Year) in 1980 & 1982.
      (2) for more information & awards, click here .
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    • Cordell Baker :
      (1) his short film The Cat Came Back was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989 for Best Short Film, Animated.
      (2) his short film Runaway:
                (a) was awarded the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
                (b) won the Jury's Special Award at the 2009 Annecy Int'l Animated Film Festival
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    • the rock group Eagle and Hawk (all members born in Manitoba):
      (1) won a Juno Award in 2002.
      (2) has won multiple Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
      (3) won a 2006 Nammy award for best pop/rock recording at the New York-based 2006 Native American Music Awards.
      (4) for more information, click here .
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    • Keri-Lynn Wilson (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) has conducted orchestras around the world.
      (2) holds master's degrees both in conducting and flute from the Juilliard School of Music.
      (3) for more information, click here .
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    • Susan Rich (b-Winnipeg) is/was the executive editor for 'HarperCollins' publishing company
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    • Ed Evanko [aka Edward](b-Winnipeg):
      (1) in the Broadway play Canterbury Tales, he won an award for most promising performer.
      (2) veteran actor in movies & TV.
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    • Sean Lewkiw (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) worked for Weta Digital, the company that won an Academy Award for their work on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
      (2) as of May 2006, he is employed by Framestore-CFC in London.
      (3) For info on his contribution to this film, & others that he has worked on, click here.
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    • Donnelly Rhodes (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) veteran actor since approx 1965 on Canadian & US television & movies. [2008]
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • Ma-Anne Dionisio (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) had the lead role of Kim in 'Miss Saigon' in Toronto, London & Sydney, Australia.
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • Phillip Ens (b-Winkler):
      (1) opera singer who has performed extensively
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • James Ehnes (b-Brandon):
      (1) graduated from Juilliard in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in Music.
      (2) won the 2007 Grammy Award for best instrumental soloist with orchestra.
      (3) Bramwell Tovey stated, "This is a Grammy Award that has its roots in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra."
      (4) for more information, click here .
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    • Jamie Brown (?-Winnipeg) is the CEO and executive producer at Frantic Films, makers of the 'Quest' series
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    • David Gale (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) host of 'Loving Spoonfuls' on WTN.
      (2) is the winner of Canada's 2001 Gemini for Best Host in a Lifestyle or Performing Arts Program or Series.
      (3) won the 2002 Galaxi Award for Best On-Camera Performance.
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    • Allan Novak (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) the creative force behind Toronto-based Indivisual Productions Inc.
      (2) won a Gemini award for editing 'The Newsroom'.
      (3) producer of 'Loving Spoonfuls'
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    • Roger Avary (b-Flin Flon):
      (1) co-wrote Pulp Fiction and True Romance with Quentin Tarantino [involved with Reservoir Dogs]
      (2) shared the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Pulp Fiction
      (3) direct descendant of pirate/marooner Henry "Long Ben" Avary
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    • Dean Hagland (?-Oak Bank) played the role of Richard "Ringo" Langly on the TV series 'The X-Files'
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    • Donald Woods (?-Brandon) acted in 'True Grit' with John Wayne and "Kissin' Cousins' with Elvis Presley
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    • Susan Aglukark (?-Churchill):
      (1) won the first-ever Aboriginal Achievement Award in Arts & Entertainment.
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • Fletcher Markle (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) veteran producer & director of numerous TV shows and movies
      (2) for more information, click here .
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    • Tom Hendry O.C. (b-Winnipeg) one of the founders of the 'Manitoba Theatre Centre'
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    • Colin Friesen (r-Winnipeg) wrote 'The Big White', a Hollywood movie starring Robin Williams.
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    • The Duhks (?-Winnipeg ):
      (1) have been nominated for a 2006(2007?) Grammy Award.
      (2) contributed a song to the compilation of songs on the 'Beautiful Dreamer' that won a Grammy Award for best traditional folk album [2005].
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    • The Wailin' Jennys (?-Winnipeg ) consisting of members Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta, & ex-member Cara Luft , were winners of the 2005 Juno Award in the category 'Roots & Traditional Album of the Year - Group'
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    • Jack Carson (b-Carman) performed in approx. 87 Hollywood movies.
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    • Gerry Atwell (?-Winnipeg ):
      (1) award-winning creator/producer in TV, music, theatre, etc.
      (2) creator of 'Hotel Babylon', one of the winning projects from VisionTV's Cultural Diversity Drama Competition
      (3) has earned a Juno Award with the band 'Eagle and Hawk'
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    • Errol Ranville a.k.a. “C-Weed”.(b-Ste.-Rose-du-Lac):
      (1) received the 'Lifetime Contribution to Aboriginal Music' award at the 'Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2004'
      (2) is the 'Aboriginal Music Coordinator' for the 'Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association' (MARIA), the first position of its kind in Canada.
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    • Fresh I.E. [Robert Wilson] (?-Winnipeg ):
      (1) the first Canadian Rapper nominated for a Grammy Award (2004) nominated for 'Best Gospel Rock Album'
      (2) nominated again in 2005 for a Grammy Award.
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    • Jay Brazeau (b-Winnipeg) veteran actor in movies & TV
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    • Dave Rockola (b-Virden) is the inventor of the Rockola jukebox .
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    • Terry McLean (b-Virden):
      (a) well-known painter of wildlife & historical scenes
      (b) his paintings have graced the cover of SIR Sporting Goods catalogues for 41 years
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    • Zara Nelsova (b-Winnipeg) performed extensively as a cellist in concert and recital throughout North and South America and in Europe in the mid 1900's.
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    • The Waking Eyes (b-Steinbach) were nominated for a Juno award in 2005 for 'Best New Group'.
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    • Jeremy Kushnier (b-Winnipeg) performed 'on Broadway' in 'Footloose' and 'Rent'.
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    • Jayne Paterson (b-Winnipeg) performed 'on Broadway' in 'Jane Eyre' and 'Les Miserables'.
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    • Gene Telpner (r-Winnipeg) was a Winnipeg newspaper journalist who was considered a seasoned professional in Hollywood circles.
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    • The Selkirk Dance Junior Jazz Team (?-Selkirk):
      (1) won the gold medal in the ages 8-11 girls category at the 2005 World International Dance Organization's championships that was held in Florida. The competition had representation from 12 different countries and over 1000 competitors.
      (2) for an image of the girls, their coach, & their gold medals, click here .
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    • Kira Van den Broek (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the Bronze medal at the 2002 World Dance Championships.
      (2) won the Grant Copp Award and the 2004 Soloist Champion Award at the Canadian National Dance Championship.
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    • Phyllis Laing (b-Miami) is president & one of the founders of Winnipeg's 'Buffalo Gal Pictures' that is based in Winnipeg.
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    • The Winnipeg Singers were the sole Canadian representative & only one of four North American groups selected to perform at the 7th World Symposium on Choral Music that was held in Kyoto, Japan in July of 2005.
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    • The St. Andrews Society's pipe band (r-?):
      (1) won the 2005 Canadian Championship in their category.
      (2) won the 2005 North American Championship in their category.
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    • Gene Pryz (b-Winnipeg) was a member of the cast of 'Cinderella Man', starring Russell Crowe. [2005]
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    • Colin Jackson (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) is the CEO of Calgary's Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts. [2005]
      (2) started the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg.
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    • Norman Mittelmann (b-Winnipeg) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961.
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    • Terry Jacks (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) recorded the song 'Which Way You Goin', Billy?' which won him 2 Juno Awards. The song went to No.1 in Canada & No.2 on the 'Billboard Charts' in the USA.
      (2) recorded the song 'Seasons in the Sun' that became the largest-selling single in Canadian history and earned three Juno Awards for Jacks. In the United States, the song went to No.1 on the charts.
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    • Derek Mazur (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) won an Emmy Award for his production 'Lost in the Barrens'.
      (2) is the executive producer of the National Film Board Prairie Centre.
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    • Roy Petty (r-Winnipeg) performed on the Ed Sullivan Show, had night club engagements in Los Angeles, San Francisco, on the Playboy circuit, & performed in Europe & Japan. -- He performed locally on the CBC 'The Roy Petty Show' & in local plays.
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    • Lisa Skubovius (b-Morden) is the performance director for the production
      'Disney Live:Winnie the Pooh'. --- It will play in New York City for most of December 2005.
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    • Valdine Anderson (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) internationally renouned opera singer.
      (2) for more information about Valdine, click here .
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    • Sarah Blondin (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) one of the 4 finalists in the ABC network's 2006 prime time production of Bachelor: Paris
      (2) named one of the 10 winners in a 2008 nationwide contest by the Canada's Fashion Magazine magazine to blog every two weeks on the magazine's online site to discuss what's new and trendy in their city, in her case, Winnipeg
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    • Russ Saunders (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a Hollywood stuntman in over 100 movies. He doubled for Tyrone Power, Gene Kelly, Alan Ladd & others.
      (2) was the Canadian diving champion in 1940.
      (3) was the model for Salvador Dali's The Christ of St. John.
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    • Osmond Borradaile (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a pioneering motion-picture cinematographer whose career encompassed the 1920's to the 1940's.
      (2) was involved with over 100 movies (Hollywood & London) & many documentaries.
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    • Bert Pearl (?-Winnipeg) was a member of CBC's 'Happy Gang'
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    • Rita Deverell (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) co-founder of the 'Vision' TV network.
      (2) the first black woman in Canada to be a television host.
      (3) was awarded 2 Gemini awards.
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    • Ian Ross (b-McCreary):
      (1) performed on CBC as "Joe from Winnipeg"
      (2) won the Governor-General's Award for Drama in 1997.
      (3) won the James Buller Award that honors Aboriginal people in the arts [1997].
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    • Noam Gonick (?-Minnedosa/r-Winnipeg) film-maker who has exhibited his films at the Venice Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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    • Jeff Skinner (?-Winnipeg) portrayed the role of Jonathan Winters in the TV movie of Mork & Mindy [2005].
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    • Boyd Ferguson (b-Brandon) is a performer on three Korean TV shows [2005].
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    • Douglas Rain (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) an actor who spent four decades with the Stratford Festival.
      (2) was the voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey and in 2010: The Year We Make Contact.
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    • Bob Swarts (?-Winnipeg) was the creator of Archie and his Friends that ran on Winnipeg TV for 21 years.
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    • Danny Schur (?-Winnipeg) is the 2006 co-winner of the Kobzar Literary Award, Canada's first Ukrainian literary prize. He was honoured for his play entitled Strike, a musical that dealt with the 1919 Winnipeg Strike.
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    • Laura Michalchyshyn (b-Winnipeg) is the executive vice-president of programming and marketing for the Sundance Channel [associated with the Sundance Festival]
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    • Marcel Dzama (b-Winnipeg) is an in-demand sketch artist whose work adorns galleries in L.A. and the cover of Beck's most recent album, Guero [2006].
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    • Libby Morris (b-Winnipeg) starred in British comedies [years ?}.
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    • Buddy Knox (r-Dominion City) was the first artist of the rock & roll era to write and record his own number one hit, 1957's million-selling classic Party Doll.
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    • Carol Off (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is co-host of CBC Radio One's As It Happens [ Sept. 2006].
      (2) produced a groundbreaking radio series on refugee women in Canada, a series was considered instrumental in changing Canadian policy and allowing large numbers of women to stay in Canada. It won a B'nai Brith Award, an international Gabriel Award, and an Investigative Journalism Citation of Merit.
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    • Sarah Carter (?-Winnipeg) is a costar on CBS' Shark that stars James Woods. [2006]
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    • Gar Gillies (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) is the inventor of the Garnet Amplifier.
      (2) Randy Bachman is quoted as stating, "My guitar licks came from Lenny Breau and my guitar sound came from Gar Gillies."
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    • Harold Foster (r-Winnipeg) [approx.1906-1919]):
      (1) created the Tarzan and Prince Valiant newspaper comic strips.
      (2) is known as the the Father of the Adventure Strip.
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    • Linden Porco (?-Winnipeg) starred in Little Man. His face was superimposed with Marion Wayans' face [2006]
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    • Jackie Rae (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) at age 3, with his sister Grace and brother Saul, formed The Three Raes of Sunshine, a vaudeville dancing act that toured North America.
      (2) was head of CBC radio and TV variety during the days of Wayne & Shuster.
      (3) wrote Please Don't Go that was an international hit for Eddie Arnold and received an 'American Society of Composer, Authoirs & Writers' award as 'Country Song of the Year'.
      (4) wrote Happy Heart with James Last, a song that sold a million copies as recorded by Andy Williams.
      (5) worked on English TV for 15 years on shows that included 'Jackie Rae Presents,' 'Chelsea at Nine,' and 'Sunday Night at the Paladium'.
      (6) won the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War II as a Spitfire pilot.
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    • Maurice (Moe) Sherwood (b-La Salle):
      (1) is the creator of all the characters in the TV series, Yvon of the Yukon.
      (2) nominated three times for a Gemini award for this series.
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    • Mary Morrison (b-Winnipeg) is a renowned soprano who:
      (1) is best known as a dedicated interpreter of 20th-century music.
      (2) was the recipient of the Canadian Music Citation in 1968, and the Opera Educator Award of 2002.
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    • Dennis Bell (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) worked as a shipwright while the Queen Elizabeth liner was being refurbished in Bremerhaven, Germany.
      (2) made props, etc. for movies such as Batman, Roxanne and Bird on a Wire.
      (3) and his wife, Diane, created The Sun Bare (a slight sunburn wearing s summer shirt with pink flamingos and greenery) & Tundra Bear (covered with Aurora Borealis & with a tundra buggy) for the Cancer Care project in Winnipeg in 2005.
      (4) for more information, click here .
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    • Karen Kosowski (b-Winnipeg) and her aboriginal co-writer won the 'Best Songwriter Award' at the 2006 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
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    • Dan Geminder (r-Winnipeg) is one of only six Canadians (and the only male) who can translate music into Braille for the blind.
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    • Greg Bryk (b-Winnipeg) is a regular on the TV series ReGenesis.
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    • John Paskievich (r-Winnipeg) is one of Canada’s premier documentary film-makers.
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    • Frances Bay (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) veteran actress in many Hollywood & Canadain movies & and as a guest on TV series.
      (2) has the unique distinction of guesting on the final episodes of the TV shows "Happy Days," "Who's the Boss?," and "Seinfeld."
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    • David Adams (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was one of the founding dancers of the National Ballet of Canada.
      (2) was a partner to some of the best-known ballerinas in the world, including Margot Fonteyn and Natalia Makarova.
      (3) Karen Kain stated "He was the first true, home-bred Canadian ballet star."
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    • Peter Mansbridge (?-Winnipeg) began his career with the CBC in Winnipeg.
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    • Aubrey Tadman (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) shared a Daytime Emmy for Lamb Chop's Sing-Along.
      (2) shared an Emmy nomination (with fellow Manitobans Alan Blye and Ken Finkleman) for Van Dyke and Company.
      (3) involved in writing some episodes of Rhoda, Three's Company, and the King of Kensington.
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    • Noah Staerk (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was named the 2008 best youth tap dancer at the World Tap Championships.
      (2) was the youngest at the competition and the youngest person in the history of the competition to win the title.
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    • Victor (Albert) Davies (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) composer, pianist, conductor
      (2) for more info regarding Victor, click here.
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    • Lorne Munroe (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) served 45 seasons in the principal chair for two of North America’s great orchestras: the New York Philharmonic (1964-1996) and the Philadelphia Orchestra (1951-1964).
      (2) taught at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Temple University and Philadelphia Music Academy
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    • Donna Grescoe (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) known as 'The Little Magic Fiddler'
      (2) performed on the violin at Carnegie Hall, and on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town.
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    • Maureen Taylor (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) is one of Canada’s most accomplished playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada’s major stages, as well as in Britain and the U.S., and by CBC and BBC Radio.
      (2) has been nominated for two Governor General’s Awards and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Outstanding New Play), as well as for the Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.
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    • Frederick Grinke (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won international renown as a performer, teacher and adjudicator.
      (2) to be researched
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    • Perry Rosemond (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) producer/director/writer of such shows as King of Kensington, Fraggle Rock, The Donny and Marie Show, and Air Farce.
      (2) for more info regarding Perry, click here.
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    • Belinda Montgomery (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) veteran actress in made-for-TV movies.
      (2) for more info on Belinda, click here.
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    • Samantha Chrol (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) awarded the 2008 Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance from the Hnatyshyn Foundation
      (2) first Canadian to win an Outstanding Soloist Award in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition at Lincoln Centre in New York in 2007.
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    • Allison Hossack (b-Steinbach or Killarney):
      (1) veteran actress in made-for-TV series.
      (2) for more info on Belinda, click here.
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    • Victor Davies (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) received acclaim worldwide for his vast array of work that includes movie & TV scores, ballet music, rock opera, oratorio, ragtime, and children's musicals.
      (2) for more info, click here.
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    • George Siamandas (?-) was won two 'Telly Awards' for Winnipeg in Bloom, and The Mennonites of Manitoba:
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    • Dennis Tan (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) his company, Systematic Design, won an Emmy Award for its work on the 2004 Super Bowl (football)
      (2) for more, click here.
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    • Sean Fields (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) performs as an illusionist
      (2) is a consultant for season 4 of the Criss Angel:Mindfreak [2008]
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    • Alicia Johnston (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) acted in Cinderella Man and The Stone Angel
      (2) for more, click here.
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    • Frank Schorpion (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) acted in numerous English & French language TV programs and movies
      (2) for more, click here.
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    • Kim Todd (?-)
      (1) the President and CEO of Winnipeg-based Original Pictures Inc. that assisted in the production A Bear Named Winnie & others
      (2) for her awards, click here.
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    • Oscar Brand (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) according to the Guinness Book of World Records, his Saturday-morning radio show Folksong Festival from New York City is the longest-running (65 years) radio show with the same host [2010]
      (2) twice won the Peabody Award for broadcast excellence
      (3) is the inspiration for Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch
      (4) composed the song Something to Sing About
      (5) for more, click here.
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    • Peter Warren (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) host of Winnipeg radio's The Action Line from 1971 to 1998
      (2) holds the North American record as the longest-running talk-show host, beginning in 1971 & ending in 2006

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    • Darren Moore (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) wrote a song for the home games of the Tampa Bay Rays MLB baseball team -- The song, entitled Feel the Heat Rays was played during the 2008 regular season & the 2008 World Series.
      (2) is/was a member of the Winnipeg rock band 'Harlequin'
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    • Dean Brown (b-Winnipeg) play-by-play man for the NHL's Ottawa Senators. -- broadcasts on Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada.
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    • Cindy Scott (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) performed the two national anthems at a New York Yankees/Canada's national baseball team game in Tampa in 2009
      (2) sang at Blue Bomber, Moose and Goldeye games, and performed three times at the home of the Governor General, Michaelle Jean
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    • Morley Meredith [aka Margolis] (b-Winnipeg) -- for information, click here.
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    • Arnold Spohr (r-Winnipeg) -- for information, click here.
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    • Lorraine Mansbridge (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) Canada's first female disc jockey at a radio station in Winnipeg
      (2) a former Miss Manitoba
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    • Allan Novak (b-Winnipeg) -- for information, click here.
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    • Bill Cody (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) a 'B' western cowboy star of 1920's & 1930's
      (2) buried in Holy Cross Cemetary & Mausoleum in Culver City, CA, the resting place of such Hollywood stars as Bing Crosby, Loretta Young, W.C. Fields, Rita Hayworth, and Walter Brennan.
      (3) for more information, click here.
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    • Sierra Noble (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) winner of Queen's Jubilee medal for music
      (2) opening act for one of Paul McCartney's performances in Halifax in 2009
      (3) performed at the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France
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    • Shawn Fedorchuk (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) senior editor & creative lead at Digital Kitchen in Seattle
      (2) has been nominated 3 times for an Emmy Award
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    • Meaghan Waller (?-Winnipeg) won the third season of Canada's Next Top Model
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    • Michael Moloney (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) doing the animal sounds for a new animated series called Green Squad, a cartoon with an environmental focus, being produced in France by Decapo. [2009]
      (2) appeared on NBC's Today Show in Sept. of 2009
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    • Christ De Guzman (a.k.a. Zacariah) (b-Winnipeg) -- at the 22nd Awit awards (the Philippines version of the Grammy Awards), won the 'people's choice award for best new male recording artist' and the 'people's choice favourite male artist' awards (2009)
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    • Ty Wood (?-Winnipeg) won the Young Artist Award based in the supporting actor category for his work in the movie The Haunting in Connecticut.[2010]
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    • John Cook (?-Winnipeg) announced as best actor at the 2010 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. -- Cook won for his performance as Lennie in an aboriginal version of Of Mice and Men that was filmed by students at Argyle Alternative High School in Winnipeg.
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    • Brent Fitz (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist
      (2) for information, click here.
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    • Maria Aragon (?-Winnipeg) was interviewed and performed on Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2011.
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    • Jaylene Johnson (?-MB) named as a finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition
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    • Scott Nolan (?-MB) named as a finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition.
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    • Paul Kemp (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) president/executive producer of Toronto-based independent production company Stornoway Productions.
      (2) writer and co-director of Save My Lake, a documentary on Lake Winnipeg that was shown on CBC's Nature of Things[2011]
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    • Dallas Courchene, Brandon Courchene, and Vince O'Laney (?-Sagkeeng), otherwise known as Sagkeeng's Finest, won season #1 of the television show Canada's Got Talent in May of 2012.
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    • Mychael Danna (?-Winnipeg) won the Academy Award for Original Score (Feb. 2013) for his work on Life of Pi. -- He also received a Golden Globe for his score for the same movie in January 2013
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    • Peter Worthington (b-Winnipeg):
      co-founded the Toronto Sun and was its founding editor. During his career, he was awarded four National Newspaper Awards.

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    • Cindy Klassen (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won 5 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, & 2 bronze) in speed-skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics Games, the most ever by a Canadian at a single Olympics games, Summer or Winter.
      (2) tied with Clara Hughes as the most decorated Olympic athlete in Canadian history with 6 lifetime Olympic medals.
      (3) was the 2003 & the 2006 World All-Around Speed Skating champion & was second in 2002.
      (4) won four gold medals at the 2006 speed skating World Championships.
      (5) in 2005, set four world records and won eight World Cup medals.
      (6) was the winner of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's 2005 'Female Athlete of the Year' in a survey by The Canadian Press and Broadcast News.
      (7) won the 2006 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Outstanding Athlete.
      (8) was named as Canada's 2006 Female Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sports Award.
      (9) her image was imposed on a special edition of the 2009 Canadian quarter.
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    • Clara Hughes (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) has won 6 Olympic Games medals, 4 in speed-skating & 2 in cycling.
      (2) tied with Cindy Klassen as the most decorated Olympic athlete in Canadian history with 6 lifetime Olympic medals.
      (3) has the distinction of being the only athlete in history to win multiple medals at both the Summer and the Winter Olympic Games.
      (4) is honoured for her humanitarian work with Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization using sport and play to better the lives of the world's most impoverished children.
      (5) at the 2006 Canadian Sport Awards, her work from (4) was selected as the Spirit of Sport Story of the Year.
      (6) was the Canadian flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics
      (7) 18-time Canadian national cycling champion
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    • Todd McCulloch (b-Winnipeg) was a NBA basketball player with the Philadelphia 76'ers and the New York Nets (2000-2004)
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    • Tanya Dubnicoff (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the Canadian Nat'l Championship in cycling 11 times.
      (2) won 4 Gold medals at the Pan-Am games.
      (3) was the first cyclist to win a gold medal at three consecutive Pan American Games.
      (4) is the National BMX Coach & Head Coach of the National Cycling Centre in Calgary.
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    • Andy van Hellemond (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) for 14 consecutive times during his 25 seasons, Van Hellemond was ranked as the NHL's #1 referee.
      (2) holds the record for most regular season games (1,475), playoff games (227), and Stanley Cup Final appearances (19).
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    • George Knudson (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) tied for 2nd in Masters Golf Tournament in 1969.
      (2) was the winner of 8 PGA golf tournaments.
      (3) named Golfer of the Twentieth Century in 1999 by the Canadian Professional Golf Association
      (4) to watch a video on George,
      click here .
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    • Jennifer Botterill (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) has two Olympic Gold Medals as a member of Canada's National Women's Hockey team.
      (2) was the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, handed out annually to the Most Valuable Player in NCAA women's hockey.
      (3) was the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division 1 hockey -- men or women.
      (4) both Jennifer and mother Doreen have been named 'Manitoba female athlete of the year'.
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    • Gerry James (?-Winnipeg) --in 1959/60, he became the only person to play in the Grey Cup final (with Winnipeg) and the Stanley Cup final (with Toronto) in the same season.
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    • Shannon Rempel (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the 2003 World Junior Champion in speed-skating.
      (2) won the 2004 world junior speed-skating championships in the 500 & 1,000 metres.
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    • Kirby Cote (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won 7 medals (5 gold & 2 silver) in swimming at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens.
      (2) won 2 silver medals in swimming at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
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    • Junior Lessard (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) named the winner of the 2004 Hobey Baker Award, honoring him as U. S. college hockey's top player.
      (2) Lessard was named the Canadian Junior A Hockey League MVP in 2000 when he played for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Portage Terriers.
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    • Bill Watson (b-Pine Falls, MB) -- named the winner of the 1985 Hobey Baker Award, honoring him as U. S. college hockey's top player.
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    • Cathy Priestner (r-Winnipeg) :
      (1) is the senior vice-president of sport for the Vancouver Olympic Games Committee
      (2) was the managing director of sport and medical services for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
      (3) spent a year as the managing director of the Winter Games operations for the 2006 Turin organizing committee
      (4) won the silver medal at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics in the 500-metre speed-skating event
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    • Bill Mosienko (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a(n) NHL player for 14 seasons.
      (2) scored a record of 3 goals in 21 seconds in a(n) NHL regular season game.
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    • Susan Auch (b-Transcona) has won 3 lifetime Olympic Medals (2 silver & 1 bronze) in speed-skating.
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    • Cory Koskie (b-Anola):
      (1) starting 3rd-baseman in Major League Baseball since 1999 [2006].
      (2) was named to the 1999 Topps All-Rookie team.
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    • Andy Murray (b-Gladstone):
      (1) has been hard coach of the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues of the NHL .
      (2) served as head coach of Team Canada (Canada's National Hockey team) on 3 occasions, with 3 Ice Hockey World Championships
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      These 3 are credited with initiating a new style of free-wheeling play as a forward line for the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association from 19?? to 19??.
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    • Bobby Hull (r-Winnipeg) -- Hall-of-Fame hockey player
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    • Anders Hedberg (r-Winnipeg)
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    • Ulf Nilssen (r-Winnipeg)
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      As members of the Winnipeg Jets :
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    • Teemu Selanne (r-Winnipeg) won the Calder Trophy (top rookie) while setting the record for rookies with 76 goals.
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    • Dale Hawerchuck (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) as a member of the Winnipeg Jets, he won the Calder Trophy (top rookie) while tallying 103 points with 45 goals.
      (2) as a member of the Winnipeg Jets, he became the first (& one of only two) 18-year-old players in NHL history to reach 100-points in one season.
      (3) In a poll of NHL general managers during the mid-1980s asking them to select the player they would start a franchise with, Hawerchuk was voted third behind only Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey.
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    • Keith Tkachuk (r-Winnipeg) as their captain, scored 50 goals in 1995-1996 season.
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    • Thomas Steen (r-Winnipeg) is the Jets all-time leader in games played [950] and assists [553].
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      Manitoba 'skips' whose teams have twice [or more] won the
      Canadian Men's or Women's Curling Championship :
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    • Jennifer Jones [4 times]:
      (1) seven-time winner of the Manitoba women's curling title.
      (2) won the World Curling Title once.
      (3) won the Gold Medal in the 2014 Olympics in Russia
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    • Jeff Stoughton [3 times]:
      (1) 11-time winner of the Manitoba men's curling title.
      (2) won the World Curling Title twice.
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    • Connie Laliberte [3 times]:
      (1) won World Curling Title once
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    • Ken Watson [3 times]
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    • Don Duguid [2 times] (plus once as a 'third'):
      (1) won World Curling Title twice
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    • Howard (Pappy) Wood [2 times] (plus once as a 'third')
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    • Kerry Burtnyk [2 times]:
      (1) won World Curling Title once
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    • Billy Walsh [2 times]
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    • Gordon Hudson[2 times]
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    • Dick Irvin, Sr. (r-Winnipeg ) -- member of Winnipeg Monarchs, Strathconas & Ypres of the MHL-Sr. (?)
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    • Jeff Zimmerman (r-Winnipeg) -- ex-Winnipeg Goldeye & a relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers [199?-200?-]
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    • George Sherrill (r-Winnipeg) -- ex-Winnipeg Goldeye -- a relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners (2004 & 2005)
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    • Colleen Miller (b-Matlock) & her partner won world championships in 1993, 1994 and 1995 at the World Rowing Championships in women's lightweight double sculls
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    • Chris Walby (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) a CFL All-Star (Offensive Tackle) 9 times.
      (2) an announcer on CFL games for ? seasons.
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    • Israel Idonije (r-Brandon):
      (1) member of the N.F.L. Chicago Bears for seven (and counting) consecutive years [2006-2011]
      (2) the first Canadian to play in a NFL Super Bowl game. (3) finalist for the NFL's Man of the Year [Walter Payton Award] Award for 2010-2011. -- This award often considered the most prestigeous of NFL honours and is awarded for community service.
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    • Herb Gardiner (r-Winnipeg ):
      (1) during the late 1920s, he formed one of hockey's most successful defensive duos.
      (2) elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.
      (3) won the Hart Memorial Trophy (1927).
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      These Manitobans are/were NHL goalies:

    • Terry Sawchuk (b-Winnipeg) -- 21 NHL seasons:
      (1) second (?) all-time in N.H.L. shutouts with 103.
      (2) fifth all-time in N.H.L. wins
      (3) four-time Vezina Trophy winner
      (4) selected number 9 on the List of Top 100 Hockey Players by the Hockey News
      (5) the top-ranked goalie on the list in item #3.
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    • Ed Belfour (b-Carmen) -- 19 NHL seasons
      (1) third all-time in wins
      (2) two-time Vezina Trophy winner
      (3) four-time William M. Jennings Trophy winner
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    • Charlie Gardiner (r-Winnipeg) -- 7 NHL seasons
      (1) a lifetime NHL goals-against average of 2.02
      (2) played every minute in six consecutive seasons from 1928-29 to 1933-34.
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    • Glen Hanlon (b-Brandon) -- 15 NHL seasons
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    • Bill Ranford (b-Brandon) -- 15 NHL seasons:
      (1) was named the outstanding player of the 1991 Canada Cup.
      (2) Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1990
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    • Wayne Stephenson (r-Winnipeg) -- 9 NHL seasons
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    • Turk Broda (b-Brandon) -- 15 NHL seasons:
      (1) played every game in 8 seasons.
      (2) two-time Vezina Trophy winner
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    • Ken Wregget (b-Brandon) -- 8 NHL seasons
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    • Jim 'Sugar Jim' Henry (r-Winnipeg) -- 8 NHL Seasons
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    • Ron Hextall (b-Brandon) -- 13 NHL seasons:
      (1) was the first person to have a father & grandfather who both played in the NHL
      (2) was the first goalie to score a goal in regular season play.
      (3) was the first goalie to score a goal in a playoff game.
      (4) was the most penalized goalie in NHL history.
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    • Ron Low (b-Birtle) -- 11 NHL Seasons
      (1) NHL head coach for 7 seasons
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      These Manitobans were selected to at least 4 NHL All-Star teams
      [3-4 denotes '3-time First All-Star' team & '4-time Second All-Star' team]:
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    • Terry Sawchuk (b-Winnipeg) -- [3-4]
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    • Jack Stewart (b-Pilot Mound) -- [3-2] -- known as 'Black Jack'
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    • Ching Johnson (b-Transcona)-- [3-2]
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    • Ken Reardon (b-Winnipeg) -- [2-3]
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    • Bobby Clarke (b-Flin Flon) -- [2-2]:
      (1) three time winner of the N.H.L. Hart Trophy as MVP
      (2) president of the Philadelphia Flyers
      (3) winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1975
      (4) selected number 24 on the List of Top 100 Hockey Players by the Hockey News
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    • Andy Bathgate (b-Transcona) -- [2-2] -- played in over 1000 NHL games
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    • Charlie Gardiner (r-Winnipeg) --[3-1]
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    • Bryan Hextall, Sr. (r-Winnipeg) -- [3-1]
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    • Art Coulter (b-Winnipeg) -- [0-4]
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    • Dan Fedeluk (b-Transcona) -- in 2004, won the title 'Mr. Canada' at the Canadian Bodybuilding Championships
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    • Angela Chalmers (b-Shilo), in track events:
      (1) won five gold medals in the Canadian Track and Field Championships.
      (2) won three gold medals in the Commonwealth Games.
      (3) won gold in the World Championships.
      (4) is a Grand Prix gold medal winner.
      (5) won a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympic Games.
      (6) received the 1995 National Aboriginal Achievement Award in Sports.
      (7) was Athletics Canada’s Athlete of the Year in 1994.
      (8) for more information on Angela, click here .
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    • Billy Reay (b-Winnipeg) -- coached the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL for 13 seasons.
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    • Barney Hartman (b-Swan River) -- won nearly 30 world titles as a skeet shooter
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      These goalies were selected as Vezina Trophy winners at least twice :
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    • Terry Sawchuk (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) selected 4 times
      (2) 3rd all-time in career wins with 447
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    • Ed Belfour (b-Carman):
      (1) selected 2 times
      (2) 2nd all-time in career wins with 4??.
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    • Chuck Gardiner (r-Winnipeg) -- twice
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    • Turk Broda (b-Brandon) -- twice
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    • James Patrick (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) played for 23 NHL seasons.
      (2) was a member of World Championship hockey teams on ?? occasions.
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    • Donny Lalonde (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the ex-WBC light-heavyweight champion of the world. [year?]
      (2) fought Sugar Ray Leonard during his career.
      (3) to watch a video on Donny, click here .
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    • Carl Ridd (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) known as 'King Carl'.
      (2) was the first and only (?) Canadian to be named to an All-World All-Star Team (2nd Team All-Star).
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    • Jim Skinner (?-Selkirk):
      (1) spent 30 years in the Detroit Red Wing organization.
      (2) established Skinner's Restaurant in Lockport, where a vast collection of pictures of hockey (& other sports) players exists.
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    • Rhiannon Leier (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) 13-time Canadian National Swimming Champion in (what event???)
      (2) voted Swim Canada's Female Swimmer of the Year in 2004.
      (3) 19-time international medalist.
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    • Bill Masterton (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) suffered a fatal injury during NHL game.
      (2) is remembered by the 'Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy'.
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    • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) for part of 1992, he was the WWE Intercontinental Champion.
      (2) is famous for wearing a Scottish kilt.
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    • Sylvia Burka (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was Canada's 7-time 'Outstanding Athlete of the Year' in long track speed skating.
      (2) was the 1976 World All-Around Speed Skating champion, and finished 3rd in 1979.
      (3) in 1980, she established the cycling world record during a 1,000 metre time trial. Also, she established the Women’s World Indoor Cycling record over one kilometre.
      (4) was named Manitoba's Female Athlete of the Twentieth Century.
      (5) winner of the 'Lou Marsh Trophy' in 1965
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    • Jack McCulloch (?-Winnipeg) became the first Manitoba athlete (speed skating) to win a world crown (1897)
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    • Frank Stack (?-Winnipeg) world record holder in speed skating in the early 1930s.
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    • Conrad Riley (?-Winnipeg) and the 1904 Winnipeg Rowing Club were the first team (outside England) to win the 'Steward's Cup' at the 'Royal Henley Regatta'
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    • Russ Ford (b-Brandon) as a pitcher with the New York Highlanders (Yankees), he won 26 games in 1910 & won 22 games in 1911.
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    • Cliff Roseborough (b-Winnipeg) refereed 12 Grey Cup Games
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    • Barney Holden (?-Winnipeg) scored the first goal in a professional hockey game in 1904 in the new International Hockey League.
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      These Manitoba women played in the 'All American Girls' Professional Baseball League' during the 1940's [the league was the subject of the movie 'A League of Their Own'] -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York honoured the AAGBL with a permanent display and listed the names of each player.
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    • Olive Bend Little (?-Poplar Point)
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    • Evelyn Moroz (b-Tyndall)
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    • Audrey Daniels (r-?)
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    • Dorothy Key (b-Virden)
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    • Yolande Teillet (?-Winnipeg)
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    • Doris Barr (?-Starbuck):
      (1) an inductee of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ont.
      (2) an inductee of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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    • Bud Grant (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a former player & head coach of the 'Winnipeg Blue Bombers' football team.
      (2) became head coach of the 'Minnesota Vikings' of the NFL.
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    • Mike Riley (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the former head coach of the 'Winnipeg Blue Bombers' football team.
      (2) became head coach of the 'San Diego Chargers' of the NFL.
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    • Lisa Fraser-Gilmore (?)
      (1) 10 U.S. Open doubles handball championships
      (2) 5 U.S. Open singles handball championships
      (3) 3(4?) world handball championships (2 doubles & 1 single)
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    • Jack Jacobs (r-Winnipeg) Blue Bomber quarterback who is credited with changing the CFL from a 'running' game to a 'passing and running game'
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    • Todd Kabel (b-MacCreary) has won the Sovereign Award 6 times, including 2003 & 2004. This award recognizes excellence in Canadian horse racing.
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    • The Winnipeg Victorias of 1896 were western Canada's first Stanley Cup Champions. -- The team repeated as champions in 1901. -- Their name appears on Stanley Cup three times (1896, 1901, & 1902).
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    • The Winnipeg Victorias of 1911 were the first team from western Canada to win the Allan Cup (senior amateur teams). They repeated as the winner in 1912.
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    • The Winnipeg Monarchs of 1937 were western Canada's first Memorial Cup winners.
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    • The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of 1935 were western Canada's first Grey Cup Champions.
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    • George Trafton (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) named at the 'centre' position on the 1920's NFL All-Decade team.
      (2) former head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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    • Garth Pischke (b-Winnipeg)
      (1) current coach of the Univ. Of Manitoba Bisons who has taken his team to the National Championships 25 times in the last 26 years [2006].
      (2) named the 'Manitoba Male Amateur Athlete of the Century'.
      (3) is/ was [?] coach of the National Men's Volleyball Team that is based in Winnipeg.
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    • Emma Robinson (b-Winnipeg) 3-time (consecutive) gold medal winner in pairs competition at the World Rowing Championships -- won silver medal at 1996 Olymics
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    • Stanley Zedd (b-Winnipeg) organized the 'all-black' Winnipeg Buffaloes of the 1950's Man-Dak League
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    • the delivery technique of the Terry Braunstein (?-Winnipeg) rink in 1958 caused the Dominion Curling Association to install the T-line delivery rule.
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    • Barry Trotz (?-Winnipeg) has been coach of the Nashville Predators since 1997 [2008]
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    • Wayne Fleming (b-Winnipeg/Snowlake[?]):
      (1) associate coach of hockey's 'Team Canada' in 2004 & 2006
      (2) assistant coach of the Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, & New York Islanders
      (3) head coach of the University of Manitoba Bisons for nine seasons
      (4) head coach of Avangard Omsk of Russia's Continental Hockey League [2008]
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    • Three siblings Matt, Heather & Cam McLena (?-Winnipeg) In 2002, all were Canadian athletic champions.
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    • Jennifer Saunders (b-Thompson):
      (1) won eight of the last ten Canadian women's doubles racquetball championship [2012]
      (2) is a five-time Canadian women's singles racquetball championship [2012]
      (3) the first player to capture three titles (women's open singles, women's doubles, & mixed doubles) at the Canadian National Raquetball Championships in 2012.
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    • Manitoba members of 'Team Canada' whose team won the 2005 'World Junior Hockey Championship' are:
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      (1) Nigel Dawes (?-)
      (2) Cam Barker (?-)
      (3) Rejean Beauchemin (?-)
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    • Eric Fehr (?-Winkler) was selected 'top player' for the Western Hockey League 2004-2005 season.
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    • Nigel Dawes (?-Winnipeg) was runner-up as 'top player' for the Western Hockey League 2004-2005 season.
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    • Tyler Plante (?-Winnipeg) was selected 'top rookie' for the Western Hockey League 2004-2005 season.
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    • Manitoba members of 'Team Canada' for the 2006 'World Junior Hockey Championship' are:
      (1) Dustin Boyd (?-Winnipeg)
      (2) Jonathan Toews(?-Winnipeg)
      (3) Cam Barker (?-Winnipeg) -- alternate captain

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    • Jonathan Toews (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the 2005 'Under-17 Hockey Challenge' scoring leader
      (2) the number one pick in the WHL draft in 200?.
      (3) was chosen captain of Canada's team for the 2005 'under-18 Junior World Cup' hockey tournament.
      (4) was named to the all-star team at the 2006 Junior World's Hockey Championships.
      (5) became the first Canadian player to win the world junior hockey championship & the world hockey championship in the same year (2007).
      (6) named Captain of the Chicago Black Hawks in 20??
      (7) in the 2010 Olympics:
            (a) lead Team Canada with 8 scoring points
            (b) named to the Olympic All-Star Team as a forward
            (c) won the Best Player Award as a Forward
      (8) won the Conn Smyhe Trophy as the best player in the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup finals, won by the Chicago Black Hawks
      (9) joined the Triple Gold Club with a Stanley Cup championship plus gold medals at an Olympics (2010 in Vancouver) and a world championship (2007 in Moscow).
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    • Bert Merriman (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) won first place at the Master level at the 2004 Canadian Powerlifting Council national championships in June 2004
      (2) tied for first place in the 'World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters' competition in Las Vegas in 2004.
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    • Anne Kostjuk (r-Winnipeg)-- in 2005, at age 90, bowled (5-pin bowling)
      a three-game set of 222, 212, and 388.
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    • In 2008 and in 2009, the foursome of skip Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes (third), Jill Officer (second), and lead Dawn McEwen , (?-) won the Gold Medal in the 2014 Olympics in Russia
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    • In 2008 and in 2009, the foursome of skip Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer & Dawn Askin, (?-) won the Canadian Women's Curling Championship, a.k.a. the Tournament of Hearts .
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    • In 2008, the foursome of skip Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer & Dawn Askin, (?-) won the World's Women's Curling Championship.
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    • In 2005, the foursome of skip Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer & Cathy Gauthier, (?-) won the Canadian Women's Curling Championship.
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    • Jennifer Jones (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) In 1994, her team won the Canadian Junior Women's Curling title
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    • Cathy Overton-Clapham (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) in 1989, she was a member of the team that won the Canadian Junior Women's Curling title
      (2) in 1991, she was a member of the team that won bronze at the World's Women's Curling Championship
      (3) in 1995, she was a member of the team that won the Canadian Women's Curling title
      (4) in 1995, she was a member of the team that won silver at the World's Women's Curling Championship
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    • Jill Officer (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) in 1994, she was a member of the team that won the Canadian Junior Women's Curling title
      (2) in 2004, she was a member of the team that won bronze the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship
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    • Cathy Gauthier (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) in 1992 & 1995, she was a member of the teams that won the Canadian Women's Curling title
      (2) in 1992, she was a member of the team that won bronze at the World's Women's Curling Championship
      (3) in 1995, she was a member of the team that won silver at the World's Women's Curling Championship
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    • Sami Jo Smalll (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) a cofounder of the CWHL, the Canadian Women's Hockey League [20??}
      (2) a goalie on 5 world championship teams
      (3) 2-time world champion MVP
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    • In 2005, coaches Mike Sirant (?-Winnipeg) and Jon Rempel (?-Winnipeg) of the men's & women's Univ. of Manitoba Bison hockey teams were named 'Canada West Coaches of the Year'.
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    • Jennifer Botterill and Sami Jo Small (?-Winnipeg) and Delaney Collins (?-Pilot Mound) have been selected to Canada's National Hockey Team for 2005-6.
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    • Monica Fyfe (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the 2005 Canadian Air Gun Grand Prix (considered to be the premier event in North America for the sport of Olympic air rifle).
      (2) placed 1st in the Junior division of the Air Rifle competition at the 2005 Canadian National Shooting Sports Association Championship.
      (3) placed 2nd in the Senior division of the Air Rifle competition at the 2005 Canadian National Shooting Sports Association Championship.
      (4) won the silver medal in the Women’s 10-metre pairs air rifle at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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    • The University of Winnipeg women’s basketball team (Lady Wesmen) won a record-tying 88 straight games in the early 1990s.
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    • JoAnne Wells (r-Winnipeg) of the Univ. of Winnipeg Wesmen was named the top female player for 2005 in Canadian university basketball [Nan Copp Award].
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    • Sandra Carroll (r-Winnipeg) of the Univ. of Winnipeg Wesmen won the 'Nan Copp Award' three times.
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    • Keith Sanheim (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a member of the men's national team for 13 years
      (2) have been on 4 national Canadian championships title winning teams
      (3) was on one German Pro league championship and one French Pro League championship
      (4) played professionally in Europe and Japan for 10 years
      (5) appeared in 3 world championships and 3 Pan-Am games
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    • Ralph (Scotty) Bowman (b-Winnipeg) scored the first NHL 'penalty shot' goal in 1934. -- This is not the man who became the successful NHL coach.
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    • Red Dutton (b-Russell):
      (1) NHL President from 1943 to 1946
      (2) trustee of the Stanley Cup from 1949 to 1987.
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    • Dennis Ball (r-Winnipeg) was a NHL scout for 34 years.
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    • David Nedohin (r-Winnipeg) throws 'skip' rocks for Alberta's 'Randy Ferbey' foursome [200?-2005].
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    • Michael Schmidt (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the Canadian 10-pin bowling championship in 2005.
      (2) won the World Cup of Bowling in 2005.
      (3) has been named the 2005 Male Bowler of the Year by the Canadian Tenpin Federation.
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    • Hans Wuthrich (?-Gimli):
      (1) known as “the king” of ice technicians [2014]
      (2) was the chief ice technician at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.
      (3) was the chief ice technician at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
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    • Jim Graves (b-Gimli) is the head coach of the 2005 Irish National Hockey Team
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    • Johnny McCreedy (?-The Pas) was a member of hockey teams that won the :

      (1) Stanley Cup (twice)    (2) Memorial Cup with the 1937 Winnipeg Monarchs
      (3) Allan Cup (twice)         (4) World Championship

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    • Mark Oleson (b-Winnipeg) is the co-inventor of the new computer-driven Adidas-1, billed as the 'world's most intelligent shoe'.
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    • Steve Patrick (b-Winnipeg) and James Patrick (b-Winnipeg) are the only father-&-son team to both be honoured as the 'Ukrainian Sportsman of the Year'
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    • Henry Thiessen (?-Winnipeg) has won the Canadian 'squash' championship nine times in the '60 plus' category, including 2005.
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    • Rick Borland (?-Winnipeg) has won the Canadian 'squash' championship seven times in the '55 plus' category, including 2005.
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    • Will Turk (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the Harry Hood trophy as the top player in the Winnipeg's Schools' football league. [200?]
      (2) won the Manitoba high school wresting champion in his weight category. [200?]
      (3) See 'Science' for his other accomplshments.
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    • Jacques Marcoux, Jeff Morier, Brian Schroeder, & Edie Fisher (?-) -- each won a gold medal at the 2005 Canadian Triathlon Championships
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    • Amanda Miller, Jorden Wiebe, & Jerome Peters(?-) -- won their respective divisions at the 2005 World Ringside Championships, an amateur competition with over 3000 participants from 15 countries --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    • Jo-Ann Lindsay(?-):
      (1) was won the Manitoba Senior Womens's golf crown 9 times
      (2) won the Manitoba provincial golf title twice
      (3) in 1991, won the Canadian senior women's golf title
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    • Wilf Homeniuk (?-):
      (1) won 2 Canadian PGA championships.
      (2) captured 8 international titles.
      (3) inducted into the Canadian Golf 'Hall of Fame'.
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    • Larry 'Razor' Sharpe (r-Pine Falls):
      (1) Canadian middleweight boxing champion. [2005]
      (2) World Boxing Association Inter-Continental light middleweight champion. [2007]
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    • Leroy Adams(r-Winnipeg):
      (1) is the Canadian champion in the game of checkers.
      (2) is ranked by the American Checker Federation as the 12th-best player in the world.
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    • Scott Mickoski (?-Winnipeg), a six-year-old, scored a hole-in-one on the 81 yard, par-3 fifth hole at Harbour View golf course in Winnipeg. [2005]
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    • Blue Devils (?-Winnipeg) won the silver medal in 2004 & in 2005 at the North American Roller Hockey Championships.
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    • Manitoba Bison Blondes won the 'Senior Men's & Women's Canadian Slopitch Championships' on three occasions.
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    • John Ferguson (r-Winnipeg) general manager of the Winnipeg Jets of the N.H.L.
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    • David Woods (?-Winnipeg) head golf professional at Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.
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    • Pat Kemball (?-Winnipeg) director of golf at the Southern California Golf Association Golf Course in Murrieta, California.
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    • John Steel (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) elected as President of the first Board of Directors of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.
      (2) The 'John B. Steel Award for Distinguished Service' was established in ????
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    • Glen Hnatiuk (b-Selkirk, Mb) career earnings over $2.4 million on the PGA tour [2008]
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    • Dan Halldorson (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) career earnings in excess of $1.6 million [2008]
      (2) a member of the Canadian Hall of Fame
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    • Winnipeg's 'Westgate Mennonite Collegiate' girls' Volleyball team, the Big Sand won the 2005 'National 18 & Under Women's Volleyball Championship'.
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    • Liz Brigham & Alice Shirwin (?-Winnipeg) won two gold medals, a silver medal, & a bronze medal at the 2005 Canadian Canoe Championships.
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    • Ashley Lanz (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) named as the 2005 NAIA Pitcher of the Year [National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics] with a record of 29 wins & 6 losses.
      (2) named the all-tournament team & tournament MVP in the 2005 NAIA softball tournament.
      (3) named to the Canadian women's national softball team for 2005.
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    • Garth Collins (?-Winnipeg) three-time recipient of the Manitoba Golfer of the Year Award. [2005]
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    • Alana Miller (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won gold & silver medals at the 2007 Pan-American Games.
      (2) placed 1st in the 2006 senior women's Canadian Squash Championships.
      (3) placed 2nd in the 2005 Canadian Squash Championships.
      (4) placed 1st in the 2004 Canadian Squash Championships.
      (5) placed 1st four times in the Canadian Junior Squash Championships.
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    • Brita Hall (?-Winnipeg) received the '2005 Female Athlete of the Year Award' at the Special Olympics Canada Sport Celebrities Festival.
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    • David Ingram (?-Winnipeg) received the ' 2005 Male Athlete of the Year Award' at the Special Olympics Canada Sport Celebrities Festival.
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    • Joyce Wityshyn (?-Brandon) received the '2005 Female Coach of the Year Award' at the Special Olympics Canada Sport Celebrities Festival.
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    • Tom Heffner (?-Winnipeg) Canadian Grand Master champion in bodybuilding in his class (unknown). He is 60 years old. [2005].
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    • Mike Watson (?-Winnipeg) was named the Canadian Junior Football League 'coach of the year' for 2005.
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    • Nathan Friesen, Dan Keith, & Jake Kennard (?-Winnipeg), members of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League, were named All-Canadians in 2005.
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    • Richard Nairn (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) Senior Vice President of Media & Player Relations for the Phoenix Coyotes of the N.H.L.. [2006]
      (2) longest serving employee Jets/ Coyotes combined, with almost 14 years of continuous service with both organizations. [2006]
      (3) Click here for 'Viewers' Comments".
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    • Team Manitoba from the Manitoba Softball Association won 8 of the last 10
      Senior Women's Softball Championships. [2005]
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    • Jaring Timmerman (?-Winnipeg), age 100 [2009]:
      (1) won 5 gold medals, set 5 Canadian records (for his age group), and set one world record (for his age group) at the 2005 World Master Games.
      (2) has won more than 160 masters swimming medals.
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    • Aleaha More (b-Virden) has been selected as the 'Miss Rodeo Canada 2006'.
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    • Five Winnipegers, Randy Dueck, Gerry Terwin, Duncan Campbell, Chris Sargent,
      & Paul Lejeune originated the game of 'murderball' in 1975. -- It is one of the fastest-growing wheelchair sports in the world.
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    • Brent Hamms (?-Altona) is the Canadian strongman champion, having won the Canadian Federation of Strength Athletes' championship for 2005.
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    • Héctor Vergara (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) is the only Canadian official to officiate in 3 World Cups of football (soccer), in 2002, in 2006, and in 2010
      (2) was one of only two Canadians selected to officiate at the 2004 Olympics.
      (3) refereed more than 125 international games, including matches at the Olympic Games, FIFA Club World Championships and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. [2010]
      (4) referred more FIFA World Cup Games (14) than any other individual
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    • Stephanie Penner (r-Dauphin) Tammy Mahon (?-Holland) Julie Salyn (?-Binscarth)
      have been named to the 2005 Canadian Women's Volleyball team.
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    • Richard Urbanovich (?-Winnipeg) has been named the 2005 recipient of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport's prestigious Gino Fracas Award as the most outstanding volunteer coach in Canadian university football.
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    • Donald H. Bain (r-Winnipeg)
      -- Click here for information about Donald. --

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    • Cal Botterill (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is an internationally acclaimed sports psychologist.
      (2) is the father of Jason & Jennifer Botterill, two world-champion hockey players.
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    • one-quarter of Canada's 2006 Olympic speed-skating team consists of Winnipegers: Cindy Klassen, Clara Hughes, Mike Ireland, Shannon Rempel, & Brittany Schussler .
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    • Chris Glowach (?-) has won the Edmonton Marathon on four occasions.
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    • Adam Copeland (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) is a World Wrestling Entertainment star who is nicknamed Edge.
      (2) won that company's world championship in 200?.
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    • Cameron Boon (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) T.S.N Pins Game -- series champion in 1995, 2001, & 2002, & runner-up in 1999.
      (2) C.B.C Championship 5 Pin Bowling -- series champion in 1996 & 2-time quarter finalist.
      (3) Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers Association National Championships -- mixed team gold medals in 1990 & 1991.
      (4) Manitoba 5 Pin Bowlers Association Provincial Singles Champion in 1998.
      (5) Winnipeg 5 Pin Bowlers Association City Singles Champion in 1987 & 1998.
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    • Dale Iwanoczko (?-Winnipeg) was named five times as an All-Canadian and CIAU Most Valuable Player in 1991 in volleyball.
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    • École River Heights School Flag Football Team :
      (1) won the 2006 NFL/CFL Canadian Flag Football Championship.
      (2) placed second at the 2006 NFL Flag Football World Championships.
      (3) team member Emily Zarychta was named the tournament's female MVP.
      (4) team member Ben Allen was named the tournament's male MVP.
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    • Claudia McPherson (?-Winnipeg) swam across the English Channel & Lake Winnipeg.
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    • Pete Desjardins (b-St-Pierre) had a grand slam of all available U.S. diving championships in one year (approx. 1930).
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    • Kelly Scott (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won the 1995 Canadian & World women's junior curling championship as skip for Manitoba
      (2) won both the 2006 & the 2007 Canadian women’s curling championship as skip for B.C.
      (3) won the bronze medal at the 2006 World Womens Curling Championships as skip of the B.C. rink
      (4) captured the gold medal at the 2007 World Womens curling Championships as skip of the B.C. foursome
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    • Sasha Carter (?-Ashern):
      (1) won the 1995 Canadian & World women's junior curling championship as second for Manitoba
      (2) won both the 2006 & 2007 Canadian women’s curling championship as second for B.C.
      (3) won the bronze medal at the 2006 World Womens Curling Championships as second of the B.C. rink
      (4) captured the gold medal at the 2007 World Womens curling Championships as second of the B.C. rink
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    • Paul Deniset (b-Winnipeg), a member of the Univ. of Manitoba Bisons hockey team:
      (1) was selected as Canada West MVP for the 2004-05 season.
      (2) was awarded the 2005-06 Dr. Randy Gregg Award as the player who best combines athletic ability, academics and citizenship.
      (3) have been selected twice for the Mike Ridley Award which recognizes superior athletic ability, good academic standing and high level of leadership as a full-time student.
      (4) was honoured as one of the Canada’s Top 8 Academic All-Canadians in 2004-05.
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    • Scott Van Horne (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won Speed Skating Canada's 1994 'Peter Williamson Memorial Trust Fund Bursary' for long track. This award recognizes athletic performance, scholastic achievement, communication skills, leadership ability, and being a positive role model for other athletes.
      (2) is the designer of VH skating boots that were worn by Cindy Klassen at the 2006 Olympics & by Catriona Le May Doan.
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    • Sarah Stock (b-Winnipeg) Canadian flag-clad rising star in the Lucha Libre, the premier wrestling league in Mexico.
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    • Giuseppe DeNatale (a.k.a The Godfather) (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is the two-time North American heavyweight Muay Thai champion [years?]. The sport is a form of kickboxing.
      (2) captured the International Kickboxing Federation Muay Thai heavyweight title in 2006.
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    • Chantal Sutherland (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) twice won the Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top apprentice jockey.
      (2) was the subject of a four-page spread in the April 2006 edition of Vogue magazine.
      (3) was featured in People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful People issue [2006].
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    • Garth Strath (b-Souris):
      (1) breed & raised the horse King of Jazz that:
         (a) finished second in the 2005 Queen's Plate.
         (b) finished fourth in the 2005 Jim Dandy Stakes.
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    • Darren Boyko (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is an International Consultant in the Public Relations and Marketing Department in conjunction with the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto [2006].
      (2) starred for 11 seasons with HIFK Helsinki's hockey team and retired as the all-time leading foreign-born point getter.
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    • Slim Halldorson (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a member of the Winnipeg Falcons hockey club that won the first gold medal for hockey.
      (2) scored the first goal for the first Detroit Red Wings hockey team.
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    • Rhea Schmidt (?-Winnipeg) won five gold medals in swimming at the 2006 Belgian Paralympic Championships. She was also second in the 100 freestyle event.
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    • Meaghan Buisson (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) is the world record holder in 'in-line speed skating' for the solo marathon time trial
      (2) won the gold medal in the 2004 marathon in this sport.
      (3) holds 12 Canadian records in this sport.
      (4) is now training in 'ice speed skating'.
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    • Jon Ryan (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) former punter with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
      (2) starting punter for the Green Bay Packers, and later with the Seattle Seahawks [2008]
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    • Joanne Mucz-Vergara (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) won five gold medals at the 1992 Paralympic Games, its inaugeral games.
      (2) is credited with gaining a measure of acceptance for amputee athletics.
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    • Don Starkell (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) and his son Dana canoed from Winnipeg to Belem, Brazil at the mouth of the Amazon R., a distance of 19 000+ km (12,000+ miles) [1982]. -- His son, Jeff , completed approx. one-half of the first leg of the journey.
      (2) came within 36 miles of paddling the 3,200-mile Northwest Passage from Churchill to Tuktoyaktuk in 1992. The trip was ended by ice and freezing temperatures. He lost several fingers & toes on this journey.
      (3) climbed Banff’s Mount Rundle, a 9,000-foot summit, with his 12- and 11-year old sons, Dana & Jeff [1973]
      (4) paddled from Rocky Mountain House, Alta. to Montreal in 1967
      (5) paddled from Vancouver to the Alaska border in 1986
      (6) paddled from Davenport, Iowa to beyond Key West, Fla in 2001
      (7) paddled from New York City to Key Largo, Fla. in 2003
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    • Donnie Smith (b -Winnipeg) holds the Northern Baseball League record with 194 appearances [2006].
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    • Bryce Brown (?-Winnipeg) reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2006.
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    • Paul Kemp (b-Winnipeg), Glen Redpath (?-Winnipeg), & Michael Kemp (b-Winnipeg) were the top 3 Canadians in the 2006 New York City Marathon.
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    • Doris Jones (?-Selkirk):
      (1) holds 127 Canadian Records & 15 World Records [2006].
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    • Sherman Greenfeld (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) won 10 Canadian Singles Racquetball Championships.
      (2) won 2 World Singles Racquetball Championships.
      (3) was named Manitoba Male Athlete of the Year twice and Jewish Male Athlete of the Year many times.
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    • Nadia Tomy (b-Winnipeg) was a member of the Team Canada Ringette team that won 3 world championships.
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    • Jennifer Mactavish (?-Winnipeg) was awarded the Harry 'Red' Foster Award by Special Olympics Canada [2007].
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    • Tim Matheson (r-?) was awarded by The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame its Fresh Water Fish, World Angling Record for a 29-inch brook trout Matheson caught during the inaugural four-week "Fish'n Win" tournament produced by Angler Masters International and "The Fish'n Line" magazine [2007].
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    • Gareth Sutherland (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) captured the Canadian Light Middleweight (Super Welterweight) title in 2007.
      (2) dubbed The Iron-Chinned Scottish Scrapper.
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    • John Paddock (b-Oak River) named head coach of the Ottawa Senators of the N.H.L. [2007-2008].
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    • Victoria Jason (b-Transcona) he first woman to paddle the famed Northwest Passage. She did it in four installments in the years 1991-?.
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    • Joe Doerksen (?-Winnipeg) fought, unsuccessfully, for the World Extreme Cagefighting title in 2007.
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    • Dan Vandal (?-Saint-Boniface):
      (1) was the #1 Canadian middleweight boxer in 1983.
      (2) is a Winnipeg city councillor (2007).
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    • Jeff Nicklin (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) commanded the national training base for soldiers at Camp Shilo during WWII.
      (2) his name is memorialized with the C.F.L.'s Jeff Nicklin Trophy.
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    • Syd Davy (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) USA Today called Davy the NFL’s most fanatical fan in 2006. (2) was named by SportsNet as the answer to the trivia question, "Which Canadian is the NFL's biggest fan?"
      (3) since 1982(?), he was been a season ticket holder to home games of the Minnesota Vikings.
      .
      (4) for more info, click here .
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    • Chet Pickard (?-Winnipeg) was named the No. 1 prospect among all North American goalies by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau as well as being invited to the Canadian Hockey League Prospects Game.{year unknown)
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    • skip skip Kaitlyn Lawes, Jenna Loder, Liz Peters, & Sarah Wazney:
      (1) won the 2008 Canadian Junior Curling Championship.
      (2) placed second in the 2009 Canadian Junior Curling Championship.
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    • Brian Bewcyk (?-Winnipeg) won the 2008 Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby.
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    • Mike Keane (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was a member of 3 Stanley Cup champion teams
      (2) was named the 2007 recipient of the Fred T. Hunt Award as the AHL player who best exemplifies the quality of sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to hockey.
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    • The University of Manitoba (?-) won first place in their category at the 2008 Sea to Sky International Cheerleading Championship.
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    • The Al Rae (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) inducted into the World Basketball Hall of Fame [2007]
      (2) refereed in four Olympic Games & in four Pan-Am Games.
      (3) is quoted in the Wpg Free Press (June 22, 2007) as saying, "One of the greatest things about being an international referee is that it is the best way to find out in 12 different languages that your parents had never been joined in holy matrimony."
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    • Ryan Bonne (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was Huan Huan, one of the five 2008 Beijing Olympic mascots, who represents the fire of the Olympic flame
      (2) was named the best mascot in all of North American professional sports -- as Raptor with Toronto's NBA team.
      (3) was the mascot of the Winnipeg Cyclones of the World Basketball League.
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    • Brad Katona (?-Winnipeg) won the gold medal at the 2008 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships.
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    • Patrick Lamont (?-Brandon) took the High All Around title at the 2008 American Trapshooting Association competition. -- His performance included winning two events, finishing third in one and fourth in another.
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    • Glen Johnson (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) officiated 300 plus games in 18 plus seasons in the CFL
      (2) head referee in the 2007 Grey Cup game, his 8th appearance in a Grey Cup game
      (3) Glen and his father Gord Johnson hold the distinction of being the only father and son to have officiated Grey Cup games.
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    • Jim Ramsay (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) head athletic trainor with the New York Rangers of the NHL [2007]
      (2) athletic therapist of Olympic hockey's 2010 Team Canada Championship team
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    • David Hochman (?-St. Malo) won the 2008 world championship sled-dog race at the The Pas Trappers Festival.
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    • Pat Chawla (?-Winnipeg) has won the Canadian Masters Open Championship, in her category, on seven occasions.
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    • Emile St. Godard (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) the only dogsled racer to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
      (2) from 1925 to 1935, St. Godard raced approximately 1,500 miles per season, claiming the sport's most significant races across Canada and the United States
      (3) won the Gold Medal in Dogsled Racing when it was a spectator sport at the 1932 Olympic Games
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    • Donovan Alexander (?-Winnipeg) signed a free-agent contract with the NHL's Seattle Seahawks. [2008]
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    • Winnipeg Thrashers had a won-lost record of 40-0 in the 2007-2008 season of the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League.
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    • Syd Halter O.C. (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) was the first Commissioner of the Canadian Football League.
      (2) is known as 'the architect of the modern day Canadian Football League'.
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    • Monica Goermann (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) named Manitoba Athlete of the Year in both 1978 & 1979
      (2) for more, click here .
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    • Cec Browne (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) voted Manitoba's Athlete of the Century (1870-1970)
      (2) for more, click here .
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    • Cal Murphy (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) as a coach and GM, he was involved with nine Grey Cup Championship teams, three of those with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
      (2) for more, click here .
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    • Jim Jamesifunov (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) his contributions to wrestling were recognized with the International Amateur Wrestling Federation's gold star medal and Diploma of Honour in 1976.
      (2) for more, click here .
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    • Milt Stegall (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) C.F.L. career leader in yards gained receiving [year 2008]
      (2) C.F.L. career leader in total touchdowns [year 2008]
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    • Gary White (?-Winnipeg) a two-time winner of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in single lightweight sculls
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    • Ken Lazaruk (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) over 30 seasons, 500 games, and 9 Grey Cup games
      (2) acknowledged for his excellence in officiating by Sports Officials Canada by being awarded the 2006 Ron Foxcroft Award.
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    • Bud Ulrich (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) a head referee in the Canadian Football League , working three Grey Cup games
      (2) selected as Canada's referee to officiate in the World Junior Hockey Championship in 1972.
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    • Kenny Lang (?-Grande Pointe):
      (1) crowned the 2008 World Champion of pro modified drag racing by winning the International Hot Rod Assoc. World Finals
      (2) for an image of Kenny and his car, click here .
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    • Paul Edmonds (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) was been the voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes since 1995.
      (2) the Ballpark Digest website declared him as their Broadcaster of the Year for 2008
      (3) their website stated " .. he may the best broadcaster you've never heard: working solo in the booth. Paul's delivery is homey and represents his community in a way you rarely find on the air any longer."
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    • Dong Lien (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) conditioning co-ordinator and assistant athletic therapist with the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies
      (2) in 2001, was an intern athletic therapist for the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League.
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    • Manitobans who have been named captain of the Chicago Black Hawks of the N.H.L. are:
          (1) Jonathan Toews (third youngest captain in NHL history at age 20)
          (2) Bill Mosienko
          (3) Jack Stewart
          (4) Dick Irvin
          (5) Charlie Gardiner
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    • Sean Grassie (?-Winnipeg) won the 2008 Canadian mixed curling championship. -- Other members of the foursome are lead Kendra Green, second Ross Derksen, and third Alli Nimik.
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    • Team Manitoba won a bronze medal at the 2008 National Women's Under-18 Championship -- Their coach was Ashley Van Aggelen.
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    • Lori Pow (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) twice named the Canadian female arm wrestler of the year
      (2) in the last four years, Pow has won 11 Canadian championships. [2008}
      (3) declared 2008 World Arm Wrestling Champion after winning two gold medals and one bronze medal in three categories.
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    • Derrick Dubell (b-Winnipeg) won the Dick Willis Memorial Umpire Award for 2008, being rated the best umpire in Canada by Baseball Canada.
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    • Carman Goldeyes won the silver medal at the 1969 Canadian Junior Baseball Championships.
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    • Barb Spencer (?-) and Darcy Robertson (?-):
      (1) members of the 1984 Canadian junior curling championship rink
      (2) members of the 3 different Manitoba curling championship rinks, the latest in 2009
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    • Chris Voth (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year for 2008/2009 in men's volleyball. [brother of Ashley]
      (2) named top high school volleyball player in Manitoba in 2008.
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    • Ashley Voth (?-Winnipeg) named the 2006/2007 Canadian West Conference rookie of the year in women's volleyball. [sister of Chris]
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    • Jill Mathez (?-Winnipeg):
      (1) participated in 47 national championships and 8 Western Canadian championships earning a total of 21 medals in basketball, hockey, and softball (including 5 national championships and 3 titles in softball alone)
      (2) appointed Principal of Victor H. L. Wyatt School effective August 1, 2007
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    • Jocelyne Larocque (?-Ste. Anne, MB) selected to Canada's 2009 national women's hockey team
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    • Kristin Davies (?-Winnipeg) won the 2009 U.S. national universities’ platform diving championship
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    • Scott Arniel (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) named the American Hockey League's [AHL] outstanding coach for the 2008-09 season
      (2) coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL starting 2010
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    • Olivia Gerula (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) became the World Boxing Council's female super featherweight champion in April of 2009
      (2) retained her WBC super featherweight boxing title in December of 2009
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    • Taryn Grant (?-Winnipeg) won the women's junior jump title at the 2009 Canadian water ski championships -- She previously won the same title in 200?
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    • Babe Pratt (b-Stony Mountain, MB) ranked number 96 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players
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    • Team Canada Tap Dancers, with coach Robert Boge (?-Winnipeg and area) won gold at the 2009 World Junior Tap Dancing Competition in Germany.
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    • Jon Montgomery (?-Russell) won the Gold Medal in men's skeleton at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
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    • Claude Noel (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) coach of the Manitoba Moose of the AHL (years ?)
      (2) coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL commencing 2011-2012 season
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    • David Snider (?-, MB) won the Canadian National Badminton Championship in 2008 and 2011.
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    • Joyce McDougall , skip and teammates Linda Van Daele, Cheryl Orr and Karen Dunbar (?-Brandon) won the 2011 Canadian Masters Curling Championship.
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    • Winnipeg Thrashers won the 2011 Telus Cup national midget championship
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    • Glen Gulutzan (b-The Pas) head coach of the Dallas Stars of the N.H.L. starting from the 2011-2012 season
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    • Desiree Scott (b-Winnipeg) member of Canada's national team for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
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    • Sophie Schmidt (b-Winnipeg) member of Canada's national team for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
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    • Alix Younger (b-Winnipeg):
      (1) two-time Under-17 Canadian Junior Squash Champion
      (2) 2010 Under-19 Canadian Junior Squash Champion
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    • Megan-Rai Ferguson (?-St. Andrews) awarded the 2011 Instuctor of the Year by the Certified Horsemanship Association (Lexington, Kentucky) from a total of 6000 eligible instructors
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    • Jim Ramsay (r-Winnipeg):
      (1) head athletic trainor of the New York Rangers of the N.H.L. [2012]
      (2) athletic trainor of the Canadian men's hockey team on the last two occasions of the team's gold medal performances [2012]
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    • Sandy Kirby (?-Winnipeg) is the only Canadian to umpire at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, England. [2012]
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    • Brendan Shinnimin (?-Winnipeg) was awarded:
      (1) the Western Hockey League's Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the league's top player for the season 2011-2012
      (2) the Western Hockey League's Bob Clarke Trophy as the league's top scorer for the season 2011-2012
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    • John Armstrong Howard (b-Winnipeg) was Canada's first black Olympian.
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    • Four coaches of the Manitoba Moose of the AHL were promoted to the position of head coach of an NHL team :

      Scott Arniel (Columbus), Alain Vigneault (Vancouver), Randy Carlyle (Anaheim & Montreal), Claude Noel (Winnipeg)]
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    • Tom Watson (?-Winnipeg), as a member of the Oxford University rowing crew, won the 2014 BNY Mellon Boat Race on the River Thames.
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    • John A. Howard (?-Winnipeg) was Canada's first black Olympian.
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    • Nick Woznie (?-Selkirk, MB) played center between Howie Morenz & Aurel Joleit of the Montreal Canadians.
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    • Isabela Onyshko (?-Minnedosa) won her first World Cup gold medal Saturday at a gymnastics meet in Slovenia. She won the balance beam and finished second in the floor exercise. [2015]
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    • Taryn Grant (?-Winnipeg) captured gold in the women's slalom event and added silver in women's jump competition at the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's under-21 world championships in Spain [2015]
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    • In 2000, the Manitoba Hockey Foundation recognized a century of hockey excellence in Manitoba, with announcing the “Best” :

      1st All-Star Team

      Goal - Terry Sawchuk
      Defense - Babe Pratt, Jack Stewart
      Forwards - Andy Bathgate, Bobby Clarke, Bill Mosienko
      Coach - Dick Irvin

      2nd All-Star Team

      Goal - Chuck Gardiner
      Defense - Ching Johnson, Ken Reardon
      Forwards - Frank Fredrickson, Bryan Hextall, Reg Leach
      Coach - Billy Reay

      Player of the Century -Terry Sawchuk
      Coach of the Century - Dick Irvin
      Referee of the Century -Andy Van Hellemond

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    • Recipients of the the Canadian Football Officials' Association's (Football Canada) Tom Cheney Award:
             Ron Hallock (?-Winnipeg) for 2008
             Bob Turnbull (?-Winnipeg) for 1982
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    • Recipients of the the Canadian Amateur Football Association's (Football Canada) CFL Award of Merit:
             Don Van Achte  (?-Winnipeg) for 2000
             Lloyd Urbanowski (?-Winnipeg) for 2000
             Hal Perkins  (?-Winnipeg) for 2000
             Ed Applin (?-Winnipeg) for 1993
             Neil Payne (?-Winnipeg) for 1993
             Gord Cooke  (?-Winnipeg) for 1993
             Ron Hallock (?-Winnipeg) for 1993
             Pat Keelan (?-Winnipeg) for 1983
             James Foubister  (?-Winnipeg) for 1983

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      • Charles Gordon (pen-name of Ralph O'Connor ) (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) in the years before WWI, he was one of the world's best-selling writers.
        (2) his books, 'Black Rock' (1897), 'The Sky Pilot' (1899) and 'The Man from Glengarry' (1901) sold over 5 million copies.
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      • Gabrielle Roy (b-St.-Boniface):
        (1) an excerpt (en français) from one of her poems appears on the new $20 Canadian bill. [2004]
        (2) author of many books including 'The Tin Flute'.
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      • Margaret Laurence (b-Neepawa):
        (1) 'A Jest of God' (1966) won the Governor General's Award, filmed as 'Rachel, Rachel' (1968).
        (2) 'The Diviners' (1974) won the Governor General's Award, filmed in 1993.
        (3) winner of the 'Telluride lifetime achievement award' (1995)
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      • Frank Johnston (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) one of the original 'Group of Seven' members,
        (2) became principal of the 'School of Art' in Winnipeg.
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      • L. L. Fitzgerald (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) was the only western Canadian painter to become a member of the 'Group of Seven'.
        (2) was principal of Winnipeg's 'School of Art'.
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      • Angus Shortt (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) was Winnipeg naturalist and wildlife artist who has painted thousands of works found in collections all over the world.
        (2) his illustrations have appeared in hundreds of newspapers.
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      • Leo Mol (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) is a world-renowned sculptor & artist whose many works are displayed in public places around the world.
        (2) his sculpture Lumberjacks was featured on a Canadian postage stamp in 2002.
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      • Carole Shields (r-Winnipeg for 20 years):
        (1) internationally famous author.
        (2) her novel, 'The Stone Diaries', won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Governor General's Award.
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      • Warren Carther (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) one of the world's foremost architectural glass artists.
        (2) his creations appear in Hong Kong. Anchorage, Tokyo, Paris, Ottawa, & Winnipeg
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      • George Woodcock (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) an author of international renown.
        (2) won the Governor General's Award for 'The Crystal Spirit'.
        (3) wrote extensively about Canada's native peoples.
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      • Jackson Beardy (b-Island Lake):
        (1) was one of the Woodland Artists.
        (2) was one of the Indian Group of Seven
        (3) for information about Jackson & The Indian Group of Seven ,
        click here .
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      • Ernest Thompson Seton (r-Carberry) walked around the Carberry countryside taking notes and making sketches -- regarded this time as his "golden days"
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      • Don Gillmor (?-Winnipeg) is the co-author of 'Canada: A People's History'
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      • John Hirsch O.C. (r-Winnipeg) co-founded the 'Manitoba Theatre Centre', Canada's first regional theatre.
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      • Étienne Gaboury (b-Bruxelles or Swan Lake, MB):
        (1) as an architect, designed many Winnipeg buildings such as the Royal Winnipeg Mint. & the Esplanade Riel.
        (2) won many awards, including the 2004 'Prix Montfort' for Visual Arts.
        (3) for further information, click here .
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      • Annalee Greenberg (b-Winnipeg) - editor of 'The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine'
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      • Mirium Toews (?-Steinbach):
        (1) won the Governor-General's literary award for fiction for A Complicated Kindness [2004].
        (2) was a finalist for the Giller Prize (Canada's most celebrated book prize) [2004].
        (3) her novel The Flying Troutmans won the $25,000 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for 2008
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      • Katrina Sklepowich (?-Winnipeg) -- one of five teenagers (out of 3000 Canadian teenagers) chose by Indigo Books & Music to help the company encourage young readers.
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      • Roman Swiderek (r-Winnipeg)
        (1) best known for his paintings of Manitoba scenes.
        (2) to view some of his work, click here .
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      • Tyler Brule (?-Winnipeg) -- creator & editor of 'Wallpaper', a successful international design magazine in London
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      • A. E. van Vogt O.C. (b-Edenberg/Steinbach[?]):
        (1) was one of the most popular and highly esteemed science fiction writers of the Golden Age of Science Fiction [1930's to 1950's].
        (2) was awarded the Grand Master award (other winners include Isaac Asimov & Ray Bradbury) by the 'Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America' in 1995 (3) awarded the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award by 'Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America' for lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.
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      • Rod Bruinooge (b-Thompson):
        (1) is the creator of the internationally renowned internet game 'The Stone'.
        (2) is the Privacy Officer of 'Abject Modernity Internet Creations Inc.'
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      • Wanda Koop (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) one of Canada’s most distinguished and inventive artists.
        (2) her work has been exhibited around the world.
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      • Henry Kalen (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) photographer who specialized in Winnipeg's architecture.
        (2) his work has appeared in such magazines as Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Reader's Digest & the National Geographic.
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      • Jack Bumsted (?-Winnipeg) -- one of the leading experts on and a prolific writer on Manitoba history
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      • Holly and Paul McNally (?-Winnipeg) - founders of 'McNally Robinson Booksellers'
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      • Gordon Sinclair Jr. (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) author of Cowboys and Indians, the story of shooting of J.J. Harper.
        (2) recipient of 3 National Newspaper Awards [2008].
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      • Carol Matas (b-Winnipeg) is an internationally acclaimed author of over thirty novels for children and young adults.
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      • Clarence Tillenius (b-Interlake area, MB) is well known for his creation of museum wildlife dioramas (three-dimensional life-size exhibits) for major museums across the country. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      • Doug Wheatley (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) artist for a large number of Star Wars Comics from Dark Horse Comics for series that include Star Wars: Empire, Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Republic And Star Wars: Dark Times
        (2) for more information. click here.
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      • Bruce Head (?-Winnipeg) -- created Canada's longest piece of sculpture at 130 metres, at Portage & Main in Winnipeg
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      • Walter J. Phillips (r-Winnipeg):
        (1) an accomplished watercolour artist and printmaker
        (2) a permanent collection of his work is located in the Pavilion Gallery in Winnipeg
        (3) for more information, click here
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      • Sandra Birdsell (b-Hamiota):
        (1) received two Governor General’s Award nominations, and a nomination for the Giller Prize.
        (2) for more information. click here
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      • David Bergen (r-Niverville) awarded the 2005 Giller Prize for his novel The Time in Between
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      • Lyle E. Style (b-Winnipeg) author of the book 'Ain’t Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller'. [2005]
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      • Ivan Eyre (r-Winnipeg) has exhibited his work across North America and Europe through over 65 solo and 250 group exhibitions.
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      • Douglas MacLellan (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) operates 'ArtsJournal'. a weekday on-line digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world.
        (2) won the prestigeous 'Pew National Arts Journalism Program Fellowship'. [1996] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      • David Loch (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) spearheaded the campaign to purchase the 'Winnie the Pooh' painting by E. H. Shepard.
        (2) headed the group that purchased A. A. Milne-inscribed copy of the book entitled 'Now We Are Six'.
        (3) is one of Canada's top brokers involved in record-setting bids for famous paintings.
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      • Jean Minaudier (?-St.-Claude) took second place in the main event of the 2005 'world wood-carving championships'.
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      • John Einarson (r-Winnipeg) author of several books on Winnipeg's (and other locales) rock music history.
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      • Jay Whetter (?-):
        (1) won a national award for editorial writing from the Canadian Farm Writers Association.
        (2) won the silver award for the O. R. Evans Award for Press Editorials.
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      • Patrick Nagle (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) became a foreign correspondent for Southam News Services.
        (2) has been reporting and writing in Canadian newspapers and magazines for over forty years.
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      • Paul Samyn (?-Winnipeg), of the Winnipeg Free Press, is the first reporter to interview Michaëlle Jean, Canada's Governor-General. [2005]
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      • Clayton (Red) Sinclair (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) was nominated for a National Business Writing award while working with 'Time' Magazine.
        (2) provided special service to The Times of London England, Canadian Banker.
        (3) served as Montreal correspondent for Maclean's magazine, the Toronto Daily Star and the New York Journal of Commerce.
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      • Lindor Reynolds (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) first-ever Canadian journalist to win the prestigeous 'Will Rogers Humanitarian Award', presented annually by the National Society of Newspaper Journalists [2005].
        (2) won first prize in a North America-wide travel writing contest. [2004]
        (3) recipient of a gold medal & a bronze medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association [2011]
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      • Ken McKenzie (b-Winnipeg) is a co-founder of the 'Hockey News'
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      • Kyle McCulloch (b-Winnipeg) is a writer for the TV cartoon 'South Park'.
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      • Jim Coleman (b-Winnipeg) was one of Canada's most celebrated sports columnists.
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      • Scott Young (b-Cypress River):
        (1) was a sports columnist who wrote approx. 40 books on hockey.
        (2) is the father of Neil Young, the musician.
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      • Stewart MacPherson (b-Winnipeg) was named 'Voice of the Year' for 3 consecutive years while with the BBC,
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      • Paul Wiecek (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) Winnipeg Free Press reporter who was awarded the Sovereign Award (recognizing excellence in Canadian horse racing) for best newspaper story of the year in 2004. He won the same award in 2003.
        (2) won the 'Scotty Harper Media Award' as recognition as the best curling writer in Canada.
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      • Laura Rance (?-):
        (1) was the first-ever Canadian president of North American Agricultural Journalists Association [2001].
        (2) was awarded second prize by this association for an article that she wrote for her column Rural Revival for the Winnipeg Free Press. She also writes for the Farmers Independent Weekly.
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      • Sarah Anne Johnson (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) created a successful New York solo exhibition named Tree Planting . -- All 64 pieces of the show were bought in late 2005 by New York's fabled Guggenheim Museum.
        (2) her 'Galapagos Project' multimedia presentation opened in NYC in Feb. of 2007.
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      • Mike McIntyre (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) his show, Crime and Punishment , is broadcast in many areas of Canada from CJOB in Winnipeg. [2006].
        (2) is the recipient of the 2006 media award from Beyond Borders, a national organization that works to prevent child sexual exploitation.
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      • Charles Adler (r-Winnipeg) is the host of Adler on Line, the National Addition' that is broadcast across Canada from CJOB in Winnipeg [2006].
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      • Darryl Dyck (b-Winnipeg) is a three-time winner of the Photographer of the Year award presented by the Western Canadian News Photographers Association [2006].
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      • Sylvia Legris (b-Winnipeg) was awarded the Canadian portion of the Griffin Poetry Prize. She received one-half of the $100,000 total prize money, the richest prize in the world for a single volume of poetry.
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      • Larry McIntosh (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) the president & CEO of Peak of the Market [2008]
        (2) elected as the Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association [2006].
        (3) for his bio & awards, scroll down after clicking here.
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      • Helen Granger Young (r-Winnipeg):
        (1) is an artist of international repute with samples of her art located in the Kremlin, the Vatican, Buckingham Palace, the White House, and galleries and museums throughout North America.
        (2) for additional information, click here .
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      • Richard Comely (?-Winnipeg) and Ron Leishman (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) were the creators of the 1970's comic book Captain Canuck.
        (2) for additional information, click here .
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      • Mary MacLane (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) her book. The Story of Mary MacLane , sold 100 000 copies in one month in 1902.
        (2) for information about Mary, click here .
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      • Heather Robertson (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and studied Victorian Literature at Columbia University in New York.
        (2) for additional information, click here .
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      • Tony Tascona (b-St.-Boniface) an internationally praised artist who was nicknamed the "Godfather of Manitoba Art". [2008]
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      • Larry MacFarlane (?-Winnipeg) was one member of the two-man team that placed second at the 2007 Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
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      • Lynn Johnston (r-Lynn Lake) is the author of For Better or For Worse, a comic strip that appears in over 200 newspapers.
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      • Jack Wells [Cactus Jack](r-Winnipeg) was a veteran radio sports announcer
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      • Ken Kostick (b-Winnipeg) a cooking book writer & TV personality
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      • Don Wittman (r-Winnipeg) is a long-serving sportscaster for CBC
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      • Diana Swain (b-Thompson):
        (1) appointed to senior correspondent of the CBC News investigative unit. [2010
        (2) has won two Gemini Awards
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      • Rod Black (b-Transcona) is a veteran CTV newscaster [2011]
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      • Dawna Friesen (?-Portage la Prairie[?]/Winnipeg[?]):
        (1) anchor chair and executive editor of "Global National", that TV network's principal daily news program" [2010]
        (2) spent 11 years as a foreign correspondent for NBC.
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      • Brian Williams (b-Winnipeg) is hailed as the dean of Olympic sports broadcasting.
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      • Scott Oake (b-Winnipeg) is a veteran CBC sports announcer
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      • John Wells (b-Winnipeg) was a veteran CTV sportscaster for ? years
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      • Johnny Esau (r-Winnipeg) was a veteran CTV sportscaster for ? years
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      • Ashleigh Banfield (?-Winnipeg) was an MSNBC anchor-woman from ? to ?
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      • Lindon Soles (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) won most of the prestigious international journalism awards (which one?) while in Canada.
        (2) while at CNN, he anchored its two highest-rated news broadcasts: "Prime News" and "The World Today" as well as "World News" on CNNI.
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      • Ray Turnbull (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) the voice of curling on TSN for 22 years [2007]
        (2) member of championship rinks skipped by Barry Fry and Terry Braunstein
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      • Ernie Nairn (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) was a former CBC-TV Winnipeg sportscaster.
        (2) was named the "Top Sportscaster in Canada in 1986" and was presented the ACTRA "Foster Hewitt Award" that year.
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      • Nahlah Ayed (b-Winnipeg) is a Canadian Broadcasting Company's foreign correspondent for the Middle East [2008]
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      • Andrew Coyne (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) is the national editor for Maclean's magazine [2008]
        (2) is the son of James Coyne, the former Governor of the Bank of Canada
        (3) won National Newspaper Awards for editorial writing in 1991 and 1992.
        (4) winner of the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism
        (5) a member of CBC's At Issue panel on The National [2009]
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      • Patricia Bovey (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in the United Kingdom.[2006]
        (2) received the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal [2006].
        (3) for add'l info, click here.
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      • Andrew Davidson (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) author of the book The Gargoyle for which he has received an advance of an estimated $2 million. [2008]
        (2) the U.S. Book-of-the-Month club has given The Gargoyle its 2008 First Fiction Award.
        (3) won the 2009 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
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      • Larry Zolf (b-Winnipeg) a veteran Canadian journalist and commentator.
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      • Charles Comfort (r-Winnipeg):
        (1) considered by some to be the most important artist to have come out of Winnipeg
        (2) for add'l info, click here.
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      • Norene Gilletz (?-Winnipeg) is the leading author of Kosher cookbooks in
      • Henry Champ (b-Brandon):
        40 years as a broadcaster and journalist with CBC, CTV, and NBC
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      • Jayson Brulé (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) created the magazines Wallpaper and Monocle
        (2) for add'l info, click here.
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      • Lorilee Craker née Lori Reimer (b-Winnipeg) is the co-author of the Lynne Spears' (mother of Brittany & Jamie Lynn Spears) memoir entitled Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World [2008]
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      • Stephen Borys (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) appointed director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2008
        (2) past Curator of Collections at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida
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      • Don Newman (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) senior parliamentary editor for CBC Television
        (2) In 1998, he became the first recipient of the Charles Lynch Award for his outstanding coverage of national issues
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      • Paul G. Hiebert (b-Pilot Mound):
        (1) won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 1948
        (2) for add'l info, click here.
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      • Max Freedman (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) Washington correspondent of the Winnipeg Free Press (beginning in 1949)
        (2) for add'l info, click here.
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      • Joan Thomas (?-Winnipeg) won best first fiction in the Canadian/Caribbean region of the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her novel Reading By Lightning
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      • Chris Chuckry (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) artistically coloured the front cover of Marvel Comics' Amazing Spiderman #583 that featured an image of President Obama.
        (2) for an image of the comic book cover, click here.
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      • Joan Thomas (?-Winnipeg) was awarded the 2008 Amazon.ca First Novel Award for her debut novel Reading by Lightning.
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      • Krista Erickson (?-Winnipeg) -- host of Sun News Network’s Canada Live with Krista Erickson [2011]
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      • Jen Skerritt (?-Winnipeg):
        (1) won the 2009 Award for Excellence in Print Reporting (in-depth feature article) for her story Hunger amid the plenty
        (2) received 2009 Award for Excellence in Print Reporting (in-depth feature series) for her six-part series November 2009 on Tuberculosis -- the forgotten disease.
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      • Darcy St. Laurent (?-Winnipeg) hauled a 86 kg sled for 10 hours a day for 51 days in his trek (along with 2 others) from Cape Discovery on Ellesmere Island to the North Pole, arriving on April 22, 2010.
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      • Ed Tait (?-Winnipeg) chosen the Canadian Football League Reporter of the Year for 2010 by the Football Reporters of Canada.
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      • Ross Rutherford (b-Winnipeg):
        (1) long-serving TV journalist in Canada and in the U.S.A.
        (2) for Ross's submission to 'Viewers' Comments", click here.
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      • Tim Smith (?-Brandon) , who takes photos for the Brandon Sun, placed first in the portrait/personality category, the photograph of the year category, and in the pictorial category at the 2011 News Photographers Association of Canada's National Pictures of the Year awards ceremony.
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      • Amanda Lang (r-Winnipeg):
        (1) senior business correspondent for CBC News [2012]
        (2) daughter of politician Otto Lang
        (3) attended St. Mary's Academy in Winnipeg & the University of Manitoba

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        • Israel (Izzy) Asper O.C. (?-Minnedosa/r-Winnipeg) the founder of Canwest Global Communications.
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        • Hugh John Macdonald (r-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the son of John A. Macdonald (Canada's 1st Prime Minister).
          (2) is a former premier of Manitoba.
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        • Chuck Mulvenna (r-Winnipeg) is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Safeway Canada [2006].
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        • J. H. Ashdown (r-Winnipeg) established a major hardware chain in Western Canada.
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        • Peter Nygard (?-Deloraine & Winnipeg):
          (1) is the founder of the 'Nygard International' clothing manufacturing firm.
          (2) has the second largest private home in the world [150,000 sq. feet].
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        • Rick Waugh (b-Winnipeg) is the President & CEO of Scotiabank [2006].
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        • Christopher Hodgson (?-Winnipeg) is Senior Executive Vice President, Domestic Banking at Scotiabank [2006].
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        • James Gordon Bell (?-Rivers):
          (1) is a former President and CEO of Scotiabank [1980's].
          (2) is credited for having the vision of making Scotiabank into an industry leader during his time.
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        • David MacKay (?-Winnipeg) is the executive director of the Winnipeg-based Canadian International Pharmacy Association
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        • Michael Phelps (r-Winnipeg) is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westcoast Energy Inc.
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        • Ken Copeland (?-Winnipeg) is the President of Digital Equipment of Canada, Inc.
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        • Peter Herrndorf O.C. (r-Winnipeg) is the Director General and CEO of the National Arts Centre.
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        • Leonard Asper (?-Winnipeg) former the President and Chief Executive Officer of the CanWest Global Communications Corp.
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        • Gail Asper O.C. O.M. (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) former Corporate Secretary of the CanWest Global Communications Corp.
          (2) President of the CanWest Global Foundation.
          (3) managing director of the Asper Foundation.
          (4) the 2005 winner of the 'Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Volunteerism in the performing Arts'.
          (5) recipient of the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Urban Institute.[2009]
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        • David Asper (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) formerExecutive Vice President of the CanWest Global Communications Corp.
          (2) is the chairman of the board at the National Post.
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        • Ernest Rady (b-Winnipeg) is listed as the 215th richest billionaire in Forbes magazine.
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        • Sam Bronfman (?-Brandon & Winnipeg ) made 'Seagram's' an internationally successful company.
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        • Saidye Bronfman , nee Rosner (?-Plum Coulee):
          (1) 'The Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts' in Montreal.
          (2) The Saidye Bronfman Award is Canada's foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts.
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        • Richard Bonnycastle (b-Binscarth) is the founder of the 'Harlequin Romance' publishing company.
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        • James Armstrong Richardson (?-Winnipeg) created Western Canada Airways, Canada's first commercial airline.
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        • Hartley Richardson (b-Winnipeg) is the seventh family president of 'James Richardson & Sons', the largest privately owned network of grain facilities in Canada.
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        • Sanford Riley (r-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the president & CEO of Richardson Financial Group [2005].
          (2) is the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg [2005].
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        • Ben Hatskin (b-Winnipeg) was founder of the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA & one of the founders of the WHA(?).
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        • Martin Weinberg (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the founder & former CEO of Assante Wealth Management.
          (2) has acquired the Canadian division of Loring Ward International.
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        • Ash Modha (?-Winnipeg) is the founder and president of the president of Mondetta Clothing.
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        • Arthur Mauro O.C. (r-Winnipeg):
          (1) is a director or officer of, or closely associated with, a number of leading Canadian corporations.
          (2) has been chairman or president of many community organizations.
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        • Earl J. Barish (?-Winnipeg) is the founder of 'Dickie Dee', the ice cream vendor.
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        • John E. Kennedy (r-Winnipeg) in an article in the 'Beaver' magazine (Aug'Sept 2004), he was called 'the man who invented modern advertising' .
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        • F. Ross Johnson O.C. (b-Winnipeg):
          (1) was the CEO of RJR Nabisco.
          (2) was the subject of the book and movie 'Barbarians at the Gate'.
          (3) was awarded the U.S. Silver Medal of Patriotism, France’s Versailles Award, & the American Marketing Association’s Statesman of the Year Award.
          (4) for more information,
          click here .
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        • Lila Bell (Acheson) Wallace (b-Virden):
          (1) and her husband, DeWitt Wallace, are the founders & the first publishers of the Reader's Digest magazine.
          (2) director of the New York Central Railroad from 1954 to 1959, the first woman to serve as a railway director in the United States
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        • Patricia Simmie (r-Winnipeg) is the Executive Vice President of the 'Camelford Graham Research Group' [2005].
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        • Ray McFeeters (b-Newdale, MB):
          (1) is the President & Chief Executive Office of the Great West Life Assurance Company (Great-Life Lifeco):
          (2) is Honorary Colonel of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.
          (3) has been awarded the 'B'nai Brith Canada Award of Merit' [2005].
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        • Mike Martel (b-Manitoba) was appointed 'Senior Vice President [Forest Resource Management] of Tembec Forest Products Group. This company has manufacturing units in Canada, France, the U.S.A. and Chile.
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        • Jeff Swystun (r-Winnipeg) is a global director with Interbrand , the world's leading brand strategy and design consultancy. This firm is assisting with Manitoba's 'branding' project.
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        • Lloyd McGinnis (?-Manitoba):
          (1) is the Founding Chair of IISD and is currently the Chief Executive Officer (and Founding Chair) of ISIS Canada.
          (2) in 1986, he was the recipient of the prestigious "Gold Medal Award" as Canada’s Outstanding Engineer.
          (3) is a Professional Engineer with a global reputation for his engineering accomplishments.
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        • Clayton Riddell (b-Treherne):
          (1) reputed to be the 13th richest man in Canada [2006]
          (2) the founder, chairman, & CEO of Paramount Resources.
          (3) donated $10 million to the University of Manitoba.
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        • Chip and Pepper Foster (b-Winnipeg):
          (1) these identical twins are the owners of 'Chip & Pepper Jeans'.
          (2) their firm has outlets in more than 40 countries doing $30 million annually.
          (3) this image is the print from one of their T-shirt lines


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        • Kim Sigurdson (r-Winnipeg) is president of 'Nations Sphere', an aboriginal-owned company, that is an Internet service provider to Canada's Aboriginal communities.
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        • Allan McLeod (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the 'Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd.'
          (2) was selected to the 'Top 40 Under 40" list by 'Caldwell Partners International' for 2004.
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        • Gerry McDole (b-Virden) -- retired President & CEO of AstraZeneca Canada Inc, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
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        • Leo Ledohowski (?-Winnipeg) owns & operates the 'Canad Inns' hotels.
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        • Jeff Quail (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the inventor of the 'shocknife', a device to train police officers to deal with people who are yielding knives [2005].
          (2) for his shocknife, he won a 2009 Manning Innovation Award
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        • Margaret Koniuck (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is CEO and President of CorporateCARE Inc., a Winnipeg-based company.
          (2) Chairperson of the Board of Directors of UNICEF Canada in 2002.
          (3) is chair of the Board of Directors of 'Financial Planners Standards Council [2005].
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        • Art DeFehr (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) was UN High Commissioner on Refugees in Somalia.
          (2) was co-founder of Winnipeg's 'International Development Enterprises'.
          (3) to be researched
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        • Paul Moist (b-Winnipeg) is the president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada’s largest union.[2009]
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        • Chris Emery and Larry Finnson (?-Winnipeg) are the creators of 'Chris and Larry's Clodhoppers', a candy product.
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        • Larry Sarbit (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) has been referred to as 'one of the most successful money managers ever in Canada'.
          (2) creator of 'Sarbit Asset Management Inc.' of Winnipeg.
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        • Arni Thorsteinson (r-Winnipeg):
          (1) owner and president of Shelter Canadian Properties Ltd., one of the country’s largest apartment building management firms .
          (2) founder of Huntington Real Estate Investment Trust and Lanseborough LEIT
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        • Diane Price (?-Ashern) was named as one of Profit Magazine's top 100 entrepreneurs in Canada for 2005.
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        • Shel Zolkewich (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) was awarded 'The Globe & Mail Travel Media Award', part of the 2005 Tourism Industry Assocation of Canada Awards for Tourism Excellence.
          (2) created the publication 'Manitoba Outdoors'.
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        • N. Ashleigh Everett (b-Winnipeg) is President, Corporate Secretary and Director of Royal Canadian Securities Limited.
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        • Earl Hickok (?-Winnipeg) is founder, president & CEO of Tecskor Corporation of Alberta.
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        • Kris Thorkelson (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the CEO of CanadaDrugs, an internet pharmacy based in Winnipeg.
          (2) in 2006, he donated $500,000 to the University of Manitoba to construct a new pharmacy laboratory.
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        • Gerald Schwartz O.C. (b-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the chairman & CEO of Omex Corporation.
          (2) was named the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005 Ontario Lifetime Achievement award.
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        • Randall Moffatt (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) was head of Moffatt Communications Ltd. that sold for $1.2 billion.
          (2) is a well-known philanthropist whose family donated $100 million to the Winnipeg Foundation.
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        • Colleen Mahon (?-Winnipeg) designed the 'Kids in the Kitchen' product line that is being marketed in North America and will soon be available in Australia, Japan and Europe [2006].
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        • Don Triggs (r-Treherne):
          (1) is the president and CEO of Vincor International, one of North America's largest winemakers.
          (2) is a co-founder of Jackson-Triggs Vintners.
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        • Mark Thiessen (b-Winnipeg) was named chair of the National Commercial Council that is part of the Canadian Real Estate Association [2006].
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        • Muriel Richardson (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) was president of James Richardson & Sons Ltd. for 27 years.
          (2) was the first woman inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
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        • Andrew Strempler (?-Winnipeg/Neepawa):
          (1) is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mediplan Health Consulting Inc. and RxNorth.com. of Minnedosa.
          (2) RxNorth is the first Canadian-based direct mail pharmacy.
          (3) has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Fortune Magazine.
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        • Sandy Shindleman (?-Winnipeg/Neepawa):
          (1) has been elected to the Executive Committee for Certified Commercial Investment Membership, the governing body of the largest commercial real estate network in the world [2006].
          (2) for information about Sandy, click here .
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        • Edward Kennedy (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the president and chief executive officer of Winnipeg's The North West Company.
          (2) has been chosen by the Retail Council of Canada as its 2005(6?) recipient of its Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year Award.
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        • Bernie Clement (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) was the Vice President, Sales and Service, DaimlerChrysler Canada.
          (2) now owns the Vickar's Dodge Chrysler dealership in Winnipeg.
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        • Edward Kennedy (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the President and CEO of The North West Company.
          (2) was presented with the 2006 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year Award by The Retail Council of Canada.
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        • Les Hiebert (?-Winnipeg) is the founder of Pro Shaping Group, a firm involved in shaping golf course projects in Canada, USA, Mexico, China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Saipan, Thailand, & the Philippines. -- He has worked with golf pros such as Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer on these projects.
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        • Bradley Caruk (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) is the founder of SideTrack Technologies Inc. & has won the 2006 Manning Innovation Award.
          (2) for more information on this company and his award, click here .
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        • Phil Kives (r-Winnipeg) founded K-Tel International, the Winnipeg company that marketed such items as Miracle Brush, Veg-e-matic, and Hooked on Classics.
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        • Robert Nagy (?-Winnipeg) founded Arctic Glacier that became the second largest North American packaged ice company.
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        • Nick Curry (b-Winnipeg) was named Canada's top chief information officer for 2006 by 'Canadian Business' magazine.
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        • ? Ballard (r-Virden) [who created Dr Ballards pet foods] had a successful vet practice there.
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        • Leslie Lounsbury (?-Winnipeg) is the founder & publisher of SAY [Spirit of Aboriginal Youth] Magazine, the only national Canadian lifestyle magazine for and about Aboriginal youth.
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        • Sol Kanee O.C. (r-Winnipeg):
          (1) was the longest-serving director of the Bank of Canada.
          (2) president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, & chairman of the World Jewish Congress
          (3) for more information, click here .
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        • Gerry McCaughey (b-Winnipeg) is the president and CEO of CIBC [2007].
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        • Derek Johannson (?-Winnipeg) received the 2006 Young Presidents Organization International Hickok Award.
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        • Jean Daum (r-Winnipeg) created Coffee News, the world's largest franchised publication. There are 1,000 franchises in 52 countries. -- It is ranked 68th out of the top 500 franchises in North America.
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        • Robert Chipman (?-Winnipeg) was instrumental in creating the Manitoba Moose hockey freanchise, True North Sports and Entertainment, and the MTS Centre.
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        • Walter Lindal (r-Winnipeg) is the founder of Lindal Cedar Homes, now the world's biggest manufacturer of prefabricated cedar houses, with 193 employees and sales of $50 million last year.
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        • Jane Tecson, John Graham, & Marc Charbonneau (?-Winnipeg) won 4 awards collectively at the 2007 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards, also known as the Contessas.
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        • Kelly Guille's (?-Winnipeg) Winnipeg-based Archangel Fireworks won the international 2007 HSBC Celebration of Light musical fireworks competition.
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        • Lorne Raber (b-Winnipeg) was elected president of Monument Builders of North America for 2008.
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        • Arthur Sawchuk (?-Valley River):
          (1) is/was the chairman of Manulife Financial for almost 10 years.
          (2) was CEO of Dupont Canada for 10 years.
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        • Trevor Pilling (?-Brandon):
          (1) executive producer of CBC's English language coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
          (2) produced five Grey Cup broadcasts for the CBC.
          (3) appointed executive producer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Hockey Night in Canada." (2010)
          (4) served as executive producer for the CBC's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
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        • Paul Lapointe (?-Winnipeg) is the Chief Executive Officer of VideoJug America Inc., the largest producer of factual, on-line content in the world.
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        • Guy Joubert (r-Winnipeg):
          (1) became the president of the Canadian Bar Association in 2008.
          (2) recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence for 2004.
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        • Bill Henderson (?-Winnipeg) created the world's first self-serve service station in 1949. -- The station was known as Henderson Thriftway Petroleum and was located at the corner of Pembina Highway and Fleet St. in Winnipeg.
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        • Peter Gustavson (?-Winnipeg) is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Custom House Global Foreign Exchange, the largest non-bank foreign exchange provider in North America.
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        • Don Johnson (b-Lundar):
          (1) named the Globe and Mail's Nation Builder for 2007.
          (2) campaigned successfully for more generous tax treatment on charity donations that has opened the philanthropic floodgates across Canada.
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        • Sheraz Shere (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) Chief Executive Officer of Synapse Marketing Solutions, LLC [2008]
          (2) Vice-President, Business Solutions at American Express in New York City [2007]
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        • Cec Hanec (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) Received President’s Award from TTI Performance Systems International for Outstanding Services To The Community for 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
          (2) for information about Cec, click here .
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        • Polly Craik (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) was selected as one of the 2007 Most Influential Women by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity.
          (2) president & CEO of FineLine Solutions in Winnipeg. [2007] -- When hurricane Katrina struck, every donation call to the Salvation Army from across North America was handled by FineLine Solutions.
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        • Liz Crawford (?-Winnipeg):
          (1) a well-respected activist for regulation of the modeling industry.
          (2) a former international fashion model
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        • Gerry Schwartz [b-Winnipeg] the founder and the head of Onex, a private equity firm that has over $10 billion in 'assets under management' [2008]
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        • Ernie Smith [?-Winnipeg]:
          (1) his architectural vision helped shape Winnipeg's skyline in the 1960s and 70s, as he designed the Centennial Concert Hall, the Richardson Building, the Pan Am Pool, the Portage & Main Concourse, etc.
          (2) co-founded Smith-Carter Architects in 1947
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        • Irvine Robbins (b-Winnipeg) is the co-founder of the Baskin-Robbins, claimed to be the world's largest ice cream franchise.
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        • Bill Fraser [?-Winnipeg] is the president and CEO of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS). [2008]
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        • Roy McFeeters [?-Winnipeg] is the president and CEO of Great-West Lifeco, London Life, and Canada Life. [2008]
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        • Sanford (Sandy) Riley [?-Winnipeg]:
          (1) the president and CEO of Richardson Financial Group Limited (RFG) [2008]
          (2) Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg [2008]
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        • Charles (Chuck) Winograd [?-Winnipeg]:
          (1) the chairman and CEO of RBC Capital Markets [2008]
          (2) Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg [2008]
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        • Ian Delaney [b-Winnipeg]:
          (1) executive director of Skerritt International [2008]
          (2) President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch Canada [from 1984 to 1987]
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        • Kiki Delaney [b-Winnipeg]:
          (1) founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd. [2007]
          (2) widely recognized as the "Queen of Bay Street" [2007]
          (3) for information, click here .
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        • Bruce Rothney [?-Winnipeg] -- a deputy chairman of RBC Capital Markets [2008]
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        • Jim Pitblado [?-Winnipeg]:
          (1) chairman of RBC Dominion Securities [1992]
          (2) for information, click here .
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        • Ron Devion [b-Winnipeg]:
          (1) 40-year broadcasting career, starting in 1955 with CBC in Winnipeg
          (2) Program Director of CBC's English flagship station, CBLT Toronto
          (3) head of network TV Sports (Don Cherry and Brian Williams were brought aboard on his watch)
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        • Derrin Olischefski [?-Winnipeg] -- manager of vehicle integration for Quantum Technologies [2009]
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        • Jennifer Cohen [r-Winnipeg]:
          (1) created the line of shoes called NGR, short for No Gym Required. and a health guidebook, No Gym Required: Unleash Your Inner Rockstar.
          (2) her photo was featured on billboards across North America for the Nike “Goddess” campaign.
          (3) for further information, click here .
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        • J. Allyn Taylor O.C. [b-Winnipeg] was Chairman and President of Canada Trust [when?]
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        • Randy Ambroise [?-Winnipeg] -- president of AGF Funds [2009]
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        • Bruce Rothney [?-Winnipeg] -- deputy chairman of RBC Capital Markets [2009]
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        • Frank Lonardelli [?-Winnipeg]:
          (a) CEO of Calgary-based, commercial real estate company he named Arlington Street Investments [2009]
          (b) bestowed a graduation gift on Gordon Bell in the form of a $100,000 scholarship endowment [2009]
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        • Michael Bayer [?-Winnipeg]:
          (1) is president of Custom Learning Systems Group in Winnipeg
          (2) received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from The National Speakers Association and International Federation for Professional Speakers in 2009. -- He is the only Manitoban who holds the designation.
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        • Brian Davis [?-Winnipeg] -- Junior Chamber International Winnipeg (formerly the Winnipeg Junior Chamber of Commerce) member who was elected as the 2010 National President of JCI Canada.
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        • Robert Lloyd [?-Winnipeg] Cisco System's executive vice-president of worldwide operations. [2010]
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        • E.F. Hutchings [r-Winnipeg] established The Great West Saddlery Company, which grew out of a harness-making business that he founded by E.F. in Winnipeg in the early 1880s. One of its principal accounts was supplying saddles for the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP).
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        • Danny Bubis [?-Winnipeg] made the cover of Plan Sponsor , a U.S. trade magazine. It featured an article entitled The Best Managers You Never Heard OF: Class of 2010.
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        • Jim Treliving [?-Virden, MB]:
          (1) owner (co-owner?) of Boston Pizza International and Mr. Lube
          (2) one of the entrepreneurs on Dragons' Den [2010]
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        • Paul Strachan [?-Winnipeg] is the president of the Air Canada Pilots Association. [2011]
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        • Albert Cohen [b-Winnipeg]:
          (1) referred to as "the patriarch of Winnipeg’s business community" (2) recipient of many awards
          (3) for further information, click here .
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        • ??? [b-Winnipeg] is one of the co-founders of Baskins-Robbins.

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          -- Science / Medicine --
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          • Louis Sloten (b-Winnipeg) worked & died on the 'Manhattan Project' (the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, N.M.).
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          • Alastair Cameron (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) "He was truly one of the giants of astrophysics & planetary science" -- stated by Michael Drake who is head of the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the Univ. of Arizona.
            (2) developed the present-day theory of the origin of the Earth's Moon.
            (3) proposed other breakthrough theories in his field.
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          • Baldur Stefansson O.C. (b-Vestfold) and Brian Downey (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) are known as the fathers (developers) of canola.
            (2) their work was done at the University of Manitoba.
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          • Gordon Giesbrecht (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) is a professor of thermophysiology at the University of Manitoba where he studies human responses to exercise in extreme environments.
            (2) is the world's leading authority on cold-water research & its effect on the
            human body.
            (3) is known as Professor Popsicle.
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          • Wilfred Bigelow (b-Brandon):
            (1) pioneered the use of hypothermia to slow tissue metabolism and thus protect the heart from damage during surgery
            (2) co-inventor (with John Hopps, born in Winnipeg) of the artificial pacemaker
            (3) for more information,
            click here.
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          • Frank Plummer (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) scientific director general of the 'National Microbiology Laboratory' that is located in Winnipeg.
            (2) chief medical investigator of the 'Nairobi project' [doing research on AIDS in Kenya]
            (3) chosen as Canada's 2007 Health Researcher of the Year
            (4) received a $10.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue his research for a vaccine for AIDS.
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          • Bruce Chown O.C. [b-Winnipeg] :
            (1) co-developed the vaccine (WinRhoSD) that prevents a possible fatal reaction between a Rh positive mother & her Rh negative fetus.
            (2) received the 1969 F.N.G. Starr Award by the Canadian Medical Association. -- This the highest honour that can be bestowed by Canada's doctors on one of their own.
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          • John Bowman [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) co-developed the vaccine (WinRhoSD) that prevents a possible fatal reaction between a Rh positive mother & her Rh negative fetus.
            (2) received the 1996 F.N.G. Starr Award by the Canadian Medical Association. -- This the highest honour that can be bestowed by Canada's doctors on one of their own.
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          • Donald Penner [r-Winnipeg]:
            (1) one of Canada’s foremost pathologists and a pioneer in blood alcohol research, whose findings led to stricter national laws on smoking and drinking..
            (2) received the 1995 F.N.G. Starr Award by the Canadian Medical Association. -- This the highest honour that can be bestowed by Canada's doctors on one of their own.
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          • William G. Unruh (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) a research scientist in the field of gravity, black holes, early cosmology, and quantum phenomena
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Karen Ridd (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) began Canada’s first therapeutic clown program as a staff hospital clown and child life specialist at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. [1986]
            (2) co-founded, in 1993, The Therapeutic Clown Program at SickKids
            (3) known as Robo, the clown.
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          • Naranjan S. Dhalla, (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) serves as Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre. [2005]
            (2) is an internationally recognized cardiovascular researcher and recipient of approximately 60 honors and awards.
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          • Albert D. Friesen (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) has been instrumental in founding several health industry companies.
            (2) is a founder of the Industrial Biotechnology Association of Canada & co-founder of Medicure
            (3) for more information, click here.
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          • Wayne Lautt (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) medical breakthroughs in 4 medical areas
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • E. Cora Hind (r-Winnipeg) -- became known as an agricultural expert, her annual predictions about prairie wheat crops were used around the world.
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          • Brock Wright (?-Winnipeg) -- Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of Winnipeg's 'Health Sciences Centre'
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          • John Foerster (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) executive director of research for the St.-Boniface General Hospital
            (2) honored with the John Foerster Endowment Fund & John Foerster Distinguished Lecture Award
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          • Margaret Newton (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) in 1925, she was appointed head of the new Dominion Rust Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba.
            (2) became the best-known Canadian expert in stem rust at the time
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          • Calub Schroeder (?-Winnipeg) was the first baby in Canada to have a heart transplant operation from a donor with a different blood type.
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          • Barry Shell (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) research editor at the Centre For Systems Science, Simon Fraser University
            (2) created http://science.ca/. -- to access, click here.
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          • Doreen Kimura (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) founding president of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship.
            (2) world expert on sex differences in the brain.
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          • Henry Duckworth O.C. (b-Brandon):
            (1) engaged in RADAR development
            (2) involved with work related to the atom bomb
            (3) determined the precise atomic mass by greatly increasing resolution of the mass spectrometer
            (4) discovered the last stable isotope (platinum)
            (5) for more information, click here.
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          • Jim Peebles (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) theoretical cosmologist who has made many important contributions to the big bang model
            (2) was the first person to occupy the Einstein chair of physics at Princeton Univ.
            (3) for more information, click here.
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          • Hubert Gauthier (b-St. Boniface) -- St. Boniface Hospital -- in 2004, was awarded the 'Prix Montfort' for Health & Science
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          • Tim Ball (?-Winnipeg) -- has extensive science background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates
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          • Irene Uchida (r-Winnipeg) -- world-famous 'Down's syndrome' researcher -- in Winnipeg, was the first person in Canada to perform the procedure known as 'cytogenetic analysis' (three #18 chromosomes were found instead of the normal two)
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          • Albert Fia (?-):
            (1) helped design the 'Black Bart' rocket
            (2) known as the Father of Canadian Rocketry
            (3) first non-American to receive the 'Public Service Award' from NASA
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          • Francis Coman (?-Churchill) an expedition doctor for R. E. Byrd's 1929 first flight over the 'South Pole'.
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          • Peter Duke (?-Winnipeg) recipient of the 2004 Canadian Anaesthesiologists' Society Gold Medal
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          • Barry Posner O.C. (?-Winnipeg) -- has published over 260 scientific manuscripts
            -- Click here for information about Barry. --
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          • Scott Stirton (?-Winnipeg) [Chief Executive Officer of Smith Carter Architects and Engineers] was the key architect on the design of Winnipeg's 'Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health.'
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          • Terry Duguid (?-Winnipeg) the inaugural President and CEO of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) in Winnipeg [2008]
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          • Christine Egan (?-Winnipeg)--an epidemiologist with Health Canada who devoted much of her career to First Nations communities in Manitoba and Nunavut -- she was the only Manitoban to die in the World Trade Centre on Sept. 11, 2001.
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          • Betty Havens (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) she designed and conducted the 'Aging in Manitoba Longitudinal Study', the longest continuous and most comprehensive investigation of its kind in Canada.
            (2) as one of our leading gerontologists, she has served as president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology
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          • Erwin Huebner (?-Winnipeg), of the Univ. of Manitoba has had his proposal for research accepted by the 'National Institutes of Health' in the United States.
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          • Margaret Newton (r-Winnipeg) & Thorvaldur Johnson (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) while at the Univ. of Manitoba doing their research on cereal rust pathogen, were the first to demonstrate Mendelian inheritance of virulence in a plant pathogenic fungus.
            (2) & their team helped eradicate the rust diseases that plaqued western wheat crops.
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          • Will Turk (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) has twice won the Manitoba Aventis Biotech Challenge.
            (2) won the 2005 National Aventis Biotech Challenge.
            (3) won the bronze medal in the senior category of the Genome Canada Awards at the '2005 Canada Wide Science Fair'.
            (4) at the Aventis BioGENEius Challenge, the world's largest bioscience conference, he was declared a biotechnology award finalist -- the only Canadian finalist in the competition. [2005]
            (5) was a finalist for the international challenge at Bio 2005, the world's largest bioscience conference.
            (6) See 'Sports' for more of his accomplishments.
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          • Frank L. Skinner (r-Roblin/Russell[?]):
            (1) introduced over 250 varieties to the Canadian central prairie region and developed 144 improved varieties capable of withstanding the harsh conditions found on the central prairie region.
            (2) sometimes referred to as the "Luther Burbank of Canada", his work was recognized and respected internationally.
            (3) is to be named to the list of Canadian 'National Historic Persons'.
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            These Manitobans excelled at the 2005 Canada Wide Science Fair :

          • Lynda Kong earned a first-place Genome Canada Award.
          • Derek Enns and Paul Woodward were winners of the Petro-Canada Pure Innovation award for best intermediate project.
          • Yale Michaels won the gold medal in the junior health sciences division.
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          • Yale Michaels [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) won the NCANA [Junior Encana] Platinum Award for the best junior high project [200?].
            (2) was second place in the Genome Canada Award's junior category. [200?]
            (3) was awarded first-place by the American Intellectual Property Law Association at the 2006 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.
            (4) at the 2007 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, he finished second in the health & medicine category. Also, he was awarded the American Dental Association research prize.
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          • Three Metis brothers, Conrad, Gerald, & Murray Hoy (?-Winnipeg) are physicians. [2005]
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          • Frank Gunston (?-Brandon/Winnipeg):
            (1) invented the first artificial knee at the Univ. of Manitoba in the 1960s before developing hip and other human joint replacements.
            (2) received the $100,000 top 'Manning Innovation Award' in ????.
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          • Jim Wright (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lorus Therapeutics.
            (2) has international credentials as a cancer researcher.
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          • Magdy Younes (?-Winnipeg) -- as an internal medicine specialist at the Univ. of Manitoba, developed a concept called 'proportional assist ventilation' which allows ventilators to respond to the individual breathing needs of the patient.
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          • Geoff Hicks (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) (a) co-designed the world's most efficient methods for knocking out a single gene to study its role in a whole animal. The "gene-trapping" tool opens the door to research on about 5,000 human diseases, ranging from cancer to Parkinson's, in which defective genes play a role. [2005]
                 (b) The European Union had announced an investment of almost $19 million in the international Knockout Mouse Project. [2005]
            (2) is Chair of CIHR Institute of Genetics New Principal Investigators Priority & Planning Co. with CancerCare Canada.
            (3) is Director of the Mammalian Functional Genomics Centre at the Univ. of Manitoba.
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          • Michael Banman, Zach Pauls, & Johan Voordouw (?-Winnipeg) won an international prize award from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. [2005]
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          • Robert Beamish (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) recognized for his outstanding contributions in the development of the Winnipeg's 'Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences'.
            (2) remembered by the 'Robert Beamish Leadership Award'.
            (3) received many awards including the Order of Manitoba and the Order of Canada.
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          • Ken Bowman (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) recognized for his lifetime achievements in cardiovascular research.
            (2) remembered by the 'Ken Bowman Research Award'.
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          • Marion Vaisey-Genser (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) her research led to the public's acceptance of canola oil.
            (2) she played a crucial role in helping establish the oil as an edible oil.
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          • Digvir Jayas (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) has distinguished himself worldwide as a leading expert in the field of grain handing, drying , and storage.
            (2) has been named a 'Fellow of the Society' by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
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          • Brian Postl (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) chosen picked by Prime Minister Paul Martin to head federal efforts at reducing health-care waiting times.
            (2) is president of the Winnipeg Regional Health authority.
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          • Robert Thirsk (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) become a Canadian Space Agency astronaut in 1984.
            (2) flew on a 17-day shuttle mission in 1996.
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          • Sabine Mai (?-Winnipeg), and her team from the Manitoba Institute of cell Biology, are credited with making a scientific breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells form. [2005]
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          • Steven M. Jones (?-Winnipeg) and Heinz Feldmann (?-Winnipeg) have been hailed as heroes for developing vaccines that fully protect monkeys against two of the world's deadliest viruses, Ebola & Marburg. -- Their work was done at the Winnipeg microbiology lab.
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          • Stephen Moses (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) is internationally recognized for his extensive work in the infectious diseases field, particularly STD/HIV control.
            (2) was asked several months ago by the World Bank to analyse the situation in South Asia.
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          • Krishan Sethi (r-Flin Flon) was named Manitoba's Medical Doctor of the Year for 2005.
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          • Frank Hawthorne (?-Winnipeg): (1)discovered a special kind of crystal, Frankhawthorneite, that was named for him.
            (2) chosen to a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an academy that represents the best scientific minds in Russia & elsewhere. [2006].
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          • Sat Sharma (r-Winnipeg) is researching the effects of long distance endurance running on the human body, with a particular focus on non-elite athletes. It is claimed that this will be the first study of its kind in the world.
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          • Peter Loly (?-Winnipeg) has solved the mystery of famous puzzles by Benjamin Franklin that had stumped mathematicians for centuries.
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          • Amanda Blackburn'(?-Winnipeg) research on left-right hand preference will be published in April (May?) edition of Current Anthropology.
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          • Bob Bradley (?-Brandon) :
            (1) 36 year career with the provincial and federal governments and industry associations actively promoting soil conservation practices
            (2) named to the Soil Conservation Council of Canada Hall of Fame [2006].
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          • Ted Paranjothy (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) had his research in biological sciences published in a 2006 issue of the Journal of Cancer Therapy and Biology.
            (2) won a first-ever Triple Crown of high school science at the 2007 Sanofi-Aventis sponsored biotech challenges held at national, international and regional levels.
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          • Alan Ronald O.C. (b-Portage la Prairie):
            (1) received the 2003 F.N.G. Starr Award by the Canadian Medical Association. -- This the highest honour that can be bestowed by Canada's doctors on one of their own.
            (1) is a pioneer of the University of Manitoba’s world-renowned infectious disease research program in Africa.
            (2) has been named the recipient of the 2006 Wightman Award, given by the Gairdner Foundation that recognizes the world's top medical research scientists via the Gairdner International Awards.
            (3) has been named the Scientific Director of The National Collaborating Centre on Infectious Diseases.
            (4) Many credit him with building the scientific reputation that eventually brought to Winnipeg the headquarters of Canada's national public health agency.
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          • Henry Friesen (b-Morden):
            (1) received the 2006 F.N.G. Starr Award by the Canadian Medical Association. -- This the highest honour that can be bestowed by Canada's doctors on one of their own.
            (2) was named the recipient of the 2001 Wightman Award from the Gairdner Foundation.
            (3) for additional information about Henry, click here .
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          • Chris Rutkowski (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) is known as the 'Fox Mulder of Canada' due to his research work on UFO sightings.
            (2) for information about Chris, click here .
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          • Patricia Burrows (b-Altona):
            (1) is co-director of the Vascular Malformations Center of New York [2006].
            (2) was awarded the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Award from the Society of Interventional Radiology.
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          • Jayanne English (r-Winnipeg) won first prize (shared with two other co-workers) at the Radio Astronomy Image Contest, sponsored by the U.S.-based National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
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          • Meir Kryger (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) is world renowned as a pioneering specialist in sleep medicine [2006].
            (2) founded the cutting-edge St. Boniface General Hospital sleep disorders clinic, the first in the world to monitor patients during sleep with technologically advanced equipment.
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          • Harvey Chochinov (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) was named the 2006 winner of the J.M. Cleghorn Award for Excellence in Leadership and Clinical Research by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA).
            (2) his work examining ways of preserving dignity at the end of life has been internationally recognized.
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          • Ian Wishart (?-Portage la Prairie):
            (1) established a program called Alternative Land Use Services that provides incentives to farmers to maintain wetlands, prevent soil erosion, protect waterways and other beneficial land practices.
            (2) received an Environmental Stewardship Award at the 2006 Canadian Agri-Food Awards of Excellence presented by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
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          • David Nichols (?-Winnipeg) was awarded the title of America's 2006 Country Doctor of the Year.
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          • Ken Standing (b-Winnipeg) lead a team of Univ. of Manitoba researchers who were awarded the 2006 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science & Technology.
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          • Ronald Worton (b-Winnipeg) is an internationally acclaimed leader in human genetic research whose landmark discovery is the cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a common but lethal muscle-wasting disorder.
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          • Gerald Gwinner (?-Winnipeg) (1) a University of Manitoba researcher, who along with an international team of physicists, made the most accurate measurements to date of time dilation, verifying Einstein's theory of relativity. [2007]
            (2) worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Germany
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          • John F. Allen (b-Winnipeg) was a physicist who was a co-discoverer of superfluidity
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          • James Blatz (?-Winnipeg):
            (1) was appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [2008]
            (2) for add'l info, click here.
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          • Michael Kutryk (?-) is a University of Manitoba graduate who has developed the first tissue-engineered coronary stent.
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          • Erich Vogt (b-Steinbach):
            (1) is an internationally renowned scholar, and has published many research papers on theoretical physics.
            (2) co-founded TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics
            (3) has worked with approx. 30 Nobel Prize winners.
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          • Percy Barsky (?-):
            (1) established Winnipeg’s Poison Control Centre.
            (2) was chosen by The Canadian Doctor magazine in 1987 as one of Canada's 50 top doctors during the previous half century.
            (3) his son, Ron, claims that Dr. Barsky was instrumental in having Vitamin D added to milk.
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          • Helen Glass (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) is considered one of the world’s most esteemed nursing educators.
            (2) founded the Manitoba Nursing Research Institute, one of the first of its kind in Canada.
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          • Harry Medovy (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) perhaps his greatest influence was in the field of preventative pediatrics. -- When scurvy and rickets were commonplace in Canada, he fought for vitamin C and vitamin D fortification of all milk used in infant feeding.
            (2) began a crusade in the 1950s to stop young people from smoking.
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          • Marty Cooper [r-Winnipeg]:
            (1) credited with being the inventor of the cellphone (portable cellular phone).
            (2) the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of ArrayComm. [2008]
            (3) for more on Marty, click here.
            (4) for Marty's submission to 'Viewers' Comments", click here.
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          • Anne Ross (r-Winnipeg):
            (1) was a nurse, administrator, & community activist -- head nurse and executive director of Mount Carmel Clinic in Winnipeg from 1948-1985..
            (2) for more on Anne, click here.
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          • Ron Giercke (b-Winnipeg) :
            (1) has invented / developed the Orverter which consumes organic matter and leaves no protein in the ash.
            (2) operates Mesh Technologies and ResOp
            (3) the above is to be researched further
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          • Kyla Lamb [?-] is the first child in the world to have a dissolvable plug implanted into heart. The procedure was done at Winnipeg's Children's Hospital.
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          • Digvir Jayas [?-Winnipeg] recognized as the world's leading expert in grain-storage research.
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          • Kaaren Neufeld (b-Winnipeg):
            (1) chief nursing officer at St. Boniface General Hospital [2007]
            (2) president of the Canadian Nurses Association [2008]
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          • Ed Cloutis [?-Winnipeg] playing a key role in an all-Canadian mission to Mars, by helping build a miniature digital camera and data analysis equipment for the spacecraft to used in the Northern Light Landed Mission to Mars, scheduled for late 2009.
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          • Scott Young [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) manager of the Manitoba Planetarium and Science Gallery
            (2) elected National President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada [2006]
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          • Robert Hill (?-Winnipeg) headed a team of Univ. of Manitoba researchers that was the first in the world to discover a receptor for an important plant hormone called abscisic acid. -- Their discovery, published in the January 19, 2006 edition of the scientific journal Nature, represents a major leap forward in our understanding of plant growth and development.
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          • Jack Armstrong [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) a past president of the Canadian Medical Association [1995]
            (2) his wife Glenda and he were one of the founding families of Project Opikihiwawin, an organization that provides support to families that have adopted aboriginal children.
            (3) one of two Canadian doctors that were featured in the book Caring Physicians of the World that was produced by the World Medical Association [2005]
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          • Alex Mills [r-Souris] developed the Flowave 1000, a non-invasive monitor of the heart, lungs and circulatory system that continually measures cardiac output and stroke volume through sensors attached to the wearer's fingers. [2008]
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          • Martin Fogel [b-Winnipeg] performs "cast insurance exams" on lead actors, directors, and cinematographers for Winnipeg movie shoots.
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          • Noralou Roos [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) co-established the Population Health Research Data Repository at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Jack Hopps [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) co-inventor (with Wilfred Bigelow, born in Brandon) of the artificial pacemaker
            (2) considered to be the father of Canadian biomedical engineering
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          • Noreen Curry [?-Winnipeg] had the name of newly-discovered bat, Glauconycteris curryi, named after her
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          • Douglas Cannell [?-Winnipeg] discovered a Mayan tomb, the story of which was featured in a National Geographic article
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          • John Hamerton [r-Winnipeg]:
            (1) played a major role in the confirmation that human cells contain 46 chromosomes
            (2) for Visitors' Comments, click here.
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          • Gordon Glazner [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) answers more internet questions about science & mathematics than anyone else in the world. [2006]
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Alaina Prokopchuk [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) designed a unit, called the sWell, a solar-powered, portable, inflatable raft which contains an on-board filter to convert dangerous, contaminated water to life-saving drinking water, plus provides a temporary shelter for victims of natural disasters. [2007]
            (2) the sole Canadian among five international students invited to present at Taseem Doha, 2007, a prestigious, sustainability-focused design conference in Qatar, where she demonstrated her invention
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          • David Barber [?-Winnipeg] of the Univ. of Manitoba, headed one of the world’s largest International Polar Year [2007-2008] projects. He leads a team of 200 international researchers in examining how global warming in the Arctic predicts the effects of climate change on our planet. -- The project assists Canada in asserting its sovereignty over the Arctic.
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          • Margaret Newton [r-Winnipeg]:
            (1) discovered the presence of physiological races in rust, the plant disease.
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Diane Malley [r-Winnipeg]:
            (1) used existing technology called spectroscopy in an innovative and exciting way to analyze water and soil for evidence of contaminants or pollution.
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Frances G. McGill [b-Minnedosa]:
            (1) referred to as the 'Sherlock Holmes of Saskatchewan'
            (2) considered the RCMP's 'first woman Mountie'
            (3) for more information, click here.
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          • Raymond Price [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) a highly regarded geologist with many honours and awards
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • George Yee [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) donated $2.5-million to the University of Manitoba to establish the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation [2008]
            (2) a member of the 1955 Winnipeg Rods, the first Manitoba team to win the Canadian Junior Football Championship
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          • Ian Smith [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) Director General of NRC's Institute for Biodiagnostics
            (2) his specialty is early diagnosis of cancer using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.
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          • Kelly Nelson Doran [b-Winnipeg]:
            (1) winner of the Canada Council for the Arts' Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners [2009].
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Jerry Twomey [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) a plant genetic scientist who created a pure white gladiola with a scarlet blotch, named the 'Margaret Beaton", which won the World's Most Beautiful Glad Award at the 1939 World's Fair
            (2) as an amateur rose breeder, he received two All American Awards two years consecutively, and a European award for his 'Audrey Hepburn' rose.
            (3) donated the Jerry Twomey Collection of Inuit Art to the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
            (4) was one of the founders of T & T Seeds on Roblin Blvd. in Winnipeg
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          • Keith Wilson [?-Winnipeg], Allyson Hindle [b-Winnipeg], Mark McCullins [r-Winnipeg]:
            made the shortlist of 16 (out of 5351) in the Canadian Space Agency's year-long national astronaut recruitment campaign. [2009]
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          • Leo Yaffe O.C. [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) A leading expert in nuclear chemistry and a proponent of the peaceful uses of atomic energy
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Denis St-Onge [b-Ste-Agathe, Mb]:
            (1) invented a new type of mapping system to help geomorphologists show their findings clearly.
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Harry Wasylyk [b-Winnipeg] co-invented the green plastic garbage bag (made from polyethylene) in 1950.
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          • Pete Peters [r- Mb]:
            (1) affectionately known as Potato Pete
            (2) paved the way for the commercial potato industry in Manitoba
            (3) through his efforts, the Strawberry Growers' Association of Manitoba was formed
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          • Pawal Singal [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) has been recognized more than 40 times with honors and awards by the local, national and international organizations/agencies. energy
            (2) for more information, click here.
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          • Abram Petkau [r-Pinawa] while employed as a Canadian physician and biophysicist at the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, completely overturned all conventional ideas on the biological damage produced by extremely low doses of radiation. This is termed the Petkau Effect.

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          • Harry Messel [?-Rivers, MB]:
            (1) almost single-handedly reshaped Australia's high school science curriculum
            (2) become Australia's leading expert on crocodiles
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          • Aynsley Smith [b-Winnipeg, MB]:
            (1) is a sport psychology consultant and research director in the Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. [2011]
            (2) sport psychology performance enhancement consultant to ice hockey teams at all levels of participation including the NHL.
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          • Martin Bergmann [?-Winnipeg] director of the Polar Continental Shelf Program with Natural Resources
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          • Yvonne Brill [?-Winnipeg] :
            (1) her engineering feats helped fuel the American race into space during the height of the Cold War
            (2) awarded the U.S. 'National Medal of Technology and Innovation' by Pres. Obama in 2011 (this award is one of the highest honours for scientists, engineers, and inventors in the U.S.A.)
            (3) for more information, click here.
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          • Harvey Max Chochinov M.D. [b-Winnipeg] :
            (1) awarded the 2012 F.N.G. Starr Award by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
            (2) other awards include the American Association for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (2011); the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Psycho-Oncology Society Bernard Fox Memorial Award (2010); the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg RH Institute Foundation Award (2009) & the O. Harold Warwick Prize of the National Cancer Institute of Canada (2008)
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          • Vernon Burrows [?-Winnipeg]:
            (1) known as "Mr. Oats " in Canada
            (2) "(Burrows) is a Canadian agricultural scientist revered by the Chinese people and praised as an international friend in the style of Canada's Dr. Norman Bethune," said Dr. Ren Changzhong, president of the Baicheng Academy of Agriculture Sciences. [2012]
            (3) The Chinese government erected a bronze statue in his honour in the city of Baicheng. [2012]

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            • Michael Kives (?-Winnipeg) is a two-time winner of the World Public Speaking and Debating Championships.
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            • Sybil Shack (?-Winnipeg):
              (1) former national president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association -- to be researched
              (2) long-serving educator
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            • Fred Douglas (b-Glenboro):
              (1) established Winnipeg’s first school for children with special learning challenges.
              (2) established the first senior citizens housing complex in Winnipeg.
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            • Louise Staples (?-Winnipeg) was the first Canadian (Greenway School) to organize a school crossing safety patrol.
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            • These Manitobans excelled at the 2005 World Individual Debating & Public Speaking Championship :

              (1) Jaime Rosin [Balmoral Hall] was the top interpretive reader.
              (2) Julian Prokopetz [St. John's-Ravenscourt] was the most impressive speaker.
              (3) Matthew Literovich [St. John's-Ravenscourt] placed 2nd in impromptu speaking.
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            • Nic Martin (?-Winnipeg) [St. John's-Ravenscourt] won the overall world championship in The World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship held in Brisbane, Australia in 2011.
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            • Susan Schipper (?-Winnipeg) finished second in debating at the 2006 World Individual Debating & Public Speaking Championship.
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            • Cecil Rhodes School have won six of a possible 11 national video awards from Panasonic, the 4th consecutive year that the school has brought home Panasonic accolades.
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            • George Deng (?-Winnipeg) took top prize in the 2006 Sanofi Aventis Biotechnology Challenge.
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            • Joyce Kerr and Rochelle Gamliel , teachers at the Gray Academy of Jewish Education in Winnipeg, each won the 2006 Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. The organization that bestowed it is the Jewish Education Service of North America Inc.
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            • Seth Rosenberg [?-Winnipeg] earned the title world champion high school debater in 2008
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            • Marcel Desautels [b-Saint-Boniface]:
              (1) donated $20 million to the Faculty of Music at the Univ. of Manitoba in 2008.
              (2) is the founder, president, and CEO of The Canadian Credit Management Foundation, a philanthropic organization [2008]
              (3) was President and CEO of Creditel of Canada Inc. for 25 years, Canada's largest commercial credit information and debt recovery service.
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            • Catherine Metrycki [?-Winnipeg] won first place in the 2007 Canadian Student Debating Federation National Seminar.
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            • Sherry Wolfe-Elazar [?-Winnipeg] recipient of the Jewish Education Service of North America's ninth annual national Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education.
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            • George Sayers Bain [b-Winnipeg]:
              (1) President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2004
              (2) for more information, click here.
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            • John Warkentin O.C. [b-Lowe Farm]:
              (1) one of Canada’s foremost historical geographers.
              (2) for more information, click here.
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            • Arnold Naimark O.C. [?-Winnipeg]:
              (1) one of Canada’s foremost educational administrators
              (2) for more information, click here.
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            • Peter Brandt [?-Steinbach]:
              (1) won the 2009 Geography Challenge sponsored by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
              (2) a member of the Canadian 3-student geography team that won the 2009 National Geographic World Championship -- There were teams from 15 countries in the competitiion.
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            • Lee Carter [?- Winnipeg] named 2008 Wheelchair Tennis Athlete of the Year by Tennis Canada..
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            • Leonard Rivard [?- Winnipeg] appointed in 2009 to the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Expert Group on Competences in Education for Sustainable Development
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            • Powerview School's Grades 6 to 9 drama club [?-Powerview, MB] -- was the only Canadian school selected to perform at the 2009 Blueprint for Excellence Conference at Orlando's Disney World
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            • Evelyn Shapiro [r- Winnipeg]:
              (1) regarded as the 'mother of home care' in Canada
              (2) for more information, click here.
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            • Shirley Tilghman (Caldwell) [r- Winnipeg]
              (1) served for a decade as Princeton University's first female president
              (2) participated in cloning the first mammalian gene
              (3) for more information, click here.
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              • Terry Fox (b-Transcona):
                (a) 'Terry Fox' marathon' that yearly raises millions of dollars for cancer research
                (b) is the first Canadian to appear on a Canadian coin [2005].
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              • Monty Hall O.C. (b-Winnipeg)
                (1) international chairman of 'Variety International'
                (2) received over 500 awards worldwide for his humanitarian work
                (3) host of 'Let's Make A Deal'
                (4) the former Mayor of Hollywood.
                (5) the father of Joanna Gleason, a Tony award winner.
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              • Clifford Chadderton (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) Chief Executive Officer of The War Amps [1965 -- present]
                (2) Chairman of the National Council of Veteran Associations in Canada. [2005(?)]
                (3)
                Click here for more information about Cliff.
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              • Vilhjalmur Stefansson (b-Arnes):
                (1) added 4 Arctic islands to world's maps & to Canada's jurisdiction.
                (2) was one of the first Arctic explorers to adopt the Inuit lifestyle, living off the land.
                (3) claimed to have found a lost tribe of blonde-haired, light-eyed Inuit [dubbed the 'Copper Inuit'(?)].
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              • David Milgaard (?-Winnipeg) was exonerated on murder charges.
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              • John Wesley Dafoe (?-Winnipeg) as the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, from 1901 to 1944, he was a leading voice of newspaper opinion in the Canada of his day.
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              • Stefan Soroka (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the U.S.A. [the highest position in that church] [2007]
                (2) served as an alter boy at the St. Vladimir & Olga Church in Winnipeg.
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              • Tomson Highway (b-Brochet):
                (1) award-winning playwright for aboriginal work
                (2) named by Maclean's Magazine as one of the 100 most important people in Canada [2004]
                (3) for more information, click here.
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                These two men were awarded the 'Knight´s Cross, Iceland´s Order of the Falcon'
                (Riddarakross hinnar Íslensku Fálkaorðu) -- This honour is equivalent to the
                'Order of Canada'.
                --Click here to view an image of the award. --

              • Neil Bardal (?-Winnipeg)(r?-Gimli):
                (1) served as the Honorary Consul General of Iceland to Manitoba from 1995 to 2003.
                (2) was President of the Icelandic National League of North America from 1988 - 1991.
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              • David Gislason (?-Arborg):
                (1) chairman of the Millennium 125 Commission that organized the celebrations commemorating the arrival in North America of the Icelanders around the year 1000. [200?]
                (2) chairman of the Agri-Food Research and Development In Initiative Council {2007}
                (3) founding chair of the Canadian Alfalfa Seed Council
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              • Raven Thundersky (?-Poplar River)-- and her family have filed a lawsuit against the federal government and several companies, claiming compensation for breathing toxic air as a result of asbestos-contaminated insulation in their home on the Poplar River Ojibway reserve. (2004)
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              • Rolph Huband (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) founded Canada’s 'National History Society'.
                (2) was instrumental in bringing the 'Nonsuch' & the Hudson's Bay archives to Manitoba.
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              • Georgia Nicols (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) is claimed to be Canada's most popular astrologer.
                (2) her horoscopes appear in most major Canadian newpapers & in some American, Europe & New Zealand papers
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              • Cleo Holness-Big Eagle (?-Winnipeg) is the Manitoba regional co-ordinator of the 'Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative'
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              • Samara Froese (?-Winnipeg) won top prize of a trip to Hong Kong out of hundreds of entrants into a contest sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board
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              • Shawn Kettner (?-Winnipeg) -- dubbed 'The Puppet Lady' -- the premier puppet-maker in Winnipeg Theatre -- works for 'Prairie Puppets'
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              • Diana Coutu (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) selected as both the 2005 & the 2006 'Canadian pizza chef of the year' by Canadian Pizza magazine .
                (2) was the first official member of Canada's 2006 Pizza Team that will compete in Italy.
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              • Melissa Anderson (?-Winnipeg), health care assistant to Steven Fletcher's (a Manitoba M.P.), is the first un-elected person to sit full-time in the House of Commons [2005].
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              • Paul McGregor (?-Winnipeg) was be the only Canadian in 2005 to be honoured by the 'International Council for Exceptional Children'
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              • Judy Waters(?-Winnipeg) is the first Canadian to receive the World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts 'Bronze Medal', which celebrates outstanding contribution to International Guiding
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              • Tom Ethans of 'Take Pride Winnipeg' received the 'Professional Leadership Award' for 2004 from 'Keep America Beautiful', its highest professional honor.
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              • Mary Elizabeth Bayer (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) earned a reputation as a tenacious promoter of heritage, arts and culture in Canada.
                (2) for more information, click here
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              • The donations of William F. Alloway (?-Winnipeg) helped create the 'Winnipeg Foundation.
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              • Pearlene Clunis (?-Winnipeg) designed & sewed the evening gown worn by Karen Banfield (?-), the 2005 Mrs. Canada, at the Mrs. United Nations Pageant. The gown won the 'best evening gown award'.
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              • Michael Bzdel (r-Winnipeg) is the Metropolitan [the highest position in the church] for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada.
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              • Vern Hildahl (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) is credited with creating a procedure for saving Manitoba elm trees from Dutch elm disease.
                (2) his technique was used by the cities of Chicago & Syracuse.
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              • Derek Erstelle (?-Winnipeg) is the only Canadian to have found more than two meteorites.
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              • Rosalind Prober (?-Winnipeg) is the co-founder & president of 'Beyond Borders Inc.'
                -- Click here for additional information about Rosalind. --
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              • Coreen Paul (?-Selkirk) is one of six Canadians who will receive a 2005 SEDI Award [Social and Enterprise Development Innovations]. She is the recipient of the 'Impact on Youth Award', which specifically recognizes someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help young people overcome obstacles and get on the path to a better future.
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                At the '2005 World Police & Fire Games':

              • Eric Luke & his police service dog 'Bali' (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) finished in first place overall.
                (2) received medals in all 4 of the events that they entered.
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              • Bill Ralph (?-Winnipeg), of the Winnipeg Police Service, received a gold medal in the individual time trials & a silver medal in the cycling road race.
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              • Takashi (Tony) Murakami (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) has been referred to as 'Winnipeg's most celebrated international chef'.
                (2) coached Team Canada to the world culinary championship [19??].
                (3) did volunteer work with the Winnipeg Branch of 'Share Our Strength'.
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              • Joe Robertson (?-Dauphin):
                (1) has won 25 citations and awards for his work in game enforcement with Manitoba Conservation.
                (2) at age 89, he was named Canadian Wildlife Federation's "Man of the Year." [200?]
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              • Diane Wiesenthal (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) appointed president of the Canadian Council of Human Resource Associations, which represents 30,000 human resource practitioners across Canada. [2005]
                (2) appointed president of The North American Human Resource Management Association, representing 175,000 human resource professionals in Canada, the U. S. and Mexico. [2005]
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              • Eric Dalke (?-Morden) took top honours at the national Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. [2005]
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              • Assiniboine Park's 'Citizens Hall of Fame' -- Click here.
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              • Bill Bartel (b-Winnipeg) -- Canadian Monopoly Champion (2004)
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              • Josh Assor (?-Winnipeg) won a gold medal in tap-dancing at the 2005 International Dance Organization event.
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              • Joe Simon (?-Winnipeg) was named by Reader's Digest as their 2005 'Canadian Hero of the Year'.
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              • Cameron Tait (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) was a member of the Canadian team at the 2004 World Culinary Olympics in Germany, a team that won 3 gold & one silver medal.
                (2) won an individual gold medal in ?? at that event.
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              • Jason Kun (?-Winnipeg) earned the architectural award of excellence in the student category from Canadian Architect magazine in Dec. 2005. His project was titled 'the AMP Building'.
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              • David Matas (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) was named the Person of the Year by 'The Brotherhood Inter-Faith Society' [2006].
                (2) helped found Beyond Borders .
                (3) Director of the International Centre for Human Rights & Democratic Development which became Rights and Democracy 1997-2003
                (4) nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
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              • Jenna Walker (?-Easterville, MB) was selected as a national aboriginal role model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization [2006].
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              • Leona Freed (?-Long Plain First Nation):
                (1) is president of the First Nation Accountability Coalition (of Manitoba?) that has over 5000 members across Canada.
                (2) her mission was featured in the Jan. 1/2001 edition of the New York Times.
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              • Stephan (Stefan) Michalak (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) was involved in Canada's most famous UFO sighting that occured at Falcon Lake.
                (2) this story was featured on TV's Unsolved Mysteries at the time.
                (3) for further information, click here .
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              • Grant Cameron (?-Winnipeg) has lectured widely in Canada and the United States on the 1975/76 Carman UFO sighting, the Canadian government's early investigations into flying saucers, UFO disclosure politics, and the alleged U.S. Presidential UFO connection.
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                Manitobans who have been honoured by Youth Canada's Top 20 Under 20 award (as of ??) include:

              • Ashley Larson (?-Erickson)
              • Nicole Lovat (?-Winnipeg)
              • Hannah Taylor (?-Winnipeg)
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              • Pamela Athayde (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) is a makeup artist (esthetician) who prepared Ben Kingsley for You Kill Me, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, Michael Caine & Sidney Poitier for Mandela and de Klerk in Capetown, Russell Crowe, Holly Hunter, and many others.
                (2) for information about Pamela, click here .
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              • John Stapleton (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) was one of the key people behind the creation of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the Univ. of Manitoba.
                (2) had the Knighthood of St. Gregory conferred on him by Pope Benedict XVI [2006].
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              • Madhav Sinha (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) is the chief of engineering and head of quality programs with the Manitoba government department of Labour and Immigration.
                (2) is an internationally recognized quality management expert and recipient of over 30 medals, awards and honours.
                (3) has been appointed a member of the award board and related committee overseeing the annual competition for Grant Medal given out to best of the bests in the field of education, teaching and research work done in quality management areas sponsored by the world's largest organization of quality professionals, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
                (4) was the only Canadian chosen to represent Canada in a team of over 100 world-renowned total quality management experts representing 18 countries from around the world who participated in an ambitious research project called The Future of Quality [2006].
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              • Barry Colby (?-Winnipeg) received the 2006 ASQ Testimonial Award from the American Society for Quality, the world’s leading membership organization devoted to quality.
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              • Isobel Loutit (?-Winnipeg) received the [year?] ASQ Testimonial Award from the American Society for Quality, the world’s leading membership organization devoted to quality.
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              • Don Fonger (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) flew from New York to Paris with his two sons in 1985 in their plane The Golden Boy.
                (2) flew around the world in 1987 with his son, James, in a 30-foot wingspan Piper Twin Comanche.
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              • James Fonger (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) cardiothoracic surgeon in Washington, D.C. and New York City who specializes in minimal access cardiac surgical techniques and surgery on the beating heart [2008]
                (2) flew around the world with his father, Don, in a 30-foot wingspan Piper Twin Comanche.
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              • Lois Wilson (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) served a nine-year term as President from North America on the six-person Presidium of the World Council of Churches
                (2) was the first woman to be president of the Canadian Council of Churches.
                (3) for more information about Lois, click here .
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              • Harry Lehotsky (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) was a co-founder of New Life Ministries in Winnipeg.
                (2) galvanized his neighbourhood to take on prostitution, drug dealing and even irresponsible parents.
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              • Lianne McDonald (?-Winnipeg) is the executive-director of Cypertip.ca. (based in Winnipeg), a national tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children.
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              • Signy Arnason (?-Winnipeg) is a director of Cypertip.ca. (based in Winnipeg), a national tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children.
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              • David Logan (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) his great-grandfather was Alexander Mackenzie, a former prime minister of Canada.
                (2) his great-uncle was William MacKenzie, one of the builders of the C.N.R.
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              • Makoto Ono (?-Winnipeg) won the top prize at the 2007 Canadian Culinary Championships.
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              • Sophia Rabliauskas (?-Poplar River First Nation) is the North American winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. She was recognized for her efforts in preserving the boreal forest on the east side of the Lake Winnipeg.
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              • Joe Robertson (b-Fork River):
                (1) was named the Canadian Wildlife Federation's 'Man of the Year' in 2001.
                (2) won more than 25 awards and citations for wildlife conservation.
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              • Douglas, Nicholas and Theodore Froebe (?-Homewood[?]) designed, built and flew the world's 2nd helicopter in 1937-38.
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              • Darrien Cantelo 's (?-Virden) image appeared in New York's Times Square on Kodak's super-size screen on March 15, 2008.
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              • Matthew Kroeker (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) his furniture and home accessory designs have been showcased at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, and at Chicago and Toronto design exhibitions.
                (2) has won several prizes, including a silver award at a 2007 design exhibition in Chicago, and a Best of Canada Award the same year from Canadian Interiors magazine.
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              • Mark Buleziuk [?-Inglis] was named the 1995 World Champion Auctioneer.
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              • Randy McDuff (?-The Pas) -- Forbes Magazine (June 2008) stated that he "may be the best stock picker the world has never heard of."
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              • Dorothy Betz (?- Pine Creek First Nation):
                (1) instrumental in creating the Winnipeg Friendship Centre, the first of its kind in Canada.
                (2) for more information about Dorothy, click here .
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              • Thanadelthur (?- northern Manitoba):
                (1) known as the Sacajawea of the North
                (2) instrumental in establishing contact between the Hudson's Bay Company and her people, the Chipewyan.
                (3) an image of Thanadelthur appeared on the Hudson's Bay Calendar of Jan. 1953. It was entitled, 'Ambassadress of Peace: A Chipewyan woman makes peace with the Crees, 1715'.
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              • Lee Newton (?-) founded Winnipeg Harvest.
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              • Norman Breakey (b-Pierson, MB) is credited with being the inventor of the paint-roller.
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              • Chief Clarence Louie (b-Gillam, MB):
                (1) is Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia
                (2) for more information, click here
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              • Harold Buchwald (?-)
                (1) A Manitoban stated that he was "The conscience of the province. A role model of civility. Total community support and involvement. A truly literate everyman. Manitoba needs more gentlemen."
                (2) for a comment by M.P. Steven Fletcher, click here
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              • Bill Mason (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) was an award-winning naturalist, author, artist, filmmaker, and conservationist.
                (2) was featured on a Canadian postage stamp in 1998.
                (3) for more information, click here
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              • Shane Ferguson (?-)
                (1) is a Winnipeg firefighter who founded the Staying Alive program that promotes and develops fire safety materials including age-appropriate curriculum for use in Kindergarten to Grade 8. Its centerpiece is an interactive CD called Great Escape. Over 125,000 of these CDs have been distributed free of charge across Canada and in 33 different countries including the U.S.A., Australia, Switzerland, Britain, South Africa and Mexico.
                (2) for more info on Staying Alive, click here.
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              • Gary Macdonald (?-Winnipeg) is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of The Firefighters’ Burn Fund Inc, an organization that began its operation in Winnipeg.
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              • Ed Russenholt (r-Hartney/Winnipeg)
                (1) involved in many aspects of Manitoba life
                (2) for more information, click here
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              • Tom Lamb (b-Manitoba):
                (1) his company, Lambair, pioneered aviation in the Canadian north
                (2) for more information, click here
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              • Louis Mathez (?-Winnipeg) was selected by Readers' Digest as the creator of the best clubhouse (sandwich) in Canada in 2007.
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              • Charles Alloway (r-Winnipeg) is credited with being one of the first individuals to contribute to the saving of the bison (buffalo) from extinction in the 1800's.
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              • James McKay (?-Winnipeg) is credited with being one of the first individuals to contribute to the saving of the bison (buffalo) from extinction in the 1800's.
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              • Edgar Van Wyck (?-Roland):
                (1) is credited with growing the world's largest pumpkin, a feat that was noted in the Guinness Book of Records.
                (2) the super-sized pumpkin can be seen as you enter the town, and it’s the actual size of the record-holder. [Manitoban Online -- March 2006]
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              • For the Manitoba Farm Families of the Year , scroll down after clicking here.
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              • Cindy Roy (?-Winnipeg), Charlotte Jordan (?-Morris), and Leana Virgo (?-Winnipeg) were 3 out of nine women selected from across Canada to appear in cosmetics company Dove's 2008 edition of its annual Shine hair-care magazine.
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              • Erin Hershberg (?-Winnipeg) appeared on the cover of the Jan. 7, 2008 edition of Woman's World.
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              • William Neville (b-Winnipeg) received the 2007 Gabrielle Léger Award for his efforts to preserve Canadian history.
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              • Clennell 'Punch' Dickins (b-Portage La Prairie) flew the first airmail flight into the high Arctic, travelling through Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, and into Aklavik on the Arctic Circle.
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              • Walter Loewen (?-):
                (1) founded Yamaha Canada Ltd.
                (2) donated 800 acres of boreal forest near East Braintree, Mb. to Winnipeg's Canadian Mennonite Univ. -- It will become a satellite research station named the Braintree Creation Care Centre.
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              • Dan Guravich (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) as a biologist, conservationalist, and photographer, he was among the first to call attention to the plight of the polar bears living in and around Churchill, Mb
                (2) created Polar Bears International [Polar Bears Alive] in 1991
                (3) involved in the invention of the tundra buggy that is used to view polar bears
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              • Len Smith (?-Churchill) is credited with being the inventor of the tundra buggy that is used to view polar bears.
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              • Rachel Browne (?-Winnipeg) founded Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, Canada's first professional dance company. [2008]
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              • Bob Hunter (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) The Greenpeace International website states, " Perhaps more than anyone else, Bob Hunter invented Greenpeace."
                (2) was president of the Greenpeace Foundation in 1973, and served in that post until 1977.
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              • Ben Metcalfe (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) credited with being one of the co-founders of Greenpeace
                (2) its first chairman in 1971
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              • Bill Lenton (b-Miami, Mb.):
                (1) established the first bison ranch in Canada in Miami, Mb. in 1966
                (2) inducted into the Buffalo Hall Of Fame in Jamestown, North Dakota
                (3) a founding producer for the PMU, the pregnant mares' urine industry
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              • Chris Boyce (?-Winnipeg) CBC's national director of radio programming [2008]
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              • Ken Albert (?-Winnipeg) Canada's first aboriginal member of a jury in 1971
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              • Darcy Ataman (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) the creator, and CEO of Song for Africa/Canadian Artists for African Aid Inc. (CAFAA), ) a non-profit organization created in February 2007 with the purpose of educating Canadians on humanitarian issues in Africa
                (2) composer & singer of the song Song for Africa in the style of 'We are the World'
                (3) for additional information, click here
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              • Cameron Huley (?-Winnipeg) a member of the Canadian team that won four gold medals at the 2008 Culinary Olympics
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              • Geills Kilgour Turner (b-Winnipeg):
                (1) wife of John Turner, former Prime Minister of Canada
                (2) great-niece of John Macrae, author of In Flanders Fields
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              • Jessica King (?-Winnipeg) her image graces the cover of the Canada-wide 2009 SUNshine Girls calendar
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              • Muriel Smith (?-Winnipeg):
                (1) president of the United Nations Association in Canada. (years ?)
                (2) human rights advocate and volunteer
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              • Arthur "Ace" Emmett (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) devised a system of provincial routes designated by colour.
                (2) originated the system of numbering of highways
                (3) for additional information, click here
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              • Shahina Siddiqui (?-Winnipeg) is Executive Director of The Islamic Social Services Association of the United States and Canada (ISSA) . This organization is based in Winnipeg.
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              • Brian Humniski (?-Winnipeg) awarded the 2009 Chef of the Year Award from the Canadian Culinary Federation, the largest association of cooking professionals in Canada.
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              • Colin Anderson (?-Winnipeg) was awarded the 2009 Canadian-U.S. Fulbright Award , one of North America's most prestigious honours.
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              • Ross Smithson (?-Winnipeg) won a 2009 Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard contest.
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              • Kathy Knowles (?-Winnipeg) founded Osu Children's Library Fund, a non-profit organization that has assisied over 190 libraries in Africa. [2010]
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              • Doug Paraschuk (?-Transcona) was the director of design for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games.
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              • Milan Bodiroga (r-Winnipeg):
                (1) owner and operator of Restaurant Dubrovnik
                (2) the restaurant won the DiRoNaAward of Excellence, and the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence
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              • Cole Choken (?-Transcona) raised money for cancer research by running from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (via Eastern Canada & USA) to Winnipeg [2010].
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              • Mabel Davis (?-St. Andrews) is credited with being Canada's first bus driver.
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              • Jack Gillespie [b-Swan River(?)] was International President of 'Toastmasters International' in 1991-92.
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              • Sue Rodriguez [b-Winnipeg] an advocate for assisted suicide (took her case to the Supreme Court and lost) who suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She commited suicide in 1994.
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              • Hannah Baran (?-Winnipeg) crowned the 2012 World Juggling Federation's international champion in the beginner's division.
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              • Alexandre “Buffalo” Ayotte (r-St. Jean-Baptiste) arranged for a herd of 750 bison to be moved from Montana to Alberta. Bison from Alberta were later distributed across the West, including to Manitoba, and were the basis for restoring this nearly-extinct prairie icon.
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              • Christine Scheyer [?-St. Andrews] created a new 300-word vocabulary/language (along with sentence & grammar structure) to be used by characters from the fictional planet of Krypton for the 2013 movie 'Man of Steel'
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              • Judith Weiszmann (?-Winnipeg) is a Holocaust survivor, who has her picture displayed on a recently-issued Canadian stamp that commemorates Raoul Wallenberg.

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                -- Notorious Manitobans --
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                • Kitty Harris (r-Winnipeg):
                  (1) one of the few female spies to be officially honoured by the Russian KBG.
                  (2) for additional information,
                  click here.
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                • Ken Leishman (?-Winnipeg) dubbed the 'Flying Bandit' and also the 'Gentleman Bandit'.
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                • Klaus Burlakow (?-Winnipeg) dubbed the 'Bureaucrat Bandit'
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                • Michael Syrnyk (?-Winnipeg) dubbed the 'Yuletide Bandit'
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                • Percy Moggie (r-Eriksdale) the only man to scale the wall of Stony Mountain Penitentiary while escaping
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                • Gerald Blanchard (r-Manitoba):
                  (1) is considered to be the boss of an international crime ring (2007)
                  (2) allegedly involved in the theft of the Koechert Pearl Diamond that was stolen from a castle museum in Austria in 1998. -- The diamond was eventually discovered in a house in St. James (year ?).
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                • John Lewandoski (Lewandowski?) (?-Manitoba) alleged murderer, bank robber in the early 1900's
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                • Earle Nelson (b-Winnipeg):
                  (1) alleged murderer of 22 (?) women in Canada & USA in the 1920's.
                  (2) dubbed 'Strangler', 'Gorilla Strangler'; & 'Gorilla Murderer'
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                • René Durocher (?-Winnipeg):
                  (1) served more than 24 years as an inmate in federal penitentiaries, including Stony Mountain Penitentiary.
                  (2) several years after his release, he was presented the Correctional Service of Canada's Pierre Allard Award in recognition of the significant and positive contributions to the community in such a way as to serve as an inspiration for others. [2008]

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                  -- Sidelights --
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                    Graduates of Winnipeg's Earl Grey School include [see bios above]:
                    Marshall McLuhan          Israel (Izzy) Asper
                    Mitchell Sharp                 Neil Young
                    James Coyne                  Robert Beattie
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                    Mark Groenig (creator of 'The Simpsons) once stated that his father was from Winnipeg.
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                    Hannah Taylor (?-Winnipeg):
                    (1) showed a concern toward homeless people that resulted in the formation of the 'Ladybug Foundation for the Homeless'.
                    (2) in 2005, she will become the youngest person to ever address the Empire Club in Toronto.
                    (3) is one of the winners of the 2007 Golden BRICK Awards. -- CNN refers to this event as the "Oscars of youth service awards for North America".
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                    Graduates of Shaftesbury High School include (their bios appear above):
                    Todd McCulloch
                    Chantal Kreviazuk
                    Darryl Kinaschuk
                    Amil & Rajeev Bahl
                    Cathy Priestner
                    Martin Weinberg
                    Brock Wright
                    Tracy Dahl
                    Lisa Fraser

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                    Teachers at Sisler High School in Winnipeg have won six 'Prime Minister's Awards' for excellence.
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                    The 'Carefree Getaways Flashbacks' (from Winnipeg) won the 70 AA Division championships (for 2004) at the Senior Softball Slo-Pitch World Championships in Las Vegas.
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                    The 'Prairie Fire Rowing Club' won 7 medals (5 gold) at the Canadian Masters Rowing Championships in 2004
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                    Seven of the 21 major awards at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in 2004 were won by Manitobans.
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                    Thomas Button is sometimes referred to as the 'discoverer of Manitoba' -- to be researched
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                    John Bovey , as the Provincial Archivist of Manitoba (1967-79), played a lead role in acquiring the Hudson's Bay Company Archives for Manitoba in the early 1970s
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                    The parents of Conrad Black were Winnipegers.
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                    Streak [St. James, MB] is a Jack Russell terrier who played the part of Gypsy in the movie 'Daniel and the Superdogs'.
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                    Brad Bird [?-Lake Metigoshe, MB] walked from his home in the Turtle Mountain area to Churchill, MB. to raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba [2005].
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                    Marlene Ness & her dog Minx [?-East Selkirk, MB] won the Canadian Championship in the 10-inch [height of the dog from the ground to the middle of the shoulders] Veterans Division at the 2005 Agility Association of Canada Championships.
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                    Lady Gray'l [1985 to 2005] was a Great Gray Owl that was considered the most photographed individual bird in North America . -- Bob Nero , the handler of Lady Gray'l, played a major role in having this species selected as Manitoba's official bird.

                    -- For images of the two, click here .
                    -- For information on the Lady Gray'l Award, click here .
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                    The Lady Gray'l Fund is an ongoing fund at the Winnipeg Foundation to help owls and other animals.
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                    Samuri , a Winnipeg dog, was inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame for his rescue effort.
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                    Kimchi a horse from Gary Strath's Brandon-area farm:
                    (1) named the top three-year-old filly in Canada for 2006, winning the Sovereign Award
                    (2) won the first two 'legs' of the Triple Tiara
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                    Joan O'Malley [b-Dauphin] was the seamstress for the prototype of the Canadian flag that was adopted in 1964.
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                    Rob Kmet and A.J. Zeglen set a Guinness Book World Record by staying awake for 24 hours and pushing a 1,180-kilogram Dodge SX 2.0 around a 1.6-kilometre track 42 times [2006].
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                    Ellen Robertson [r-Winnipeg] and her sister, Sarah, are 105 years-old. They are the oldest living pair of twins in the world. [June 2, 2007]
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                    The father of NHL goalie Ken Dryden was born in Domain, Mb.
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                    Winnipeg's Friesen Motorsports Top Alcohol Funny Car team took top eliminator at the National Hot Rod Association's Heartland Championships.
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                    Winnipeg's Maggie May is a dog that was inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame.
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                    Bruce (aka David) & Brian Reimer [b-Winnipeg]:
                    (1) their situation became known as the "John/Joan case"
                    (2) for more, click here

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                  • Giselle (?-Winnipeg), a golden retriever, gave birth to 17 pups. [2010]
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                  • Gypsy , a border collie, and dog handler, Kaelene Forsyth of Eriksdale, MB, won the top prize at the 2013 World Stock Dog Championship at the Calgary Stampede in 2013.

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                    -- Manitobans Who Are Recipients of the Order of Manitoba [O.M.] --
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                      For a listing of the recipients, click here.


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                      Viewers' Comments



                      Daniel Smith [location ?]

                      Ms. Shack was my principal at Isaac Brock School when I was a real young lad. There never was so much fear and respect given to a person of 5 ft and under in the history of this province. This was no tame neighbourhood but she was the law. Looking back though, she was so cool. After leaving Isaac Brock, she continued with her legacy.



                      Ernie Nairn [Winnipeg]

                      I came across your famous Manitobans web site today, and saw my son's name Richard Nairn. Just to correct some of the information about Richard. Richard was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, while I was residing there and working as a CBC Radio announcer at CBK 540 doing the morning show.

                      I moved back to Winnipeg in 1968, and Richard resided in Winnipeg after that and completed his high school education at St. John's Ravenscourt School. He got his BA in Political Science at the University of Manitoba and then his "Masters in Communications at the University of North Dakota" in Grand Forks.

                      He joined the Jets organization in 1993 and when they were sold and moved to Phoenix when he was offered the position there by the then new owner Richard Burke and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in June of 1996.

                      He is one of only 3 or 4 "former Jets employees", still with the Phoenix Coyotes. He is the longest serving employee Jets/ Coyotes combined, with almost 14 years of continuous service with both organizations. He was recently elevated to the position of "Senior Vice President of Media & Player Relations" and works with head coach Wayne Gretzky on a daily and on-going basis.

                      In his youth, Richard was a top soccer player winning many city and provincial championships with the River Height Community Club "Cardinals". He was named and played for both the U-16 and Under-18 Provincial Select teams and also excelled in track and basketball at SJR. When he graduated from SJR, the head master at that time John Messenger felt he was the "best soccer player" the school ever had. He played with Bomber kicker Troy Westwood on the U-18 Select soccer team.

                      I am his father Ernie Nairn, the former CBC Television Sportcaster at CBC Winnipeg, I retired from CBC in October 1992, after a 30+ years broadcast career, and I was also named the "Top Sportscaster in Canada in 1986" and presented the ACTRA "Foster Hewitt Award" that year for the series of profiles I did on amateur athletes in Manitoba on the former news program "24 Hours", now called Canada Now.

                      Winnipeg and Manitoba should be very proud of Richard's accomplishments in media relations and communications. He is rated amongst one of the top two media relations people in the NHL, and one of the best in North American "pro sports" compared to other professional sports media relations directors as well.


                      Sean Lewkiw [Winnipeg]

                      I am a technical director, and therefore worked on creating computer generated special effects [for the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ] for the Balrog, (smoke and fire) and the Watcher, (water effects), among other things. There were about 300 people working on this film in the computer effects area alone. We (Weta Digital of New Zealand) received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. For all of the films I've worked on, click here . This does not include the two most recent films I've worked on, Xmen III and Blood and Chocolate.


                      Marty Cooper [San Jose, Calif -- June 2008]

                      I was born in Chicago although my folks were still legally in Winnipeg. I spent my early years in Winnipeg; My family permanently moved to Chicago when I was about ten.

                      My parents were Russian immigrants who came to Winnipeg around 1915. My parents were teen agers then. I was born in 1928. I did, in fact, attend the Peretz school for several years and attended a public school located near our home and business on the corner of Redwood and Charles Streets.  I was disappointed to discover that the building had been torn down when I last visited Winnipeg about 8 years ago. Amazingly, I still have many memories of those days including horse drawn milk wagons on streets that we used to skate on in the winter.

                      I include my recent picture (see it below the following paragraph).

                      [Paul -- The device in Marty's hand is the cellphone that he invented. -- From the ArrayComm website, "On April 3, 1973, Cooper telephoned a corner of the street 56 for a phone in Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, the United States, leaving the passersby flabbergasted. The phone Il Motorola Dynatac3 used at the time was giant compared to current standards - weighed about 1130 grams and was 25 cm long by 3 cm thick and 7 cm wide. His battery was 30 minutes of conversation."]


                      Therese Verrier [Winnipeg]

                      Did you know that my husband, Gilles Verrier, opened the first retail video store in Canada on Sept.14, 1978? -- It was called Video Concepts and was located on McPhillips St. in Winnipeg.


                      Jon Gerrard [Winnipeg] -- re: John Hamerton

                      The number of human chromosomes had first erroneously been reported as 48. Just before John Hamerton's work, another laboratory had reported the correct number of 46 in somatic cells. John Hamerton studied germ line cells from testicular material and found they had 46 chromosomes. This showed that germ line as well as somatic cells had 46 chromosomes and was an important confirmation of 46 chromosomes in humans.

                      His work was done in England. John Hamerton was born in England and came to Winnipeg in Canada in 1969. He then lived in Manitoba until his death.


                      Ross Rutherford [b- Winnipeg]

                      I started my career at CKY TV News in Winnipeg, then ITV News Edmonton, then CBC Edmonton, back to CBC News Winnipeg in 1980.....joined the CBC 'I Team' around 1990 as its host and one of two producers for the unit. In 1993 was offered a job at ABC News in New York, as an investigative producer with Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson on a show called 'Prime Time Live'. Worked a lot with Sam in Washington. After only 9 months on the job I was nominated for an Emmy . Decided I wanted to raise my family with their cousins and family back in Winnipeg not the U.S so I came back to Winnipeg, went to work for the CBC as a national reporter, and then was asked to host current affairs each night on the local supper time show. Did that for a few more years and decided to retire at 47 to pursue other things. Had a great run and a lot of fun.

                      Born in Winnipeg, raised on a farm in Stonewall.
                      Governor General’s award was for a series of stories I did while working with the CBC I team-It was a compilation of stories that exposed wrong doing.
                      Recipient of the Manitoba Human Rights Journalism award.
                      The Emmy nomination was for “outstanding Background/Analysis of a current affairs story".
                      Nine nominations from the Academy of Canadian Television and Cinema, including best overall broadcast journalist in Canada.
                      Top honours at the Columbus International film festival.
                      Top honours at the New York Festival
                      Top honours from the Manitoba Motion Picture Association.

                      From:

                      Peter Mansbridge -- CBC National News ............................................ “ a national/network quality communicator”
                      Jane Chalmers -- former Vice President CBC Radio ..............................” an outstanding journalist who’s made enormous contributions to the public”
                      Sam Donaldson -- ABC News Washington ...........................................” the perfect producer”
                      Chris Wallace -- Network host of Fox News Sunday morning .................”world class”
                      Bob Culbert -- former Director Documentary Production CTV Television...............” A tough compelling reporter, one of the main reasons for CBC Winnipeg’s recognition by many in the network as a center of journalistic excellence”