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Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Canoe Club

The Winnipeg Canoe Club was founded in 1893 as a result of a conversation over lunch between local businessmen G. F. Jarris, W. G. Nichols, and Llewelyn A. Nares. The second clubhouse was built at a site in St. Vital in 1913. Destroyed by fire in 1954, a replacement opened officially in April 1955. The club celebrates its centenary in 1993 and, later that year, its operation was taken over by the City of Winnipeg when it failed to pay taxes on the property. Closed in May 2001, the clubhouse was demolished in the mid-2000s.

Commodores

Year

Commodore

1923-1924

William Morley Story (1881-1976)

?

R. J. "Bert" Orr

?

F. G. Warburton

?

Roy Broadfoot

1952

Art Meers

1952

Dave Steven

1954

Paul Snowden Quinton (1926-2013)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Canoe Club (50 Dunkirk Drive, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“City’s canoe club started 85 years ago,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 October 1978.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2016

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