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Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club

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In 1909, the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club was established by a group of the city’s business and professional men as a private venue for sports, business, and social networking. Located initially at 79 Donald Street, the club moved to its present building at 275 Stradbrook Avenue in 1958. The facility features a doubles and four singles North American style courts, fitness facility, 150-seat banquet room, 50-seat cocktail lounge, and 30-seat dining room for members and their guests. A lounge on the lower level, adjacent to the locker room, is named for former President Jack Hopwood.

Presidents

Period

President

1909-1910

John Galt (1856-1933)

1910-1911

G. M. Mack

1911-1912

Kenneth Bowring Stoddart (1877-1961)

1912-1913

Herbert George Wilson (1863-1925)

1913-1914

John Geddes

1914-1919

George Montegu Black (1875-1959)

1919-1920

William Kellman Chandler (1883-1948)

1920-1922

Percival Victor Torrance (1887-1972)

1922-1923

Louis H. Northrop

1923-1924

R. W. Baird

1924-1925

A. F. Culver (?-1968)

1925-1926

Harold James Riley (1887-1975)

1926-1927

Edwin Godfrey Phipps Baker (1885-1963)

1927-1928

Percival Victor Torrance (1887-1972)

1928-1929

C. I. Hall

1929-1930

Henry Wynne Huxley (1891-1962)

1930-1932

C. W. Jackson

1932-1933

G. Dejardin

1933-1934

D. Logan

1934-1935

W. G. McLennan

1935-1937

K. C. Weiss

1937-1938

K. H. Dunandale

1938-1939

James Nathaniel Connacher (1905-1989)

1939-1940

C. L. Daly

1940-1941

C. S. McDonald

1941-1942

Augustus Searle Leach (1909-1993)

1942-1943

Arthur W. Johnston

1943-1944

W. J. Sinnott

1944-1945

R. Nesbitt

1945-1946

R. A. Kipp

1946-1947

T. J. Tibbs

1947-1948

Warren Jackson “Jack” Hopwood (1914-1974)

1948-1949

G. H. Roberts

1949-1950

William Hamilton “Bill” Gray (1917-2015)

1950-1951

W. G. Neill

1951-1952

John Derek Riley (1922-2018)

1952-1953

A. W. Scarth

1953-1954

A. Sweatman

1954-1955

D. A. McCarthy

1955-1956

John L. Carpenter

1956-1957

Gordon Russell MacKenzie (1928-2013)

1957-1958

D. G. Lowery

1958-1962

Warren Jackson “Jack” Hopwood (1914-1974)

1962-1964

A. M. Moore

1964-1966

D. A. McCarthy

1966-1967

Earl Simpson

1967-1969

Warren Jackson “Jack” Hopwood (1914-1974)

1969-1971

M. F. B. Nesbitt

1971-1972

Gordon E. Konantz

1972-1976

Frederick Roy “Fred” Dunsmore (1929-2014)

1976-1977

B. G. Sanders

1977-1979

Ian Whyte

1979-1980

Rod Stephenson

1980-1981

Les Allen

1981-1982

Ray Cadieux

1982-1983

Henry Thiessen

1983-1984

Jim Baker

1984-1985

Cyril G. Labman

1985-1986

Raymond Flett

1986-1987

Kenneth Munroe

1987-1988

Bruce Parker

1988-1989

George Bones

1989-1990

Lindsey Hall

1990-1991

James Jones

1991-1992

Joel Dudeck

1992-1993

Bill Podolsky

1993-1994

Greg Esselmont

1994-1995

Michael Grimes

1995-1996

Howie Blatt

1996-1997

Greg Wiebe

1997-1998

Bill McLennan

1998-1999

Philip Sheps

1999-2000

Michael Averbach

2000-2001

John Heimbecker

2001-2002

Kevin Klippenstein

2002-2003

Terry Angus

2003-2004

Gerry Irving

2004-2005

Gerald Lambert

2005-2006

Jason Stefanson

2006-2007

Tim Borbridge

2007-2008

Jim Dixon

2008-2009

Matt Vincent

2009-2010

Jared Niessen

2010-2011

Jason Alsip

2011-2012

Ranbir Dhillon

2012-2013

Declan McDonald

2013-2014

Graham Robson

2014-2015

Cole Akerstream

2015-2016

David Lewis

2016-2017

Victor Bargen

Sources:

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by John Perrin and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2020

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