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Memorable Manitobans: Rocky Addison (c1938-1998)

Boxer, philanthropist.

A former Manitoba-Ontario heavyweight champion boxer, he moved to Brandon during the late 1960s to open a boxing club. He was later a fitness trainer and coach for the Brandon Wheat Kings hockey team. For more than a dozen years, he and his family organized and hosted Christmas dinners for Brandon’s poor.

Sources:

“New coach at Brandon”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1974, page 48.

“They are gone, but not forgotten”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1998, page A4.

Page revised: 25 October 2009

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