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Memorable Manitobans: Dennis Millar Alvestad (1942-2013)

Educator, athlete.

Born at St. Vital on 12 September 1942, son of Peter and Addie Alvestad, he grew up in St. Vital and was a gifted athlete, excelling in baseball and basketball. He graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate and received a Teaching Certificate and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. He worked as a school teacher for 37 years at Norberry Junior High School and Dakota Collegiate. He was the Varsity Girls’ basketball coach at Dakota and lead the “Lancers” to four Manitoba Women’s Provincial Championships. He was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. Throughout his life he was an avid fan of Winnipeg’s sporting teams and after his retirement he continued to volunteer as a basketball coach. He died at Winnipeg on 26 September 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 2013.

In memory of Dennis Alverstad: 1942-2013, Basketball Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 18 October 2016

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