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Memorable Manitobans: Manitoba Golden Boy Awards / Manitoba Good Citizenship Awards

The award was initiated in 1959 by the Manitoba Travel and Convention Association (later merged with the Manitoba Tourist Association to form the Tourist and Convention Association of Manitoba, and still later renamed the Tourism Industry Association of Manitoba) to recognize Manitobans who had rendered meritorious service to their communities, based on nominations from the general public. The awards were renamed the Manitoba Good Citizenship Awards around 1970. Six to ten awards were presented annually at a formal ceremony with the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba. In addition, the association occasionally presented Certificates of Merit to worthy recipients.

One of the first Golden Boy Awards made in 1960, in this case presented to W. A. Murphy.
Source: Kitson Vincent, 2009 (photo by G. Goldsborough).

Award Recipient

Year

Albert Clifford Abbott (1897-1983)

1970

William Andrew

1969

William Ashburner “Caribou Bill” Anger (c1893-?)

1960

Roy K. Armstrong (?-?)

1967

Henry Sheridan Atkinson (1901-1965)

1961

Leonard A. Barkman (1920-1979)

1974

Marius Benoist (1896-1985)

1964

G. Otto Bergman (1901-1987)

1962

Dorothy Nepinak Betz (1929-2007)

1977

Frederick Valentine Bird (1885-1977)

1972

Elizabeth Hazeltine Bjarnarson (1893-1979)

1969

Shirley Boese

1978

Richard Henry Gardyne Bonnycastle (1903-1968)

1967

Pauline LeGoff Boutal (1894-1992)

1962

Richard Spink Bowles (1912-1988)

1971

Beatrice Alice Brigden (1894-1977)

1971

Cyril LaVern “Vern” Britton (1906-1996)

1975

Roy Wesley Brown (1906-1985)

1971

Genevieve Brock Brownell (1901-1999)

1970

Margaret Burness

1970

Belle Patterson Busch (1909-1980)

1975

D. J. “Duke” Campbell

1960

Charles Gregory “Charlie” Carter (c1887-1968)

1965

Edwin Gladstone “Eddie” Cass (1893-1985)

1964

Albert Thomas “Ab” Chapman (1918-2013)

1964

Norman Joseph Chartrand (1926-2013)

1975

Arthur Uniacke Chipman (1902-1993)

1960

Isaac Clarkson (1913-1971)

1961

Harvey Alfred “Honey” Cochlan (?-1967)

1964

Willard John “Bill” Condo (c1914-1980)

1971

John Clifford Cory (1904-1971)

1965

Flora Cowan (1902-1986)

1966

Frederick Walter Crawford (1889-1967)

1965

Wilfred Ernest Cudmore

1980

Don Currie

1967

Mark Harold Danzker (1902-1995)

1974

James Alexander Victor David (1887-1976)

1963

Hugh John Davidson (1899-1965)

1963

Gordon Davis (?-?), Belmont

1963

Frederick John Douglas (1913-?)

1962

Edward Ingo Dow (1904-1992)

1980

Arthur Dring (?-?), Boissevain

1963

Joseph N. H. Du

 

Evelyn Alberta Cleverly “Eve” Dunn (1900-1994)

1974

Everell Fletcher “Ev” Dutton (1904-1983)

1965

Margaret Adele Bain Fetherstonhaugh (?-1975)

1972

Edward Finney (1931-1986)

1978

Sister Olive Fiola

1977

Randolph Murray Fisher (1886-1965)

1963

Robert Fletcher (1873-1963)

1962

Richard Elmer Forbes (1894-1978)

1970

Thelma Bessie Forbes (1910-2012)

1971

Samuel Henry Forrest (1873-1963)

1963

Willo Sterritt Forrester (1901-1992)

1977

Samuel Freedman (1908-1993)

1966

David K. Friesen (1910-1991)

1964

Rhinehart F. Friesen (1914-2009)

1973

Anna Dorothy Bruce Garbutt (1897-1988)

1983

Aileen Garland (1892-1985)

1973

Stuart Sinclair Garson (1898-1977)

1964

John Milton George (1887-1972)

1968

Arthur Oswald Glinz (1886-1981)

1968

Frederick J. Gould (1870-?)

1966

Morris A. Gray (1887-1966)

1964

Robert DuVal Guy (1912-1985)

1974

Arthur Thomas Hainsworth (1901-?)

1973

Gerald Sydney “Syd” Halter (1905-1990)

1961

Lavinia Moore “Venie” Headlam (1910-1992)

1967

Clarence Edgar “Curly” Heapy (1905-1981)

1963

Paul Gerhardt Hiebert (1892-1987)

1972

Terrance John Hind (1920-2007)

1961

John Steven Hirsch (1930-1989)

1960

Hans Albert Hochbaum (1911-1988)

1962

Milton Carman Holden (1903-1975)

1968

John Edward Hudson (1917-2003)

1978

Donald George Irving (1926-1969)

1963

Oliver Victor Jewitt (1889-1967)

1961

Konrad Jonasson “Konnie” Johannesson (1896-1968)

1965

Bjorn S. Johnson (?-1973)

1964

William A. Johnston

1960

Margaret MacTavish (Rogers) Konantz (1899-1967)

1960

Wilhelm Kristjanson (1896-1979)

1972

Abram Arthur Kroeker (1892-1981)

1970

Walter Edwin Kroeker (1915-2000)

1966

Thomas “Tom” Lamb (1898-1969)

1962

Irene Benoit Lane (?-?)

1965

John Lane (1903-1975)

1972

Gordon William Lathlin (1933-1976)

1971

Christine Hazel Latimer

1980

Augustus Searle Leach (1909-1993)

1969

Vincent Leah (1913-1993)

1962

Norman Lee [Lee Kwok Dow] (c1910-1996)

1979

William Russel “Russ” Leslie (1891-1985)

1960

Mervyn “Mickey” Levine (c1920-2005)

1980

Walter Jacobson Lindal (1887-1976)

1966

Ruby Louise Brown Locke (1884-1982)

1965

Hector Macdonald

1961

Hugh Lorne Mackinnon (?-?)

1965

William James MacLeod (1914-2008)

1979

Stephen Adolph Magnacca (1902-1980)

1969

Gerald W. Malaher (1903-1984)

1970

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)

1973

Clifford Alexander McCrae (1894-1966)

1966

Mrs. J. R. McDonald (?-?)

1968

Wilfrid Forrest McGregor (1902-1968)

1963

Frederick George McGuinness (1921-2011)

 

Donald Faison McIntyre (1885-1974)

1966

Oswald Morton McKay (1891-?)

1966

Fay Nelson McKenzie (1900-1993)

1978

Vera McKibbon (?-?), Wawanesa

1963

Gordon Alexander McMorran (1885-1966)

1962

Frank Osborne Meighen (1908-1995)

1960

Clare T. Metcalfe (?-?), Treherne

1963

Rev. Bruce Miles

1975

James I. Miller (?-?), Carman

1963

Ralph Misener (?-?)

1961

Donald Alexander Mitchell

1980

William Moncur (1910-2001)

1984

Alfred Maurice Monnin (1920-2013)

1967

Richard Henry “Harry” Moody (1888-1968)

1966

Anne Ethel “Nan” Murphy (1902-1990)

1961

Paul Murphy

1968

William Arthur Murphy (1884-1968)

1960

Earl Murray (?-?)

1962

Beatrice Caroline Mutchmor (1901-1999)

1974

Morris Neaman (1899-1974)

1963

Harvey Cecil Odell (1892-?)

1968

David J. Paterson (1879-1975)

1960

Richard Henry Patmore (1903-1979)

1973

Isaac Pitblado (1867-1964)

1960

Ingrid Margaret Plumridge (c1910-1991)

1967

Emma Garland Pratt (1884-1989)

1977

Franklin Stuart “Frank” Presunka (1919-1985)

1963

Jacob J. Reimer

1975

Kathleen M. Richardson

1961

Muriel Sprague Richardson (1891-1973)

1961

Harold James Riley (1887-1975)

1962

William Culver Riley (1907-1970)

1967

Molly Robinson

1980

David Francis “Mac” Rose (1894-1979)

1967

Edgar Stanford Russenholt (1890-1991)

1962

Hugh Hamilton Saunderson (1904-1984)

1970

Otto Reginald Schultz (1886-1973)

1963

Mary Scorer (1911-1988)

1975

John Shanski (1909-1993)

1968

James A. Shearer

1963

Nancy Evelyn Sommerville “Nan” Shipley (1902-1990)

1966

Angus Henry Shortt (1908-2006)

1969

W. J. Sinclair

1960

Frank Leith Skinner (1882-1967)

1964

Karl Gladstone Slocomb (1894-1970)

1963

J. Lawrence Smith (1889-1967)

1965

Laurence Vinton “Laurie” Smith (1891-1974)

1965

Henry Stevens

1963

Alice Ruth Heyes Struthers (1900-1989)

1969

Kenneth A. Stuebing (c1917-2010)

1977

Edith Irene Tennant (1898-1989)

1968

Helen May Thomas [Selkirk]

1972

Steinn Olafur Thompson (1893-1972)

1968

Paul Henric Thorbjorn Thorlakson (1895-1989)

1964

Milton John Tinline (1880-1968)

1962

Norma R. Tissott (?-?)

1968

James Harvey Tolton (1898-1987)

1973

Marie Rose Jeanne Tougas (1915-2007)

1963

Harry Leon Trager (1913-1977)

1965

Charles H. Vrooman (?-?), Manitou

1963

Ed Wadham

1978

William George Waldie (1914-2006)

1974

Isabel Winslow Wallace (1895-1976)

1964

Samuel Waller (?-1978)

1961

Pearl Warren

1977

Alfred Oliver Webb (1887-1973)

1963

Alex Whyte

1965

Cornelius W. Wiebe (1893-1999)

1967

Sources:

“Twelve to receive Golden Boy Awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 June 1960, page 1.

“Eleven Manitobans and radio-TV station to be honored,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1961, page 52.

“New Golden Boys,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1962, page 19.

“Motorcade retraces trail of explorer La Verendrye,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 1963, page 2.

“Good citizenship awards to 8 for achievements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1963, page 6.

“9 Golden Boys and Golden Gal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1964, page 1.

“Golden Boys honor 12 Manitobans,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1965, page 1.

“Citizen awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1966, page 1.

“Manitobans honoured by Golden Boys,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1967, page 1.

“10 Manitobans get Golden Boy Awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1968.

“Travel group honors 6,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1969, page 1.

“Six Manitobans to receive good citizenship awards,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 November 1970.

“Merged tourist groups to study economic angles,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1970, page 99.

“Six receive Good Citizenship Awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1971.

“6 to receive citizenship awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 September 1972.

“Good citizenship awards banquet,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1973.

“6 Manitobans honored by tourist association,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1974.

“6 receive citizenship awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1975.

“Six named for citizenship awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1977.

Photo, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1978, page 9.

“Six named ‘good citizens’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1981, page 2.

We thank Monica Ball of the Manitoba Legislative Library for her assistance in compiling this gallery. Additional information was provided by Vicki Wallace.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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