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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas J. Grant (1962-2001)

Athlete.

Born at Portage la Prairie on 24 March 1962, he was raised at Winnipeg. He participated in several sports before being paralysed as a result of an automobile accident in 1981. He became active with the Manitoba Wheelchair Sport Association, first playing wheelchair rugby, later winning the World Championship Marathon at Osaka, Japan in 1987. In 1988, he became the Technical Director with the MWSA and was promoted to Executive Director in 1990. He died accidentally, while riding a bicycle near his home at Lorette on 26 August 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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