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Memorable Manitobans: Al Sinclair Sparks (1933-2008)

Boxer.

Born on 20 February 1933, he worked and retired at Via Rail. He was the former Light Heavy-Weight Boxing Champion of Canada and remained active in the boxing community as a trainer and mentor. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He died at Winnipeg on 29 September 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 2009.

We thank Curtis Shelby for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2015

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