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Memorable Manitobans: Howard “Pappy” Wood (1888-1978)

Curler and athlete.

Born in Winnipeg, he played lacrosse, soccer, and hockey in his youth. He was a member of the “Winnipeg Scottish” team that became the senior soccer champions of Canada in 1915, and he won three Canadian curling championships. He competed in 71 Manitoba bonspiels and won 23 trophies. In 1973 he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 18 October 2009

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