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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Manitoba Organization: Canukeena Club

This club was organized in Winnipeg around 1919 by veterans of the First World War who felt that it would be useful to the community and beneficial to themselves to have an organization to foster the esprit de corps of army life, and apply it under the new conditions of civilian life. Its name derives from “keen Canadians.” Initially, its membership was capped at two hundred, restricted to Canadian citizens who performed military service during the war. It later offered membership to veterans of the Second World War, and branch clubs were established at Calgary (1936), Toronto (1937), Edmonton (1948), and Vancouver (1954). The club motto was Non Nobis Solum (Not for Ourselves Alone) and its official publication was The Tin Hat. Interest in the club waned in the 1960s and it appears to have folded in the 1980s.

Presidents

Term

President

1919-1920

?

1921

D. M. Marshall

1921-1923

Leoni St. Clairze “Leo” Warde (1888-1971)

1923-1924

Carlton “Carl” Dyke (1894-1929)

1924-1926

?

1926-1927

Frank W. Polson

1927-1928

?

1928-1929

Carlton “Carl” Dyke (1894-1929)

1929-1930

Hugh C. Anderson

1930-1931

George S. Cuttle

1931-1932

Thomas G. Hall

1932-1933

Charles B. Howden

1933-1934

Thomas P. Fleming

1934-1935

Charles Stephen Booth (1897-1988)

1935-1936

W. E. Driscoll

1936-1937

Gordon B. Douglass

1937-1938

Stanley Henry “Bus” Muton (1899-1971)

1938-1939

Laurence Edward Brownell (1891-1949)

1939-1940

Norman R. Nagle

1940-1941

W. G. “Bert” Malcom

1941-1942

Douglas D. Shaw

1942-1943

G. H. Jackson

1943-1944

James Franklin “Frank” Hiscox (1888-1983)

1944-1945

Fred Rice

1945-1946

Sam Williams

1946-1947

R. A. Robison

1947-1948

George Charles Waight (1892-1985)

1948-1949

George C. Avison

1949-1950

William Marginson

?-?

Harold James Riley (1887-1975)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Errick F. Willis Pavilion (International Peace Garden)

Sources:

“Veterans’ notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 January 1921, page 6.

“Leo Warde President of Canukeena Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 October 1921, page 6.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Canukeena Club elects officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 October 1926, page 14.

“Heads club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 May 1928, page 4.

“Canukeena Club elects officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 May 1929, page 4.

“Canukeena Club elects officers for 1930-31,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1930, page 3.

“Canukeena Club names Hall as head,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1931, page 18.

“C. B. Howden named to head Canukeenas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1932, page 4.

“T. P. Fleming elected head of Canukeenas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 May 1933, page 2.

“Heads Canukeenas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 May 1934, page 5.

“W. E. Driscoll named to head Canukeenas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 May 1935, page 2.

“G. B. Douglass named to head Canukeena Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1936, page 5.

“Brownell new Canukeena Club head,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1938, page 2.

“Norman Nagle new Canukeena chief,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 May 1939, page 11.

“Malcom heads Canukeena Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 May 1940, page 5.

“D. Shaw heads Canukeena Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1941, page 3.

“Dr. Alfred Savage Canukeena speaker,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 November 1942, page 7.

“Canukeenas name new executive,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 May 1946, page 10.

“Waight heads Canukeena Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 May 1947, page 8.

“Canukeena Club celebrates 30th year of service,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 October 1949, page 7.

“Old records rekindle interest in veterans’ group,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 2005.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2019

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