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Memorable Manitobans: Patricia Gail Boland (1943-2006)

Athlete, journalist.

Born on 13 April 1943, daughter of William Pisnook (1915-1985) and Helen Leslie, she was a member of the Canadian Women’s Basketball Association in 1967 and later a manager for the team for three year from 1981 to 1984. As an advocate for women in sport she served on the committee of National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport and was the Director of Women’s Athletics at Concordia University. During the 1976 Olympics, she was a sports columnist for the Montreal Star and a commentator for CBC. She was inducted into two Sports Hall of Fames, as a program Builder at Concordia University and a basketball player at the University of Manitoba. She died on 7 January 2006.


Obituary [William Pisnook], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 1985, page 20.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 2006.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 28 January 2017

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