MHS Smarty Party: 20 October 2022

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Memorable Manitobans: Vince Fontaine (c1960-2022)

Musician, producer, mentor.

Born at Winnipeg around 1960, a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation, he grew up in Elmwood. He was a founder, leader, and guitarist of the Juno-award winning band “Eagle & Hawk” and the folk pop band “Indian City”. He died on 11 January 2022, survived by a wife and four children.

Sources:

Vince Fontaine, founder of Juno-award-winning band Eagle & Hawk, has died,” CTV News, 12 January 2022.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 2022.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 January 2022

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