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Memorable Manitobans: John A. “Jack” Kolt (1913-2002)

Community activist.

He was a leader of his own dance band, recording four albums and co-founded the Kolt Music School. He also founded the Ukrainian Prosvita All-star Athletic Club (1930), Canadian Polish Athletic Club (1954), Polish Professional and Business Association, and co-founded the North Winnipeg Charitable Club. He served on the board of directors of St. Josephs Residence. He was the Liberal-Progressive candidate for Inkster in the 1959 provincial general election. In 2001, he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. He died at Winnipeg in 2002 and was buried in Holy Ghost Cemetery. He is commemorated by Jack Kolt Place in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 January 2018

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