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Memorable Manitobans: Noel David Barclay Later (1931-2009)


Born at La Riviere on 17 August 1931, grandson of Ida Barclay, he had a lifelong interest in skiing, competing and winning ski competitions nationwide. As a coach, he became the National Jumping and Slalom Coach at the Canada Winter Games in 1967. At the age of 23, Barclay purchased La Riviere Sky Resort, creating Holiday Mountain Ski Resort in 1959, which continues operating to this day. He was given the Corporate Citizenship Award from the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Commission in 1989, and as Manitoba’s Entrepreneur of the year in 1992, also being inducted into the Manitoba Ski Hall of Fame in 2001. He died at his home in La Riviere on 10 February 2009.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Riviere Ski Slopes (La Riviere, RM of Pembina)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 2009.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2016

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