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Memorable Manitobans: Orest “Buck” Matiowski (1936-2014)

Sports official.

Born at Seech on 31 March 1936, son of Stephen and Annie Matiowski, he was raised at Oakburn. He served as Chair of the Manitoba Intercultural Council, President of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, Director of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, Chair of the Manitoba Boxing and Wrestling Commission, and Vice-President of the Canadian Professional Boxing Federation. He was a member of an athletic committee for the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (2002) and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Kenora, Ontario on 1 July 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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