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Memorable Manitobans: C. Marvin McDonald (1940-2002)

Coach, journalist.

Born at Black Diamond, Alberta on 12 January 1940, as a boy he and his family moved to Edmonton. He graduated with a Physical Education degree from the University of Alberta. He taught at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology before coming to Winnipeg in 1969 to assume coaching duties with the Cardinal Swim Club. He later became a sports writer with the Winnipeg Free Press, becoming “the voice of amateur sport for more than 20 years”. He was on the Media Honour Roll of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. He died at Winnipeg on 26 May 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 2002.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2011

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