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Memorable Manitobans: George Neil (1870-?)

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Neil George
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Contractor, curler.

Born at Ayrshire, Scotland, he came to Winnipeg in 1902 and established a contracting business. Neil was one of the major promoters of Scottishness in Winnipeg, belonging to the Clan Stuart Scottish Society and the St. Andrew’s Society. Particularly active in curling, he was a member of the Thistle Curling Club and of the board of council of the Manitoba Curling Association. He was responsible for establishing the “Scottish Bonspiel” in 1907, in which, by 1913, 17 Scottish societies competed.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2016

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