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Memorable Manitobans: Adam MacKay Rickner (1963-2014)

Entertainer, graphic artist.

Born at Thunder Bay, Ontario on 23 February 1963, he grew up in Winnipeg. He began a life-long career in the arts at the MTN television station, performing as the “Beave” puppet in Bundy’s Late Night Revue from 1987 to 1992. For ten years, he co-anchored the MTN Kids Club with Beave and another puppet. He moved from MTN to the CBC where he was a graphic artist and designer for It’s a Living, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, several documentaries, and contributed to series such as The Fifth Estate, Marketplace, and Disclosure. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 30 March 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 2014.

“Generation of kids grew up watching toothy TV sidekick,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 2014, page D3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 April 2014

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