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Memorable Manitobans: Nick Shaley [Nick Szalay] (1906-1991)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 December 1906, he worked for 35 years as a carman for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was most noted for his involvement with the Canadian Ukrainian Athletic Club, serving as its co-founder and first president, in 1926. Initially meeting in a converted railway boxcar, it eventually occupied a building in Sinclair Park in Winnipeg. He also served as club treasurer and first honorary life member. In 1976, he reserved a Community Service Award from the City of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 25 February 1991 and was buried in Holy Family Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 1991, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 July 2010

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