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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.

Sources:

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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