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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Edward “Dan” Smith (c1924-2009)

Community activist.

He manned a ticket kiosk at the Portage and Main Concourse until his retirement in 1982, when he became well known among the disabled community as a volunteer on a full-time basis for the Manitoba League of Persons With Disabilities and the Independent Living Resource Centre. His efforts were recognized when he became a recipient of Canada Volunteer Award Certificate of Merit in 1995 and the National Access Awareness Provincial Achievement Award in 1997. He died at Winnipeg on 3 May 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 2009.

“The ’09 honour roll,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2010, page H1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2016

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