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Memorable Manitobans: Al Sinclair Sparks (1933-2008)


Born on 20 February 1933, he worked and retired at Via Rail. He was the former Light Heavy-Weight Boxing Champion of Canada and remained active in the boxing community as a trainer and mentor. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He died at Winnipeg on 29 September 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 2009.

We thank Curtis Shelby for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2015

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