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Archives of Manitoba Celebrates Hockey History

In advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the Archives of Manitoba is pleased to announce the launch of a new exhibit on Rearview Manitoba: Our Heritage is Closer Than it Appears.

The new exhibit features William Cockburn, a member of the Winnipeg Senior Hockey Club team that won Olympic Gold for Canada in 1932. Cockburn was the goaltender for the Winnipeg Senior Hockey Club, the team that represented Canada at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, USA in 1932. Cockburn and his team won Gold at the Olympics and returned to Manitoba and Canada as hockey heroes!

Rearview Manitoba is a web exhibit highlighting individual Manitobans who are revealed in records held at the Archives of Manitoba. Other exhibits include impresario Fred Gee, homesteader Emma Louisa Averill, peacemaker Thanadelthur, convicted murderer Emily Hilda Blake and Hudson’s Bay Company Chief Factor Alexander Kennedy.

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Posted: 10 February 2010

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