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Allen, Doug

  • Person

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Honoured Member 1994, Builder in Disabled Skiing. Founding member of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiers, involved with the Canadian Federation of Sport Organizations, volunteer with the 2nd Winter Olympic Games for the Disables in Geilo, Norway, and Chef de Mission at the 3rd Games in Innsburck, Austria, member of the Order of Canada in 1986, and president of the Manitoba Ski Club in teh 1950s.

Allen, Frank, 1874-1965

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  • Person
  • 1874-1965

Frank Allen was born in Meductic, New Brunswick in 1874. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1902 and joined the University of Manitoba as Professor of Physics in 1904. He was one of the original six professors at the University of Manitoba. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1909. Allen was awarded an L.L.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1924 and from the University of New Brunswick in 1944. In 1944 he retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Manitoba. During his esteemed career, he published sixty articles and two critically acclaimed books.

Allen, Lillian

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  • Person
  • 1904-1985

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1904, Lillian Allen was the only daughter of Sarah Estelle ("Sadie") Harper and Frank Allen (1874-1965), who was the first Professor of Physics at the University of Manitoba. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1926 and her Master of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1947. Allen began teaching in the Faculty of Agriculture and Home Economics of the University of Manitoba in 1934 and retired as Associate Professor in 1971. Her professional interest pertained to art in relation to daily living and the beauty of natural structure. After retirement she furthered her reputation as a nature photographer.

Allison, Frederick Gerard

  • Person
  • 2 Feb 1904 - 1 Sept 1989

Education: BA1924, MD(Man)1929, LMCC1929, MRCP(Lond)1931, FACP1949, FRCP(C)

Positions: Unknown

Allison, Gerda Erd

  • Person
  • 1913- 2006

Education: MD(Man)1937

Positions: Unkown

Alma United Church

  • Corporate body
  • 1925-1960

Alma United Church existed in the Manitoba community of Alma, in the Rural Municipality of Strathcona, from 1925 to 1960. It was previously a Presbyterian congregation with services held in the local schoolhouse. Alma United Church was linked with Belmont beginning at Union in 1925 with Rev. H. Wallace presiding, and was later joined by Hilton. Services were discontinued in 1960, and it no longer appears in the records after 1968. It is presumed that the congregation transferred its membership tothe Belmont United Church. The Alma United Church Women continued, however, as a branch of Belmont United church until the 1970s.

Alonsa United Church

  • Corporate body
  • 1938-2006

The Alonsa United Church, located in the Manitoban community of Alonsa, northeast of McCreary, was first opened 14 August 1938 and dedicated later that year on 21 October by Reverend J. MacKenzie and Reverend C. King. Alonsa was initially in a field with Birdina, Bluff Creek and Geddes. Student ministers were responsible for worship. During the late 1940s, the United Church in Alonsa acted co-operatively with the local Anglican congregation. In 1957, Alonsa joined with Glenella before becoming a point on the Langruth charge with Amaranth. In 1963, the Plumas-Lakeshore Pastoral charge was formed with points at Alonsa, Amaranth, Langruth and Plumas. Glenella was added in 1970. In 1982, the field was reorganized and split into two. The Plumas charge consisted of Plumas and Glenella, while the remaining three congregations, Alonsa, Amaranth and Langruth formed the Lakeshore charge. In 1993 Alonsa joined with Kelwood and McCreary to form the Alonsa/Kelwood/McCreary Pastoral Charge in Agassiz Presbytery. Alonsa United Church closed in 2006 and the church was sold to the local museum later that year.

Alpha Omega Women's Alumnae

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  • Corporate body
  • 1958-

The Alpha Omega Alumnae, an organization of women university graduates of Ukrainian descent, was founded in 1958 by a small group of twelve women with a desire to promote and foster Ukrainian cultural activities within the broader community. The organization has focused on promoting the work of amateur and professional artists of Ukrainian origin. The visual and performing arts have been supported with art exhibitions, musicals, recitals, lectures and readings by published authors. In the 1960s, in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Alumnae sponsored a major show of the works of internationally known sculptor Alexander Archipenko. This was followed by a show of the art of William Kurelek. Interest in contemporary literature led, in 1978, to a Canada-wide writing competition which called for stories based on experiences of "Ukrainian Life in Canada". In celebration of Winnipeg's Centennial, the Alumnae honoured those women of Ukrainian descent who had graduated from the University of Manitoba prior to 1940. This resulted in a publication entitled The Beginnings: Ukrainian Women Graduates, University of Manitoba. In 2008, the Alumnae celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a major celebratory musical event and a "Garden Party" honoring the founding members.

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