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Fred Sasakamoose

​Frederick (Fred) George Sasakamoose, CM, hockey player, Elder of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation (born 25 December 1933 at Whitefish Lake, now Big River First Nation, SK).

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Frederick James Heather

Upon retiring as a player, Fred Heather embarked on a career as a Canadian cricket umpire. His first international experience came when the Toronto C.C. faced the Bermuda Wanderer's C.C. in 1931, marking Bermuda's first visit to Canada.

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Frederick Lewis Storey

Frederick Lewis Storey, curler (b at Empress, Alta 3 Mar 1932). He won Canadian and world curling championships in 1966, 1968 and 1969, playing lead for Ron NORTHCOTT, and was selected all-star lead at several briers.

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Gail Greenough

Gail Greenough, equestrian (b at Edmonton, Alta 7 Mar 1960). On 13 July 1986 at Aachen, W Germany, she became the first Canadian and first woman to win the world show jumping championship.

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Gary Beck

Gary Beck, drag race driver (b at Seattle, Wash 21 Jan 1941). Beck raced stock cars for 12 years before becoming a drag racer, operating from his home in Edmonton, Alberta. He was an outstanding competitor in this sport during the 1970s.

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Gary Cowan

Gary Cowan, golfer (b at Kitchener, Ont 28 Oct 1938). One of Canada's finest amateur golfers, Cowan learned his craft under teaching professional Lloyd Tucker in Kitchener. He represented Canada in many international competitions, including the World Amateur and Commonwealth team matches.

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Gaylord Powless

Gaylord Powless, Mohawk lacrosse player (born 1 December 1946 in Six Nations of the Grand River, ON; died 28 July 2001 in Ohsweken, ON). Gaylord Powless was a box lacrosse player who transcended the game to become one of Canada’s most famous athletes. Powless lived most of his life in Six Nations of the Grand River, near Brantford, Ontario. He became the signature player on the Oshawa Green Gaels’ junior lacrosse dynasty of the 1960s and shattered the Ontario junior league scoring record in his sophomore year with the team. The Gaels won the Minto Cup, Canada’s national junior lacrosse championship, in all four years that he played at the junior level. Powless also won the 1971 Mann Cup, which is emblematic of the Canadian senior lacrosse champions, and was a marquee player in three different professional leagues. Powless and his father, Ross, are both members of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In 2017, Powless was elected to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

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Gaétan Boucher

In 1977 he was world indoor speed-skating champion and in 1978, 1980 and 1982 he finished second at the more prestigious World Sprint Speed-skating Championships.

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George Athans Jr

George Athans, Jr, water-skier (b at Kelowna, BC 6 July 1952). Athans began competitive waterskiing at age 12, and at 15 won his first Canadian slalom title. Before his career was ended in 1975 by a knee injury, he was 10 times Canadian champion 1965-74 and set 5 Canadian records.

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George Chuvalo

Chuvalo is remembered internationally for his remarkable ability to stay with the world's highest-ranked boxers, none of whom ever knocked him off his feet. His opponents included George Foreman, Ernie Terrell, Floyd Patterson, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

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George Chuvalo (Profile)

He is 61 years old, but beneath the short, steel-grey hair reminiscent of barbed wire he could pass for 51. The bloated face and body of times past have yielded to diet and exercise. George Chuvalo, at an inch over six feet, has lost 40 lb.

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George Gibson

George Gibson, "Mooney," baseball player (b at London, Ont 22 July 1880; d there 25 Jan 1967). Gibson signed a pro contract in 1903 and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates 2 years later. He had a strong throwing arm and led National League catchers in fielding percentage several times.

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George Goulding

George Henry Goulding, track and field athlete (b at Hull, Eng Nov 1885; d at Toronto 3 Feb 1966). Originally attracted to marathon racing with the Toronto Central YMCA, George Goulding began "heel-and-toe" (walk)

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George Hodgson

George Ritchie Hodgson, swimmer (b at Montréal 12 Oct 1893; d there 1 May 1983). George Hodgson was Canada's first Olympic swimming champion. He received little formal training as a swimmer but practised summers at his

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George Knudson

George Knudson, golfer (b at Winnipeg 28 June 1937; d at Toronto 24 Jan 1989). Knudson was introduced to golf as a teenager at St Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, and later moved to Toronto. Fascinated with the golf swing, he was determined to make his reliable and efficient.

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George Orton

Orton was a sports pioneer who applied a scientific approach to his training that was methodical and academic and focused on the technicalities of running. He became a prolific writer on sport and running.