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Date of Birth: 1904
Death: 1950
Graduation: 1921

Edward Armstrong

Edward Armstrong was born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia but moved to Emerson, Manitoba at a very young age. His family then relocated to Winnipeg. While Armstrong was at Kelvin he was the first premier of the provincial Boy’s Parliament.
After graduating in 1921, he went to Wesley College where he did extremely well in a number of sports including basketball, soccer and track events. Upon graduating from College, the Winnipeg Free Press hired Armstrong as a sports reporter where he remained for the next 23 years. He was promoted to Sports Editor in 1939 and advanced to the position of City Editor in 1944.
Armstrong was also very involved in other community organizations such as serving as the secretary and treasurer of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association and was affiliated with the Manitoba Boxing and Wrestling Commission, the Winnipeg Amateur Athletic Association and the Manitoba Track and Field Association. After being both secretary of the Winnipeg Senior Rugby League and vice president of the Manitoba Rugby Union, in 1949 Edward became president of the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club. He also acted as president of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1944.
Edward died in Winnipeg on February 15, 1950.