Manny McIntyre: Elite Athlete & Sports Pioneer

Manny McIntyre: Elite Athlete & Sports Pioneer

FREE VIRTUAL Presentation “Manny McIntyre: Elite Athlete & Sports Pioneer”
7 pm, Thursday, February 17, 2022, VIA ZOOM
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The incredible true story of Canadian sports icon, Manny McIntyre, will be the focus of the next presentation in the York Sunbury Historical Society’s virtual speaker series featuring historian John Lutz.

This LIVE event is FREE and will be held via ZOOM at 7 pm on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The presentation will be recorded and made available online after the event.

Manny McIntyre (1918-2011) is a Canadian sports icon who competed in an era when racism and discrimination were all too common. Born in Gagetown and raised in Devon on Fredericton’s north side, Manny’s roots are in Elm Hill, Queens County, the descendant of either Black Loyalists or refugees from the War of 1812.

Manny excelled in both baseball and hockey from the 1930s to the mid-1950s. He was considered good enough to make the NHL and Major Leagues and became the first Black player to sign a professional contract in the modern era of Canadian baseball. In hockey, Manny was a member, with the famous Carnegie brothers, of the “Black Aces” – the first all-Black line in pro hockey. He is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and the City of Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame.

John Lutz was born in Saint John and grew up in Moncton. A retired social worker and professor, he graduated from the NB Teachers College, Sir George Williams University (now Condordia) and McGill University. John worked in various fields in Canada including social services, Boys Clubs of Canada, corrections, and student services at the community college level, and held several academic positions. John has been hard of hearing since birth and is active in the national hard of hearing movement as an organizer, advocate, writer and national board member.

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For further information, please contact:

Melynda Jarratt, Executive Director, Fredericton Region Museum
York Sunbury Historical Society & Fredericton Region Museum
Tel: (506) 455-6041