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Inspiring Canadians - In Sport and Life

Honoured Member

DONALD 'DAN' BAIN

Inducted in 1971

Member Details

Date of Birth: February 14, 1874
Place of Birth: Belleville, Ontario
Date of Passing: August 15, 1962
Sport: Multisport
Member Category: Athlete

Career Highlights

1891

Campbell Rowley Trophy - Winnipeg All-round Gymnastic Championship

1894-96

Carruthers' Cup - one-mile bicycle championship

1896, 1901

Stanley Cup - Winnipeg Victorias

1903

Canadian trapshooting title

1930

Last figure skating title at age 56

1949

Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Honoured Member DONALD 'DAN' BAIN
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Story

Competing in nearly a dozen different sports, Dan Bain was a true all-round athlete. He was a prominent figure in Manitoba, not only in the world of sports, but also as a successful businessman, an avid outdoorsman, and an active community man. Although he never competed as a professional athlete, Bain was as fierce a competitor as Canada ever produced. At the age of 13, Bain captured his first title, a 3-mile Roller Skating championship. He then moved on to gymnastics and bicycling, winning numerous awards in both these sports, including the Campbell Rowley Trophy for the Manitoba All-round Gymnastic Championship, and three consecutive Carruthers' Cups for the one-mile bicycle championship. During the winter, he donned blades and competed in pairs figure skating, claiming over a dozen figure skating titles during a career that endured for decades. Bain was also an excellent lacrosse player and a top hockey player. In 1896 he led the Winnipeg Victorias to a Stanley Cup win and captained them to a second victory in 1901. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1949, one of the first western Canadians so honoured. Bain was the nation's finest trapshooter of his day, as well as an avid golfer. He continued to figure skate throughout most of his life, claiming his final figure skating title in Winnipeg at the age of 56, and continuing to appear in pairs exhibition performances at the age of 70.


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