125 relations: Abe Bekker, Alfred Swift, Allan Jay, Bert Wardrop, Beth Whittall, Bill Parnell, Bill Tinnock, Billy Steuart, Bob Parker (rower), Brian London, British Columbia, Bruce Culpan, Bruce George (weightlifter), Bruce Wells, Buddy Lucas (swimmer), Carl Schwende, Chilliwack, Commonwealth Games, Cyril Peacock, Daphne Wilkinson, Dave Baillie, Dave Charnley, David Anderson (rower), David Hawkins (swimmer), Dennis Ford, Dick Garrard, Dick Ploog, Don Rowlands, Don Skene, Doug Hepburn, Douglas McDonald (rower), Earl Alexander of Tunis, Elenor Gordon, Empire Stadium (Vancouver), Eric Thompson (cyclist), Fearne Ewart, Four-minute mile, Gary Chapman (swimmer), Geoff Williamson, George Park (swimmer), Gerry Gratton, Gerry McNamee, Gillian Sheen, Gladys Priestley, Graham Johnston (swimmer), Harold Cleghorn, Hastings Park, Helen Stewart (swimmer), Ian Epton, Irene MacDonald, ..., Ivan Lund, Jack Doms, Jack Stewart (diver), Jack Wardrop, James Halliday (weightlifter), James Pirret, Jean Botham, Jean Stewart, Jim Peters (athlete), Joan Harrison (swimmer), John Armitt (wrestler), John Baird (cyclist), John Brockway (swimmer), John Fethers, John Landy, John Service (swimmer), Jon Henricks, Keevil Daly, Keith Harrison (cyclist), Kenneth Richmond, Kerrisdale, Kerry Ashby, Lawn Bowls at the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games, Lawrence West (rower), Lennox Kilgour, Leonard Leisching, Lincoln Hurring, Lord Byng Secondary School, Lorraine Crapp, Louis Baise, Malcolm Collins, Margaret Girvan, Margaret McDowall, Mary Glen-Haig, Mervyn Wood, Michael Amberg, Mohammad Din, Murray Ashby, Murray Riley, Natalie Myburgh, National Film Board of Canada, Nicholas Clack, Nicholas Gargano, Norman Sheil, Pacific National Exhibition, Peter Brotherton, Peter Duncan (swimmer), Peter Heatly, Piet van Vuuren, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Ralph Cooperman, Ray Myland, Reg Douglas, René Paul, Rex Aubrey, Robert Fowler (cyclist), Robert Steckle, Robert Wilson (rower), Rodney Wilkes, Roger Bannister, Sidney Rand (rower), Southern Rhodesia, Stanley Callagher, Thomas Shardelow, Tom Christie, Tony Madigan, Vancouver, Vancouver Forum, Vedder River, Vern Barberis, Virginia Grant (swimmer), West Point Grey, Wilf Greaves, 1950 British Empire Games, 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Expand index (75 more) » « Shrink index
Abe Bekker (born 10 June 1935) was a boxer who competed in the flyweight class at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver and in the bantamweight class at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff representing Northern Rhodesia.
Alfred James Swift (25 June 1931 – 13 April 2009) was a South African Olympic athlete and cyclist.
Allan Louis Neville Jay MBE (born 30 June 1931) is a British former five-time-Olympian foil and épée fencer, and world champion.
Bert Wardrop (born 26 May 1932) is a British former swimmer.
Elizabeth Whittall (May 26, 1936 – May 1, 2015) was a Canadian competitive swimmer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bill Parnell (14 February 1928 in Vancouver – 6 September 2008) was a Canadian middle distance runner who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
William James Tinnock (5 April 1930 – 3 April 2017) was a New Zealand rower.
Billy Steuart (born 1936) is a South African former swimmer.
Robert Hugh Parker (29 September 1934 – 29 August 2009) was a New Zealand rower who represented his country at two British Empire and Commonwealth Games and one Olympic Games.
Brian Sidney Harper (born 19 June 1934), known professionally as Brian London, is an English retired heavyweight boxer.
British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
Bruce Ewen Culpan is a former New Zealand rower.
Bruce Ronald George (25 September 1919 - 21 July 2006) was a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.
Bruce Albert Wells (7 July 1933 – 14 November 2009) was an English amateur boxer, holder of the ABA Light Middleweight and European Amateur Boxing Championship titles.
Frederick Ross "Buddy" Lucas (22 May 1931 – 18 October 2002) was a New Zealand swimmer and surf lifesaver.
Carl Schwende (20 February 1920 – 30 December 2002) was a Canadian fencer.
Chilliwack is the seventh largest city in British Columbia, Canada.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
Cyril Francis Peacock (19 July 1929 – 31 December 1992) was a British amateur racing cyclist who was world champion in 1954.
Daphne H. Wilkinson (born 17 April 1932) is a retired English freestyle swimmer.
David Baillie (June 28, 1928 – November 25, 1977) was a Canadian weightlifter who is best known for earning the silver medal at the 1954 and 1958 Commonwealth Games in the superheavyweight category.
David Fraser Charnley (10 October 1935 – 3 March 2012) was an English lightweight boxer considered to be one of the greatest British fighters in his weight class.
David Rollo Anderson (born 8 April 1932) is an Australian rower who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics, the 1954 Commonwealth Games and in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
David Frederick Hawkins (born 13 December 1933) is an Australian former competition swimmer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.
Dennis Ford (3 February 1931 – 1 January 2009) was a South African swimmer.
Richard Edward "Dick" Garrard, OBE (21 January 1911 – 3 March 2003) was an Australian Olympic wrestler.
Richard Francis Ploog (27 November 1936 – 14 July 2002) was an Australian cyclist.
Sir Donald David Rowlands (17 June 1926 – 18 March 2015) was a New Zealand rower and businessman.
Donald "Don" J. C. Skene (born 1936, Cardiff), is a Welsh former racing cyclist.
Douglas Ivan Hepburn (September 16, 1926 – November 22, 2000) was a Canadian strongman and weightlifter.
Douglas John McDonald (born May 11, 1935) is a Canadian rower who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Earl Alexander of Tunis is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Helen Orr Gordon (10 May 1933 – 5 July 2014), commonly known by her nickname Elenor Gordon and later by her married name Elenor McKay, was a Scottish competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in three Olympics, and Scotland in two British Empire Games.
Empire Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium that stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Eric Gordon Thompson (9 July 1927 – 15 May 1996) was a British Olympic cyclist.
Fearne Ewart (born 20 November 1936) is a British former swimmer.
In the sport of athletics, a four-minute mile means completing a mile run (1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 metres) in less than four minutes.
Gary Arthur Chapman (12 March 1938 – 23 September 1978) was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1950s who won a bronze medal in the 100-metre freestyle at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
Geoffrey "Geoff" Williamson (10 July 1923 – 17 September 2009) was an Australian rower who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
George Park is a Canadian former swimmer.
Gerry Gratton (August 29, 1927 – July 28, 1963) was a Canadian Olympic weightlifting medallist.
Gerry McNamee (born 4 March 1934) is a Canadian former swimmer.
Gillian Sheen (born 21 August 1928) is a British fencer and Olympic champion in foil competition.
Gladys Priestley (born 17 June 1938) is a Canadian former swimmer.
Graham M. Johnston (born 10 July 1930 in Bloemfontein) is a South African swimmer who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Robert Harold Cleghorn (27 December 1912 – 10 October 1996) was a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.
Hastings Park is located in the northeast sector of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in a neighbourhood called Hastings-Sunrise.
Helen Stewart (born 1938) is a Canadian former swimmer.
Ian Epton is a former wrestler from Zambia, which was then the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia.
Irene Margaret MacDonald, (November 22, 1931 – June 20, 2002) was a Canadian athlete, sports executive and broadcaster from Hamilton, Ontario.
Ivan Lund (13 May 1929 – 9 April 1992) was an Australian fencer.
John Allan Doms (22 January 1927 – 22 January 2018) was a New Zealand swimmer.
Jack Stewart is a former diving representative from New Zealand.
John Caldwell "Jack" Wardrop (born 26 May 1932) is a British former competitive swimmer.
James “Jumping Jim” Halliday (19 January 1918 in Farnworth, Lancashire, United Kingdom – 6 June 2007) was an weightlifter from Great Britain.
James "Ham" Pirret (22 February 1915 – 4 December 1976) was a New Zealand lawn bowls player.
Jean Botham (born 12 February 1935) is a British former swimmer.
Jean Hurring (née Stewart, born 23 December 1930) is a former swimmer from New Zealand.
Jim Peters (24 October 1918 in Hackney, London – 9 January 1999 in Thorpe Bay, Essex) was a long-distance runner from England.
Joan Cynthia Harrison (later Breetzke, born 29 November 1935) is a retired South African swimmer who won the 100 m backstroke event at the 1952 Olympics.
John Charles Armitt (23 August 1925 – 4 June 2008) was a wrestler from New Zealand.
John Baird is a former racing cyclist from New Zealand.
William John Brockway (8 October 1928 – 26 July 2009) was a Welsh competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and European championships, and Wales at the British Empire Games, during the late 1940s and 1950s.
John Fethers (4 December 1929 – 30 March 2010) was an Australian fencer.
John Michael Landy (born 12 April 1930) is an Australian retired middle-distance runner and politician.
John Service (4 December 1930 – 1996) was a British swimmer.
John Malcolm Henricks (born 6 June 1935) is an Australian Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
Keevil Daly (21 December 1923 – 28 June 2011) was a male weightlifter, who competed in the light heavyweight class and represented British Guiana, and later Canada, at international competitions.
Keith Harrison (born 28 March 1933) is a former British cyclist.
Kenneth Alan "Ken" Richmond (10 July 1926 – 3 August 2006) was an English heavyweight wrestler.
Kerrisdale is a neighbourhood in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Kerry Ayling Ashby (4 September 1928 – 3 March 2015) was a New Zealand rower.
The lawn bowls competition at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 30 July until 7 August 1954.
Lawrence Kingsley West (born 1935) is a Canadian rower who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Lennox Kilgour (April 15, 1927 – 2004) was a weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago.
Leonard Leisching (born 11 September 1934) is a former boxer from South Africa, bronze medalist at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki sports.reference.com (Retrieved on 13 December 2008) and gold medalist at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lincoln Norman William Hurring (15 September 1931 – 21 April 1993) was a swimmer from New Zealand.
Lord Byng Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the West Point Grey neighbourhood on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lorraine Joyce Thurlow, (born 1 October 1938), née Crapp, is a former Olympic swimming champion representing Australia.
Louis Joseph Baise (born 4 May 1927) is a South African former Olympic wrestler.
Malcolm Collins (born 1935) is an ex-amateur boxer from Cardiff, Wales, who competed in the lightweight division.
Margaret Girvan (born 2 October 1932) is a British former swimmer.
Margaret Gibson McDowall (born 10 January 1936 in Kilmarnock, Scotland), was educated at Kilmarnock Academy and was a member of the Scottish Swimming Team from the age of 14.
Dame Mary Alison Glen-Haig, (née James; 12 July 1918 – 15 November 2014) was a British fencer who competed in four Olympic games in 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960.
Mervyn Thomas "Merv" Wood, LVO, MBE, QPM (30 April 1917 – 19 August 2006) was an Australian rower of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Michael Amberg (25 April 1926 – July 2001) was a British fencer.
Mohammad Din is a former wrestler from Pakistan who competed in many international events, including the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Murray Ashby (12 May 1931 – 18 November 1990) was a New Zealand rower.
Murray Stewart Riley (born 5 October 1925) is an Australian Olympic athlete, who, after leaving a career as a police officer, gained notoriety as a criminal.
Natalie Myburgh (15 May 1940 – 21 January 2014) was a South African swimmer.
The National Film Board of Canada (or simply National Film Board or NFB) (French: Office national du film du Canada, or ONF) is Canada's public film and digital media producer and distributor.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nicholas Barry Menzies Clack (born 17 August 1930) is a British rower.
Nicholas "Nick" Gargano (1 November 1934 – 28 March 2016) was an English boxer, who won the bronze medal in the welterweight division (– 67 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.
Norman Sheil (born 22 October 1932 in Liverpool, England) is a retired racing cyclist who won world pursuit championships for Britain in 1955 and 1958 and rode the Tour de France in 1960.
The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is a non profit organization which hosts an annual 17-day summer fair, seasonal amusement park, and arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Peter Brotherton (born 4 February 1931) in Boston, Lincolnshire, is a former British racing cyclist.
Peter Duncan (born 15 April 1935) is a South African former swimmer.
Sir Peter Heatly, CBE, DL (9 June 1924 – 17 September 2015) was a Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
Piet van Vuuren (6 February 1931 – 2008) is a South African boxer.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ralph Cooperman (16 November 1927 – 22 March 2009) was a British three-time Olympic fencer.
Ray Myland (born 30 July 1927) is an English former wrestler who competed for Great Britain in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Reginald Alexander Douglas (born 19 April 1930) is a former New Zealand rower.
René Paul (20 January 1921 – 16 June 2008) was a British fencer.
Rex Aubrey (born 4 February 1935) is a retired Australian freestyle swimmer.
Robert Fowler (5 December 1931 – 27 December 2001) was a South African cyclist.
Robert John "Bob" Steckle (born August 21, 1930 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a former Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestler from Canada, who competed in three consecutive summer Olympic Games, starting in 1952.
Robert Andrew Wilson (born October 14, 1935) is a Canadian rower who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Rodney Adolphus Wilkes (11 March 1925 – 24 March 2014) was a weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago.
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister (23 March 1929 – 3 March 2018) was a British middle-distance athlete, doctor and academic who ran the first sub-4-minute mile.
Sidney Charles Rand (17 August 1934 – 25 December 2008) was an English rower who competed for Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics and at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
The Colony of Southern Rhodesia was a self-governing British Crown colony in southern Africa from 1923 to 1980, the predecessor state of modern Zimbabwe.
Stanley Herbert Michael Callagher (18 April 1927 – 21 April 2011) was a New Zealand rowing coxswain who won a silver medal at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
Thomas Shardelow (born 11 November 1931) is a South African cyclist.
Thomas Hildred Christie (born 26 March 1927) is a former doctor and rower who represented Great Britain rowing at the 1948 Summer Olympics and twice won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta.
Antony Morgan "Tony" Madigan (4 February 1930 – 29 October 2017) was an Australian boxer and rugby player.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
The Forum (also known as the Exhibition Forum, Vancouver Forum and PNE Forum) is an indoor arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada located on the grounds of the Pacific National Exhibition.
The Vedder River, called the Chilliwack River above Vedder Crossing, is a river in the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. state of Washington.
Verdi "Vern" Barberis (27 June 1928 – 6 January 2005) was an Australian lightweight weightlifter.
Virginia Grant (born 1937) is a Canadian former swimmer.
West Point Grey is a neighbourhood on the western side of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Wilf Greaves (born 7 December 1935) is a Canadian amateur light middleweight and professional light middle/middle/light heavyweight boxer of the 1950s and '60s who as an amateur won the gold medal at light middleweight in the Boxing at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and as a professional won the Canada middleweight title, and British Commonwealth middleweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from, i.e. light middleweight to, i.e. light heavyweight.
The 1950 British Empire Games was the fourth edition of what is now called the Commonwealth Games.
The 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games (Welsh: Gemau Ymerodraeth Prydain a'r Gymanwlad 1958) were held in Cardiff, Wales, from 18–26 July 1958.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
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