Richard Quinton '42, (SJCS) Athlete
Richard Quinton graduated from St. John's College School in 1942 before attaining his Chartered Accountancy Degree, which would later serve him well in the family business, Quinton's Cleaners. Richard's golfing passion was predominantly established during his 50 years at Niakwa Country Club, where he held the course record for many years, and 25 years as a member of The Royal and Ancient (St. Andrews) of Scotland. A Niakwa Champion and Manitoba Senior Champion twice, he founded the Mundie Putter and Senior Putter leagues, established to strengthen competitive golf in Manitoba at a local and national level. Along with being an avid hockey player, Richard also excelled in paddling with the Winnipeg Canoe Club, winning the Manitoba singles in 1947, senior fours in 1946 and 1947, and the 65 mile Le Voyageur paddling race three times (once with his brother, Paul). His paddling career would culminate in an appearance at the Olympic Trials.