News Normie Kwong Passes Away

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    As the Great "China Clipper" sails away into history, he leaves behind a legacy of achievement unmatched by those who would have mocked him for his origins, and who would have denied him the very opportunity to claim success that they themselves would have merely claimed as a birthright.

    A magnificent credit not only to his own race, (because that accolade would only serve to diminish the man with insufficient recognition of the breadth of his accomplishment), but even more so a wonderful Calgarian, Albertan, as well as a great Canadian, who has left us all better than we would have been without him.

    I cannot think of greater praise that would befit any of us.

    May God bless and keep you, Normie Kwong.


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    So, this is who this is.
    Saw his name in this book on eBay.

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    This may sound like a a stupid question but, what did he do?
    I'm guessing he he was in the stampeders management?
     
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    He played before my time, but the man was a legend, both on and off the field:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Kwong


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    Basically helped pull the stamps out of the first of our "dark ages" and then hired and eventually turned the reigns over to Wally Buono.
     
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    The man has quite a resume. He accomplished quite a lot
    on and off the field.

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    Those uniforms were very basic back then.
    eskimoes uniforms of today.more yellow than gold.
    The pants and helmet are like a brass color.
     

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