Hall of Fame - Builder Category

George Phillips

Hall of Fame - Builder Category
Track & Field
Award Date
May 7, 2011
École Secondaire Kelvin High School

Legion Athletic Camps – George Phillips was a long time educator in the Winnipeg School Division retiring as Principal of Kelvin High School.  This leader was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame this past October, and is best known from his involvement with the Legion Athletic Camps which he helped found in 1962 and is held at the International Peace Gardens near Boissevain. He remains the driving force behind the success of the camp.  George also conducted numerous track and field clinics throughout Rural Manitoba and was a key organizer of the Red River Relays held regularly at the Winnipeg Arena. In the 1950’s and 60’s George organized a mobile track and field clinic which traveled throughout the province. He coached for over 50 years, and to this day still dedicates all his time to the Legion Athletic Camps. In the 1970’s he received a plaque from the Governor – General for his involvement with sport.