April 18: Camp Hughes an historic site; CFL's founding father; Hespeler dies.

April 18, 1994 - La Rivière Canadian Pacific Railway Station in La Rivière MB is designated a provincial heritage site.

April 18, 1994 - Camp Hughes Military Training Site near Carberry is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

April 18, 1940 - Clifford Pennington is born in Winnipeg. He was a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen that won an Olympic Silver Medal at Squaw Valley in 1960.

April 18, 1904 - G. Sydney Halter is born in Winnipeg. A lawyer by trade, he was the driving force behind the creation of a single Canadian Football League. At its founding convention in Winnipeg in 1956 he was elected the CFL’s first commissioner and served for ten years.

April 18, 1921 - Wilhelm Hespeler dies in Vancouver. A German businessman, he established and nurtured many of Manitoba's original German Mennonite communities.

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