Acton’s Noble Knight Sir Donald Mann

Donald-MannPublished in Sideroads of Halton Hills
Special thanks to Jim Waldbusser

Familiar names hold a history that enriches our sense of home and deepens the feeling of belonging.

Sir Donald Mann had an Acton park named after him, as well as the Mann Cup, the trophy emblematic of senior lacrosse supremacy in Canada. These gestures honour the memory of a local boy who achieved fame and fortune, and who was knighted in 1911 for his achievements.

When Mann was born in 1853, Canada had yet to become a nation (1867) but he was destined to be one of its architects by helping to build the railway that would unite the country from coast-to-coast.

Starting out as a seminary student, Mann never abandoned his spiritual beliefs, but soon realized his true calling as an entrepreneur, after working in lumber camps in Ontario and … DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE

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