fred morris birthday

Many great people share Nov. 13 as their birthday. 

Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish writer, was born on Nov. 13, 1850. His works included Treasure Island, Jekyll and Hyde, and the Child’s Garden of Verses. He died on Dec. 3, 1894.

Bruce Hudson was born on Nov. 13, 1928. In 1946, Bruce was the center in the Tribune’s All Scholastic High School Football Grid team. His Gordon Bell team lost 9 to 6 to Isaac Newton in the high school final at Osborne Stadium. In junior baseball, Bruce was an all-star catcher. 

He played on many championship baseball teams. They included the 1946 Rosedale Juveniles, the 1949, and 1950 Rosedale Juniors, and the 1951, ‘53, and ‘55 St. Boniface Native Sons Seniors. Bruce was the face of the Strathcona Curling Club. He won the 1961 Grand Aggregate, at the Manitoba Bonspiel with 18 straight wins. Between 1964 and 1967, his team made four straight appearances in the Manitoba final. Hudson, Hersh Lerner, and Terry Braunstein were known as the Big Three. Bruce won the 1964 and 1967 Manitoba championships. Both times, he narrowly missed winning the Brier. In 1981, he won the Seniors. 

Bruce served curling in many capacities. In 1967/68, he was president of the Manitoba Curling Association. He was a colour commentator on curling broadcasts. He served as president of the Pine Ridge Golf Club. In 1991, he played on Manitoba’s Senior Golf Team.

Bruce is a member of the Curling (1994), and Baseball (2003) Halls of Fame. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association, and the Pine Ridge Golf Club. He died on October 8, 2016. 

Gilbert Perreault was born on Nov. 13, 1950. He led the Montreal Junior Canadiens to the 1969 and 1970 Memorial Cups. He was drafted first in the amateur draft by the Expansion Buffalo Sabres. He was a member of the French Connection line with Rene Robert and Richard Martin. In 1975, the Sabres made the Stanley Cup Finals losing to the Philadelphia Flyers. He scored 512 regular season goals. He won the Calder Trophy in 1971, and the Byng in 1973. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Sabres have retired his number 11.

Quarterback Drew Willy was born on Nov. 13, 1986. He set records in both high school and college. He was part of three championship teams: the 2008 University of Buffalo, winners of the MAC championship; the 2010 Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL; and the 2013 Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Rough Riders. In 2014, he joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During his three years with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers he won four top performers of the week awards. 

Cindy Lamaroux and Fred Morris.

Cindy Lamoureux was born on Nov. 13, 1991. In 2016, she defeated an incumbent NDP MLA in the riding of Burrows. In 2017, she became the youngest person in Manitoba history to run for a Manitoba political position. She led on the first ballot only to lose by eight votes on the second ballot. In 2019, she switched to the Tyndall Park riding. She increased her margin of victory, defeating another NDP incumbent. As an MLA, she has spoken up for immigrants and the provincial nominee program. She was first to advocate for a senior’s advocate. She has campaigned for improved conditions for people in long term care facilities. She regularly communicates with her constituents by meeting them at a MacDonald’s.

I was born on Nov. 13, 1950, at 4:21 AM at the Arlington Street Grace Hospital.

Fred Morris describes himself as a political activist and sometime political candidate.