By Evan Midford, Website & Social Media Coordinator

Guy Simonis passed away on October 6, 2022. He was 91. Read an In Memoriam for Guy here.

In 1969, Simonis helped found the Manitoba Amateur Sports Federation as its founding president. His biggest contribution to sport was the development of a sport lottery, Sportstoto, in 1971, laying the groundwork for today’s multi-million dollar lottery support system for sport.

Our heartfelt condolences to Guy’s family and friends. Read more on his influential Manitoba sport-building career on his Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member page.