George Genereux Story July 24

Dr. George Patrick Genereux

Gold Medal Olympian, Radiologist, Professor and Illustrator


Dr. George Patrick Genereux who was he?

George Genereux (March 1, 1935 – April 10, 1989) photo courtesy SPL b-8759

George Patrick Genereux (March 1, 1935 – April 10 1989) first came to public attention in 1952 when he received Canada’s only Gold Medal at the Helsinki Olympics on Sunday July 27, 1952. He was only 17 years old.

After competing in two rounds on July 25 and 26, 1952. Genereux was the youngest person to ever receive Canada’s prestigious Lou Marsh Trophy and installed as Saskatoon Citizen of the Year in 1952. Genereux was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on October 31, 1966 and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. He went on to become a radiologist, travelling professor and meticulous illustrator.


Sunday July 24 at 2:00 pm anniversary event
Designing Teams
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Genereux Park Eco-Quest
Afforestation Area Flora and Fauna

George Genereux Park
About this 148 acre afforestation area

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The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas can arrange an eco-tour if you reach out to coordinate a date and time mutually convenient.

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