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Mr. Sing received his basic education in Portage, where in Grade 9 and 10 he won proficiency trophies, and in Grade 11 the .Isblster Scholarship. He furthered his educational ambitions by going to Wesley College and the University of Manitoba for his B.A. The next step toward his climb for a successful career was as a student of law under C. C. Miller, Q.C., and he graduated as an LL.B. without attendance at Law School in 1940. He was called to the Bar and admitted as solicitor the same year. On Dec. 28, 1960, he had the honor of being appointed Q.C. He was Acting Crown Attorney of the C.J.D. 1958-59.
During World War II, Charles W. Sing served our country well as a Flying Officer, and records of his contributions to sports, education, health and welfare, and St. Mary's 1<1 Prairie Anglican Church since that time are too numerous to mention. However, a few should be mentioned for historical records:
He has been Patrol Leader, Troop Leader, Cubmaster, Scout master, Group Committee Chairman, District Commissioner, As sistant Provincial Commissioner (South-East Manitoba), member of Manitoba and North-West Ontario Provincial Council and Canadian General Council, and Boy Scouts Association. He is a King's Scout, and is the proud possessor of a long service medal with two bars, as well as a medal of merit; he is past president and honorary Solicitor of the Children's Aid Society of Central Manitoba; he is past Presiden t of the Partage la Prairie Branch, and a member of the Provincial Council St. John Ambulance, and was admitted by Her Majesty the Queen as serving brother Order of St. John on May 27, 1959. In 1966 he was promoted to Officer; he is past Secretary- Treasurer and trustee of the Portage School Board and also was Secretary-Treasurer of Manitoba Urban School Trustees Associ ation on formation; he is past President of St. Mary's Bible class and A.Y.P.A. and is a member of the Vestry, St. Mary's la Prairie Anglican Church. Many more things could be added, such as his participation in sports, etc.
Mr. Sing married a former school-mate and is the father of two children, a boy and a girl.
Bruce Miller, Q.C., LL.B. was born in Portage la Prairie, De cember 3rd, 1930, and was educated here through to junior matricu lation. When in Grade XI he had the honor of winning the Governor General's medal for proficiency. For Senior Matriculation he went to Port Hope, Ontario, in 1949; then on to university in United College, Winnipeg, in the Spring of 1950.