Dunbar, Jack - 1988

Dunbar, Jack - 1988

Jack Dunbar

Boxing Builder, Calgary

Inducted in 1988


Jack Dunbar fought 120 bouts including ten matches as a professional boxer. After World War II, he moved to Calgary where he founded the Bowness Community Association Boxing Club in 1950. He served as its President and Director of Sports for 15 years. Jack Dunbar was recognized as an Honourary Lifetime Secretary of the Alberta Amateur Boxing Association for the outstanding contributions he had made to the organization. He was the manager of the National Boxing Club for ten years. His interest in boxing is demonstrated through his commitment to the National Boxing Club, Bow Mont Boxing Club, Board of Boxing and Wrestling Commission, Alberta Winter Games, Western Canada Summer Games and the 1983 Canada Winter Games. Jack Dunbar received the Calgary Booster Club Sportsmen's Honoured Athletic Leader Award. He was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1986.