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Canada’s Greatest Athlete

Fans and friends of Gene Kiniski, Canada’s Greatest Athlete, got together at Kiniski‚Äôs Reef Tavern in Point Roberts yesterday for what was the unveiling of the “Kiniski Experience”. Hosted by Sportsnet 650 radio’s James Cybulski, the afternoon was spent looking at memorabilia, and sharing stories from Kiniski’s colourful past in the professional wrestling world. Gene’s sons, Nick and Kelly gave a family’s perspective of the man, and friends shared some wonderful stories. Also at the event was author Steven Verrier, who recently released a biography on the wrestling legend, titled “Gene Kiniski, Canadian Wrestling Legend”, who spoke about writing the book. It’s hard to believe, but Gene passed away 9 years ago. The tribute will be a permanent display at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern, 1334 Gulf Road in Point Roberts Washington. A must see for old time wrestling fans.