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Late author Paul Quarrington to have new Toronto ice rink named after him

TORONTO - Late author and musician Paul Quarrington is set to be honoured with a new ice rink in Toronto.

The decorated author of "Whale Music" died of cancer in 2010 when he was just 56.

The Paul Quarrington Ice Rink/Splash Pad at Sherbourne Common will be dedicated with a free, all-ages afternoon event on Feb. 22.

Quarrington won the Stephen Leacock Award for his hockey novel "King Leary," as well as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Writers' Trust of Canada's Matt Cohen Prize.

He was also once shortlisted for the Giller but lost out to Alice Munro.

Quarrington also won a Genie Award for best original screenplay for his film "Perfectly Normal," and he also fronted the roots band Porkbelly Futures.

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