Tony Tascona played as an under age player at midget and juvenile levels, then played junior with Elmwood Giants and St. Boniface Native Sons. Tony was with the Brandon Greys in 1948 when they won the Manitoba Senior Baseball title, and then for the next season went to Winnipeg Reos. Tony was a good fielder, hitter, and excellent bunter. Tony was also a strong hockey player, but he left sports as a young man to pursue a career in art. Tascona has received many awards for artistic endeavors. Tony became a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996.