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Russ Gourluck

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Russ Gourluck
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Educator, historian, author.

After a 33-year career as a teacher and principal in Manitoba’s public school system, including Happy Thought School, in retirement he pursued a life-long interest in writing. His books received Margaret McWilliams Awards in 2004, 2006, 2010, and 2012. His work for the 2008 book Encyclopedia of Manitoba received an award from the Association for Manitoba Archives.

His published works included the following books:

  • A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg (2004)
  • Going Downtown: A History of Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue (2006)
  • Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of the Winnipeg Tribune (2008)
  • The Mosaic Village: An Illustrated History of Winnipeg’s North End (2010)
  • Silver Screens on the Prairie: An Illustrated History of Motion Picture Theatres in Manitoba (2012)

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Greetings from Winnipeg: Views of a Changing City
Manitoba History, Number 55, June 2007

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