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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mission Gardens School / Bernie Wolfe Community School (95 Bournais Drive, Winnipeg)

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Built in 1976, this Transcona-Springfield School Division school was originally named Mission Gardens School and opened to students on 4 January 1977, with pupils transferring from temporary lodging at Regent Park School. It was renamed for Deputy-Mayor Bernard Rodolph “Bernie” Wolfe upon its official 25 May 1977 opening attended by Division Chairman George Marshall, Superintendent Vera Derenchuk, Principal Glen Hammond, and Bernie Wolfe. The school hosts a bilingual English-Ukrainian program and community spaces including a swimming pool, theatre, and library.

Principals

Period

Principal

1976-?

Glen Hammond

?-2001

?

2001

Keith Morrison

2001-2014

?

2014-?

A. Zarrillo

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

?-?

Maureen Audrey McLeod (1934-1992)

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Mission Gardens School / Bernie Wolfe Community School

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89043, W97.04290
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Rodolph “Bernie” Wolfe (1922-2014)

Sources:

From Slate to Computer in the Transcona-Springfield Area 1873-1983 by Nan Shipley, 1983, page 349.

Obituary [Maureen Audrey McLeod], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1992, page 29.

“English-Ukrainian bilingual program,” Transcona Views, November 2001, page 30.

“Bernie Wolfe School 25th anniversary,” Transcona Views, March 2002, page 15.

Transcona: Celebrating 75 Years of Community, 1911-1986 by the Transcona 75th Jubilee Committee, Betty Ann Watts, ed., 1986. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F 5649.T73 TRA]

School History, River East Transcona School Division.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 February 2020

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