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No. 87


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Memorable
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Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Charleswood Collegiate Institute / Charleswood Junior High School (505 Oakdale Drive, Winnipeg)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

The Charleswood Collegiate Institute opened in September 1955 in a newly constructed building at the corner of Hedley Avenue (now Grant Avenue) and Oakdale Drive. Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Northwood, Chivers, Chivers, and Casey, the school initially housed 115 students and six teachers. Student enrollment had risen to nearly 200 by 1959, and the school was doubled in size during 1960. There were 563 students by 1967, and some students attended classes at the nearby Royal School. Later, a new wing was added to the school, along with a new gymnasium.

The school closed in June 1982, after which senior students went to Shaftesbury High School or Oak Park High School. The building became a school for middle-years students.

Principals (Collegiate)

Period

Principal

1955-1958

Ernest Friesen Reimer (1909-1999)

1958-1959

William Peters

1959-1963

William Moore (1914-1983)

1963-1966

Donald Melvin Muir (1924-1997)

1966-1968

John Saxby “Jack” Oliver (1910-1992)

1968-1973

Orval Alexander Refvik (c1933-2015)

1973-1975

Robert M. Chaiko

1975-1977

Howard J. Holtman

1977-1982

Edward L. Green

Teachers (Collegiate)

Teacher

Subject(s)

Year(s)

Robert Donald “Bob” Ainslie (c1944-2016)

Science

1973-1976

James William Aitchison

History, French

1955-1956, 1966-1967

Doris Alexander

?

1966-1967

Robin Allison

English

1981-1982

Dwenda Arnold

History

1981-1982

Ms. J. Atkins

Library

1975-1978

Peter Bachewich

Physics, Science

1966-1968

Joseph Baetsen

Science

1976-1981

Clare T. G. Bailey (?-1999)

Guidance

1967-1975

Joy Bamford

English, French, Art

1978-1982

Mr. Bilyk

?

1969-1970

John Bock

Physics, Guidance

1964-1969

Gordon W. Bradley

Geography

1969-1972

Garth C. Bradley

English

1971-1982

Kyle Breitkreitz

Business Education

1977-1982

Constance Margaret Webster “Connie” Brooks (1915-1995)

French

1969-1970

Rosemary Burden

Geography

1967-1968

Gaye Burgess

English, Drama

1974-1980

Miss D. Burns

Home Economics

1960-1962

Miss G. Burns

?

1966-1967

Ms. B. Bursewicz

English

1971-1974

Miss J. Butcher

Physical Education

1971-1974

Simone Cameron

English

1979-1982

Mr. Chaze

Languages

1980-1981

Thomas Crew

English

1981-1982

Baldur Danielson

Chemistry

1967-1968

Nicholas “Nick” Danyluk (1918-2003)

Mathematics, Business Education

1967-1977

Mr. Davidson

?

1969-1970

Miss D. Denbow

Home Economics

1964-1965

Stanley Alexander Didkowski (1929-2016)

Mathematics

1960-1962

Lynne Downey

Literature, English, Physical Education

1961-1962

John Duchominsky (1906-1977)

?

1957-1958

Mr. P. Dufort

French

1967-1968

Sally Durham

Mathematics

1964-1967

Stanley Dychko

Industrial Arts

1964-1966

Nick Dyck

Physical Education

1980-1982

Mrs. C. Earp

Home Economics

1966-1968

Mr. H. Eisner

Shops

1969-1972

James Feasby

Science

1977-1982

Ms. Ferrante

Physical Education

1980-1982

Mr. J. R. Forrester

Geography, Science

1955-1960

Mr. Ray A. Forsyth

?

1964-1966

Carol German

Physical Education

1975-1976

Paul Gluck

Acting Vice Principal

1975-1976

James Gosman

History, Geography

1978-1982

Ms. L. C. Gould

English

1971-1972

Mrs. Grant

?

1973-1974

Ms. S. Grant

Home Economics

1977-1979

Mrs. K. Gray

Mathematics, Social Studies

1964-1968

W. Gray

?

1966-1967

Theodore Greenberg (?-?)

Business Education

1969-1982

Mrs. J. Haid

Guidance

1967-1968

Miss M. Hall

Physical Education

1967-1968

Donald James Stewart Hall (1934-2006)

History

1969-1976

Mrs. M. Harley

?

1964-1965

Mrs. M. Hathaway

Business Education

1964-1974

Winnifred L. Chable Hawkes (1917-2005)

Business Education

1970-1981

Mrs. J. Henderson

?

1964-1966

Lynn Herman

Home Economics

1974-1975

Mrs. Rita Hettig

Business Education

1980-1982

Mr. J. Hjalmarson

Science, Chemistry, Vice Principal

1960-1967

Mr. J. O. Hood

English

1966-1982

Norman Houck

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Physical Education

1958-1962

James Christopher Robin Houston (1934-1989)

Biology

1962-1982

Loretta Humeniuk

Physical Education

1980-1982

Miss Hunter

?

1969-1971

Ron Hutsel

Science

1981-1982

Barry Johnson

English, Geography

1970-1982

Mr. H. Johnson

?

1966-1967

Mr. R. Johnson

Mathematics, Physics

1971-1972

Mrs. Johnson

?

1973-1974

Mr. H. Jordine

?

1966-1967

Mr. T. Kanwal

?

1965-1966

Ms. K. Kennard

English, Drama

1978-1979

Metro Koroscil

Mathematics

1969-1982

Walter A. Kostiuk

Mathematics

1956

Mr. V. Kozak

Chemistry

1965-1971

Mr. B. Kroeker

English

1965-1968

Mrs. E. Lambkin

Commercial

1965-1970

Mr. V. Lange

History

1974-1975

Patricia Anne Larson

French

1956-1957

Archie W. Lee

English, Latin

1960-1970

Boris Edward Benjamin Lefteruk (1937-2010)

Library

1966-1977

Mr. D. Lewis

Industrial Arts

1966-1968

Miss A. Loader

?

1965-1966

Miss Los

?

1970-1971

Gerry Macdonald

Mathematics, Physics

1964-1965

Robert Madhosingh

Physics

1973-1982

Mrs. M. Malcolmson

Home Economics

1965-1968

Miss C. Manning

Business Practice

1960-1962

Mr. Marcou

French

1977-1978

Mardy Marshall

Physical Education

1974-1980

Friedrich Wilhelm Martens

Mathematics, Physical Education

1956-1957

Harry Alfred Martin (c1931-1999)

Physics, Vice Principal, Library

1964-1975, 1977-1982

Leonard Boris Matiation

Chemistry, Vice Principal

1969-1982

John D. Mayers

Shops

1971-1975

Mrs. P. McCartney

French

1969-1972

Beulah Beryl McNevin (1896-1963)

English Literature, Composition

1955-1962

Archibald Martin “Archie” McNicholl (1907-1977)

History, Biology, Geography

1956-1962

Mrs. McNiven

?

1969-1970

Mr. L. A. Miller

Science, Mathematics

1961-1962

Mr. B. W. Miller

English

1971-1972

Mrs. Miller

?

1969-1971

Miss M. Milton

Home Economics

1965-1968

Mrs. Diane Mitenko

Mathematics

1964-1968

Ernest Molgat

French

1966-1968

Douglas Montgomery

Physical Education

1976-1980

Denise Moore

Library

1979-1982

Janet Louisa May More (1896-1986)

Library

1963-1967

Murray R. Nagler

History, Geography

1971-1982

Mrs. V. Neilson

English

1970-1972

Mrs. Elizabeth Lois Norquay

French, Mathematics

1955-1956

Ms. L. Nosted

Home Economics

1978-1979

Mrs. H. Olafson

French Composition, Literature

1959-1968

Marie Orr (1948-1999)

French

1969-1979

Richard Ottenbreit

English, French

1976-1978

Roland Otto

Social Studies, Occupational Entrance

1966-1982

Audrey Partaker

Business Education

1975-1981

Miss I. Paul

?

1966-1967

Ms. S. Perry

?

1976-1977

Abe Petkau

Physics

1964-1966

Patricia Pluchinske

Home Economics

1973-1982

Alfred Posaluko

Social Studies, History, Geography

1964-1972

Mr. J. Refvik

?

1964-1967

Orval Alexander Refvik (c1933-2015)

English

1964-1966

Miss E. Reynolds

Commercial

1964-1965

Mrs. E. Richardson

English

1967-1971

Glenn Ristock

Industrial Arts

1966-1982

Pam D. Rivalin

Mathematics, Physical Eduation

1971-1982

Mr. D. Robertson

English

1967-1974

Mr. B. Robson

?

1976-1977

George Rubenfeld

French, Music

1958-1967

Mr. R. Russell

Science

1969-1972

Mrs. J. Russell

Typing

1961-1962

Monty Schoen

Band

1974-1975

Alvin Semenek

Science, Mathematics

1969-1982

Mrs. C. Shepp

Home Economics

1969-1972

Kenneth Sheppard

Guidance

1976-1982

Don Simms

Social Studies, History

1976-1981

Margaret Sisson

Home Economics

1979-1982

Miss Skauge

Music

1975-1976

Brian Smitten

English, Resource

1974-1982

Adelynne Mary Sniezek (1929-2007)

Science, History, Geography

1965-1978

Richard Spradbrow

Physical Education

1964-1968

David Staren

Languages

1980-1982

Marilyn Stein

Languages

1980-1982

Ms. M. Stein

Home Economics

1974-1976

Sam Steindl

Drafting, Mathematics

1969-1975

Mrs. M. Stewart

?

1965-1966

Mr. J. Stokotelny

Industrial Arts

1960-1966

Peter Susky

?

1964-1965

Mr. Tabachnick

?

1969-1970

Mr. R. Tallin

Health, Science, Physical Education

1961-1962

Henry I. Thiessen

Chemistry, Mathematics

1956-1957

Colin Turnbull

Shops

1974-1982

James Alfred Turner (1912-1960)

?

1960

Robert John Tracy Turner (1946-2011)

Physical Education

1967-1982

Mrs. Turner

?

1973-1974

Mrs. G. Tweed

Literature

1964-1965

Mrs. Wadsworth

?

1973-1975

Ms. P. Waroway

?

1976-1977

Ms. J. Warrack

Mathematics

1975-1976

Mr. J. W. Watt

Mathematics

1966-1972

Chet Wells

Industrial Arts

1964-1965

Ken W. Wensel

Mathematics

1971-1982

Noni Whiteway

Home Economics

1977-1982

Peter Thomas Wiebe

Social Studies, Health, History

1955-1968

Mrs. Williams

?

1970-1971

Graham Hunter Wilton (1950-1983)

Shops

1973-1982

Mrs. A. Yaciuk

Home Economics

1969-1972

Miss N. Ziolkoski

Home Economics

1969-1974

Principals (Junior High)

Period

Principal

?-2004

Xavier Abrioux

2004-2008

Iain Riffel

2008-?

Stan Hall

Teachers (Junior High)

No information.

Photos & Maps

Charleswood Collegiate

Charleswood Collegiate (circa 1965)
Source: Oakwood, Charleswood Collegiate Yearbook, 1966-1967. [Charleswood School Library]

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85893, W97.27024
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary [Robert Donald Ainslie], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 2016.

We thank the librarians of the present-day Charleswood School, who have carefully preserved most of the yearbooks from Charleswood Collegiate, from which lists of principals and teachers were compiled. Additional information was provided by Tini Denton, Marlene Driver, Marcy Driver, Jane Fudge, Judith Gaminek, Janice Goldsborough, Carol Hansen, Nathan Kramer, Ron Schwartz, and Bill Stevens.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, a member of the 1977 graduating class from Charleswood Collegiate.

Page revised: 7 July 2018

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