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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dakota Collegiate (661 Dakota Street, Winnipeg)

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This St. Vital School Division facility opened its doors in September 1963. Officially opened by Education Minister George Johnson on 11 March 1964, and known originally as the Dakota Collegiate Institute, it is now known merely as Dakota Collegiate.





David Alexander “Dave” Downie (1921-2014)


Walter Nowosad (1918-2003)


George Jersak (1936-2015)


Wayne Ruff




Jill Mathez


Among the teachers of Dakota Collegiate was Harold David Christie.

Photos & Coordinates

Dakota Collegiate

Dakota Collegiate (October 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83522, W97.10965
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Teen tidings,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1963, page 30.

“New teaching ways to be tried out on returning students,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1963, page 3.

“Collegiate opening,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1964, page 28.

“St. Vital School Div. No. 6,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1981, page 44.

“A return to old values,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South Edition, 29 May 1988, page 1 & 4.

“St. Vital parents find allies on board in flap over principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1995, page A3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 December 2019

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