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Historic Sites of Manitoba: John Taylor Collegiate (470 Hamilton Avenue, Winnipeg)

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In October 1963, local voters approved a proposal to construct a new high school, named in commemoration of local settler John Taylor, in this area of Winnipeg to alleviate overcrowding at Westwood Collegiate. The proposal had a budget of $984,000 and called for a structure containing 24 classrooms, four science laboratories, three commercial rooms, three home economics rooms, three industrial arts rooms, a library and guidance rooms, two music and audio-visual rooms, an art room, and an auditorium. The architectural firm of Herman and St. Lawrence was hired and the Winnipeg Construction Company commenced construction in March 1964.

Teachers at Westwood Collegiate were given the option of transferring to the new John Taylor Collegiate, along with Vice-Principal Doug Bridge, for the fall of 1964. Five teachers accepted the offer along with eleven new teachers. The first year of operation had five grade 9 classes, four grade 10 classes, and one grade 11 commercial class.

Principals

Period

Principal

1964-1981

Douglas Ernest Bridge (1921-2015)

1981-1990

John Walter Atamanchuk (1930-2009)

1990-1994

Christopher Shaughnessy O’Grady (1939-2017)

1994-1996

?

1996-1998

Elizabeth Kozak

1998-2004

?

2004-2006

Glen L. Bennett

2006-2015

?

2015-2016

Scott Lockhart

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1969-1970

Mr. N. Maxwell

1970-1971

Jack Carnegie
Roseanne Keyes

1971-1972

Jack Carnegie

1972-1973

Wally Linton

1973-1977

Abram William “Abe” Krahn (1923-2016)

1977-1978

Wally Linton
Abram William “Abe” Krahn (1923-2016)

1978-1979

Wally Linton
William “Bill” Moore

1979-1980

William “Bill” Moore
Don Loadman

1980-1983

William “Bill” Moore
John Carlyle

1983-1985

Ross Narick
Glen Bennett

1985-1986

Glen Bennett

1986-1987

Gary C. Hamilton
Thaddeus Edward “Ted” Witoski (1932-2014)

1987-1988

?

1988-1989

Fred Bilous
William “Bill” Cann
Gary C. Hamilton

1989-1990

William “Bill” Cann
George Dyker
Gary C. Hamilton

1990-1992

William “Bill” Cann
Gary C. Hamilton

1992-1993

William “Bill” Cann
Richard “Dick” Monk

1993-1996

?

1996-1998

Richard “Dick” Monk

1998-2005

?

2005-2006

Daniel MacNeil
Thomas Tarrant

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1964-1965

Claude Desrosiers, Paul Granovsky, Norm Houck, Gerry Moore, John Proudfoot

1965-1990

?

1990-1991

Klaus Albrecht, Ollie Bate, Gladys Bodnarus, Frank Boehm, Donald Breakey, Steve Cara, Brent Corrigan, Jim Cumming, Ms. M. Davis-Figley, Doreen Docking, Hardy Enns, Catherine Froese-Klassen, Bob Gardner, Roger Gateson, Ron Gurba, John Gushuliak, Hilary Hanson, David Johnson, Wilf Jones, Corinne Barrett Kutcy, Linda Liberta, Lorne Lisik, Raymond MacDonald, Randy Marchinko, Linda McEwen, Don Mills, John Nedecky, Gary Nunn, Lawrence Overby, Barry Palmer, Steven Park, Bonnie Robertson, Cathy Risk, Al Saunders, Victor Sawatzky, Spencer Schell, Ross Shaver, Carol Simpson, Tom Smith, Peter Spencer, Jim Stewart, Tom Trosky, Phil Vermeulen, Joan Whyte, Rick Wilcosh

1991-1992

Ollie Bate, Gladys Bodnarus, Frank Boehm, Donald Breakey, Steve Cara, Brent Corrigan, Jim Cumming, Ms. M. Davis-Figley, Doreen Docking, Hardy Enns, Catherine Froese-Klassen, Roger Gateson, Ron Gurba, John Gushuliak, David Johnson, Wilf Jones, Corinne Barrett Kutcy, Lorne Lisik, Raymond MacDonald, Randy Marchinko, Linda McEwen, Don Mills, Waheed Mustapha, John Nedecky, Gary Nunn, Lawrence Overby, Barry Palmer, Steven Park, Cathy Risk, Spencer Schell, Ross Shaver, Carol Simpson, Tom Smith, Peter Spencer, Jim Stewart, Tom Trosky, Phil Vermeulen

1992-1993

Ollie Bate, Gladys Bodnarus, Frank Boehm, Donald Breakey, Steve Cara, Brent Corrigan, Jim Cumming, Mr. Ed Davis, Doreen Docking, Hardy Enns, Catherine Froese-Klassen, Roger Gateson, Ron Gurba, David Johnson, Wilf Jones, Corinne Barrett Kutcy, Linda Liberta, Lorne Lisik, Raymond MacDonald, Randy Marchinko, Mary McCormick, Linda McEwen, Don Mills, Waheed Mustapha, John Nedecky, Gary Nunn, Lawrence Overby, Barry Palmer, Steven Park, Spencer Schell, Ross Shaver, Carol Simpson, Jim Stewart, Tom Trosky, Phil Vermeulen

1993-2005

?

2005-2006

Kristy Adamyk, Kevin Borthistle, Donald Bradford, Kim Carter, Shawn Cathcart, Tim Francis, Julie Fraser, Catherine Froese Klassen, Rhonda German, Keith Goetz, Darcee Gosselin, Teresa Hallas, Elsebeth Hansen-Kriening, Thomas Johnson, Mark Kutcy, Lisa Laubenstein, Cristien Lyons, Randy Marchinko, Gavin McLachlan, Jean Morgan, Desiree Narvey, Joanne Nikitas, Joe Oczerklewicz, Paula Olko, Melanie Paragg, Ellen Paxton, Catherine Risk, Carl Rohringer, Rhonda Rokosh, Lorna Rothwell, Robert Schrofel, Tara Shepherd, Maureen Steinfeld, Larry Switzer, Rick Wiebe, Anne Williams

Among the other teachers of John Taylor Collegiate were David J. McDowell and James Norman Houck.

Photos & Coordinates

John Taylor Collegiate

John Taylor Collegiate (May 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89088, W97.31280
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

A History of John Taylor Collegiate, 1964-1975, St. James Assiniboia School Division.

Obituary [James Norman Houck], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 2010.

We thank Mari-Jean Nachtigall and Dorothy Young for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2020

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