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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maple Leaf School (251 McIvor Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Built for the North Kildonan School District No. 2116 at a cost of $35,000, the four-classroom Maple Leaf School opened in 1956. Based upon architectural drawings of Ward & Macdonald, six more classrooms and an auditorium were added in 1961 at a cost of $160,000. It later became part of the River East School Division. An expansion in 1974 included a ten-class open area, gymnasium, theatre, multi-purpose room, staff lounge, science laboratory, offices and storage rooms, and a double kindergarten room. The original four-room portion of the school was gutted and the previous auditorium was renovated and turned into the new library.

Principals

Period

Principal

1956-1966

None

1966-1968

Guenter Strempler

1968-1971

Mosie Nicholas “Moe” Tobin (1933-2007)

1971-?

Bob Harris

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1956-1960

Hedwig Margaret Billson Strand (1908-2003)

1960-1963

Helen Hopko

1963-1966

Jacob David Reimer

1966-1967

?

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1956-1957

Oscar John Epp (grade 5), Patoricia J. Kelln (grade 2), Ida Penner (grade 1) Hedwig Margaret Strand (grades 3-4)

1957-1958

Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Hedwig Margaret Strand (grades 3-4)

1958-1959

Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Thuridur Olafson (grades 3-4), Hedwig Margaret Strand (grades 5-6)

1959-1960

Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Thuridur Olafson (grades 3-4), Hedwig Margaret Strand (grades 4-5)

1960-1961

Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Helen Hopko (grade 4), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Hope Kristine Paulson (grade 3)

1961-1962

Joseph Ramon Bahr (grade 5), Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Helen Hopko (grade 6), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Ruth Elizabeth Nikkel (grade 3), Joyce Ann Schinkel (grade 4)

1962-1963

Joseph Ramon Bahr (grade 5), Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Helen Hopko (grade 6), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Ruth Elizabeth Nikkel (grade 3), Joyce Ann Schinkel (grade 4)

1963-1964

Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), William Alex Lebedeff (grade 6), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Susie Pauls (grade 5), Jacob David Reimer (grade 7), Joyce Ann Schinkel (grade 4), Toby Star (grade 3)

1964-1965

Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Herma Jenny Keyzer (grade 5), William Alex Lebedeff (grade 7), Lillian Susanna Morgan (grade 1), Susie Pauls (grade 6), Jacob David Reimer (grade 8), Joyce Ann Schinkel (grade 4), Elaine Marianne Toews (grade 3)

1965-1966

Herma Jenny Keyzer Gibson (grade 5), Annie Colville Douglas Henderson (grade 2), Olga Kormilo (grades 1-2), William Alex Lebedeff (grade 7), Susie Pauls (grade 6), Jacob David Reimer (grade 8), Joyce Ann Schinkel (grade 4), Rosella Schroeder (special education), Elaine Marianne Toews (grade 3), Alida Zaal (grade 1)

1966-1967

Alida Zaal de Jonge (grade 1) Reinhard Fershau (grade 7), Herma Jenny Keyzer Gibson (grade 5), William Alex Lebedeff (grade 8), Joanne E. Reimer (grade 2) Joyce Ann Schinkel (grade 4), Guenter Strempler (grade 6), ? (grade 3)

Photos & Coordinates

Maple Leaf School

Maple Leaf School (August 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Maple Leaf School

Maple Leaf School (September 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.95197, W97.07034
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Collegiate Institute / Maple Leaf School (Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maple Leaf School No. 83 (Morden)

Sources:

Birth registrations [Hedvig Margaith Billson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Manitoba School Records Collection, River East School Division No. 9 (Maple Leaf School) - Daily Registers, GR8245 , Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, River East School Division No. 9 (Maple Leaf School) - Daily Registers, GR9482 , Archives of Manitoba.

“Car overturns, farmer killed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1944, page 4.

“North Kildonan to vote on school bylaw,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1960, page 13.

“Tenders - Addition to Maple Leaf School,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 February 1961, page 18.

Obituary [Margaret Strand], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2003, page C14.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Jim Smith, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2019

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