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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
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Abandoned
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Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Selkirk Collegiate Institute / Selkirk Junior High School (516 Stanley Avenue, Selkirk)

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

In April 1956, construction began for a new high school in Selkirk to replace the previous Selkirk Collegiate building. Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Prain and Ward, and built at a cost of $240,000, the frame, concrete, block, and brick-exterior facility contained ten classrooms along with a commercial room, laboratory, and auditorium. When classes began in September 1956, initial enrollment was 218 students, and the new building was occupied around October of that year. In 1971, high school students moved to the newly-constructed Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and this building became a Junior High School.

A monument on the school grounds was built between 1966 and 1967 by the staff and students of the Selkirk Collegiate Institute to commemorate Canada’s centenary of Confederation.

Principals (Selkirk Collegiate Institute)

Period

Principal

Before 1947

See Devonshire Collegiate Institute

1947-1958

John Clayton Stewart (1906-1990)

1958-1960

William Wallace Cutforth (1910-1996)

1960-1966

Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)

1966-1967

C. C. Whitoher

1967-1969

William “Bill” Regehr (1931-2016)

1969-1971

E. Dyck

After 1971

See Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School

Principals (Selkirk Junior High School)

Period

Principal

1971-2014

?

2014-?

Ms. K. Friesen

Teachers (Selkirk Collegiate Institute)

School Year

Teachers

1947-1950

?

1950-1951

Margaret Anderson (Vice-Principal), Anna B. Chambers, Louis Maurice, Mrs R. L. McDonald, Miss B. E. Nelson, George Sim, Miss A. Sozanky, James D. Stephen

1951-1952

Margaret Anderson, M. Borody, E. V. Cooke, Louis Maurice, Mrs. R. L. McDonald, George Sim

1952-1953

Margaret Anderson (Vice-Principal), H. H. Jorginson, Louis Maurice, J. McDonald, J. C. Michael, E. E. Nelson, A. Pelachty, M. T. Sheehan, J. D. Stephen

1953-1954

Margaret Anderson (Vice-Principal), Mrs. J. Chalmers, Miss F. M. Heler, D. M. Kent, Mrs. J. McDonald, Jean Michael, Miss B. E. Nelson, Miss T.M. Sheehan, and Mr. C. B. Tyler

1954-1955

Margaret Anderson (Vice-Principal), J. A. Brody, Jean Michael, Miss H. M. Heler, D. M. Kent (Grade 7), Mrs. J. McDonald (Grade 8), Miss B. E. Nelson, Miss M. T. Sheehan, Mr. C. B. Tyler (manual training)

1955-1956

Margaret Anderson (Vice-Principal), J. A. Brody, Miss F. M. Heler, D. M. Kent, B. Mandell, Mrs. J. A. McDonald, Jean Michael, A. R. Miller, Miss M. T. Sheehan

1956-1957

Margaret Anderson, Mrs. Ruth Gordon, K. Kihan, Mrs. J. McDonald, Jean Michael, F. Scarding, M. Stokoteiny (physical education), Valerie Tedd (home economics), Mr. C. B. Tyler (industrial arts), L. E. Wiess

Teachers (Selkirk Junior High School)

No information.

Photos & Maps

Commemorative monument in front of Selkirk Junior High School

Centenary of Canadian Confederation commemorative monument in front of Selkirk Junior High School (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.14413, W96.88406
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Vote for school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1955, page 3.

“Tenders - New Selkirk High School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1956, page 31.

“218 enrolled as new collegiate opens in Selkirk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1956, page 52.

“Selkirk teacher goes to bat for teenagers” by John Clayton Stewart, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1957, page 40.

“Vocational teachers required,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1970, page 54.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2017

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