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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Heights Collegiate (350 Lodge Avenue, Winnipeg)

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

Opened on 29 August 1957, this 30-room school accommodated students in grades 1 to 9. A 12-classroom and auditorium-equivalent (six classrooms) expansion was added in 1958. This addition, along with the completion of Jameswood School, was part of a divisional $540,000 building program. Based on designs of Smith, Carter, Katelnikoff Associates, the expansion included chemistry and physics labs, commercial room, library, shops, and home-making rooms.

The school closed permanently in June 2007 and its remaining students went to Sturgeon Creek Collegiate, which became known as Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. The former school building was demolished around 2009 to make way for a residential housing development.

Principals

Period

Principal

1957-1958

Ronald Andrew MacIntosh (1926-1999)

1958-1959

Blanche Isabel Megaffin (1894-1975)

1959

James Weir Cowan (1910-1959)

1959-1969

Alfred George Goebel (c1925-2017)

1969-1972

Emile Dupas

1972-1979

Lincoln Lautermilch

1979-1981

John Walter Atamanchuk (1930-2009)

1981-1983

Douglas Ernest Bridge (1921-2015)

1983-1985

Roger Cathcart

1985-1991

Emile Dupas

1990-1993

Wallace Linton

1993-1997

Dorothy Young

1997-2005

Len Harris

2005-2007

Ron Pelletier

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1957-1959

Mary Davies (1906-2001)

1957-1960

Edgar Power Brister (c1911-1961)

1960-1966

Michael “Mike” Spack (1922-2011)

1962-1969

Joyce B. Frame

1966-1967

Gary E. Jones

1967-1969

Lincoln Lautermilch

1969-1970

George Buchholz
Joyce B. Frame

1970-1974

Peter Sawatsky
Joyce B. Frame

1974-1980

Gary Hamilton

1980-1981

John Carlyle

1981-1983

Steve Hyrich

1983-1989

William “Bill” Moore

1989-1990

Glen Bennett

1990-1993

Len Harris

1993-1995

Ray Desautels

1995-1998

Norman Blain
Roberto Gauvin

1998-1999

Roberto Gauvin
Scott Lockhart

1999-2003

Mr. D. Monk
Ron Pelletier

2003-2004

Corrine Barrett Kutcy
Mr. Monk

2004-2005

R. Gilhuly
Elizabeth Matyi
Mr. Monk

2005-2006

J. Buckwold
Mr. K. Dueck

2006-2007

Mr. K. Dueck
C. Simpson

Teachers

Among the teachers of Silver Heights Collegiate were Chester M. Fraser and Abram W. “Abe” Krahn (1959-1969).

Photos & Maps

The former Silver Heights Collegiate, with sign reading “Thanks for the memories[.] Huskies forever”

The former Silver Heights Collegiate, with sign reading “Thanks for the memories[.] Huskies forever” (May 2009)
Source: Google

Site of the former Silver Heights Collegiate

Site of the former Silver Heights Collegiate (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87929, W97.25951
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sturgeon Creek Regional Secondary School / Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (2665 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“6 St. James teachers receive promotions,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1957, page 3.

“Vote Wednesday on St. James schools bylaw,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1957, page 15.

“Tender notice for schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1957, page 37.

A History of Silver Heights Collegiate Institute, 1957-1974 by Mrs. J. Betty Watson, Mrs. Joyce B. Frame, and Mrs. Clara R. Evans. [St. James Assiniboia School Division]

“St. James - Assiniboine School Board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1993, page A11.

We thank the St. James Assiniboia School Division for providing additional information used here.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Kim Nelson, Gary Hamilton, and Arnold Reimer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2018

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