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No. 87


War
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This Old
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Abandoned
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Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: H. L. Softley School (52 Birchdale Avenue, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

Named for administrator H. L. Softley and opened in September 1970, the school was initially used for education of special-needs people, but for its last nine years hosted classes in kindergarten to grade 3. The facility closed in June 1998. The building was sold to a church congregation which moved its private school here from a location in St. Vital.

Principals

Period

Principal

1970-1977

David Reuben George “Dave” Lawson (1922-2004)

1977-1989

James “Jim” McArthur

?-1998

Charlotte Kaminsky

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87285, W97.13007
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Harry Lorne “King” Softley (1905-1969)

Sources:

“Students find friendship in travel program,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 1981, page 2.

“School staff absent from pool when youth took ill, inquest told,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1989, page 10.

“‘Best school in the world’ closes to end the era of education in Norwood,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1998, page A13.

School division half-yearly attendance reports, Schedule: E 0757, Accession: GR 1196, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2017

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