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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. James Collegiate (1900 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Before the St. James Collegiate building was constructed, high school students from this area of Winnipeg attended classes at Britannia School or Linwood School. On 24 February 1951, School Inspector E. D. Parker laid the cornerstone for a new building at this site, along with Education Minister W. C. Miller, School Board Chairman T. B. Findlay, and St. James Mayor R. F. Wightman. In 1993, the eastern wing of the facility was renamed as George Waters Middle School

Principals

Period

Principal

1917-1918

Janet Gibson Morton (?-1964)

1918-1920

Theodore J. Watts (1864-?)

1920-1922

Hugh William Watson (1872-?)

1922-1930

Duncan McDougall (1870-1947)

1930-1947

John Henry Hall (1881-1950)

1948-1965

Victor Glen Clark (1900-1982)

1965-1966

Ronald Andrew MacIntosh (1926-1999)

1966-1975

Laurence B. “Larry” Friesen

1975-1978

Dennis Neil Stefanson (1939-2010)

1978-1981

Laurence B. “Larry” Friesen

1981-1985

John Proudfoot (?-2013)

1985-1987

Roger E. Cathcart

1987-1990

Christopher Shaughnessy O’Grady (1939-2017)

1990-1991

Wallace “Wally” Linton

1991-1995

Gordon Tovell

1995-1998

L. Glen Bennett

1998-2005

Gregory Mutter

2005-2007

Dawn Hicks

2007-2015

?

2015-2016

Lorelei Steffler

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1951-1952

Blanche Isabel Megaffin (1894-1975)

1952-1956

Blanche Isabel Megaffin (1894-1975)
Christiana Elizabeth “Chris/Christine” Carson (1906-1988)

1956-1959

Christiana Elizabeth “Chris/Christine” Carson (1906-1988)

1959-1963

?

1963-1964

Laurence B. Friesen
Hazel Mathieson

1964-1969

?

1969-1970

Wallace “Wally” Linton
Hazel Matheson

1970-1972

George Derenchuk
Hazel Matheson

1972

George Derenchuk
Victor Wieler

1972-1973

Karl Bachmann
George Derenchuk
George Dyker

1973-1974

Karl Bachmann

1974-1975

Karl Bachmann
Noel Maxwell

1975-1980

Noel Maxwell

1980-1981

Roseanne Keyes

1981-1982

Arnold Reimer

1982-1983

Arnold Reimer
Hardy Enns

1983-1986

Dorothy Y. Young
Hardy Enns

1986-1989

Glen Bennett
Richard “Dick” Monk

1989-1990

Len Harris
Richard “Dick” Monk

1990-1991

Richard “Dick” Monk

1991-1992

George Dyker

1992-1994

Gregory Mutter

1994-1995

?

1995-1996

Brett Lough

1996-1997

Donna Nentwig

1997-1999

Dawn Hicks

1999-2005

?

2005-2006

Michael Wake

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1955-1956

Margaret M. Bell, Edgar P. Brister, Miss Christine E. Carson, Laurence B. Friesen, Alfred G. Goebel, Mrs. Ruth E. Gordon, Mr. C. H. Gorrie, Mrs. Margaret Hill, Miss Esther M. Jeffrey, Mrs. J. Kenney, Mrs. Lily Karlowsky, Marianne Lewy-Lingen, Peter E. Lewis, Ronald MacIntosh, Hazel Mathieson, Mr. H. R. McAllister, Mrs. J. McNamara, Miss J. Merlevede, Victor Peters, Miss Phyllis E. Rankin, Kristjan B. Sigurdsson, Eldon G. Simms, Eric Sozansky, Fabien J. Tremblay

1956-1957

?

1957-1958

?

1958-1959

?

1959-1960

?

1960-1961

?

1961-1962

?

1962-1963

Norm Larsen, ?

1963-1964

Mrs. M. Doris Alexander, Mrs. Alford, Ms. Ashmore, Mr. Bachman, Mr. Barber, Mr. Barne, Miss Bell, Mr. Blue, Mr. Bobbie, Miss Cooper, Mr. Dyker, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Goodridge, Miss Grobb, Mr. Horodyski, Mrs. Ivanoff, Miss Jarvis, Miss Jeffery, Mr. Jersak, Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. Lahaie, Mrs. Lamont, Mrs. Levine, Norm Larsen, Mr. Lautermilch, Mr. Lockhart, Mrs. Mackenzie, Mr. McAllister, Mr. McLachlan, Miss Merlevede, Mr. Murray, Miss Nicholson, Miss Park, Mr. Penner, Miss Rankin, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Rose, Mr. Sozansky, Mrs. Stevenson, Miss Wood, Mrs. Yarwood

1964-1965

Norm Larsen, ?

1965-1966

Norm Larsen, ?

1966-1967

?

1967-1968

?

1968-1969

?

1969-1970

?

1970-1971

?

1971-1972

?

1972-1973

?

1973-1974

?

1974-1975

?

1975-1976

?

1976-1977

?

1977-1978

?

1978-1979

?

1979-1980

?

1980-1981

?

1981-1982

?

1982-1983

?

1983-1984

Mrs. Yvonne Albrecht, Brian Armstrong, Gary Arnason, Karl Bachman, Miss Lori Bachewich, Ed Bailey, Mrs. Marg Banasiak, Mrs. Ollie Bate, Mrs. Dorothy Blackwell, Mrs. Peggy Blake, Mrs. Judy Bradley, Mrs. Kristin Butcher, Mark Carlow, Tom Cherveny, Ms. Margaret Crowe, Mrs. Joan Dary, Ed Davis, Tom Dercola, Mr. Dorge, Al Dueck, Ken Ferg, William “Bill” Fisher, Ron Gushuliak, Gary Gutoski, Mrs. Jean Hall-Jensen, Mrs. Patricia Hamilton, Miss Bernice Hart, Dr. Lorne Hoag, Steve Hyrich, Mike James, Brian Kaleta, William “Bill” Kearns, Roman Kopchuk, Donald Krampetz, Willie Kutcher, Mrs. Linda Liberta, Gordon McLeod, Ms. Barbara Melnychuk, George Merrick, Ron Mousseau, Robert Orr, Ms. Jane Paulson, Mrs. Bernadette Phillips, Miss Susan Picard, Jim Preston, Robert Rummery, Ken Skryba, Tom Tylka, Ernie Warkentin, Jim White, George Zacharias

1984-1985

Mrs. Yvonne Albrecht, Miss Lori Bachewich, Ed Bailey, Donald Barton, Mrs. Ollie Bate, Mrs. Peggy Blake, Mark Carlow, Tom Cherveny, John Cooke, Ms. Margaret Crowe, Ed Davis, Tom Dercola, Al Dueck, Leslie Ewacha, Jim Feasby, Ken Ferg, William “Bill” Fisher, Mrs. Gerishipam, Gary Gutoski, Mrs. Jean Hall-Jensen, Miss Bernice Hart, Ms. Dawn Hicks, Ms. Marj Hignett, Vic Hooper, Steve Hyrich, Mike James, Brian Kaleta, Roman Kopchuk, Donald Krampetz, Mrs. Linda Liberta, Gordon McLeod, Robert Orr, Ms. Jane Paulson, Mrs. Bernadette Phillips, Jim Preston, Laurie Shier, Paul Stein, Robert Rummery, Ken Skryba, Tom Tylka, Ernie Warkentin, Ms. Shirley Weinstein, Ms. May White, Jim White, Mrs. Alene Whitlaw, George Zacharias

1985-1986

Mrs. Yvonne Albrecht, Brian Armstrong, Miss Lori Bachewich, Ed Bailey, Donald Barton, Mrs. Dorothy Blackwell, Mrs. Peggy Blake, Mark Carlow, Tom Cherveny, John Cooke, Ms. Margaret Crowe, Ed Davis, Tom Dercola, Al Dueck, Leslie Ewacha, Jim Feasby, Ken Ferg, Mrs. Jean Hall-Jensen, Miss Bernice Hart, Paul Havixbeck, Ms. Dawn Hicks, Ms. Marj Hignett, Steve Hyrich, Mike James, Brian Kaleta, Roman Kopchuk, Donald Krampetz, Willie Kutcher, Mrs. Linda Liberta, Mrs. Debbie McLeod, Gordon McLeod, Don Mochnacz, Robert Orr, Mrs. Bernadette Phillips, Ron Phillips, Miss Susan Pickard, Jim Preston, Mrs. Frieda Psooy, David Schioler, Laurie Shier, Mrs. Shirley Stefanson, Paul Stein, Ken Skryba, Tom Tylka, Ernie Warkentin, Ms. Shirley Weinstein, Jim White, Mrs. Alene Whitlaw, Blaine Workman, George Zacharias

1986-1995

?

1995-1996

Jan Aarnio, Stephen Atamanchuk, Lori Bachewich, Dale Baydock, Peggy Blake, Don Bradford, Tom Dercola, Al Dueck, Jim Feasby, Nick Hanuschuk, Bernice Hart, Paul Havixbeck, Dawn Hicks, Michael James, Brian Kaleta, Don Krampetz, Patty Lohr, Rick McKay, Gordon McLeod, Kathy Melnyk, Paula Olko, Robert Orr, Linda Scott, Laurie Shier, ken Skryba, Steve Skrynyk, Wendy Tapping, Derek Thorsteinson, Maria Triolo, Debbie Webb, Anne Williams

1996-1997

Stephen Atamanchuk, Dale Baydock, Peggy Blake, Paul Cerilli, Lori (Currie) Edwards, Tom Dercola, Al Dueck, Les Ewacha, Jim Feasby, Nick Hanuschuk, Bernice Hart, Paul Havixbeck, Dawn Hicks, David Ingram, Michael James, Brian Kaleta, Don Krampetz, Rick McKay, Gordon McLeod, Kathy Melnyk, Paula Olko, Robert Orr, Bob Patterson, Michael Reimer, Linda Scott, Laurie Shier, Ken Skryba, Steve Skrynyk, Wendy Tapping, Derek Thorsteinson, Maria Triolo, Debbie Webb, Anne Williams

1997-1998

Linda Allan, Gita Allen, Alison Atamanchuk, Lori Bachewich, Dale Baydock, Paul Cerilli, Karen Curtis, Tom Dercola, Lori (Currie) Edwards, Jim Feasby, Tim Francis, Sherri Gregorash, Nick Hanuschuk, Bernice Hart, Ron Henderson, Tammy Hogue, David Ingram, Leah Jones, Brian Kaleta, Ryan Kangas, Don Krampetz, Jeff Laping, Rick McKay, Gordon McLeod, Lindsey May, Kathy Melnyk, Paula Olko, Robert Orr, Bob Patterson, Will Peters, Tim Rafter, Michael Reimer, Cathy Risk, Tony Scarpino, Linda Scott, Laurie Shier, Ken Skryba, Derek Thorsteinson, Maria Triolo, Debbie Webb, Anne Williams, Ian Willows, Glynis (Gordon) Zubec

1998-1999

Linda Allan, Gita Allen, Lori Bachewich, Dale Baydock, Paul Cerilli, Karen Curtis, Tom Dercola, Darren Deserrano, Lori (Currie) Edwards, Tim Francis, Sherri Gregorash, Nick Hanuschuk, Bernice Hart, Ron Henderson, Tammy Hogue, David Ingram, Leah Jones, Brian Kaleta, Ryan Kangas, Don Krampetz, Jeff Laping, Tammy MacLeod, Rick McKay, Gordon McLeod, Lindsey May, Kathy Melnyk, Robert Orr, Cathy Risk, Tony Scarpino, Laurie Shier, Ken Skryba, Kristy Stefanson, Derek Thorsteinson, Anne Williams, Alison (Atamanchuk) Wong, Glynis (Gordon) Zubec

1999-2005

?

2005-2006

Lori Bachewich, Susan Barron, Dale Baydock, Kari Bergmuller, Candace Block, Debra Bohonos, Lorne Carson, Paul Cerilli, Patrick Connolly, Thomas Dercola, Lori Edwards, Dwayne Green, Bernice Hart, Brian Hayward, David Ingram, Ryan Kangas, Lauree Kopetsky, Heidi Letkeman, Adam Lister, Potoula Locken, Marcella Mansaray, Lindsey May, Gordon McLeod, Jeffrey Memka, Cynthia Mitchell, Jorge Rivero-Vallada, Tony Scarpino, Christopher Sculthorp, Kenneth Skryba, Douglas Still, Derek Thorsteinson, Candace Yaholkoski

Teachers listed for the period from 1995 to 1999 may include ones for grades 7 and 8 teaching at George Waters Middle School.

Among the other teachers of St. James Collegiate were Chester M. Fraser, John Francis Goodwin, Raymond Labelle, and George Florence.

Photos & Coordinates

St. James Collegiate, north (Portage Avenue) elevation

St. James Collegiate, north (Portage Avenue) elevation (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Government Photographs (CH 0267), GR10030, WG-7-5.

St. James Collegiate, north (Portage Avenue) elevation

St. James Collegiate, north (Portage Avenue) elevation (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Government Photographs (CH 0267), GR10030, WG-7-5B.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87817, W97.22072
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. James School No. 7 / Linwood School (266 Linwood Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Photo caption, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1951, page 3.

“Address List, Municipal School District of St. James No. 7,” St. James Assiniboia School Division.

St. James Collegiate, 25th Anniversary, 1951-1976. [St James Assiniboia School Division]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and Dorothy Young.

Page revised: 6 May 2020

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