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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Collegiate Institute (251 Kent Street, Virden)

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

High school classes were originally held in the Virden Public School building. Eventually, a separate building was constructed by the Virden Consolidated School District at a site on the south side of town along highway 257. In 1959, it was purchased from the school district by the Fort La Bosse School Division and formed the basis of the Virden Collegiate Institute. The building was later demolished and replaced by a gymnasium.

Principals

Period

Principal

1948-1953

Duncan Hector Stewart (1912-1999)

1953-1957

Edgar John Jarvis (1894-1972)

1957-1962

Richard R. “Dick” Partridge (1922-1990)

1962-1965

Norman S. Toms (?-?)

1965-1967

William T. Brownlee

1967-1970

Alfred R. Brooks

1970-1973

Matthew Kawchuk

1973-2000

?

2000

Bruce Macdonald

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1952-1953

Miss Helen Bridgett, Miss Isabella Dryden, Mrs. H. Levineway (Homemaking), Miss Betty Marcus, Miss Edith Moody, Mr. Harold Rudy (Boys Manual Training)

1953-1954

Alden Irving Slawson (grade 8)

1954-1955

Alden Irving Slawson (grade 8)

1955-1956

Florence Jean McQuarrie (grade ?), Alden Irving Slawson (grade 8)

1956-1957

Iola Armstrong (grade 8), Jean L. Chapple (grade 5), Bernice Violet Coulthard (grade 6), Cyril Henry Howard (grade 8), Florence Jean McQuarrie (grade 9), Geraldine Norah Poersch (grade 5), Janet Isobel Reid (grade 6), Elizabeth Grace Shoemaker (grade 7), Alden Irving Slawson (grade 9), Sylvia Zwick (grade 7)

1957-1965

?

1965-1966

Miss D. Backman, Miss Helen E. Bridgette, A. R. Brooks (business), Conna Burnett (business), Isabella Dryden (business), Diane Fisher, W. S. Grant, D. K. Hunter, R. M. McBain, Mrs. J. K. McGill, Glen McKinnon, Edith Moody, Delores Myers, Miss A. Nelson, M. A. Parker, Ian Whyte

Photos & Maps

The former Virden Collegiate building

The former Virden Collegiate building (November 1985)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, HRR4369.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84298, W100.92501
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden School No. 144 / Mary Montgomery School (Ninth Avenue South, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goulter School (200 Queen Street East, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Junior High School (447 Princess Street West, Virden)

Sources:

“Fifty teachers hired in Virden,” Brandon Sun, 1 September 1965, page 11.

Hometown Virden: Pioneers and Progress by Virden Millennium History Book Committee, 2000, pages 69-70.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Daily Registers, GR0466, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Daily Registers, GR2065, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2018

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