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Russ Gourluck

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Russ Gourluck
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Educator, historian, author.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, son of William “Bill” Gourluck (1916-2019), his 33-year career as a teacher and principal in Manitoba’s public school system included service at Happy Thought School (1983-?). In retirement he pursued a life-long interest in writing with five books: A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg (2004), Going Downtown: A History of Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue (2006), Picturing Manitoba: Legacies of the Winnipeg Tribune (2008), The Mosaic Village: An Illustrated History of Winnipeg’s North End (2010), and Silver Screens on the Prairie: An Illustrated History of Motion Picture Theatres in Manitoba (2012).

His books received Margaret McWilliams Awards in 2004, 2006, 2010, and 2012. His work for the 2008 book Encyclopedia of Manitoba received an award from the Association for Manitoba Archives.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Greetings from Winnipeg: Views of a Changing City
Manitoba History, Number 55, June 2007


Obituary [William Gourluck], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 2019, page 29.

Page revised: 7 May 2023

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