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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrison High School / Harrison Junior High School (415 Queens Avenue, Brandon)

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The 12-classroom Harrison High School (commemorating long-time teacher Lily Amelia Harrison) on Queens Avenue in Brandon was designed by the Winnipeg firm of Smith Carter Searle and Associates. It was opened officially on 31 May 1961 at a ceremony attended by MLA Reginald Otto Lissaman, Deputy Minister of Education Bernice Scott Bateman, Acting Mayor Gilbert Box, School Board Chairman Arwid Lindenberg, architect Ian McKenzie Brown, and Walter Erickson representing the Pearson Construction Company.

In 1974, the building was reconfigured as a Junior High (Middle) School.





Morley Fraser Sparrow (1915-1979)


Donald Wilford Cullen (1932-1983)


Martin Dmytro Chalaturnyk (1920-2011)




Peter J. Caryk (1931-1991)





Martin Dmytro Chalaturnyk (1920-2011)


Gordon Henderson




Mr. Brown


School Year



A. Korzeniowski, Miss H. Overton, Mrs. G. Searle, B. Thorkelson, Mrs. R. Wilken


N. Brown, Michael P. Czuboka, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, A. Korzeniowski, J. S. Lambie, A. Manteuffel, R. McDonald, Miss R. Wilken, David Wilson


Clarence Bender, Miss M. Bowen, N. Brown, Michael P. Czuboka, Otto Funk, A. Hickling, William Hicks, L. Jackson, Mrs. M. Johnson, A. Manteuffel, R. McDonald, Jack Senchuk, Mrs. R. Wilken, David Wilson


Clarence Bender, Ronald Borotsik, Roy Crawford, Michael P. Czuboka, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, William Hicks, Miss Sarah Klassen, Ronald Kostynuik, Jack Senchuk, Harold Stewart, David Wilson


Ronald Borotsik, Roy Crawford, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, William Hicks, Mary Hume, Miss S. Klassen, Ronald Kostynuik, Terence Mitchell, Miss I. Mymko, Gerald Rattai, Jack Senchuk, H. Stewart, David Wilson


Ronald Borotsik, Roy Crawford, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, Mrs. Helen Hanlin, Mary Hume, Ronald Kostyniuk, Mrs. Irene McNabb, Terence Mitchell, Gerald Rattai, Jack Senchuk, James Skinner, Paul Staley, David Wilson


A. Bachlan (grade 9), Peter Coughlin (grade 10), William Wallace Cutforth (grade 10), Aubrey Ferris, Miss Marjorie Fitton (grade 11), William Gordon Frazer (grade 10), Mrs. H. Hanlin (grade 9), Mary Hume, A. Klassen (grade 11), R. Le Neal (grade 10), John Senchuk (grade 12), J. Skinner (grade 11), K. Ure (grade 9), Miss M. Wilby (grade 9), David Wilson (Grade 12)




Mr. Clement, William Wallace Cutforth, Mrs. Eggerer, Mr. Ferris, Miss Marjorie Fitton, William Gordon Frazer, Mr. Friesen, Mrs. Goucher, Mr. Henson, Mary Hume, Mr. Kalushka, Mr. Lee, Mrs. McCullogh, Mr. Moyles, Jack Senchuk, Mr. Stewart, K. Ure, Mrs. Wiebe, Mrs. Wiens


William Wallace Cutforth, Mrs. Dolff, Mr. Feser, William Gordon Frazer, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Mr. French, Mr. Friesen, Mrs. Goucher, Miss Henderson, Mr. Kalushka, Mrs. McCullough, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Moyles, Mr. Reid, Jack Senchuk, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Ure, Mrs. Wiebe


Mr. Borotsik, Mrs. Dolff, Mr. Feser, William Gordon Frazer, Mr. French, Mr. Friesen, Mr. Kalushka, Mr. Kinney, Mr. Kristalovich, Mr. Matheson, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Moskal, Mr. Olmstead, Mr. Sametz, Jack Senchuk, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Szakacs, Mr. Ure, Mrs. Wiebe

Photos & Coordinates

Harrison High School

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83031, W99.94153
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Smith Carter and Katelnikoff / Smith Carter Architects and Engineers / Architecture49

Manitoba Business: Pearson-Burleigh Construction Company / Pearson Brothers Construction / Pearson Construction Company

Memorable Manitobans: Ian McKenzie Brown (1928-1974)


“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1960, page 43.

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

“6,000 Brandon students go back to work on Tuesday,” Brandon Sun, 3 September 1960, page 12.

“Miss Harrison has a big day,” Brandon Sun, 1 June 1961, page 3.

“Staffs listed for new term,” Brandon Sun, 2 September 1961, page 12.

“14 newcomers among 66 high school teachers,” Brandon Sun, 28 August 1962, page 10.

“71 teachers will staff high schools,” Brandon Sun, 21 August 1963, page 15.

“High school list at 76,” Brandon Sun, 19 August 1964, page 23.

“22 new faces for city,” Brandon Sun, 20 August 1965, page 22.

“Forty teachers new to staff,” Brandon Sun, 23 August 1966, page 15.

“Retired Principal reflects on 34-year school career,” Brandon Sun, 21 August 1979, page 33.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Catherine Harley.

Page revised: 9 May 2023

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