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Steven Saul Rifkin


Born at Selkirk, son of Harry Rifkin (c1893-1973) and Freda Rifkin (?-1963), he married Barbara Ann Permack at Rosh Pina Synagogue on 19 August 1956. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with BEd (1961) and BA degrees, and enrolled in post-graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. An educator, he served as the Principal of Napinka School (1953-1954), Vice-Principal of Selkirk Collegiate, and a teacher (1959-1963, Chemistry and Science), Vice-Principal (1963-1964), and Principal (1964-1968) of Transcona Collegiate. He also was the founder and Night Principal of Transcona’s first Adult Education School (1963-?) and Principal of Wayoata School (1968-1969) and Regent Park School (1969-1975).


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

Engagements, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1956, page 35.

“Bachelor of Education,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1962, page 28.

Obituary [Freda Rifkin], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 1963, page 28.

“Former Selkirk man Principal at Transcona,” Selkirk Enterprise, 2 September 1964, page 1.

Obituary [Harry Rifkin], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1973, page 38.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 February 2019

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