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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Andrew Mynarski VC School (1111 Machray Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Built in 1954 and opened officially in September 1955, the Andrew Mynarski VC School honours Victoria Cross recipient Andrew Charles Mynarski. It had originally been planned to be named Lord Tweedsmuir School in recognition of the Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940. The decision was reversed after great public protest and petitions from Joseph Zuken, Alexander Turk, William J. Sisler, and throngs of veterans and North End citizens. An opening ceremony on 10 November 1955 featured an RCAF fly-by, Mynarski’s mother, and five of the six aircrew members from Mynarski’s last flight, including Rear Gunner Pat Brophy who Mynarski had saved at the loss of his own life.

The original school building had 15 classrooms, an auditorium, gymnasium, and service rooms. An additional four classrooms were added in 1960-1961 and another addition was made in 1965. The northeast corner of the school lot was sold in 1963 for construction of a community library.

Principals

Period

Principal

1955-1970

Orville Ernest Holmes (1905-1987)

1970-1973

John Edward Dack (1912-1984)

1973-1975

Henry Trevor “Harry” Edwards (1921-2017)

1975-1988

Thomas “Tommy” Springman

1988-1990

Jim Duncan

1990-1993

Terry McLean

1993-1998

John Jack

1998-2004

?

2004-2007

Mike Babb

2007-?

?

?-2014

G. Bouchard

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1955-1956

Miss E. Arnott, J. Derewianko, J. Dorfman, J. A. Hall, F. Hastings, Mrs. J. Jackson, J. Kereluk, Miss I. Koop, Miss J. Miskolcy, J. Mozel, P. Mudrey, R. Romalis, Alexander J. Smaluk

1956-1957

J. Dorfman, D. R. Dougherty, H. Funk, F. Hastings, Mrs. M. Jackson, Cornelius J. Jaenen, J. Kereluk, Miss L. Koop, Miss J. Law, A. Magnusson, Miss J. Miskolcy, J. Mozel, P. Mudery, P. Rooney, E. Simms, Miss G. Sivertson, Miss V. Webber, Miss D. White

1957-1958

Elementary Department: Miss G. Alsop, Miss M. E. Bjornson, H. DeJersey, D. McKinnon. Intermediate Department: J. Dorfman, H. Funk, F. Hastings, Bernice G. Hearn, Cornelius J. Jaenen, Miss J. Law, A. Magnusson, J. Mozel, P. Mudery, P. Rooney, Miss G. Sivertson, Miss V. Webber, Miss D. White

1958-1959

Elementary Department: Miss M. A. ?, Mrs. G. M. Patterson, Miss A. Stech, Miss D. Whyte. Intermediate Department: Miss M. Bjornson, H. DeJersey, Mrs. I. Dackman, H. Funk, F. Ha?, Bernice G. Hearn, Mrs. J. Law, A. Morganson, J. Mozel, P. Mudery, P. Rooney, Miss G. Sivertson, Miss V. Webber

1959-1960

Intermediate Department: Miss S. Bilsk, G. Blou?, H. DeJersey, Dr. M. Golubchuk, F. Hastings, Bernice G. Hearn, J. T. Kragbo, Mrs. J. Law, A. Magnusson, A. O. McConkey, Miss H. McLeod, J. Mozel, P. Mudery, L. S??nema, Miss G. Sivertson, Miss A. Stech, Miss V. Webber, G. G. Weldon

1960-1961

Intermediate Department: Miss S. Bilyk, G. Bloudoff, Miss P. Choslovsky, Miss E. M. Lavender, Miss J. Law, Miss B. Leitch, M. L. Loadman, A. Magnusson, J. Martens, M. M. Lot, J. Mozel, P. Mudery, J. Nolan, M. J. Patterson, Miss M. Pittarsill, J. Rafknelson, M. Shklanka, Miss G. Sivertson, Miss A. Stech, R. D. Thiessen, Miss I. Toews

1961-1962

Intermediate Department: Miss S. Bilyk, A. D. Bradshaw, Miss P. Choskrvsky, Miss L. Dickson, F. Froese, Miss J. Law, Miss B. Leitch, A. Magnusson, J. Martens, M. M’Lot, J. Mozel, J. Nolan, M. J. Patterson, Miss M. Pittareill, Mrs. C. Queen, J. Rafknelson, Miss A. Stech, R. D. Talessen, Miss I. Toews, Miss D. Uman, L. E. Walker

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Intermediate Department: G. Andrusco, L. Baron, Miss S. Bass, Miss S. Bilyk, Miss J. Gillis, J. Hunt, A. Magnusson, Mrs. P. Marks, J. Martens, E. L. McClinton, E. Melnyk, F. Mikolayenko, D. W. Munro, Miss P. Off, M. J. Patterson, Miss M. Pittarelli, Mrs. N. Poldevin, J. Rafknelson, F. G. Schick, Mrs. S. Souchay, Miss A. Stech, Miss I. Toews

1964-1965

?

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

Secondary Department: R. Advice, L. Baron, R. Baron, V. Bonin, G. Calder, Mrs. J. Carnegie, D. Debrinsky, S. Fossaner, M. Harris, F. Loewen, A. Magnusson, J. Martens, Miss D. Morris, P. Mudery, J. Patterson, Miss M. Pittarelli, R. Sawchuk, Miss N. Schmidt, Miss A. Stech, Miss M. Wiebe

1967-1968

Secondary Department: R. Advice, L. Baron, V. Bonin, G. Calder, Miss B. Deyman, D. Dobrinsky, S. Fossaner, Miss E. Kohut, W. Kollsynyk, F. Loewen, A. Magnusson, J. Martens, P. Mudery, M. Openshaw, Miss M. Piattarelli, C. S. Rosznik, R. P. Sawchuk, Miss N. Schmidt, T. D. Shewan, D. R. Smorang, Miss A. Stech, J. Weber

1968-1969

R. Advice, L. Baron, V. Bonin, D. Dobrinsky, R. J. Dooley, Miss A. Gryz, Miss E. Hayward, F. Loewen, A. Magnusson, J. Martens, Mrs. A. McIntyre, Miss K. E. McKay,P. Mudery, N. Nightingale, Miss M. Paslowski, J. Patterson, W. J. Rhoda, C. S. Rocznik, Miss N. Schmidt, Miss A. Stech, Mrs. F. Waugh, J. Weber, Miss E. Yacula

Photos & Maps

No photo is available for this site. If you can provide one, please contact us at webmaster@mhs.mb.ca

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93557, W97.16453
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Charles Mynarski (1916-1944)

Sources:

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

School division half-yearly attendance reports, Archives of Manitoba.

“Hero’s school open; big crowd attends,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 November 1955, page 3.

“Choice of Principals divides trustees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1973, page 3.

“Majority like idea of school meal plan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1974, page 85.

“School to get portrait of war hero Mynarski,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1977, page 3.

“Taxi owner flags Star for new venture,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1989, page 24.

“Principals express concern for students,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Northern Edition, 19 March 1989, page 4.

“McLean new Principal,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Northern Edition, 8 July 1990, page 3.

“Division tackes racism ‘head-on’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1993, page A13.

“Police surround junior high school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 Oct 1995, page A5.

“Black community honours achievers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1998, page A2.

“Principal vacancies filled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 2004, page B10.

“Mynarski name was a tough sell,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 2006, page B3.

“Trans fats banned in schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2007, page A6.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2017

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