Historic Sites of Manitoba: Angus McKay School (850 Woodvale Street, Winnipeg)

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Built in 1953 in the East Kildonan School District, the school was named for North Kildonan councillor Angus Matheson McKay and opened on 1 November 1953. The building was expanded in 1958 by the firm of Smith Carter Katelnikoff Architects, and again by the same firm in 1960, a six-classroom addon with movable walls that allowed for two classrooms to become an assembly hall. The new wing was officially opened on 23 October 1960 by East Kildonan School Board Chairman L. A. McMahon. A further addition was made in 1974 on designs of Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors.





Louise May Hudson Dunnett (1903-1993)


David Stewart Small (1913-2003)




Peter Franz Klassen (1922-2004)




Mosie Nicholas “Moe” Tobin (1933-2007)




Mary Oliver




Judy Vermette




C. Qua


Among the teachers of Angus McKay School was Jim Ladoski.

Photos & Coordinates

Angus McKay School

Angus McKay School (September 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93405, W97.10460
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Memorable Manitobans: Angus Matheson McKay (1862-1953)


“Schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1953, page 24.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1957, page 15.

“School tender notices,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1957, page 42.

“Notice of tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1959, page 31.

“To open wing,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 1960, page 9.

“Jottings from the business world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1960, page 66.

“Tender notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1960, page 37.

“McKay school tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1963, page 19.

“To hear Principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 November 1967, page 22.

“Tender notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1974, page 40.

“Volunteer grandparents loving it,” Winnipeg Free Press Community Review North/Northeast, 30 August 1995, page 3.

“Community spirit,” Winnipeg Free Press Neighbours Northeast, 3 September 2003, page 1.

We thank Ted Fransen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 November 2023

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