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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bannatyne School No. 1549 (360 Wallasey Street, Winnipeg)

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Designed by local architect J. N. Semmens and completed in December 1911, the school commemorated school trustee William Bannatyne. The three-storey, colonial-style building of red brick and white columns had eight classrooms situated on its first and second floors, with a gymnasium / assembly room on the third floor. It also had a library, manual training room, domestic science room, staff room, Principal’s office, and an office for the St. James School Board. An annex with two classrooms, a small gymnasium and a Principal’s office was added to the north side in 1924.

A new school building was erected beside it and came into use in the fall of 1962. An additional wing was added to it in 1969 on the site of the former annex, which was demolished to make way. The original building was demolished in the summer of 1970.

A 100th anniversary celebration was held at Bannatyne School on 4 and 6 May 2012, attended by past and present students, past and present teachers, and friends. Commemorative exhibits were displayed in the library, of antiques, memorabilia of a Brownie Pack which has met at Bannatyne continually since 1924 (and has been led by just four Brown Owls through the years), and school attendance records from 1911.

Among the noteworthy alumni of the school are bandleader Jimmy King and golfer George Knudson. As of May 2012, a complete collection of student attendance records for Bannatyne School was held at the school but they have since been transferred to the custody of the St. James Assiniboia School Division.

On 9 June 2012, an MHS Centennial Organization Award was presented to principal Lucille McGillivray on behalf of Bannatyne School.

Principals

Period

Principal

1911-1913

George Robert Farrar Prowse (1860-1946)

1913-1923

Eliza May Bissett Higgins (1885-1961)

1923-1925

Gudmundur Olafur Thorsteinson (1888-1934)

1925-1937

Shirley Annie Redmond (1876-?)

1937-1951

Harold Edwin Richard Murphy (1894-1975)

1951-1952

Ervyn Milne Houck (1905-1993)

1952-1953

James Weir Cowan (1910-1959)

1953-1958

Raymond Cleave “Ray” Davis (?-2017)

1958-1966

Lyall Evert Sims (1930-1996)

1966-1968

George Peter Krahn (c1933-2012)

1968-1975

Leonard Harvey Goldsborough (1931-2012)

1975-1981

David Frye

1981-1983

Peter Sawatsky

1983-1985

John Carlyle

1985-1991

Victor Mollot

1991-1999

Lucille Mollot

1999-2000

Liz Corbett

2000-2003

Hitesh Raval

2003-2005

Ronald Pelletier

2005-2012

Lucille McGillivray

2012-2015

?

2015-?

Roné Boyko

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1969-1970

Jack Van Den Bossche

1970-1973

Miss Vivian Glass

1988-1989

P. Thibodeau

1989-1990

M. Monk

Teachers (1911-1970)

Teacher

Year(s)

Miss I. Abbott

1957-1958

Mrs. S. Aldinger

1965-1966

Mary E. Allen

1920-1923

Marjorie Andrews

1911-1913

Jean A. Arneson

1950-1952

Miss L. Atkinson

1955-1956

Elma Baldwin

1912-1913

E. J. Beale

1938-1939

Miss R. Biedler

1965-1966

Mr. F. Bilous

1966-1968

Mr. M. Biluk

1965-1966

Miss E. I. Bissett

1913-1915

May Bissett

1911-1913

Mr. N. Bobbie

1959-1960

Ada Bowler

1922-1928, 1929-1948

Marguerite Breckon

1946-1947

Miss T. Brownrigg

1962-1963

Minnie Buckley

1913-1914, 1916-1917

Mrs. A. Buxton

1964-1965

Mrs. K. Cameron

1959-1970

Miss E. Campain

1922-1923

Irene Campbell

1911-1913

Viola Carefoot

1941-1946

Mr. G. Carriere

1965-1966

M. Casey

1926-1927

Miss D. S. Charbonneau

1955-1957

Keith Chorneyko

1947-1953

Blanche Christilaw

1941-1942

Winnifred Cockbill

1948-1950

Miss C. Corbett

1968-1969

Miss M. Cordell

1965-1966

Pearl Cowan

1946-1949

Jane Davis Cox

1912-1913

T. Helen Cram

1926-1930

Miss H. Crowe

1952-1955

Mary Cuthbertson

1922-1943

Mrs. E. Dahl

1964-1965

Miss H. J. Dobson

1942-1946

Mary Eleanor Dure

1926-1941

Ethel M. Emerson

1913-1921

Mr. B. Engebrecht

1962-1966

Jake H. Enns

1952-1955

Miss L. Falconer

1964-1965

Miss G. Ferguson

1962-1964

Mrs. T. Forbes

1955-1957

Mrs. D. Frankard

1969-1970

Mr. J. Friesen

1965-1966

Mr. R. Gateson

1964-1968

Mrs. R. Gerelies

1953-1954

Irene H. Gill

1953-1957

Leonard Harvey Goldsborough (1931-2012)

1963-1966

Mrs. I. Goldsbrough

1964-1968

Mrs. J. Grace

1967-1970

Mr. B. Grafton

1946-1948

Grace Graham

1921-1922

Mrs. M. Graham

1954-1955, 1956-1957

Mrs. N. Graham

1964-1965

Miss L. Grant

1964-1965

Mrs. J. Hamblin

1965-1966

Mrs. M. Hanson

1963-1965

Miss E. Harmer

1953-1958

Ann Harper

1948-1953

Miss M. Harriott

1951-1953

Mrs. H. Harris

1953-1955

Mrs. M. Hignett

1966-1968

Mrs. N. Hodgson

1969-1970

Mr. T. Holbrow

1962-1963

Miss E. Houck

1957-1958

Miss J. Houston

1967-1968

Mrs. Humphrey

1968-1969

Miss R. Hutton

1952-1953

Mrs. Isfeld

1956-1957

Mrs. L. Kaminsky

1965-1967

Mrs. O. Kasian

1961-1970

Marguerite R. Keith

1920-1923

Mrs. M. Kelly

1967-1969

Mabel G. Kelly

1913-1914, 1916-1928

Mr. W. Kesanko

1966-1968

Miss S. Kiss

1955-1957

Mrs. V. Knudson

1949-1950

Victor Krenz

1967-1970

Mrs. A. Kroeker

1964-1965

Katherine N. Learned

1913-1929

Mr. G. Leask

1963-1964

Miss F. Lints

1952-1953

Mrs. R. Lloyd

1964-1965

Miss C. Locht

1966-1970

Miss T. Luptak

1957-1960

Ona MacKenzie

1918-1925

Mrs. K. Mahailoff

1964-1965

Miss S. Malmgren

1963-1965

Mrs. D. Martin

1963-1964

Greta Maxwell

1927-1928

Mrs. E. McConnell

1958-1963

Mrs. McDonald

1949-1950

Miss H. McDonald

1964-1965

Lola McDowell

1944-1947

Miss E. M. McFadden

1920-1924

Mr. K. McInnes

1966-1967

Mrs. A. McKinnon

1962-1965

Miss McLelland

1954-1955

Miss S. McMillan

1966-1967, 1968-1970

Lawrence Melnyk

1965-1968

Mrs. T. Messing

1964-1966

Miss I. Mikkelson

1969-1970

Margaret Miller

1949-1950

Mrs. M. Moir

1968-1970

Mabel Morrow

1916-1918, 1919-1921, 1922-1926

Mrs. C. Mott

1968-1969

Mrs. V. Natyna

1966-1967

Grace Neufeld

1956-1957

Mrs. H. Novakowski

1964-1967

Mrs. M. O’Reilly

1962-1968

Miss E. A. Paisley

1926-1935

Sydney Perlmutter (1932-2010)

1948-1951

Kathleen Pogson

1957-1959

Miss E. Preece

1968-1970

Miss H. I. Ralston

1930-1938

Mrs. M. Recksiedler

1966-1967

Shirley A. Redmond

1922-1923

Miss E. Regier

1963-1964

Mrs. S. Reid

1967-1968

Miss E. C. Remer

1946-1948

Mr. H. Repko

1962-1965

Mrs. A. Rickey

1963-1964

Miss L. Riddell

1956-1957

Mrs. C. Rischer

1969-1970

Miss Ritchie

1956-1957

Mrs. L. Robinson

1967-1970

S. H. Rodgers

1912-1913

Jean A. Rogers

1912-1913

Jessie A. Rogers

1927-1948

Mrs. N. Ross

1949-1951, 1952-1953

Mrs. J. Schellenberg

1968-1969

Mrs. E. Scheuneman

1960-1963

Mrs. B. Scott

1967-1970

Jean Segall

1949-1957

Emma Serbin

1948-1952, 1953-1959

Mrs. B. Shaw

1958-1968

Mrs. C. Shepherd

1966-1970

Mr. G. Shirtliffe

1966-1968

Mrs. C. Shuttleworth

1960-1963

Mr. B. Sim

1964-1966

Marie Smith

1952-1953

Miss N. Smith

1968-1969

Mabel Smithers

1946-1948

Miss P. Snyder

1964-1965

Mr. C. Sodeen

1966-1968

Miss R. Sommerfeld

1953-1957

Mrs. S. Speirs

1963-1965

Miss E. Sproule

1962-1963

Anne Stadnyk

1967-1970

Mrs. G. Stangroom

1967-1968

Margaret Staples

1942-1946, 1947-1949

Mr. P. Stein

1965-1966

Emily B. Stoddart

1921-1926

Mrs. B. Sundell

1967-1970

Mr. J. Susko

1965-1966

Miss E. Thick

1952-1953

G. O. Thorsteinson

1924-1926

Miss M. Traynor

1966-1967

Miss A. M. Trickett

1950-1951

Mr. J. Van Den Bossche

1967-1970

Mr. T. Veale

1964-1965

Mrs. P. Venselaar

1959-1967

Miss T. Voorsmit

1963-1964

Mr. F. H. Voth

1956-1958

Anna Mary Wallace

1928-1938, 1939-1943

Miss P. Webb

1951-1952

Miss M. Welligan

1957-1958

Miss P. Welsman

1950-1952

Ralph E. Wendeborn

1941-1947

Annie “Annetta” Wiechman (c1898-1968)

1965-1966

Thaddeus Edward “Ted” Witoski (1932-2014)

1953-1956

Mrs. M. Wonnick

1966-1968

Letitia W. Wood

1929-1942

Connie Worms

1960-1970

M. Leslie Wotton

1938-1942

Mrs. T. Woychuk

1960-1961

Johanna Zdebiak

1957-1958

Photos and Map

Bannatyne School

Bannatyne School (1939)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7451, Album 14, Page 31.

Bannatyne School

Bannatyne School (1960s)
Source: Bannatyne School

Bannatyne School exhibit

An exhibit of antiques for a 100th anniversary celebration in May 2012 included a time capsule, sealed on 31 December 1970 by Principal Len Goldsborough.
Source:
Gordon Goldsborough

Bannatyne School

School attendance records from 1911 where on display during a 100th anniversary celebration in May 2012.
Source:
Gordon Goldsborough

Bannatyne School

A stone bench was unveiled as part of 100th anniversary celebrations in May 2012.
Source:
Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88164, W97.26532
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Manitoba Department of Education, Departmental Report for 1911, Inspectorial Division No. 17, page 105, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

“Bannatyne School marks its fiftieth anniversary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1961, page 68.

“Bannatyne School plans big farewell to building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1970, page 17.

“Jimmy King’s night beat,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1970, page 8.

Farewell to Bannatyne School 1911-1970 compiled by L. Goldsborough and J. Van Den Bossche, Bannatyne School, 1970.

We thank Leonard Goldsborough, Joanne Jeanson, Don Wilkes, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2017

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