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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Champlain School (Machray Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Designed by local architect J. N. Semmens and built by the Sutherland Construction Company at a cost of $118,000, Champlain School, a two-storey structure made of red bricks, opened on 11 November 1920, the second anniversary of Armistice Day for the First World War. Although it had 12 classrooms for grades 1 to 6, only five of them were needed to handle overflow from the overcrowded Luxton School and Ralph Brown School nearby. By 1922, enrollment had increased to 508 students, under the guidance of 12 teachers.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1941

Eleanora “Nora” Hallen (1887-1983)

1941-1950

Christine Forrester Allen (1890-1972)

1950-1954

Georgina Ronald “Ina” Samuel (1911-1990)

1954-1958

Clifford Wesley Biglow (1908-1980)

1958-1971

Daniel McWilliams (1906-1995)

1971-1973

Thomas Springman

1973-?

Jack W. Carroll

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1956-1957

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss M. K. Bain, Mrs. E. Garychuk, Miss C. Gobert, Miss F. Miller, Miss G. Sanford, Irvin Sera, Mrs. N. Vanebo

Among the other teachers of Champlain School were May Victoria Wright (1921-1924).

Photos & Maps

Champlain School

Champlain School (1920)
Source: Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1920, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.92376, W97.12947
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Champlain School No. 1100 (RM of Ste. Rose)

Sources:

“Winnipeg schools, No. 38—Champlain,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 November 1922, page 12.

“20 school board appointments made,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1971, page 3.

“School posts filled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1973, page 74.

[Photo caption, Jack W. Carroll], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1974, page 10.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2015

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