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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dr. D. W. Penner School (121 Hazelwood Crescent, Winnipeg)

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This Winnipeg school was approved in May 1974 and built in 1976 on designs of the local architectural firm of Pratt, Lindgren, Snider, and Tomcej. Originally given the name of Nakomis Elementary School, the steel frame and masonry facility was renamed for St. Vital School Board Chairman Donald Willis Penner. Completed at a cost of $676,000, including $36,000 from the City of Winnipeg for a larger gymnasium and shower facilities, the Kindergarten to grade six school opened in the St. Vital School Division in the Fall of 1976 with capacity for around 250 students. It was opened officially on 8 December 1976 and expanded in 1977 at an approximate cost of $400,000, then raising its capacity to 400 students.

Principals

Period

Principal

1976-1981

Victoria Mosquin Olchowecki

1981-?

?

?-1989

Eileen Wilson

1989-2015

?

2015-?

Richard Rajotte

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.82396, W97.10914
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Donald Willis Penner (1918-2004)

Sources:

“New school for St. Vital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1974, page 3.

“Grant of $130,000 for schools urged,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1975, page 3.

“Tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1975, page 75.

“School-opening slated,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1976, page 3.

“St. Vital School Division No. 6,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 November 1977, page 57.

“She’s been a fighter,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South Edition, 5 March 1989, page 7.

“St. Vital School Div. No. 6,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 1989, page 28.

School division half-yearly attendance reports, Schedule: E 0757, Accession: GR 1196, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 March 2017

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