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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jefferson Junior High School / Garden City Collegiate (711 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Jefferson Junior High School (JJHS) was built in 1959-1960 at the northwest corner of Sinclair Street and Jefferson Avenue in West Kildonan. Completed in June 1960 by the firm of John Miller and Sons Limited at a cost of $426,665, the school opened to students which previously had attended staggered classes at Victory School. Between 1961 and 1962, the Garden City Collegiate Institute (GCCI) was erected west of the JJHS at the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and Airlies Street. The GCCI opened to students who had previously attended staggered classed at JJHS on 5 February 1962, with an official opening and public tours on 4 April 1962. Capacity at the GCCI was increased in 1964 with a 17-room expansion based designs of the Winnipeg architectural firm of Ward and Macdonald. The buildings, now part of the Seven Oaks School Division, were joined and unified as GCCI, although Institute was later dropped from the name.

Principals

Period

Principal

1959-1961

Raymond Ronald Bailey (1922-2015)

1961-1964

Robert William “Bobby” Bend (1914-1999)

1965-1967

Glenn H. Nicholls

1967-1978

Jacob Michael “Jake” Yakmission (1925-1984)

1978-?

?

?-1991

Arnold George Minish (1930-2014)

1991-2015

?

2015-?

Steve Medwick

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1961-c1973

Raymond Ronald Bailey (1922-2015)

c1973-2015

?

2015-?

Ann-Marie Donner

2015-?

Missy Penner

2015-?

Tony Kremi

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1960-1961

Graham Abbott, Robert Addie, Miss Patricia Byle, Miss Lillian Campbell, Harold De Jersey, Mrs. Gwen Krindle, Eldon Isherwood, Victor Jaquet, Mrs. Lily Karlowsky, Mrs. Anne Keith, Henry Klassen, Miss Gloria Kuleba, Morris Leschuk, Wendelin Mann, Mrs. Florence McIvor, Miss Jean Michael, Gilbert Munroe, Mrs. Brigitte Reimer, Miss Lynn Shirtliffe, Mrs. Alma Simm, Murray Steen, Mrs. Jean Stewart, Miss Judy Ward, Isaac Wiens, Jacob Winters

Among the other teachers were John Walter Atamanchuk, Edward Kowalchuk, and Oliver Victor Jewitt.

Photos & Maps

Garden City Collegiate

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94215, W97.14440
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Staggered classes in many schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1959, page 3.

“The Seven Oaks School Division No. 10 public notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1960, page 61.

“Business briefs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 May 1961, page 53. ”Teen tidings,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 February 1962, page 45.

“Garden City tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1962, page 32.

“MTS post declined by former Minister,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1962, page 3.

“Tenders addition to Garden City Collegiate,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1964, page 10.

“Principal shifting Jan. 1,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1964, page 9.

“Teen tidings,” Winnipeg Free Press Leisure, 2 January 1965, page 11.

“Claim says contractor put in leaking windows,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1966, page 25.

“Community college planned,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1967, page 32.

“Third sister edits in limine,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 1967, page 13.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 1969, page 3.

“Education basics major concern of candidates,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1977, page 10.

“Principal called decisive in usage of curriculum,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 February 1978, page 14.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

We thank Patricia Janzen-Chuba for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 25 July 2018

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