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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenlawn Collegiate (770 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

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This facility began as the High School Department of Norberry School and moved to its present site in January 1950, occupying a building designed by local architect Ewart Fitz Munn. The 10-classroom facility was commissioned by the Glenlawn School District No. 1499 and built in 1949. It served as the home to all collegiate grades from those graduating from Fernwood School, Glenwood Sschool, Norberry School, Windsor School, and Woodlawn School, and was completed at a cost of $125,000. The school was officially opened by Education Minister Charles Rhodes Smith on 20 January 1950. It became part of the St. Vital School Division in 1959.

Principals

Period

Principal

1930-1935

Samuel Burland (1880-1972)

1935-1943

William Alexander Moon (1893-1944)

1943-1957

Walter Samuel Yarwood (1899-1967)

1957-1967

John Lawrence Thistlethwaite (1916-2012)

1967-1973

Peter Derenchuk (c1928-1983)

1973-1981

?

1981-1985

Wayne Ruff

1985-1989

Victoria Mosquin Olchowecki

1989-c2008

?

c2008-c2013

Irene Nordheim

2014-?

Dionne Deer

Vice-Principals

No information.

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1930-1952

?

1952-1953

Walter Nowosad, ?

1953-1954

Walter Nowosad, ?

1954-1955

Walter Nowosad, ?

1955-1956

Walter Nowosad, ?

1956-1957

?

1957-1958

Mrs. K. Curry (Related English, Record Keeping, Bookkeeping), Peter Drosdowech (History, Guidance and Counselling), Miss H. Elliot (French, Literature, English), Louise Anne Foreman Elliott (Latin, Typing, Shorthand), Mr. O. Fillion (Health, Business Arithmetic, French), Mr. G. Frith (Mathematics, Physics), Miss V. Fryer (English, Library Supervisor), Mrs. B. McLeod Halstead (English, Related English, Literature, History), Miss M. Johnson (Mathematics, Geography), Miss N. Johnson (English, History), Mr. J. Kaplan (Physical Education, Health), Miss N. Kelly (Shorthand, Typing, Retail Merchandising), Mr. B. Kuryk, Mr. S. Maynes, Mr. G. Newton (Science, Mathematics, Health, Arithmetic), Miss O. Rosylycky (Physical Education, Health), Mr. J. Rupp (Geography, Science), Mr. F. Sametz, Dr. R. Watkins (Chemistry, Biology),

1958-1959

Mr. A. Boyes, Mr. C. Bramadat, Mr. M. Burym, Mrs. M. Caine, Mr. G. Carsted, Miss Clarken, Mrs. K. Curry (Related English, Record Keeping, Bookkeeping), Peter Derenchuk, James Harvey Dow, Peter Drosdowech (History, Guidance and Counselling), Louise Anne Foreman Elliott (Latin, Typing, Shorthand), Miss V. Fryer (English, Library Supervisor), Mr. E. Gaudreau, Mrs. H. Grimsey, Mr. R. Halstead, Mrs. B. McLeod Halstead (English, Related English, Literature, History), Mr. Hryhor, Miss Y. Hutchinson, Miss N. Johnson (English, History), Miss N. Kelly (Shorthand, Typing, Retail Merchandising), Mr. Kruk, Mr. B. Kuryk, Mr. S. Maynes, Miss C. McCann, Miss F. McColl, Mr. M. Muldrew, Miss Nunn, Mr. P. Peters, Miss O. Rosylycky (Physical Education, Health), Mr. J. Stewart (Mathematics), Mr. L. Sugden, Dr. R. Watkins (Chemistry, Biology), Mr. Wyatt, Walter S. Yarwood, Mr. Yung,

1959-1960

Mr. A. Boyes, Mr. C. Bramadat, Mr. M. Burym, Mrs. M. Caine, Mr. G. Carsted, Peter Derenchuk, James Harvey Dow, Peter Drosdowech (History, Guidance and Counselling), Louise Anne Foreman Elliott (Latin, Typing, Shorthand), Miss V. Fryer (English, Library Supervisor), Mr. E. Gaudreau, Mrs. H. Grimsey, Mr. R. Halstead, Mrs. B. McLeod Halstead (English, Related English, Literature, History), Mr. Hryhor, Miss Y. Hutchinson, Miss N. Johnson (English, History), Mr. B. Kuryk, Mr. S. Maynes, Miss C. McCann, Miss F. McColl, Mr. M. Muldrew, Mr. P. Peters, Miss O. Rosylycky (Physical Education, Health), Mr. J. Stewart (Mathematics), Mr. L. Sugden, Dr. R. Watkins (Chemistry, Biology), Walter S. Yarwood,

1960-1961

Miss R. Betcher, Mr. M. Bhend, Mr. A. Boyes, Angus Irvin Bramadat, Mr. C. Bramadat, Mr. M. Burym, Mrs. M. Caine, Mr. G. Carsted, Peter Derenchuk, James Harvey Dow, Peter Drosdowech (History, Guidance and Counselling), Louise Anne Foreman Elliott (Latin, Typing, Shorthand), Mrs. W. Fraser, Miss V. Fryer (English, Library Supervisor), Mr. E. Gaudreau, Miss A. M. Giesbrecht, Mrs. H. Grimsey, Mr. R. Halstead, Mrs. B. McLeod Halstead (English, Related English, Literature, History), Mr. Hryhor, Mr. G. Hurlburt, Miss Y. Hutchinson, Mr. J. Ilchyshyn, Miss N. Johnson (English, History), Mr. B. Kuryk, Miss G. Lowe, Mrs. E. Luty, Mr. S. Maynes, Miss C. McCann, Miss F. McColl, Mr. M. Muldrew, Mr. P. Peters, Miss O. Rosylycky (Physical Education, Health), Mrs. J. Sigurdson, Miss C. Smith, Mr. J. Stewart (Mathematics), Mr. L. Sugden, Mrs. J. Thistlethwaite, Dr. R. Watkins (Chemistry, Biology), Mr. W. Yanchyshen, Walter S. Yarwood,

1961-1962

?

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

?

1964-1965

Wayne Ruff, ?

1965-1966

Wayne Ruff, ?

1966-1967

Wayne Ruff, ?

1967-1968

Wayne Ruff, ?

Among the other teachers of Glenlawn College were Celine Thuot, George Florence, and David Alexander “Dave” Downie.

Photos & Coordinates

Glenlawn Collegiate Institute

Glenlawn Collegiate Institute (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Government Photographs (CH 0276), GR10030, WG-7-10.

Glenlawn Collegiate

Glenlawn Collegiate (September 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85293, W97.11236
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norberry School (900 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Smith to open St. Vital School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1950, page 3.

“Glenlawn Collegiate opens Friday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 January 1950, page 13.

“"St. Vital opens Collegiate,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 January 1950, page 3.

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

“Next stop... high school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 2013, page D10.

We thank Robert Klassen for providing copies of yearbooks for Glenlawn Collegiate, from which a partial list of teachers was obtained. We thank Nathan Kramer and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2022

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