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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Heritage School (47 Heritage Boulevard, Winnipeg)

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Before this school in the St. James area of Winnipeg was constructed, classes were held in the Kirkfield Park School building in the Kirkfield Park School District. Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associate, the new school opened on 6 February 1967 with a staff of nine teachers and 234 students. A official opening ceremony was held on 4 October 1967. Student enrollment climbed to 460 in 1968 and over 700 in the 1970s.

Principals

Period

Principal

1966-1970

Dennis Neil Stefanson (1939-2010)

1970-1981

Henry A. Wiebe

1981-1988

William “Bill” Burdeniuk (1932-2010)

1988-1990

Ronald Edward “Ron” Littlejohn (1935-2017)

1990-1993

?

1993-1994

Len Harris

1994-1996

?

1996-1998

Margaret Ann Attenborrow

1998-2004

?

2004-2006

Patrick Betz

2006-2015

?

2015-2016

Neil Moffatt

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1969-1971

William Betz

1971-1974

Anne Masniuk

1974-1977

Mr. H. Sheldon

1977-1978

Hardy Enns

1978-1980

Miss M. Mensforth

1980-1981

Sharon Smith

1981-1982

Mrs. W. Engbrecht

1982-1984

Nicholas “Nick” Kohuch (1926-2015)

1984-1989

Glen Harper

1989-1990

Mr. Maharaj

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1966-1967

Miss Agnes Kroeker (grade 1), Mrs. Monique Herwander (grade 1), Miss Eleanor Lockhart (grade 2), Mrs. Eileen Sokalski (grade 2), Miss Lorna Moore (grade 3), Miss Marilyn Kowal (grade 4), Miss Alice Guest (grade 5), Mrs. Susan Sheppard (grade 5), Mrs. Judith Gusdal (grade 6)

1967-2005

?

2005-2006

Cheri Banks, Bryan Benjaminson, Stacy Bruce, Laurel Copeland, Karen Gresham, Muriel Kennedy, Dawn Machel, Wendy McBey, Kayla McKever, Ruby Anne Millard, Virginia Price, Daniel Sarahs, Jeffrey Spiers

Among the other teachers of Heritage School was Mary A. Bodnarus.

Photos & Coordinates

Heritage School

Heritage School (May 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89067, W97.28334
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Tender Heritage Elementary School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1966, page 52.

Heritage School, A Brief History, St. James Assiniboia School Division.

“St. James - Assiniboine School Board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1993, page A11.

Obituary [Mary Antonia Bodnarus Berch], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 2016.

We thank Mari-Jean Nachtigall and Dorothy Young for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 May 2020

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