Historic Sites of Manitoba: John De Graff School (1020 Louelda Street, Winnipeg)

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Located in the River East School Division, this school is named for market gardener and municipal official John De Graff. Built between 1976 and 1977 on designs by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, McFeetors Architects, it opened to students on 27 September 1977. As of 2014, the elementary school was undergoing a two-classroom expansion.







John Alexander Melnyk (1927-2022)




Rod Hildebrand




Ron H. Shewchuk




Andrea Hammond




Margaret Fair





Ron H. Shewchuk

Teachers (partial list)

Elizabeth Jean Wright “Betty” Prystupa (1977-1991, Teacher-Librarian)

Photos & Coordinates

John De Graff School

John De Graff School (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92339, W97.06148
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John De Graff (1900-1954)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: John De Graff Park (1024 Louelda Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: De Graaf Nature Park (Reg Wyatt Way, Winnipeg)


“Tender notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1976, page 8.

“Redwood Bridge,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1981, page 10.

“Crackdown on rowdy teenagers requested,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Northeast Edition, 15 October 1989, page 1.

“Butterfly a fitting tribute to my late wife, principal says,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1992, page 14.

“Students learn computer skills early on at John de Graff School,” Winnipeg Free Press Community Review North / Northeast, 26 July 1995, page 1.

“From John de Graff, with love,” Winnipeg Free Press Community Review North / Northeast, 12 February 1997, page 4.

“John de Graff students, staff celebrate 25 years,” Winnipeg Free Press Community Review North, 2 October 2002, page 1.

“Baby bonding,” Winnipeg Free Press Neighbours, 14 January 2004, page NE2.

“Plastic shopping bags get low mark,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 2008, page B3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 February 2022

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