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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kildonan East Regional Secondary School / Kildonan East Collegiate (845 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg)

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

This Winnipeg facility was built in 1971 with joint funding from the federal and provincial governments. It served as a high school for East Kildonan students and a venue for vocational and business courses for the Transcona-Springfield School Division, St. Vital School Division, Norwood School Division, St. Boniface School Division, Fort Garry School Division, and River East School Division. Built for a capacity of 1,200 students in grades 10-12, it opened in September 1971 with an initial enrollment of 675. The $4.5 million building was opened officially, with the cornerstone unveiling, on 26 January 1972 by Education Minister Ben Hanuschak and federal Supply and Services Minister James Richardson in attendance. Initially projected to reach its capacity limit in five years, the goal was attained in only two years, and by 1979 it had 1,600 students. The school was renamed the Kildonan East Collegiate around 1987.

Principals

Period

Principal

1971-1980

Frank G. Dann

1980-1985

Don McMaster

1985-1995

Dwight Botting

1995-1995

Brian Hammerton

1999

Ron Hildebrand

1999-?

?

?-2004

Alan Tsuyoshi “Al” Yoshino [Yosh] (1945-2007)

2004-2015

?

2015-?

D. F. MacFarlane

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1973-1980

William “Bill” Welsh (1936-2017)

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

River East Collegiate

Kildonan East Collegiate (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91692, W97.07594
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1971, page 19.

“Official opening for school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1972, page 49.

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1972, page 3.

“Tea at Salisbury,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1972, page 12.

“Extended day program disrupts Kildonan East,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1977, page 41.

“Enrolment ceiling up, still not enough room,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 July 1978, page 18.

“High schools tool for trade skills,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1980, page 53.

“Meet Dwight Botting,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Northeast Edition, 27 December 1988, page 7.

“Trustees warned of lengthy freeze,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1991, page 5.

“Hands-on learning earns thumbs-up,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1995, page A7.

“YNN defies NDP, sets up in school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1999, page 3.

We thank Dave Emes, Don McMaster, and Ardythe McMaster for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 May 2017

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