Historic Sites of Manitoba: Laidlaw School (515 Laidlaw Boulevard, Winnipeg)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

This Pembina Trails School Division school on Laidlaw Boulevard in Winnipeg was built by B. F. Klassen Construction Company and opened in 1964. An addition to the original building, designed by the local architectural firm of Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates was built in 1971. It is named for lawyer and municipal councillor Thomas Walter Laidlaw.

Interior renovations in 1982 were designed by architect Magnus Earl Johnson.

Principals

Period

Principal

1964-1969

?

1969-1970

Rodnie Valley “Rod” Peppler (1934-2020)

1970-1971

?

1971-1972

Erdman “Ed” Kroeker (1930-2014)

1972-1976

?

1976-1980

Victor Chaput

1980-1987

William David “Dave” Beer

1987-1988

Lenna Lorraine Glade

1989-1992

Gary Perrett

1992-1996

Robert “Rob” Williams

1996-2000

Leslie Chale

2000-2004

Brad Burns

2004-2011

Leslie Wurtak

2011-2014

Ruthanne Dyck

2014-2018

Ryan Scott

2018-2022

Jacqui Kroeker

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1987-1988

Robert “Rob” Williams

1988-1989

Mithal Patel

1989-1991

?

1991-1992

Robert “Rob” Williams

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Laidlaw School

Laidlaw School (May 2024)
Source: Greg Petzold

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85966, W97.22652
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt Lindgren and Associates / Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates

Manitoba Business: B. F. Klassen Construction Company

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Walter Laidlaw (1897-1965)

Sources:

“Progressive topic,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1970, page 22.

“Schools named for local men as ties with Britain loosen” by Vince Leah, Winnipeg Tribune, 14 February 1970.

“Tenders alternations and addition,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1971, page 63.

“Laidlaw School tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1971, page 12.

“Invitation to tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1982, page 60.

We thank Steven Christianson, Margaret Stimson, David Beer, and Greg Petzold for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2024

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