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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Silver Heights Collegiate (350 Lodge Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Opened on 29 August 1957, this 30-room school accommodated students in grades 1 to 9. A 12-classroom and auditorium-equivalent (six classrooms) expansion was added in 1958. This addition, along with the completion of Jameswood School, was part of a divisional $540,000 building program. Based on designs of Smith, Carter, Katelnikoff Associates, the expansion included chemistry and physics labs, commercial room, library, shops, and home-making rooms.

The school closed permanently in June 2007 and its remaining students went to Sturgeon Creek Collegiate, which became known as Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. The former school building was demolished around 2009 to make way for a residential housing development. A centennial monument from the school grounds was moved to a site at the new combined school.

Principals

Period

Principal

1957-1959

Blanche Isabel Megaffin (1894-1975)

1959

James Weir Cowan (1910-1959)

1959-1969

Alfred George Goebel (c1925-2017)

1969-1972

Emile Dupas

1972-1979

Lincoln Lautermilch

1979-1981

John Walter Atamanchuk (1930-2009)

1981-1983

Douglas Ernest Bridge (1921-2015)

1983-1985

Roger E. M. Cathcart (1937-2020)

1985-1991

Emile Dupas

1990-1993

Wallace Linton

1993-1996

Dorothy Y. Young

1997

Norm Blain (Acting)

1997-2005

Len M. Harris

2005-2007

Ronald Pelletier

After 2007

See Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1957-1958

Mary Davies (1906-2001)

1958-1960

Edgar Power Brister (c1911-1961)
Mrs. Vandenberg

1960-1962

Michael “Mike” Spack (1922-2011)

1962-1965

Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)
Michael “Mike” Spack (1922-2011)

1965-1967

Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)
Garry E. Jones

1967-1969

Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)
Lincoln L. Lautermilch

1969-1970

George Buchholz
Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)

1970-1974

Peter Sawatsky
Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)

1974-1976

Peter Sawatsky

1976-1977

Gary Hamilton

1977-1979

Greg Mutter

1979-1980

John Gushliak

1980-1981

John D. Carlyle

1981-1983

Steve Hyrich

1983-1988

William “Bill” Moore

1988-1990

Glen Bennett

1990-1993

Len M. Harris

1993-1995

Raymond Desautels

1995-1997

Norman Blain
Roberto Gauvin
Brett Lough

1997-1999

Roberto Gauvin
Scott Lockhart

1999-2003

Richard “Dick” Monk
Ron Pelletier

2003-2004

Corrine Barrett Kutcy
Richard “Dick” Monk

2004-2005

Rodney Gilhuly
Elizabeth Matyi
Richard “Dick” Monk

2005-2006

Jordana Buckwold
Kevin Dueck

2006-2007

Kevin Dueck
Carol Simpson

After 2007

See Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1957-1958

?

1958-1959

?

1959-1960

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1960-1961

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1961-1962

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1962-1963

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1963-1964

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1964-1965

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1965-1966

Mr. Alford, Miss Joyce Aitken, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Andruschak, Mrs. Armstrong, Miss Avery, Mrs. Ollie Bate, Miss Bates, Mr. Bjornefson, George Brown, Thomas Carlyle, Jack Carnegie, John Coutts, Miss Elrick, Mr. Enns, Miss Friesen, Mr. Grose, Gary Hamilton, Mrs. Hartley, Miss Head, Miss Johnston, Mr. Kells, Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, Miss Lawrence, Wallace Linton, Glen Loveridge, Miss Moffat, Ros Narick, Mr. Neufeld, Mrs. Nuytten, Mr. Peters, Mr. Pollock, Miss Potter, Mr. Protopsaltis, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Simkulak, Mrs. Simkulak, Mr. Slater, Mr. Smith, Miss Starodub, Mr. Tonnelier, Mr. Tutiah, Mrs. Vandenbourg, Mr. Veneslaar, Mrs. Vincent, Mr. Warren, Mrs. Watson

1966-1967

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1967-1968

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1968-1969

Abram W. “Abe” Krahn, ?

1969-1970

?

1970-1971

?

1971-1972

?

1972-1973

?

1973-1974

?

1974-1975

?

1975-1976

?

1976-1977

?

1977-1978

?

1978-1979

?

1979-1980

?

1980-1981

?

1981-1982

?

1982-1983

?

1983-1984

?

1984-1985

?

1985-1986

?

1986-1987

?

1987-1988

?

1988-1989

?

1989-1990

?

1990-1991

?

1991-1992

?

1992-1993

Ron Baillie, Mrs. Donna Bradley, Ivano Buccini, George Bush, John Coutts, George Daniels, Lionel DeRuyver, Ron Desilets, Mrs. Pauline Fidelak, Ms. Marilyn Folson, Hugh Gordon, Joe Grabys, Paul Granovsky, Dr. Lorne Hoag, Vic Hooper, Tony Klein, Glen Loveridge, Jim MacKay, Don Mousseau, Dale Partaker, Ron Paseshnik, Harry Pauls, Ron Phillips, Ben Remillard, Dennis Schrofel, Mrs. Connie Shaver, Peter Spencer, Ms. Joy Trenholm, Ms. Cathy Tymko, Lou van Rysselt, Hans Veenhuyzen, Erwin Warkentin, Henry Warkentin, Mrs. Faye Warren, Wayne Young

1993-1994

Klaus Albrecht, Ron Baillie, Mrs. Donna Bradley, Ivano Buccini, John Coutts, George Daniels, Lionel DeRuyver, Ron Desilets, Bruce Dryburgh, Hardy Enns, Mrs. Pauline Fidelak, Ms. Marilyn Folson, Hugh Gordon, Joe Grabys, Paul Granovsky, Dr. Lorne Hoag, Vic Hooper, Glen Loveridge, Jim MacKay, Dave Parsons, Dale Partaker, Ron Paseshnik, Harry Pauls, Ron Phillips, Ben Remillard, Vic Sawatsky, Dennis Schrofel, Mrs. Connie Shaver, Ms. Joy Trenholm, Ms. Cathy Gibson (Tymko), Lou van Rysselt, Hans Veenhuyzen, Erwin Warkentin, Henry Warkentin, Wayne Young

1994-1995

Klaus Albrecht, Mrs. Vicky Asu, Ron Baillie, Mrs. Donna Bradley, Ivano Buccini, John Coutts, George Daniels, Lionel DeRuyver, Ron Desilets, Bruce Dryburgh, Mrs. Pauline Fidelak, Ms. Marilyn Folson, Hugh Gordon, Joe Grabys, Dr. Lorne Hoag, Vic Hooper, Tony Klein, Jim MacKay, Ms. Victoria McMahon, Ms. Okushi, Dale Partaker, Ron Paseshnik, Harry Pauls, Ron Phillips, Vic Sawatsky, Dennis Schrofel, Mrs. Connie Shaver, Ms. Joy Trenholm, Ms. Cathy Gibson (Tymko), Lou van Rysselt, Hans Veenhuyzen, Erwin Warkentin, Henry Warkentin, Harvey Wolfe, Wayne Young

1995-1996

Klaus Albrecht, Rodney Allen, Mrs. Vicky Asu, Ron Baillie, Mrs. Marj Bilous (Hignett), Mrs. Donna Bradley, Ivano Buccini, John Coutts, Ms. Liz Currie, George Daniels, Lionel DeRuyver, Bruce Dryburgh, Mrs. Pauline Fidelak, Ms. Marilyn Folson, Greg Freek, Hugh Gordon, Mme Beatrice Greban, David Guss, Dr. Lorne Hoag, Vic Hooper, Jim MacKay, Daniel MacNeil, Ms. Elizabeth Matyi, Ms. Okushi, Dale Partaker, Ron Paseshnik, Harry Pauls, Vic Sawatsky, Dennis Schrofel, Mrs. Connie Shaver, Richard Topping, Ms. Joy Trenholm, Ms. Cathy Gibson (Tymko), Lou van Rysselt, Hans Veenhuyzen, Ernie Warkentin, Erwin Warkentin, Henry Warkentin, Mme Shirley Weinstein, Richard Wilcosh, Harvey Wolfe, Wayne Young

1996-1997

Klaus Albrecht, Rodney Allen, Ron Baillie, Jason Braun, Mrs. Marj Bilous (Hignett), Mrs. Donna Bradley, Ivano Buccini, John Coutts, George Daniels, Lionel DeRuyver, Bruce Dryburgh, Mrs. Pauline Fidelak, Ms. Marilyn Folson, Greg Freek, Hugh Gordon, Mme Beatrice Greban, David Guss, Dr. Lorne Hoag, Ms. Brenda Hooper, Vic Hooper, Joseph LaFrance, Jim MacKay, Daniel MacNeil, Ms. Elizabeth Matyi, Dale Partaker, Ron Paseshnik, Harry Pauls, Vic Sawatsky, Dennis Schrofel, Mrs. Connie Shaver, Ms. Karen Smith, Richard Topping, Ms. Joy Trenholm, Ms. Cathy Gibson (Tymko), Lou van Rysselt, Hans Veenhuyzen, Ernie Warkentin, Erwin Warkentin, Henry Warkentin, Richard Wilcosh, Harvey Wolfe, Wayne Young

1997-1998

?

1998-1999

?

1999-2000

?

2000-2001

?

2001-2002

?

2002-2003

?

2003-2004

?

2004-2005

?

2005-2006

Jan Aarnio, Klaus Albrecht, Nadine Bedoret, Jean Bigourdan, Derek Bjornson, Diane Blankenborg, Donna Bradley, Cherie Brisebois, Ivano Buccini, Kathy Byrne, Todd Cardinal, Scott Chrusch, Camille Cloutier, Julie Cordova, Lionel De Ruyver, Raymond Desautels, Ryan Evans, Renee Fairlie, Manuel Gomes, Stephen Hamilton, Ian Hayes, Hendrik Herfst, Brian Hull, Evan Janzen Roth, Karen Johnson, Neil Klassen, Joseph Lafrance, David Libby, Richard Lindsay, Michael MacWilliam, Tara McLauchlan, Sandra Melo, Gayle Peters, Jennifer Peters, Peter Roadley, Nadine Roy, Kirby Schepp, Gerald Sereda, Sharad Srivastava, Stephen Tackie, Ellen (Bromilow) Thompson, Joy Trenholm, Alysson Vidal, Lawrence Wachs, Elenore Wieler, Sarah Wong, Blaine Workman, Joel Yerex

2006-2007

?

After 2007

See Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Among the other teachers was Chester M. Fraser.

Photos & Coordinates

The former Silver Heights Collegiate, with sign reading “Thanks for the memories[.] Huskies forever”

The former Silver Heights Collegiate, with sign reading “Thanks for the memories[.] Huskies forever” (May 2009)
Source: Google

Site of the former Silver Heights Collegiate

Site of the former Silver Heights Collegiate (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87929, W97.25951
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sturgeon Creek Regional Secondary School / Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (2665 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“6 St. James teachers receive promotions,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1957, page 3.

“Vote Wednesday on St. James schools bylaw,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1957, page 15.

“Tender notice for schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1957, page 37.

A History of Silver Heights Collegiate Institute, 1957-1974 by Mrs. J. Betty Watson, Mrs. Joyce B. Frame, and Mrs. Clara R. Evans. [St. James Assiniboia School Division]

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

We thank the St. James Assiniboia School Division for providing additional information used here.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Kim Nelson, Gary Hamilton, and Arnold Reimer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Dorothy Young.

Page revised: 30 August 2020

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