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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sisler High School (1360 Redwood Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Construction of the Sisler High School building began in 1956 with a planned opening in September 1957. When it was not ready in time, Margaret Scott School was used for classes in the interim. The completed structure was two storeys with 29 classrooms, four science labs, three science classrooms, art room, music room, library, cooking room, sewing room, general shops area, two home economics rooms, auditorium and gymnasium, and administrative offices. Named for educator W. J. Sisler, it would grow into the province’s largest school and probably its most multicultural.

The building has undergone extensive modifications through the years to keep pace with its growing student body. In 1961, an addition provided 11 more classrooms, music room, two science rooms, industrial arts shop, food lab, clothing lab, and gymnasium. Six more classrooms, three tying rooms, language lab, music room, lunch room, and other renovations were made in 1964. Woodworking shops were built next to the existing shops in 1992, and portable classrooms were brought to the site in 1999 and 2000. A new gymnasium and exercise area, new administrative offices, upgraded library, life skills area, and other interior renovations occurred in 2004-2005.

Principals

Period

Principal

1957-1958

James Charles Wherrett (1893-1980)

1958-1961

Ewart Horace Morgan (1896-1983)

1961-1962

John Alexander Fraser (1908-1962)

1962-1968

Lewis Edwin Walker (c1910-1968)

1968-1969

Gordon Edward Mark (?-1984)

1969-1971

Harold Pollock (1928-2008)

1971-1979

John Douglas “Doug” MacFarlane (1920-2004)

1979-1980

William Paul Solypa (1930-2017)

1980-2000

?

2000-2018

George Heshka

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1957-1963

Gordon Edward Mark (?-1984)

1963-1968

Gordon Edward Mark (?-1984)
Robert Henry Alexander Gray (1917-2010)

1968-1969

Robert Henry Alexander Gray (1917-2010)
Harold Pollock (1928-2008)

1969-1973

Robert Henry Alexander Gray (1917-2010)
other ?

1973-1974

Robert Henry Alexander Gray (1917-2010)
Gordon Blair Fenton (1921-2006)

1974-1978

Robert Henry Alexander Gray (1917-2010)
other ?

1978-c1986

?

c1986

Ernest “Ernie” Unruh (1926-2004)

c1986-2017

?

2017-2018

Christopher Clarke
Madalynne Iannone
Paul Krowiak

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1957-1958

Elementary department: Miss Stech. Intermediate department: Mr. R. J. W. Allen, Mr. C. R. Babb, Miss R. M. Babb, Mr. J. J. Browning, Miss M. M. Crawford, Samuel H. Doctoroff, Mr. J. Downey, Mr. G. A. Duncan, Mr. J. J. Gleason, Miss M. E. Greenway, Miss C. Griffiths, Miss M. M. Hazelwood, Mr. J. Hodnett, Mr. F. Isaak, Mr. J. Kereluk, Mr. J. F. Klassen, Mrs. A. Kornberg, Mr. T. Korol, Mr. H. Kreel, Miss F. H. McIntyre, Mr. J. C. Martin, Miss M. McInnes, Mrs. E. MacKay, Miss E. A. Motheral, Miss E. E. Nelson, Jack W. Peach, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, Mr. T. A. Phillips, Miss N. Robertson, Mr. R. Sanburn, Miss R. Simpson, Miss L. Unkauf, Mr. B. Unruh, Mrs. I. Wettlaufer, Mrs. J. Wilson, Mr. C. C. Wood

1958-1959

Mr. R. J. W. Babb, Miss R. M. Babb, R. Bend, J. J. Browning, W. Connellan, Miss A. Couchman, Miss M. M. Crawford, Samuel H. Doctoroff, G. A. Duncan, Mrs. K. Gaskeil, E. Golin, Miss M. E. Greenway, Miss C. Griffiths, Miss M. M. Hazelwood, J. Hodnett, F. Isaak, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, T. Korol, H. Kreel, G. F. Lecki, Miss F. H. McIntyre, J. C. Martin, L. T. McCullough, Miss M. McInnes, Mrs. E. MacKay, Miss J. Miskolny, Miss E. A. Motheral, Miss E. E. Nelson, Jack W. Peach, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, C. Price, V. Pruden, Miss N. Robertson, R. Sanburn, Miss R. Simpson, T. I. Smith, J. Tanchak, Miss I. Unkauf, B. Unrush, Mrs. I. Wethaufer, Mrs. J. Wilson, J. Zuzanski

1959-1960

R. J. W. Allen, C. R. Babb, Miss R. M. Babb, Herbert Belyea, J. J. Browning, Miss A. Couchman, Miss M. M. Crawford, Mrs. D. Day, Samuel H. Doctoroff, G. A. Duncan, Mrs. K. Gassel, Miss H. H. Hazelwood, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, C. R. Hordern, F. Isaak, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, Miss V. Kolson, A. Kornberg, T. Korol, H. Kreel, G. E. Lecki, Miss E. Lee, Miss F. H. Macintyre, J. C. Martin, L. T. McCullough, Mrs. E. MacKay, Miss J. Miskoley, Miss E. A. Motheral, L. Neil, Miss E. E. Nelson, Jack W. Peach, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, D. H. Peto, Miss N. Robertson, R. Sanburn, Donald A. Schmidt, Miss R. Simpson, T. I. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, M. Tanchak, Miss L. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. I. Wettlaufer, J. White, Mrs. J. Wilson, J. Zuzanski

1960-1961

R. J. W. Allen, C. R. Babb, Miss R. M. Babb, Herbert Belyea, J. J. Browning, J. N. Clark, Miss M. M. Crawford, Mrs. D. Day, Samuel H. Doctoroff, G. A. Duncan, Mrs. K. Gaskell, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, G. R. Hordern, F. Isaak, Mrs. F. Kapitan, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, Miss V. Kolson, A. Kornberg, T. Korol, H. Kreel, Miss O. Krett, G. E. Lecki, Miss E. Lee, Miss F. H. Macintyre, J. C. Martin, E. McCready, L. T. McCullough, Mrs. E. MacKay, Miss E. A. Motheral, Miss E. E. Nelson, C. Orlando, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, Miss N. Robertson, W. T. Shaw, Miss O. Shewchuk, Miss R. Simpson, T. I. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, Mrs. E. Solar, Miss M. Stimpson, M. Tanchak, Miss L. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. I. Wettlaufer, J. Zuzanski

1961-1962

R. J. W. Allen, Mrs. I. C. Anderson, C. R. Babb, Miss R. M. Babb, Herbert Belyea, J. J. Browning, F. D. Bryan, J. N. Clark, Miss M. M. Crawford, Mrs. D. Day, Samuel H. Doctoroff, G. A. Duncan, Mrs. M. Forsyth, Mrs. K. Gaskell, Miss M. T. Haig, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, J. Hodnett, C. R. Hordern, K. Horner, Mrs. F. Kapitan, J. Kereluk, P. Kereliuk, J. F. Klassen, Miss V. Kolson, T. Korol, H. Kreel, C. E. Durnin, Miss O. Krett, G. E. Lecki, Miss E. Lee, Miss F. H. Macintyre, J. C. Martin, E. McCready, L. T. McCullough, Mrs. E. MacKay, Miss E. A. Motheral, E. Nakka, M. A. Negrich, Miss E. E. Nelson, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, F. A. Peters, Miss M. Reid, Miss N. Robertson, W. T. Shaw, Miss O. Shewchuk, Miss R. Simpson, T. I. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, M. Stern, Miss M. Stimpson, M. Tanchak, Miss W. Tate, Miss L. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, ?, Wettlaufer, J. Wilkie, J. Zuzanski

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

C. R. Babb, Miss R. M. Babb, Borislow N. Bilash, M. Bishop, J. J. Browning, F. D. Bryan, J. N. Clark, Miss M. M. Crawford, Mrs. D. Day, G. A. Duncan, Miss E. Elias, Miss R. Green, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, Mrs. L. Heshka, J. Hodnett, C. R. Hordern, F. Horner, M. Hovorka, Mrs. F. Kapitan, P. Kereliuk, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, T. Korol, H. Kreel, Miss C. Krett, A. Labun, G. C. Leekie, Miss E. Lee, Miss F. H. Macintyre, Mrs. E. MacKay, Mrs. L. Magner, J. C. Martin, E. McCready, L. T. McCullough, Mrs. L. Mitchell, Mrs. E. Moon, Miss E. A. Motheral, Miss M. Mozel, E. Nakka, M. A. Negrich, Miss E. E. Nelson, Mrs. J. Newcombe, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, C. Perry, F. A. Peters, L. J. Petursson, Miss M. Pottruff, Miss N. Robertson, A. J. Schultz, Mrs. B. Sharman, W. T. Shaw, Miss O. Shewchuk, Miss R. Simpson, Miss V. Slobodian, G. Spurll, T. I. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, Miss G. P. Snow, M. Stern, M. Tanchak, Miss L. Unkauf, S. E. Kolt, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. I. Wettlaufer, Miss M. Wiebe

1964-1965

H. Abells, C. R. Babb, Borislow N. Bilash, M. Bishop, Mrs. A. Brown, J. J. Browning, Mrs. V. Burnell, J. Chupik, J. N. Clark, K. Cormack, Miss M. M. Crawford, G. A. Duncan, Mrs. D. E. Dunham, Miss E. Elias, B. Eryk, J. A. Fielding, Mrs. M. Forsyth, Miss P. Gilmour, Miss R. Green, J. D. Harrison, Miss G. Hector, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, L. R. Hodkinson, J. Hodnell, C. R. Hordern, F. Horner, Miss D. Hurst, Valdine Johnson, Mrs. F. Kapitan, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, L. Koll, T. Korol, H. Kreel, Miss O. Krett, Miss T. Kysilewsky, G. C. Leckie, Miss E. Lee, Miss F. H. Macintyre, Mrs. E. MacKay, J. C. Martin, E. McCready, L. T. McCullough, Mrs. L. Mitchell, Mrs. E. Moon, Miss M. Mozel, E. Nakka, Miss E. E. Nelson, Mrs. E. Perchaluk, W. C. Perry, F. A. Peters, L. J. Petursson, Miss M. Pottruff, Arthur M. Preston, Miss N. Robertson, A. J. Schultz, Mrs. H. Sharman, W. T. Shaw, Miss O. Shewchuk, S. Simeoff, Miss R. Simpson, R. J. Soulter?, T. I. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, M. Stern, E. Tanchak, R. Thiessen, Miss L. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. M. Wales, Mrs. I. Wettlaufer, N. Zappa, J. Susanski

1965-1966

H. R. Abells, Borislow N. Bilash, M. Bishop, J. J. Browning, Mrs. V. Brunel, F. Bryan, J. N. Clark, J. Chupik, K. Cormack, Miss M. Crawford, Samuel H. Doctoroff, G. A. Duncan, Miss E. Elias, B. Eryk, J. A. Fielding, Miss S. Flood, Mrs. M. Forsyth, Mrs. P. Gilmour, Miss R. Green, Miss G. Hector, Mrs. R. A. Henderson, L. Hodkinson, J. Hodnett, C. R. Horndern, F. Horner, Miss D. Hurst, Miss B. Israels, Valdine Johnson, Mrs. F. Kapitan, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, L. Koit, Mrs. E. Komar, T. Korol, Miss O. Krett, R. L. Krysko, Miss T. Kysllewski, C. Leavens, C. G. Leckie, Miss E. M. Lee, Mrs. A. E. Leonard, Mrs. E. MacKay, J. C. Martin, Mrs. L. Mitchell, Mrs. E. J. Moon, Miss E. Motheral, Miss M. Mozel, L. McCullough, E. Nakka, C. Perry, F. A. Peters, L. J. Peturson, Miss M. Pottruff, Arthur M. Preston, Miss N. Robertson, A. Schultz, Mrs. H. Sharman, W. T. Shaw, Miss O. Shewchuk, S. Simeoff, Miss R. Simpson, T. I. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, D. Soutter, M. Stern, E. Tanchak, R. Thiessen, Miss L. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. M. Wales, Mrs. C. I. Wettlaufer, J. Zusanski

1966-1967

H. Abells, Miss J. Beyko, Borislow N. Bilash, Mrs. M. Blaise, L. Bourbonnais, M. Brown, J. Browning, Mrs. V. Brunel, F. Bryan, G. Chauviere, K. Carmack, Miss M. Crawford, J. Clark, Samuel H. Doctoroff, G. Duncan, Miss E. Elias, Miss J. Elliott, B. Eryk, J. Fielding, Mrs. J. Galbraith, Mrs. D. Getschel, Mrs. P. Gilmour, Miss G. Hector, J. Hodnett, F. Horner, Miss D. Hurst, Miss M. Jeffrey, Valdine Johnson, Mrs. F. Kapitan, R. Kennedy, J. Kereluk, J. Klassen, L. Kolt, Mrs. E. Komar, T. Korol, Miss O. Krett, R. Krysko, W. Kustra, Miss E. R. Kydd, C. Leavens, C. Leckie, E. Lee, Mrs. A. Leonard, Mrs. E. MacKay, J. C. Martin, L. McCullough, Mrs. L. Mitchell, Mrs. E. Moon, Miss E. Motheral, Miss M. Mozel, E. Mroz, E. Nakka, C. Perry, E. Peters, Mrs. N. Petersmeyer, L. Peturson, Miss M. Pottruff, Arthur M. Preston, Miss N. Robertson, W. Shaw, E. Shewchuk, Miss O. Shewchuk, S. Simcoff, Miss R. Simpson, T. Smith, John C. “Jack” Smyth, D. Soutter, Miss A. Szware, E. Tanchak, R. Thiessen, Miss L. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. M. Wales, Mrs. L. Wettlaufer, J. Zuzanski

1967-1968

H. R. Abells, Borislow N. Bilash, M. Bishop, Mrs. A. M. Blaise, L. O. Bourbonnais, M. Brown, J. J. Browning, Mrs. V. Brunel, F. Bryan, Mrs. J. K. Calder, Mrs. S. K. Chism, J. N. R. Clark, F. Cook, D. F. Cormack, Mrs. M. Cowlon, Miss M. M. Crawford, Samuel H. Doctoroff, Miss E. Elias, B. Eryk, J. A. Fielding, Mrs. D. B. Getschel, G. Grubert, Miss G. I. Hector, F. J. Horner, Miss C. Huggins, Miss D. E. Hurst, Miss Y. Hutchison, Valdine Johnson, M. R. Joshua, Mrs. F. Kapitan, R. G. Kennedy, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, L. L. Kolt, T. R. Korol, C. R. Koss, Miss O. M. Krett, Miss O. Krevesky, R. L. Krysko, E. W. Kustra, G. C. Leckie, Miss E. M. Lee, Mrs. A. E. Leonard, L. T. McCullough, J. C. Martin, Mrs. L. M. Mitchell, Mrs. E. J. Moon, Miss M. A. Mozel, E. A. Mroz, C. Muldrew, E. Nakka, W. C. Perry, F. A. Pleters, Mrs. N. J. Petersmeyer, L. J. Peturson, Miss M. R. Piper, Miss M. H. Pottruff, Arthur M. Preston, Miss N. Robertson, Mrs. O. Schick, W. T. Shaw, W. Sherbatiuk, Miss O. Shewchuk, Miss R. M. Simpson, P. Sloan, D. J. Soutter, Miss A. M. Szware, E. Tanchak, Miss L. M. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. M. A. Wales, Mrs. P. Wall, Mrs. D. Wilson, O. Yakimischak, J. Z. Zuzanski

1968-1969

H. R. Abells, Mrs. D. E. Ahtuwalia, Mrs. J. Arger, Borislow N. Bilash, M. Bishop, F. Boychuk, M. Brown, J. J. Browning, Mrs. V. Brunel, F. Bryan, J. N. R. Clark, Miss I. Coad, C. F. Cook, D. K. Cormack, Mrs. W. Cox, J. Cumming, H. J. dePriest, Samuel H. Doctoroff, Miss E. Elias, B. Eryk, J. A. Fielding, Mrs. M. Forsyth, Mrs. D. B. Getschel, W. Gordon, G. Grubert, Miss G. I. Hector, F. J. Horner, Miss W. Hoskin, Miss C. Huggins, Miss Y. Hutchison, Valdine Johnson, M. R. Joshua, Mrs. F. Kapitan, R. G. Kennedy, J. Kereluk, J. F. Klassen, L. L. Kolt, T. R. Korol, Miss C. M. Krett, Miss O. Krevesky, G. C. Lecki, Miss E. M. Lee, Mrs. A. E. Leonard, L. T. McCullough, Miss D. Martin, J. C. Martin, Mrs. L. M. Mitchell, Mrs. E. J. Moon, Miss M. A. Mozel, E. A. Mroz, E. Nakka, V. Nehe, Mrs. J. Panson, F. A. Peters, L. J. Peturson, Miss M. R. Piper, Miss M. H. Pottruff, Arthur M. Preston, Mrs. D. Rae, D. Ramkissoon, K. Roberts, Miss N. Robertson, Mrs. P. Saunders, Mrs. O. Schick, W. T. Shaw, W. Sherbatiuk, Miss O. Shewchuk, S. Simcoff, Miss R. M. Simpson, P. Sloan, D. J. Soutter, Miss B. Sweiden, Miss A. M. Szwarc, E. Tanchk, J. Thiessen, R. D. Thiessen, Miss L. M. Unkauf, Cornelius G. Unruh, Mrs. M. A. Wales, Mrs. D. Wilson, O. Yakimischak, J. A. Zuzanski, Mrs. Beckstead, M. Biluk, A. Breton, S. Gowryluk, A. Russel, S Thody

Photos & Maps

Sisler High School

Sisler High School (August 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93174, W97.17674
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Scott School (Alfred Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“School chiefs named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1979, page 18.

“Manitoba high school hockey – 2000-2001,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 2000, page 16.

Obituary [Gordon Blair Fenton], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 2006, page 37.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division, Ian Stewart, and Rob Plouffe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 August 2018

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