Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sister MacNamara School (460 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg)

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This Winnipeg school is named in commemoration of Sister Geraldine MacNamara. Following site preparation early in 1988, construction of the two-storey, 50,000-square-foot facility began during the summer of that year. The Winnipeg School Division facility opened its doors to students in Kindergarten to grade six in October 1989, with an initial enrollment of around 500.





Jack Solomon


Dale Edward Scott (1941-2022)


Karin Seiler


Kimberly Midford


Debbie Lenhardt Mair





Claire Elizabeth “Clara” Darvill (1943-2019)


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Sister MacNamara School

Sister MacNamara School (November 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Sister MacNamara School

Sister MacNamara School (November 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89601, W97.15153
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Geraldine MacNamara (1938-1984)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: MacNamara Hall and Sister Geraldine MacNamara Plaque (Spence Street, Winnipeg)


“Division taxpayers to pay $26 extra in school levy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1987, page 5.

“Site cleared for school,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly West Edition, 7 February 1988, page 1.

“School space,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1988, page 5.

“Tenders for Sister MacNamara School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1988, page 26.

“Crane climber,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1988, page 14.

“School a fitting reminder of Sister MacNamara,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly West Edition, 26 November 1989, page 4.

“Girls assaulted, flashed; parents, school on alert,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1996, page A4.

“Parents taking part in life at school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1997, page A8.

Winnipeg School Division: Celebrating One Hundred Fifty Years, 1871-2021 by Winnipeg School Division, 2021.

We thank Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 November 2023

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