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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Vincent Massey Collegiate (975 Dowker Avenue, Winnipeg)

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This high school in Winnipeg was named for Charles Vincent Massey (1887-1967), who served as Canada’s Governor-General from 1952 to 1959.





Alfred Leslie Stevens (1920-2004)


William Moore (1914-1983)


James William “Jim” Downey (1925-1996)


Ralph Sotolov (1924-2019)


David James “Dave” Trainor (1932-1991)


Gerald Macleod


Richard “Rick” Martin


Iain Riffel


Tony Carvey





Ralph Sotolov (1924-2019)


David James “Dave” Trainor (1932-1991)


Among the other teachers of Vincent Massey Collegiate was Ralph Sotolov (1960s).

Photos & Coordinates

Vincent Massey Collegiate

Vincent Massey Collegiate (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83933, W97.15047
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Vincent Massey High School (715 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon)


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Fort Garry school to hold tea-sale,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1967, page 15.

“Supplies for Nicaragua,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South, 16 October 1988, page 5.

“Asian studies pushed for Dakota, Vincent Massey,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South, 9 June 1991, page 3.

“South-end high school rumbles put up three students in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1999, page A8.

“Death threat sidelines goalie,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 2005, page B1.

“Summer program faces rental fee,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1986, page 3.

“Social events [Ralph Sotolov],” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1987, page 29.

We thank Steven Christianson and Ken Neil for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 December 2019

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