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

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

This secondary school on Dowker Avenue in Winnipeg, designed by the architectural firm of Smith Carter Searle and Associates and opened in Fall 1960, was named for Charles Vincent Massey (1887-1967) who was Canada’s Governor-General from 1952 to 1959.

Principals

Period

Principal

1960-1963

Alfred Leslie Stevens (1920-2004)

1963-1966

William Moore (1914-1983)

1966-1967

James William “Jim” Downey (1925-1996)

1967-1987

Ralph Sotolov (1924-2019)

1987-1989

David James “Dave” Trainor (1932-1991)

1989-1999

Gerald Allen Neynoe MacLeod (1943-2021)

1999-2011

Richard “Rick” Martin

2011-2014

Iain Riffel

2014-?

Tony Carvey

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1965-1967

Ralph Sotolov (1924-2019)

1967-1987

David James “Dave” Trainor (1932-1991)

Teachers

Among the teachers of Vincent Massey Collegiate was Virginia Beatty Andrew (1965-1968).

Photos & Coordinates

Vincent Massey Collegiate

Vincent Massey Collegiate (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Vincent Massey Collegiate

Vincent Massey Collegiate (April 2021)
Source: George Penner

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

See also:

Manitoba Business: Smith Carter and Katelnikoff

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

Sources:

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

“More construction,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1960, page 71.

“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, Ken Neil, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 June 2021

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