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Historic Sites of Manitoba: William Morton Collegiate (141 Morris Street South, Gladstone, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Libling Mitchener and Associates, the William Morton Collegiate at Gladstone was constructed in 1960 at an estimated cost of $285,000. An official opening ceremony, attended by Minister of Education Stewart McLean, Westbourne Reeve Clifford A. McCrae, Gladstone Mayor James Winn, Pine Creek School Division Chair John More, and architect Mel Michener, was held on 10 March 1961.





Marshall Clayton Effler (1932-2023)


H. A. Morton




N. J. McQuarrie


Robert F. Bishop


D. I. Sinclair


Larry McCready


M. C. Burt




Peter Falk


School Year





Mr. D. Boychuk (biology, science), Mrs. Lynne Broadfoot, Mrs. C. Diehl (English), Mrs. Field (science), Mrs. Ross Foster (mathematics, physics), Miss May, Ms. S. McQuarrie (mathematics, physical education), Mr. H. Toy (social studies, physical education), Ozzie Whitten (French), Mrs. W. Wilson (mathematics, English)




Cordell Barker (mathematics, economics), Kyle Breitkreitz (accounting, law, business), Mrs. Judy Code (typing, business), David Johanson (mathematics), Brian Jones (English), Bill McKetiak (physical education), Frank Porada (biology), Rob Sarginson (environmental studies, English, geography), Alistair Scott (science history, geography)




Cordell Barker, Miss Christie, David Johanson, Brian Jones, Mr. O'Reilly, Brian William Pallister, Frank Porada, Alistair Scott, Miss Sommer, Ozzie Whitten, Mrs. Margaret Wilson




Cordell Barker (mathematics, English), Steven Bubnowicz (physical education), Jane Davies (business), Raymond Grynol (English), Miss Audrey Heinricks (business), David Johanson (mathematics, science, geography), Brian Jones (English, geography), Brian William Pallister (history, geography, environmental science), Kenneth Pearce (business), Frank Porada (science), Alistair Scott (science, social studies), Ozzie Whitten (French)




Cordell Barker (mathematics, economics), Steven Bubnowicz (physical education), Debbie Fischer (librarian), Raymond Grynol (language arts), Mr. Hall (geography, history, social studies), David Johanson (mathematics, geography), Brian Jones (geography, English), Miss Kruchak (typing, general business), Frank Porada (biology, physical science), Mr. Scott (chemistry), Miss Stokotelny (accounting, typing, general business), Ozzie Whitten (language arts, French)

Photos & Coordinates

William Morton Collegiate

William Morton Collegiate (May 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22109, W98.95144
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Morton (1884-1958)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gladstone School No. 70 (Gladstone, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)


“Huge auditorium of new collegiate building well filled for official opening,” Gladstone Age Press, 15 March 1961, page 1.

“185 high school students enroll at W.M.C.A. Tuesday,” Gladstone Age Press, 31 August 1966, page 1.

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

[Teachers at William Morton Collegiate], Gladstone Age Press, 29 September 1978, page 6.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 August 2023

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