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Alumni News

Record Attendance Alumni Committee
April 3rd Meeting!

 A record 16 Alumni attended our last Alumni Meeting!

    We welcomed guests from the Class of 1975, representatives Gail Bobowski and Deenie Lefko and also Councillor Ross Eadie (1979) and first time attendees Rick (1977) and Linda Romsa (1979). The agenda included welcoming remarks by President Brian Burdy (1965); updates on Finances; Alumni Archives, The Centennial Wall & Website; Newsletter; Upcoming Reunions, Class of 1999 and 1975; the Honouring the Past group and School Activities.

     The committee welcomes anyone who would like to join us either to just listen in or to become a volunteer member of the committee to contribute to the discussions and help out with ongoing activities. 

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St. John's High Open House

February 26, 2024

Alumni Association Volunteers

Brian Burdy, Melissa Dear, Corinne Groening,

Lorraine McLean, Brad Freund, Sue Gibb

& Greg Woloszyn

Meeting with Parents and future Students entering grades seven and nine.

Display of Archive Materials in front of the Centennial Alumni Wall


Two of our alumni have received awards this year.

Junel Malapad

Student 1982-88

Staff Custodian 1993-2011

Currently Head Custodian at Sisler High

Manitoba 150 has recognized Junel for his positive contributions to the community and awarded him with the Honour 150 Award from Canada Life. He has received a medal and a $500 donation to contribute to a charity of his choice. 

Junel has a passion for running and uses it to raise money for various charities.

Rylee Nepinak

Student 2010-2015

Awarded MHSAA Athlete of the Week September 17, 2014

Rylee was presented with the 2021 Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Award in the Community/Volunteer Senior category.

Rylee is the co-founder of Anishiative, an Indigenous youth-led community group that cleans up litter in the North End.

Winnipeg School Division 150 Celebration

October 29, 2021 was the day to celebrate the WSD 150th Anniversary.

WSD 150 Celebration Books are available at St. John's. 

Phone the school office (204) 589-4374 if you are interested in purchasing.

Thank you to Sophie who sent in her video

Sophie "Pinky" (nee Michalison) Motoska
Class of 1952

Sophie "Pinky" 

Bio Information

John Paskievich

Student 1962-65

John Paskievich, filmmaker and photographer has a new documentary called "A Canadien War Story. Please read the Winnipeg Free Press Article from November 7, 2020

Click the PDF file to view 

Bud Ulrich

(Staff 1975-90)

Bud has published a new book

Together At Tobans - Winnipeg's North End Kids in The 1950's

which will be available September 15, 2020.

On the PDF links see the information

and read an introduction to the book


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Room 40 - 1965 Reunion

Sals - Garden City

August 15,2019






Celebrating 60 years next June in 2025

since graduating 

St. John's Tech Construction 1911


Alumni Donations

From Rodger Rickey (1961-66) 

1964 & 1966 Football Jackets

and a St. John's High Pin


From Brian Burdy (1962-65)

Teacher & Coach (1969-83)

1962-63 Championship Sweater

1970's Basketball Coaching Jacket

Photo Contributed by Frank Unger from the Manitoba Archives

Alumni Donations

Thank you very much

Frank Unger

donated his 1976 graduation ring

Al Luksachuk

donated his 1952 Football Jacket and some other items from the 75th reunion in 1985.

2 Football Championship Jackets & Game Balls from 1972 and 1980 from Graham Kinley (Staff -1971-80)(81-85)

1980 Championship Football Jacket from Alfie Plantz (1977)

1977 Rugby Jersey from Rick & Linda Romsa

A huge thank you to Steve Patrick, class of 1985, who donated 2 boxes of memorabilia to the archives. It included a basketball warm up jacket and practice singlets as well as football and basketball newspaper articles along with team rosters. Also part of the package was drama production programs and other miscellaneous items.

With this valuable information, we were able to add many individuals to our 1980's data collection.

Staff & Student Alumni
What Are They Doing Now?

Please send in your pictures or alumni stories so that we can include them on this page



Willa Keith (Guidance 1972-97) and Margaret Boumford (Home Economics) were golfing at the Ye Olde Rusty Classic Retired Teachers Golf Tournament in Mordon Sept. 8th, Year Unknown

Sadly Willa Keith passed March 15, 2021

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