Fonds 350 Grande Prairie Roman Catholic School District No. 28 fonds

Grande Prairie Roman Catholic School District No. 28. — 1928-2007. — 1483 cm of textual records. — 892 photographs. — 46 blueprints.


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Agency History

The first Catholic education institution in the Grande Prairie area was established at St. Francis Xavier’s Mission on Sturgeon Lake in 1907. When St. Vincent’s Mission was established on Bear Creek in 1908, the brothers taught school to the Metis children of Flying Shot Lake, but not in a formalized system. In 1910 the townsite of Grande Prairie City was laid out across Bear Creek from the Mission, and soon there were one-rooms schools both in the village and in the Flying Shot Lake District, so the Metis children went to the public schools. By 1927, there were enough parishioners to demand a separate Catholic School Board, so Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28 was formed. The school, named St. Joseph, was started with lay teachers, but by 1932 it was under the charge of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, with Sister Lucy as principal. This was the only Catholic School in the area until after World War II.

In 1946, Fr. Robert, OMI, encouraged the parishioners of Spirit River to create a separate school district. They appealed to the Grey Nuns, who were already running the hospital in Spirit River, to give them Catholic Education as well, but their request was denied. Finally, in 1948, Spirit River RC Separate School District 36 was formed. Two new Grey Nun Sisters arrived from Montreal and Ste. Marie School opened that September. In the meantime, Fairview RC Separate School District No. 35 had established early in 1948 with the unanimous support of the parishioners. Within two weeks a site was chosen and by September a two-room school, named St. Thomas More, was finished and ready for classes.

For almost ten years there was little change in the numbers of Catholic School districts in the area, then two were formed in quick succession. In 1955, Sexsmith RC Separate School District No. 51 was formed and St. Mary’s School was built, taught by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. This school was supported by five rural auxiliary districts who could send their students to Sexsmith as well. In 1957, Beaverlodge RC Separate School District No. 68 was established, and St. Mary’s School opened in September 1958, taught by the Sisters of the Holy Cross traveling in from Grande Prairie. By 1959, a convent had been built beside the school to house the Sisters. Over the next years, several more rural districts were created but they all sent their children to the existing schools.

In 1989 a study considered the financial, governance and political implications of amalgamating the districts in a report titled “Feasibility of Amalgamating Separate School Jurisdictions in the Grande Prairie Area”. The study covered four Catholic Separate School jurisdictions: Grande Prairie No. 28, Grande Prairie Rural No. 190, Beaverlodge No. 68, and Sexsmith No. 51. The study concluded that the Grande Prairie City and Rural could be combined but that Beaverlodge and Sexsmith would be adversely affected. An update in 1991 continued to pursue the idea, broadened now to Fairview and Spirit River. On August 31, 1994, the amalgamation of the Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools became official. At that time there were three participating partners: Grande Prairie, Fairview, and Spirit River. Beaverlodge and Sexsmith joined later to create one large district named Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28.

Custodial History

The records were deposited at South Peace Regional Archives by the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District in 2008. In 2009, there was an accrual of blueprints.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of minutes for the separate school districts in Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Fairview, Sexsmith and Beaverlodge; daily registers for Grande Prairie Schools, Spirit River, Sexsmith, and Beaverlodge; operational files for Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Sexsmith and Beaverlodge; photographs for Grande Prairie, Spirit River and Fairview; and scrapbooks which contain news clippings about the entire area.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Arrangement: Records are arranged in the original order in which we received them. Therefore, the minutes and school registers of all the districts, which were being housed at the Catholic Education Centre, are together, while the operational files, which were being housed at individual schools representing predecessor school districts, are in the series related to that school/district.

Restrictions: FOIP restrictions on content of Daily Registers and files regarding personnel.

Historical notes: The First Fifty Years: A Tribute to the Grande Prairie Catholic School System

Accession Numbers: 2008.76; 2009.94

Table of Contents

Series 350.01Minutes
Series 350.02Daily Registers
Series 350.03Superintendent’s Records
Series 350.04Grande Prairie Schools
Series 350.05Ste. Marie Spirit River
Series 350.06St. Mary’s Sexsmith
Series 350.07St. Mary’s Beaverlodge
Series 350.08Photograph collection
Series 350.09Scrapbook collection
Series 350.10Personnel Files
Series 350.01Minutes. — 1938-1994. — 378 cm of textual records.

The series consists of the minutes of the five schools which amalgamated under the banner of the GPRCSSD No. 28: the original Grande Prairie District No. 28 from 1938-1992; the Fairview District No. 35 from 1948-1993; the Sexsmith District No. 51 from 1955-1992; the Beaverlodge District No. 68 from 1957-1983; and the Spirit River District No. 36 from 1967-1993. The records are complete except for the first minute book from Grande Prairie (1928-1938) which was destroyed in a fire in the home of Board Chair Mr. Lanctot, and the first minutes of the Spirit River District, from 1948-1967.

SubSeries 350.01.01Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28. — 1938-1992. — 120 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of minutes of Regular and Special School Board Meetings from 1938 to 1992 for Grande Prairie District No. 28; Clairmont Lake 170 from 1982-1986; Five Mile 190 from 1983-1986; and Rural 190 from 1987-1989. The minutes also include agendas, correspondence, reports, cheque lists, and financial summaries. For each year there is an Index of Resolutions.

SubSeries 350.01.02Fairview Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 35. — 1948-1993. — 120 cm of textual records.

On January 3, 1948, at the encouragement of Parish Priest Father Clem Kinderwater, the Catholic electors of Fairview School Division No. 4388 held a meeting to gauge the parishioners’ interest in a separate school district. The result was almost unanimous consent and within two weeks a site had been chosen, budget set and separate school board supporters agreed to a property tax of 20 mill rate. At that meeting, Father Kinderwater accepted the position of Secretary-Treasurer. He would serve the school in many ways over the years and is acknowledged as the founder. Volunteers and community businesses brought in logs and sawed them into lumber, and by September 1948, a two-room school, named St. Thomas More, was complete. The first two teachers were Mrs. A.B. Kleininger and Mrs. F. Ehly. That September there were 71 students in grades 1 to 9. Over the next year, two houses were moved to the school site to serve first as teacherages but then converted to classrooms as enrollment increased and students came from the wider area. A Catholic Education Society was formed to support the school and included the parishes of Friedenstal, Hines Creek, Whitelaw and Fairview. By 1950 the school had Grades 1-12 and in 1951 a graduating class of 10 students. In 1956 an eleven room addition was constructed, and in 1962 another 6 room addition was created, forming the elementary school with a library and audio-visual room. Another renovation and expansion program in 1968 resulted in a fully modern school complete with gym, science laboratory, and ancillary rooms which would serve the community for many years.

The sub-series consists of the minutes of the Board of Trustees and Ratepayers meetings in Fairview RDSSD No. 35 from the first meeting of the Catholic Electors on January 3, 1948 until 1993. The minutes include the names and land locations of initial supporters, financial accounts and statements, and principal’s reports.

SubSeries 350.01.03Sexsmith Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 51. — 1955-1992. — 30 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of the minutes of regular and special meetings of the Sexsmith RCSSD No. 51 Board of Trustees. Included in the minutes are reports from principals and trustees, agreements, cheque lists and financial reports.

SubSeries 350.01.04Beaverlodge Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 68. — 1957-1986. — 15 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of the minutes of regular and special meetings of the Beaverlodge RCSSD No. 68 Board of Trustees. Included in the minutes are lists of bills for payment and financial reports. Reports from principals and trustees are incorporated into the minutes.

SubSeries 350.01.05Spirit River Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 36. — 1967-1993. — 45 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of the minutes of regular and special meetings of the Spirit River RCSSD No. 36 Board of Trustees. Included in the minutes are agendas, lists of accounts and financial reports. Reports from principals and trustees are incorporated into the minutes.

SubSeries 350.01.06Committee Minutes. — 1963-1992. — 48 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of the minutes of the Admin Association Committee from 1963-1992; the Joint Superintendent Liaison Committee from 1971-1976; the Education Consultation Committee from 1971-1990; Special Committee Meetings from 1973-1983; the Finance Committee from 1988-1991; and the Growth & Development Committee from 1990-1992.

350.01.06.01Administrative Association 1963-1992

The organizational meeting of the Grande Prairie Separate Schools Administrative Association was held at St. Joseph’s School on November 28, 1963. The Committee was to be made up of members of the Board of Trustees, School Superintendent, Principals and Vice Principals from each of the Grande Prairie Schools, and the Secretary-Treasurer of the School District. The purpose of the Association was as a “means of a better system of communication between the Board, Principals, and Staff. The sub-sub-series consists of the minutes of the Administrative Association meetings which were held on a monthly basis to discuss issues in common to the schools and staff, and communications about changes at the different schools.

350.01.06.02Joint Supterintendent Liaison Committee 1971-1976

In 1971, representatives from the Grande Prairie RCSSD 28, Beaverlodge RCSSD 68, Sexsmith RCSSD 51, St. Thomas More RCSSD 35, Spirit River RCSSD 36, and Ft. Vermilion RCSSD 26 proposed a pilot project for “A Model for Shared Superintendency Services” to the Alberta Governments. Their objective was to develop a model whereby smaller School Districts could share the cost of the required Superintendent who would be able to provide effective educational leadership to the whole area without having to consider allegiance to the one large board which had signed the contract. The project was successful and remained in effect until the growth of the Grande Prairie RCSSD required a full-time superintendent for their schools alone. The sub-sub-series consists of minutes of the Joint Superintendent Liaison Committee as they worked out an agreement between the various districts and the superintendent, the three years the agreement was in place with GPRCSSD as a partner, and correspondence regarding the need for a dedicated Superintendent for the Grande Prairie district.

350.01.06.03Education Consultation Committee 1971-1990

In 1971, the salary agreement with the GPRCSSD teachers stipulated that an Education Consultation Committee would be set up to consider any proposed changes in educational matter. The committee would be advisory, with equal representation from the Board of Trustees and the teachers, who would be the ATA Representatives from the three Catholic Schools existing in Grande Prairie at that time . Recommendations from the committee would be given, in writing, to both the board and the teachers. The sub-sub-series consists of the minutes of the monthly meetings plus relevant correspondence.

350.01.06.04Special Committee Meetings 1973-1983

Special Committee Meetings were held on an ad hoc basis as issues arose and were attended by the Superintendent of Schools, a representative from the Board of Trustees, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board who acted as the recording secretary, and any other resource people needed to discuss the issue at hand. Reasons for special committee meetings included subjects such as the overall school year, budgets and funding requests, salary grids and negotiations, legal agreements, and the review of specific programs such as religious instruction and the school band program. The Special Committee had no authority in its own right but made recommendations to the Board. The sub-sub-series consists of minutes of the Special Committee Meetings from 1973 to 1983. It sometimes includes copies of the Regular Board Meetings, presumably to record the Board’s request about the issue at hand.

350.01.06.05Finance Committee 1988-1991

The sub-sub-series consists of the minutes of the Finance Committee which made recommendations to the Board on issues such as grants, budgets, long-range financial plans, financial reports, and various issues impacted by the budget.

350.01.06.06Growth & Development Committee 1990-1992

The sub-sub-series consists of the minutes of the Growth & Development Committee which made recommendations to the Board regarding building, renovating, additions, repairs and maintenance on the schools in the Grande Prairie district.

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Series 350.02Daily Registers. — 1928-1998. — 672 cm of textual records.

The series consists of Daily Registers which list the name of each student, the names of parents and the address/location of the family. Each page is signed by the teacher. The majority of the registers are from St. Joseph’s and other Grande Prairie Schools, but there are some from St. Mary’s in Sexsmith and Beaverlodge, and a few teachers returns in the files from Ste. Marie in Spirit River. They are arranged in order of date, not by school, which is the original order in which the records were received. From 1996-1998, the files contain summary enrollment reports rather than the actual Daily Registers. An accrual in 2014 brought in the Daily Registers from the St. Thomas More School in Fairview. These are located together, in date order from 1948-1997. An accrual in 2016 included Daily Registers from Spirit River RC District #36 from 1948-1989, Sexsmith RC District #51 from 1955-1987, and Beaverlodge RC District #68 from 1958-1991. These are located together in order of school and date.

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Series 350.03Superintendent’s Records. — 1935-1979. — 3 cm of textual records.

The series consists of the superintendent’s inspection reports on teachers from 1935 to 1962 (Restricted), agreements with staff from 1968-1970, agreements at the board level from 1972-1975, a correspondence file from 1976-1979, and examination results from 1963-1967.

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Series 350.04Grande Prairie Schools. — 1936-1991. — 146 cm of textual records. — 27 blueprints.

The Grande Prairie Roman Catholic School District No. 28 was formed in 1927, and the first school opened late that year with 22 students in two rooms at the old Veteran’s hall with teachers Miss A. MacDonald and Kathleen O’Sullivan in charge. When school re-opened in the fall of 1928, a new brick school with two large classrooms was well under way. By 1934, enrollment had increased to 80 so the school was enlarged to four classrooms. A residence was added south of the school to house high school girls from out of town and the Sisters of the Holy Cross who now made up the teaching staff, led by Sister Mary St. Lucy as principal. A boys’ dormitory was also opened in town under Father Austin McGuire. In 1944, St. Joseph’s Academy was built to replace the old residence, and a Business College opened in the new premises. The years after the war were a period of rapid growth with the school again being enlarged with two more classrooms and a science room in 1946, a further three rooms in 1952, a dedicated high school in 1958, St. Clements in 1962, St. Gerard’s in 1964, and a new high school in 1967 with the old one being renamed Holy Cross. Holy Cross was closed in 1970, and for a few years growth was managed by adding portables to existing schools. As the City expanded, however, more schools were built: St. Patrick ca. 1975; Kateri Mission ca. 1985, Holy Cross ca. 1990, and Mother Theresa ca. 2005.

The series consists of the records of Secretary-Treasurer from 1936-1980, consisting of correspondence, financial records, student lists and tuition agreements; Alberta Education files containing enrollment reports from 1956-1990 and grant statements from 1938-1991; Alberta Municipal Finance files regarding debentures from 1936-1989; an Alberta Teachers’ Association file of salary schedules and agreements from 1956-1988; grant files from 1967-1989; financial records from 1958-1990; files regarding the building and maintenance of the various Catholic schools in Grande Prairie from 1956-1988; files regarding the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1978 and a tribute to the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1989; yearbooks for Holy Cross School from 1982-1989; and files regarding associated organizations such as St. Joseph’s Alumni Association, the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association, the Alberta School Trustees Association, and the Association of School Business Officials.

SubSeries 350.04.01Executive records. — 1936-1980. — 22 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of records kept by the Secretary-Treasurer of the School Division in his/her role of assisting with the operation of the Catholic Schools in Grande Prairie. They are organized in original order. From 1936-1955 all records are interfiled together, consisting of correspondence, financial records, student lists, tuition agreements, and tax records. From 1955-1990 the audited financial statements are separated out and in their own files. The sub-series also includes forms and correspondence regarding tax designation from 1959-1991, and a policy handbook in effect from 1987-1991.

SubSeries 350.04.02Alberta Education. — 1938-1991. — 17 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of enrollment reports which were sent in to Alberta Education between 1956 and 1990; and applications or statements of grants received from Alberta Education from 1938-1991.

SubSeries 350.04.03Alberta Municipal Finance. — 1936-1989. — 6 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of debentures, debenture summaries and debenture statements from 1936-1989. These files include correspondence regarding debentures; budgets for proposed building projects; applications and by-laws for the issuing of debentures; certificates and orders authorizing debentures; loan repayment schedules; statements of grants repaying debentures; and circulars from the AMFC regarding regulations around debentures.

SubSeries 350.04.04Alberta Teachers’ Association. — 1956-1988. — 2 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of correspondence between the Catholic School District and the ATA, salary schedules and agreements adopted by the Board of Trustees, reports regarding contributions to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund.

SubSeries 350.04.05Grants. — 1967-1989. — 7 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of miscellaneous grant statements and applications showing funding for the GPRCSSD from sources other than Alberta Education. This includes the City of Grande Prairie through the school tax requisition, the County of Grande Prairie for bussing, the provincial government through Alberta Manpower employment grants, and the federal government through the official languages program. There are also files showing how rural Catholic school districts (in this case, Clairmont Lake #170) were funded, and the funding of Community Schools (in this case, St. Patrick’s).

SubSeries 350.04.06Financial Records. — 1958-1990. — 26 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of General Ledgers from 1973-1981; payroll ledgers from 1958-1973 and trust account ledgers from Holy Cross and St. Joseph’s High School in the 1980s. Files are arranged by record type, in chronological order.

SubSeries 350.04.07Physical Plant. — 1956-1988. — 40 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of building files for the following Grande Prairie Schools: Holy Cross (the original St. Joseph’s), Kateri Mission, St. Clement, St. Gerard, St. Joseph’s High School, and St. Patrick. There is also a file on the building of the first Catholic Education Center on 108th Avenue and 102nd Street. Contained in these building files are correspondence, tenders, agreements and contracts, specifications and blueprints, and reports on maintenance, additions and updates. There is also documentation on grants received under the Building Quality Restoration Program (BQRP). The files are arranged in alphabetical order of school, and by project and chronological order, with attachments, within the file. Blueprints are separated from the files and stored in map folders in the map cabinet.

Electrical Details Grande Prairie Separate School, August 1956
1 diazo plan; 55 x 97 cm
A diazo plan showing electrical diagrams for distribution, the buzzer system, and the fire alarm.
Location: 0350.04.07.01.01
Foundation Plan – Mechanical Grande Prairie Separate School, August 1956
1 diazo plan; 55 x 97.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the foundation plan for Grande Prairie Separate School, with mechanical features marked. The plan also includes details of the horizontal unit heater and the main or riser drip.
Location: 0350.04.07.01.02
Boiler Room Plan & Details Grande Prairie Separate School, August 1956
1 diazo plan; 54.5 x 97 cm
A diazo plan showing the boiler room plan for Grande Prairie Separate School including upper and lower levels, schematic layout, and a section and detail. The plan was revised in August 1957.
Location: 0350.04.07.01.03
Recommended Repairs to Holy Cross Elementary School, [ca. 1967]
1 diazo plan; 45.5 x 28 cm
A diazo plan showing recommended repairs to Holy Cross Elementary School in Grande Prairie, including to the foundation, and beam and column reinforcing.
Location: 0350.04.07.04.01
Proposed Repairs to Holy Cross Elementary School, April 18, 1967
1 diazo plan; 61 x 45.5 cm
A diazo plan showing recommended repairs to Holy Cross Elementary School in Grande Prairie, including beam and column reinforcing.
Location: 0350.04.07.04.02
Main Floor Plan, Proposed School for School District No. 28, 1961
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the proposed floorplan of St. Clement School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.06.01
Main Floor Plan, Proposed School for St. Joseph’s Separate School District No. 28, April 1961
1 diazo plan; 76 x 104.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the main floor plan of St. Clement School in Grande Prairie, including noted details.
Location: 0350.04.07.06.02
2 Unit Classroom, November 21, 1979
1 diazo plan; 55.5 x 43 cm
A diazo plan showing the floorplan of a 2 unit classroom, portables for use at St. Clement and St. Patrick schools.
Location: 0350.04.07.06.03
2 Unit Classroom, November 28, 1979
1 diazo plan; 55.5 x 43 cm
A diazo plan showing a cross-section of a 2 unit classroom, portables for use at St. Clement and St. Patrick schools.
Location: 0350.04.07.06.04
Proposed RCS Separate School at Grande Prairie, March 4, 1963
1 diazo plan; 60.5 x 46 cm
A diazo plan showing the site plan for the proposed St. Gerard School.
Location: 0350.04.07.07.01
Proposed RCS Separate School at Grande Prairie, April 1963
1 diazo plan; 61 x 46 cm
A diazo plan showing the ground floor plan for the proposed St. Gerard School.
Location: 0350.04.07.07.02
Ground Floor Plan, St. Gerard School, May 1963
1 diazo plan; 76 x 91 cm
A diazo plan showing the ground floor plan of St. Gerard School, including various details, section, and elevations.
Location: 0350.04.07.07.03
St. Gerard School, December 1963
1 diazo plan; 45.5 x 30.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the staff room floor plan, kitchen area elevation, and sections for St. Gerard School.
Location: 0350.04.07.07.04
Compiled Plan of Blocks 17 & 24 Plan 1061 A. E., Blocks 9 & 16 Plan 1410 A. C., 1962
1 plan; 38 x 85 cm
A compiled survey plan of the area bounded by 104 Street, 105 Avenue, 102 Street, and 103 Avenue. Selected owners are marked.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.01
Sketch Plan Showing Location of Buildings in Block 9, Plan 1410 A. C. and Block 24, Plan 1061 A. E., 1964
1 diazo plan; 61 x 113.5 cm
A sketch survey plan of the area bounded by 105 Avenue and 103 Avenue from 102 Street halfway to 103 Street. Selected buildings, including residences and schools, are marked.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.02
St. Joseph School Area, [ca. 1964]
1 diazo plan; 32 x 25.5 cm
A plan showing the area surrounding St. Joseph Catholic School on 102 Street and 104 Avenue, Grande Prairie. The exisiting school (elementary and high school) is shown in blue, a leasted area in green, and the area the District hoped to negotiate to purchase in red.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.03
Site Plan Proposed St. Joseph’s High School, May 1965
1 diazo plan; 76.5 x 84.5 cm
A diazo plan of the site plan for the proposed St. Joseph High School in Grande Prairie. The actual appearance of the school that was built may be different than the footprint shown on the plan.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.04
St. Joseph’s Junior Senior High School, September 1965
1 diazo plan; 60.5 x 91 cm
A diazo plan of the ground floor plan of St. Joseph High School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.05
St. Joseph Junior Senior High School, January 1967
1 diazo plan; 45.5 cm x 60.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the revised floor plan of the shop in St. Joseph Junior Senior High School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.06
Plan of Survey of Subdivision, 1975
1 diazo plan; 75 x 121 cm
A diazo plan showing the area around St. Joseph High School in Grande Prairie (104 Street and 114 Avenue location) including Lots U-1, U-2, R-12, 13 and 14 in Block 6, Plan No. 4263 N. Y. and part of Lot A, Plan No. 1199 T. R. and part of the NW 1/4 Section 26, Township 71, Range 6, W6th.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.07
St. Joseph’s High School Exterior Improvement Proposal, August 1981
1 diazo plan; 55.5 x 86.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the floor plan of St. Joseph High School in Grande Prairie with additions and notes relating to the exterior improvement proposal.
Location: 0350.04.07.08.08
St. Patrick R. C. School, Grande Prairie, October 1977
1 diazo plan; 61 x 92 cm
A diazo plan showing the site plan for St. Patrick School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.09.01
St. Patrick R. C. School, Grande Prairie, October 1977
1 diazo plan; 61 x 92 cm
A diazo plan showing the floor plan for St. Patrick School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.09.02
St. Patrick R. C. School, Grande Prairie, October 1977
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91 cm
A diazo plan showing the exterior elevations for St. Patrick School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.09.03
St. Patrick R. C. School, Grande Prairie, October 1977
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91.5 cm
A diazo plan showing elevation sections for St. Patrick School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.09.04
St. Patrick R. C. School, Grande Prairie, [ca. 1978]
1 diazo plan; 61.5 x 91.5 cm
A diazo plan showing the floorplan of St. Patrick School in Grande Prairie with drapes marked.
Location: 0350.04.07.09.05
St. Patrick School Parking Lot, [ca. 1978]
1 diazo plan; 43 x 28 cm
A diazo plan showing the parking lot design grade at St. Patrick School in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.04.07.09.06
SubSeries 350.04.08Celebrations. — 1978-1989. — 8 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of files for the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1978, and the Tribute to the Sisters of the Holy Cross at Thanksgiving in 1989. The 50th Anniversary files contain the minutes of the committee, lists of contacts, correspondence from attendees, the history of the GPRCSSD #28 written by Isabel Campbell in 1978, and a clipping file of articles regarding the 50th Anniversary. The tribute to the Sisters is a coil bound report containing letters from Sisters who had taught for the district and from authorities in the district expressing appreciation for all the work the Sisters had done.

SubSeries 350.04.09Yearbooks. — 1982-1989. — 6 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of yearbooks from Holy Cross School for the years 1982-1989.

SubSeries 350.04.10Associated organizations. — 1947-1981. — 12 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of records relating to organizations which assisted the Grande Prairie Catholic School Board in its mandate: St. Joseph’s Alumni Assn from 1947-1965, the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Assn (Zone 1) from 1967-1977; the Alberta School Trustees Assn from 1976-1980; and the Assn of School Business Officials (Zone 1) from 1967-1981. There is also a few items from High School Drivers Education regarding the teaching of this program from 1967-1972.

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Series 350.05Ste. Marie Spirit River. — 1944-1990. — 8 cm of textual records. — 23 blueprints.

The first discussions for a separate school district in the Spirit River area began in 1946 after the arrival of Fr. Robert, OMI. A Catholic Mission Church had been in operation there since the late 1800s, and the Grey Nuns of the Cross were in charge of the hospital, so a school providing daily Catholic religious education seemed a natural extension of their services. The Grey Nuns refused this request in 1946 and 1947, but in 1948 the ratepayers went ahead on their own and established the Ste. Marie Separate School District No. 36, which was formally approved by the Minister of Education on February 23, 1948. The first trustees were Alex Perra, Joseph Labrecque, and Alfred Labrecque, with Donat Dion as secretary. Land was purchased and the first school built that same year. Two Grey Nuns Sisters, Marie-Augustin and Berthe-Eugenie, arrived in September to teach 39 students (grades 1 to 9) in the rectory and church basement until the school was ready in December. Numbers steadily increased, and in 1955, a boarding house was built beside the school for children from outside of Spirit River. The next year the school census showed 81 pupils in grades 1 to 10. A new wing, containing auditorium, library, and classrooms was officially opened in February1958, and 1959 saw the first grade 12 starting. On August 27, 1962 the name of the district was changed to Spirit River Roman Catholic School District No. 36.

The series consists of executive records from 1946-1990, memorabilia including letters from various sisters and priests and a yearbook from 1979-1980; a file relating to the furnishing of the school in 1948, and 23 blueprints for the physical buildings.

SubSeries 350.05.01Executive records. — 1946-1990. — 6 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of a copy of the School Act, 1946; notes from board meetings between 1967 and 1972; an enrollment report from 1990; and a policy handbook from 1990.

SubSeries 350.05.02Memorabilia. — 1946-1980. — 2 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of a history of how Ste. Marie School was established, beginning with Father Robert, OMI, in 1946; a card for Mary and a prayer to her dated 1948; a note from Sister Marie-Augustine; assorted bulletins for concerts and services at Ste. Marie in the 1960s; copies of news clippings about people and events at Ste. Marie ca. 1967; and a letter from Sister Yvonne Rivet written just before she died in 1968. Attached to this last letter is an obituary of Sister Rivet, who had been the principal at Ste. Marie, and a letter from Sister Pauline regarding her death. There is also one yearbook from 1979-1980.

SubSeries 350.05.03Physical Plant. — 1944-1985. — 1 cm of textual records. — 23 blueprints.

The sub-series consists of school supply orders for starting school in 1948, a Moyer’s School Catalogue for about the same date, a fire insurance policy from 1952, and 23 blueprints, beginning with a 1944 plan for a Two-Room Frame and Stucco School, plans for two additions in 1954 and 1964.

Two-Room Frame and Stucco School, July 1944
1 diazo plan; 54 x 78 cm
Diazo plan of two-room frame and stucco school showing the foundation plan, floor plan, elevations, sections, and some details.
Location: 0350.05.03.01
Plan for Low-Cost Frame School, 1945
1 diazo plan; 63 x 113.5 cm
Diazo plan for a low-cost frame one-room school in 1945. This plan was part of a collection of blueprints from Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.05.03.02
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, 1955
14 blueprints; 43 x 56 cm
Fourteen blueprints for Ste. Marie School, Spirit River including: plot plan, foundation plan, floor plan, elevations, stair and canopy details, typical classroom and office section, typical classroom elevations, gymnasium details, millwork details, finish and floor schedule, heating and ventilation layout, plumbing layout, and electrical layout.
Location: 0350.05.03.03-.16
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, 1955
1 blueprint; 43 x 56 cm
The floorplan of a proposed addition to Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, on the corner of 5th Avenue and Holden Street.
Location: 0350.05.03.17
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, [ca. 1955]
1 blueprint; 43 x 55.5 cm
The floorplan and elevations of a proposed addition to Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, on the corner of 5th Avenue and Holden Street.
Location: 0350.05.03.18
Septic Toilet System, [ca. 1955]
1 blueprint; 36.5 x 57.5 cm
Diagram of a generic septic toilet system for use in schools. This plan was part of a collection of blueprints from Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.05.03.19
Proposed Addition to Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, [ca. 1955]
1 blueprint; 27.5 x 43 cm
The floorplan and elevations of a proposed addition to Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, on the corner of 5th Avenue and Holden Street.
Location: 0350.05.03.20
Proposed Addition to Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, [ca. 1955]
1 blueprint; 22 x 28 cm
The floorplan of the washrooms in Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, on the corner of 5th Avenue and Holden Street.
Location: 0350.05.03.21
Spirit River Separate School District #36 Proposed Addition, [ca. 1950]
1 plan; 43 x 56 cm
A plan showing the floor plan of the proposed addition to Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.05.03.22
Preliminary Sketch Two-Classroom Addition to Ste. Marie School #36, Spirit River, May 20, 1964
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91.5 cm
Diazo plan of two classroom addition to Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, showing the site plan, floor plan, and basic specifications.
Location: 0350.05.03.23
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Series 350.06St. Mary’s Sexsmith. — 1956-1987. — 37 cm of textual records.

On March 28, 1955, a meeting of the ratepayers in Sexsmith voted in favour of the creation of a Separate School District. Father Dales, of the Immaculate Conception Parish (St. Mary’s) at Sexsmith, estimated that there would be about 100 pupils for the new separate school, 40 from town and 60 from the outlying districts. Since the unit of education was still the rural district, each district would have to form its own separate school board if they wanted students to attend. Sexsmith Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 51 was established April 1, 1955, followed by Auxiliary Districts Mount Star RCSSD No. 58, Morningview No. 59, Kleskun Hill No. 61, Equity No. 62, MacHenry No. 63, and Webster RCSSD. Classes began for 84 students in the old Sexsmith High School standing vacant since the new Sexsmith Public School had been built, and the Farmers Union Hall. County busses brought students from the surrounding districts to both the public and separate schools. The new school, named St. Mary’s, was built by the Parish in 1955-56 and shared between school and parish. The Home Economics room was also the Catholic Women’s League kitchen, and the gym was the Parish Hall. The first teachers at St. Mary’s were Sister Joseph Austin (Elizabeth Antonio) and Sister Patricia, from the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who drove in from Grande Prairie. In 1957 this order opened a convent in Sexsmith for four teaching sisters. St. Mary’s contained Grades 1 to 11 from 1955 to 1966, when it was reduced to Grades 1 to 9.

The series consists of copies of documents sent to Alberta Education from 1978-1982, including teacher registrations and enrollment reports; salary agreements with the Alberta Teachers’ Association from 1979-1985; general correspondence relating to the operation of the school from 1978-1980; grant files from 1974-1985; financial records from 1956-1986; files relating to the school facility from 1974-1987; two yearbooks from 1960 and 1961; and correspondence with associated organizations such as the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association, the Alberta School Trustees Association, and the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association from 1981-1984.

SubSeries 350.06.01Alberta Education. — [1978-1982]. — 1 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of records from a few years in the late 1970s and early 80s. They include teacher registrations; enrollment reports; procedures for forming Satellite School Districts, as well as the names of students from the Satellite districts around Sexsmith; and correspondence between Alberta Education and the Sexsmith Roman Catholic School District.

SubSeries 350.06.02Alberta Teachers’ Association. — 1979-1985. — 1 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of salary agreements made between the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Sexsmith R.C.S.D. No. 51 in 1979 and in 1984-85.

SubSeries 350.06.03Correspondence. — 1978-1980. — 1 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of general correspondence relating to the operation of the school in the late 1970s. It includes community use of the school gym, plans capital projects and financial matters.

SubSeries 350.06.04Grants. — 1974-1985. — 8 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of records relating to various granting streams including Municipal Requisitions, Fair Share Grants, Small Schools Assistance Grants, Program and Reading Materials Grants, CPP Payment Assistance Grant, Joint Superintendency Grant, Equal Opportunity Fund, and the Parent Assistance Grant. There is also a file of overall Grant Statements and receipts.

SubSeries 350.06.05Financial records. — 1956-1986. — 15 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of Financial Statements from 1975-1984, General Ledgers from 1976-1985, Payroll ledgers from 1975-1980, Insurance records from 1977-1986, and records relating to Debentures from 1956-1980.

SubSeries 350.06.06Physical Plant. — 1974-1987. — 8 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of files relating to the Building Quality Restoration Program, under which the school was modernized in 1980 and Portables were added to the core building. The building specifications for both of these projects are included in the files as well as correspondence, tenders, and contracts.

SubSeries 350.06.07Yearbooks. — 1961-1962. — 2 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of two yearbooks produced by St. Mary’s Sexsmith in 1960 and 1961.

SubSeries 350.06.08Associated organizations. — 1981-1984. — 1 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of correspondence showing the activities of the staff and trustees in the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association, the Alberta School Trustees Association, and the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association.

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Series 350.07St. Mary’s Beaverlodge. — 1953-1990. — 65 cm of textual records. — 9 blueprints.

In the spring of 1957, a meeting was called at St. Mary’s Church in Beaverlodge to discuss the formation of a Catholic School for that town. A few months later, on June 5, 1957, the Beaverlodge Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 68 was established by Order in Council of the provincial government. The first trustees were Father T.P. Murphy, Elizabeth McGee, Mrs. Howard Russil, Peter Pankiw, Jim Nasedkin and Dr. G.L. McMurray. As soon as the district was formed, the Board began preparations to build a school. They made an agreement with the Public School to provide educational services for Catholic students until September 1958, and sent for blueprints for a three room school. In March 1958, they passed By-law No. 1, allowing them to issue debentures in the amount of $30,000. They kept costs down by acting as their own contractor and using volunteer labour as much as possible. School opened in September 1958 with 62 students. The Sisters of the Holy Cross traveled from Grande Prairie to teach that first year, but by 1959, a Convent had been built beside the school. The first teachers were Sisters Mary Agnes (principal), Maria Goretti and Mary Patricia, with Sister Mary Bridgida as cook and housekeeper. Enrollment at the school increased with students from three satellite schools at Rio Grande, Hayfield and North Beaverlodge; and again when the Indian Affairs School at Horse Lake closed in 1959. Four more classrooms, a half-gym and related areas were added. By 1974, there were 131 students.

The series consists of executive records from 1953-1982; enrollment, teacher and principal’s reports sent to Alberta Education from 1960-1990; salary contracts and correspondence with the Alberta Teachers’ Association from 1960-1987; general correspondence from 1960-1983; files relating to grants from 1956-1983; financial records from 1958-1981; correspondence and reports relating to the Satellite Schools of Hayfield, Rio Grande, North Beaverlodge and Gimle from 1964-1981; tuition agreements from 1957-1979; files relating to the building of the school, additions and improvements from 1958-1965; and correspondence with the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association from 1961-1983. Although the school was not established until 1957, this series contains correspondence dating back to 1953.

SubSeries 350.07.01Executive records. — 1953-1982. — 3 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of Board of Trustees correspondence from 1953-1980, Tax and Assessment records from 1958-1980, Insurance records from 1958-1976, a Policy Handbook from 1961, and correspondence regarding the establishment of an ECS Kindergarten in 1982.

SubSeries 350.07.02Alberta Education. — 1960-1990. — 7 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of teachers’ returns, principal’s reports, classroom lists, and enrollment reports from 1960 to 1990.

SubSeries 350.07.03Alberta Teachers’ Association. — 1960-1987. — 1 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of salary contracts and correspondence between the Alberta Teachers Association and the secretary-treasurer for the Board of Trustees at St. Mary’s School in Beaverlodge.

SubSeries 350.07.04Correspondence. — 1960-1983. — 3 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of correspondence between the Secretary-Treasurer of the Beaverlodge Separate School District and the Department of Education, Alberta Catholic School Trustees Assoc, the Superintendent, County of Grande Prairie, financial auditors, suppliers, teachers, staff and students. There are also early statements of revenue and expenditure, lists of teachers in the East Smoky and Grande Prairie Inspectorate, and bursary applications. A second file of correspondence is restricted due to personal information such as marks and suspensions.

SubSeries 350.07.05Grants. — 1956-1983. — 13 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of records relating to the grants which supported St. Mary’s School in Beaverlodge. They include the School Foundation Program, Fair Share, Municipal Requisitions, School Buildings Assistance, Instructional Equipment, CPP Assistance, Reading Materials, French Language, Educational Opportunities, Joint Superintendency, and some miscellaneous grants.

SubSeries 350.07.06Financial records. — 1958-1981. — 7 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of bank records from 1958-1981, and a file on revenue and budget reports for 1977-1978.

SubSeries 350.07.07Satellite Schools. — 1964-1981. — 15 cm of textual records.

In 1964, the Beaverlodge RC Separate School District encouraged Catholic parents in the area to form their own Separate School Districts so that school taxes from Catholic residents in the rural area could be directed towards the Catholic School System. Two districts were approved in 1964—Hayfield 117 and Rio Grande 118–followed later by North Beaverlodge 119 in 1965, and finally Gimle 148 in 1980. These rural boards were required to fill out all their own forms and grants, but due to the complexity of the paperwork, they were eventually done by the Secretary-treasurer of Beaverlodge District 68. In 1977, the districts were amalgamated with the exception of Gimle.

The sub-series consists of a file of early correspondence for the establishment of the districts, and files of grant applications and reports for Hayfield 117, Rio Grande 118, and North Beaverlodge 119. There is a file regarding the dissolution of Hayfield, Rio Grande and North Beaverlodge, and a small file of correspondence when Gimle was approved in 1980.

SubSeries 350.07.08Tuition Agreements. — 1957-1979. — 7 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of tuition agreements between the Beaverlodge RC Separate School District and the County of Grande Prairie to have their children taught at public schools when necessary; and with Indian Affairs regarding the children residing at the Horse Lake Indian Reserve.

SubSeries 350.07.09Physical Plant. — 1958-1965. — 8 cm of textual records. — 6 blueprints.

The sub-series consists of correspondence relating to the building of St. Mary’s School in Beaverlodge, the 1965 addition, and the 1981 Building Quality Restoration Program. Specifications and blueprints for the 1965 addition and the 1981 update are also included.

Separate School Beaverlodge, August 1957
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91 cm
A preliminary diazo plan of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing the foundation plan, floor plan, sections and column footings.
Location: 0350.07.09.01
Separate School Beaverlodge, August 1957
1 diazo plan; 61 x 92 cm
A preliminary diazo plan of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing the plot plan, elevations, and cross-sections.
Location: 0350.07.09.02
R. C. Separate School Beaverlodge, October 1965
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91 cm
A diazo plan of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing the ground floor plan, site plan, and elevation.
Location: 0350.07.09.03
Beaverlodge School, May 11, [ca. 1966]
1 diazo plan; 61 x 91.5 cm
A diazo plan of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing the foundation.
Location: 0350.07.09.04
Beaverlodge School Misc. Details, 1966
1 diazo plan; 53 x 59 cm
A diazo plan of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing miscellaneous details related to millwork.
Location: 0350.07.09.05
Addition Beaverlodge Separate School, June 6, 1966
1 diazo plan; 46 x 31 cm
Joist Placing Plan for the Multi Purpose Room of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge.
Location: 0350.07.09.06
St. Mary’s School Addition Beaverlodge, [ca. 1966]
1 diazo plan; 47.5 x 76.5 cm
A diazo plan of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing blocking, framing, and joists.
Location: 0350.07.09.07
Building Quality Restoration for St. Mary’s School Beaverlodge, July 1980
1 diazo plan; 56 x 86.5 cm
A diazo plan of the building quality restoration of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing the floor plan and general notes.
Location: 0350.07.09.08
Building Quality Restoration for St. Mary’s School Beaverlodge, July 1980
1 diazo plan; 56 x 86.5 cm
A diazo plan of the building quality restoration of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge showing the floor plan with emergency electrical features marked.
Location: 0350.07.09.09
Building Quality Restoration for St. Mary’s School Beaverlodge, 1981
1 diazo plan; 56 x 86 cm
Two diazo plans for the “building quality restoration of St. Mary School in Beaverlodge” showing the floor plan with emergency electrical features marked. These are updates of the 1980 plan.
Location: 0350.07.09.10a-b
SubSeries 350.07.10Associated organizations. — 1961-1983. — 1 cm of textual records.

The sub-series consists of correspondence regarding the support of Catholic School Boards in the province in general, and the Beaverlodge RC District in particular, by Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association. Included in the file is letters written by Father Clem Kinderwater in support of the board.

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Series 350.08Photograph collection. — 1928-2001. — 892 photographs.

The series consists of photographs of the Board of Trustees of GPRCSSD No. 28 from 1962-2004; teachers at the schools from ca. 1940-2004; students, mostly from the Grande Prairie schools from ca. 1940-1960; school activities from ca. 1940-1979; school buildings from 1978-ca. 1990; the 75th Anniversary in 2003; and professional development events for trustees and teachers from 1991-2001. A few of the photographs have corresponding negatives.

SubSeries 350.08.01Board of Trustees. — [1962-2004]. — 84 photographs.

The sub-series consists of photographs of the Board of Trustees and Superintendents for GPRCSSD No. 28 from about 1962 to 2004. The majority are individual studio portraits which would have been displayed in the Catholic Education Centre, but there are a few group photos as well. There is one of Lou Albinati ca. 1962, when he was chair of the board, and one group board photo ca. 1980 but most are from the late 80s and 90s. Trustees for Beaverlodge, Spirit River and Sexsmith are not represented until 1992, after which there was an amalgamated board for the combined district.

Sig Halwa and Mr Roman Kirsinger, [1970]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Two board members in the library of the Catholic Education Centre.
Location: 0350.08.01.01a
Lou Albinati, Chairman of the Board, [1962]
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 5 in.
Lou Albinati was the chairman of the Grande Prairie Catholic School Board from 1962-1964.
Location: 0350.08.01.01b
Mr. P.V. Croken, Board Member, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Patrick Vincent Croken was one of the early supporters of the Separate School District. He was instrumental as a board member and the donor of the PV Croken Scholarship.
Location: 0350.08.01.01c
Board of Directors, Grande Prairie Catholic Schools, [1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28 Board ca. 1980. Back row: Mrs. Agnes Kinderwater, Secretary-Treasurer; Ms. Lena Durda; Mr. Dennis E. Grant, Superintendent of Schools; Mr. John A. Croken. Front row: Father Sterzer, Parish Priest; Mrs. Mary Wild; Mr. Henry Popek; and Mrs. Susan Moon.
Location: 0350.08.01.02a
Board of Directors, Grande Prairie Catholic Schools, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28 Board in 1984. Back row: Mrs. Agnes Kinderwater, Secretary-Treasurer; Ms. Mr. Dennis E. Grant, Superintendent of Schools; Mr. John A. Croken; Mrs. Lena Durda. Front row: Father Sterzer, Parish Priest; Mrs. Mary Wild; Mr. Henry Popek; Mrs. Susan Moon, and Mr. Bill Good.
Location: 0350.08.01.02b
Board of Directors, Grande Prairie Catholic Schools, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 10 x 12 in.
Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28 Board in 1988. Back row: Henry Popek, _________; Grant Burge, John Croken. Front: Dennis Grant, Agnes Kinderwater, Susan Moon, Father Sterzer, Mary Wild, Pat Maguire.
Location: 0350.08.01.02c
Meeting with Minister of Education, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 10 x 12 in.
Meeting with Minister of Education in September 1989, prior to Municipal Election and shortly after the amalgamation of Grande Prairie Rural RCSSD with Grande Prairie RCSSD. Back: Patrick Maguire, Assistant Superintendent; Grant Burge, Secretary-Treasurer; William Nelson, Trustee Grande Prairie #28; Ken O’Shea, Trustee Grande Prairie #28; Leo Kimpe, Trustee Rural District #190; Henry Popek, Chairman; Dennis Grant, Superintendent; Bob Elliott, MLA. Front: Barbara Kiddine, Trustee Sexmith #51; Bette Chledowski, Trustee Sexsmith #51; Connie Vavrek, Trustee Sexsmith #51; Mary Wild, Trustee Grande Prairie #28; Irene Wallace, Trustee Beaverlodge #68; John Lieverse, Trustee Beaverlodge #68.
Location: 0350.08.01.02d
Mary Wild, 1991
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Mary Wild when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.03
Leo Kimpe, 1991
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Leo Kimpe when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He was a trustee from 1992-1998.
Location: 0350.08.01.04
Grant Burge, 1991
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Grant Burge when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He was a trustee from 1992-2009 and also secretary-treasurer.
Location: 0350.08.01.05
Sandra Uhl, 1991
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Sandra Uhl when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.06
Father David Louch, 1991
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Father Louch, parish priest, when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.07
Joe MacEachern, 1991
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Joe MacEachern when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.08
Board of Directors, Grande Prairie Catholic Schools, [1997]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Grant Burge, Bill Dunn, John Croken, John Krol, Joe Kramer, Father Bill Bernard, Rick Adair, Dennis Grant. Front Row: __________ and Ken O’Shea, Chairman.
Location: 0350.08.01.09a
Board of Directors, Grande Prairie Catholic Schools, [1998]
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Back row: Joe Kramer, Father Bill Bernard, John Krol, Chair; Len Salacki; Bill Dunn. Front row: Alice Brick; Angie Dixon; Bryn Kulmatycki, Superintendent; Grant Burge, Secretary-Treasurer; Morag Mochan.
Location: 0350.08.01.09b
Board of Directors, Grande Prairie Catholic Schools, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Grant Burge, Secretary-Treasurer; John Krol, Chair; Bryn Kulmatyki, Superintendent; Father Gerard Petipas; Cliff Mitchell. Front row: Alice Brick; ________________ ;______________; ______________; Angie Dixon.
Location: 0350.08.01.09c
Agnes M. Kinderwater, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Agnes Kinderwater when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.10
Susan Moon, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Susan Moon, vice chairman, when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.11
Lena Durda, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Lena Durda when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.12
Henry Popek, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Henry Popek, Chairman of the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.13
Shaun Muldoon, [1998]
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Shaun Muldoon, who was a trustee for the Catholic School Board from 1998-2001.
Location: 0350.08.01.14
Dennis E. Grant, [1998]
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Dennis E. Grant when he was Superintendent of Schools for GPRCSSD No. 28.
Location: 0350.08.01.15
Patrick S. McGuire, [1998]
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Patrick McGuire when he was Superintendent of Schools for GPRCSSD No. 28.
Location: 0350.08.01.16
John A. Croken, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Studio portrait of John Croken when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He served from 1980-1998.
Location: 0350.08.01.17
Ken O’Shea, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Ken O’Shea when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He served from 1992-1998.
Location: 0350.08.01.18
Len Salacki, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Len Salacki when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.19
Father Bill Bernard, 1996
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Father Bill Bernard when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.20
Bill Dunn, 1995
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Bill Dunn when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He served from 1992-1998.
Location: 0350.08.01.21
Rick Adair, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Rick Adair when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He served ca. 1992-2001.
Location: 0350.08.01.22
Father Gerry Pettipas, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Father Gerry Pettipas when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He became the archbishop for the Diocese of Grouard ca. 2007.
Location: 0350.08.01.23
John Lievers, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of John Lievers when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He served from 1992-1998.
Location: 0350.08.01.24
Cliff Mitchell,
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Cliff Mitchell when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board. He served ca. 2000-2004.
Location: 0350.08.01.25
Bryn Kulmatycki, 1997
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Bryn Kulmatycki when he was the Superintendent for the Catholic School Board. He served from 1997 to 2004.
Location: 0350.08.01.26
Joe Kramer, [1995]
1 photograph; ; 4 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of Joe Kramer when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.27
John Krol, [1995]
1 photograph; ; 4 x 5 in.
Studio portrait of John Krol when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.28
Carol Onushko, 1997
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Carol Onushko when she was Assistant Superintendent for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.29
Morag Mochan, [1997]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Morag Mochan when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.30
Angie Dixon, [1997]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Angie Dixon when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.31
Alice Brick, [1997]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Alice Brick when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.32
Betty Turpin, [2004]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Betty Turpin when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.33
Karl Germann, [2004]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Karl Germann when he was Superintendent for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.34
Ralph Wohlgemuth, [2004]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Ralph Wohlgemuth when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.35
Laureen Lushman, [2004]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Laureen Lushman when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.36
Derek Dyck, [2004]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Derek Dyck when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.37
Father Bill Bernard, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Father Bill Bernard when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.38
Alice Brick, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Alice Brick when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.39
Shaun Muldoon, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Shaun Muldoon when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.40
Joe Kramer, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Joe Kramer when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.41
Angie Peters, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Angie Peters when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.42
Derek Dyck, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Derek Dyck when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.43
Morag Mochan, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Morag Mochan when she was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.44
John Krol, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of John Krol when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.45
Grant Burge, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Studio portrait of Grant Burge when he was a trustee for the Catholic School Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.46
Trustees Conference, 1993
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Trustees at a conference from March 19-21, 1993.
Location: 0350.08.01.47-60
Tri-Chairman Meeting to Finalize Amalgamation, 1994
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: John Krol, Chairman, Spirit River #36; Rick Adair, Chairman, Grande Prairie #28; Grant Burge, Secretary Treasurer. Front row: Dennis Grant, Superintendent of Schools; Carol Onushko, Assistant Superintendent; Anita Luck, Chairman, Fairview #35; Joe MacEachern, Deputy Superintendent.
Location: 0350.08.01.61a
Visit of Education Minister Gary Mar, [1998]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Bill Dunn, John Croken, Rick Adair, John Krol, MLA Wayne Jacques, Carol Onusko, Grant Burge, MLA Walter Paszkowski. Front row: Superintendent Dennis Grant, Education Minister Gary Mar, and Chairman Ken O’Shea.
Location: 0350.08.01.61b
Trustees Conference, [1995]
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Trustees at a conference in the Westin Hotel in Edmonton when Rick Adair was Chairman of the Board.
Location: 0350.08.01.62-67
Unidentified Priest, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3 in.
Unidentified Priest
Location: 0350.08.01.68
Dennis Grant and Archbishop Legare, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Mounted photograph of Dennis Grant, Superintendent of Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools from 1972 to 1997, and Archbishop Henri Legare for the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan, 1973 to 1996.
Location: 0350.08.01.69
New Catholic Education Building, 1992
3 photographs; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Renovations of the old City Hall to become the new Catholic Education Centre.
Location: 0350.08.01.70-72
New Contract, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
New contract.
Location: 0350.08.01.73
Board Agreement, 1995
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Board members include two unidentified, John Krol, Ken O’Shea, John Croken and Len Salacki.
Location: 0350.08.01.74
Superintendent Dennis Grant, 1995
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 5 in.
Dennis Grant, Superintendent of Grande Prairie Catholic Schools from 1972 to 1997.
Location: 0350.08.01.75
SubSeries 350.08.02Photographs of Teachers and Staff. — [1920-2004]. — 131 photographs.

The sub-series consists of photographs of teachers who taught at the Catholic Schools in Grande Prairie, Spirit River, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge and Fairview. There are a few early ones, including Father Austin McGuire ca. 1930, and two of unidentified Sisters ca. 1940, but most are from the 1990s and early 2000s. These are groups of teachers, mostly unidentified, for the whole school. The school and the year are identified.

Rev. Father Josse, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 9 in.
Rev. Father Josse served as an interpreter duing World War I.
Location: 0350.08.02.001a
Sister Mary Elizabeth, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Cross (Yvette Campeau) in her customary habit but also with a large baseball mitt, on the ball field behind St. Joseph’s School. On the back a note simply says, “Our Star Outfielder”. This photograph was identified by a fellow nun who remembered that Yvette Campeau was originally from Quebec, close to the Ontario border. She added that this Sister was “supervisor for the girls at the Academy and sacristine at the Church. She was always happy and always working. We’d make articial flowers for the church: lilies for Easter which she would stiffen with gum arabic so they would really look like lilies; poinsettias for Christmas, special velvety paper at the beginning and later red cotton that she stiffened with gum arabic. She was very gifted with her hands.”
Location: 0350.08.02.001b
Father Austin McGuire, [1930-1940]
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Studio portraits of Father Austin McGuire who was a teacher at St. Joseph’s from about 1934 to 1939.
Location: 0350.08.02.002a-b
Beaverlodge St. Mary’s School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row, l to r: Sean Brown, Dana Slawson, David Cracknell, Janet McKnight, Ruth Coady, Leslie Loberg. Front row, l to r: Brian Sawchuk, Cheryl Quinn, Tina McNaughton, Lorilee Rheaume, Claire Tyler, Laurie McKay. Missing: Pamela Kniel.
Location: 0350.08.02.003
Sisters of the Holy Cross, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Formal portrait of five sisters, presumably including some who taught at Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.08.02.003a
Staff at St. Joseph’s, 1973-1974
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Cliff Stangeland, Liz Grant, Lucille Barry, Ardis Colgan, Sr. Mary Chrenek, Norma Zasadny, Martha Dawson, Marilyn Breitkreutz, Dora Schnell, Barry Edgar. Front row: Sr. Evangeline Forcier, Sylivane Borle, Alice Helm, Pat Lees, Germaine Chamberland, Elise Just.
Location: 0350.08.02.003b
Beaverlodge St. Mary’s School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Cliff Stangeland, Liz Grant, Lucille Barry, Ardis Colgan, Sr. Mary Chrenek, Norma Zasadny, Martha Dawson, Marilyn Breitkreutz, Dora Schnell, Barry Edgar. Front row: Sr. Evangeline Forcier, Sylivane Borle, Alice Helm, Pat Lees, Germaine Chamberland, Elise Just.
Location: 0350.08.02.003c
Beaverlodge St. Mary’s School Teachers, 2000-2001
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Photograph includes Brian Sawchuk (Principal), Ruth Coady (Grade 1-2), Daniela Allingham (Grade 3-4), Shari Rowney (Grade 4-5), Dana Slawson (Grade 6), Lorilee Rheaume, Brenda Haas (Grade 7), Laurie McKay (Grade 8-9), Tina McNaughton (Librarian), Connie Oszust (TA), Claire Tyler (ECS), Cheryl Quinn (Secretary), Pamela Kniel (TA), and perhaps Audrey Delainey or Allison Howarth.
Location: 0350.08.02.004
Holy Cross School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Holy Cross School, Grande Prairie, in 1997-1998. Three identified are Danny Zahara, M.B. Mitchell, and David Kornder.
Location: 0350.08.02.005
Kateri Mission School Teachers, 1993-1994
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 8 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Kateri Mission School, Grande Prairie, in 1993-1994. Identified teachers are Pat Lees, Joyce Mitchell , Pat Hunt, Diane Forsythe, Morag Mochan, Kathryn Nicolson and Bill Good.
Location: 0350.08.02.006
Kateri Mission School Teachers, 2000-2001
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 8 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Kateri Mission School, Grande Prairie, in 2000-2001. Identified teachers are Shane Zeyha, Kathryn Nicolson and Gail Taylor.
Location: 0350.08.02.007
Sexsmith St. Mary’s School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Sexsmith St. Mary’s in 1997-1998.
Location: 0350.08.02.008
Sexsmith St. Mary’s School Teachers, 1999-2000
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Sexsmith St. Mary’s in 1999-2000.
Location: 0350.08.02.009
Sexsmith St. Mary’s School Teachers, 2000-2001
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 8 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Sexsmith St. Mary’s in 2000-2001.
Location: 0350.08.02.010
Sexsmith St. Mary’s School Teachers, 2003-2004
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 8 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Sexsmith St. Mary’s in 2003-2004.
Location: 0350.08.02.011
Spirit River Ste. Marie School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Spirit River Ste. Marie School in 1997-1998.
Location: 0350.08.02.012
Spirit River Ste. Marie School Teachers, 1999-2000
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 8 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at Spirit River Ste. Marie School in 1999-2000.
Location: 0350.08.02.013
St. Clement School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Clement School, Grande Prairie, in 1997-1998.
Location: 0350.08.02.014
St. Clement School Teachers, 1999-2000
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Clement School, Grande Prairie, in 1999-2000.
Location: 0350.08.02.015
St. Clement School Teachers, 2000-2001
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Clement School, Grande Prairie, in 2000-2001. Photograph includes principle Marie Stevens.
Location: 0350.08.02.016
St. Gerard School Teachers, 1997-1998
2 photographs; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Gerard School, Grande Prairie, in 1997-1998. Photograph includes principle Marie Stevens. One photograph shows the teachers standing on a small wooden bridge over a dry creek bed.
Location: 0350.08.02.017a-b
St. Gerard School Teachers, 1999-2000
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Gerard School, Grande Prairie, in 1999-2000. Photograph includes principle Marie Stevens.
Location: 0350.08.02.018
St. Gerard School Teachers, 2003-2004
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Gerard School, Grande Prairie, in 2003-2004.
Location: 0350.08.02.019
St. Joseph High School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Joseph High School, Grande Prairie, in 1997-1998. Identified teachers/staff include Tom Glendinning, Russel Snoble, Cheryl Robinson,
Location: 0350.08.02.020
St. Patrick School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Patrick School, Grande Prairie, in 2000-2001.
Location: 0350.08.02.021
St. Patrick School Teachers, 1999-2000
2 photographs; colour; assorted sizes
Two school portrait of the teachers at St. Patrick School, Grande Prairie, in 1999-2000.
Location: 0350.08.02.022-023
St. Patrick School Teachers, 2000-2001
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Patrick School, Grande Prairie, in 2000-2001.
Location: 0350.08.02.024
St. Patrick School Teachers, 2003-2004
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Patrick School, Grande Prairie, in 2003-2004.
Location: 0350.08.02.025
Fairview St. Thomas More School Teachers, 1997-1998
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Thomas More School in Fairview in 1997-1998.
Location: 0350.08.02.026
St. Joseph School Teachers, 2000-2001
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Annual school portrait of the teachers at St. Joseph’s School in 2000-2001.
Location: 0350.08.02.027
St. Mary’s School Staff, 1992-1993
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Group photograph for St. Mary’s School staff, either Beaverlodge or Sexsmith.
Location: 0350.08.02.028
Teachers’ Golf Tournament, 1995
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Snapshots of teachers playing golf, enjoying supper and entertainment, and a church service.
Location: 0350.08.02.029-036
Teachers’ Golf Tournament, 1997
16 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Snapshots of teachers playing golf and receiving awards.
Location: 0350.08.02.037-053
Catholic School District Teachers, 1985-1988
11 photographs; colour; 1.5 x 2 in.
School portraits for Dave Kornder, Eileen McCollum (Library Tech, Home Economics), Clem Jaeger, Bill Dunne (Principal St. Clement), Morag Mochan (Kateri), Bill Good (Principal St. Joseph), J.P. Gaboury, Dorothy Doll (St. Clement), Pat Duffy (St. Clement), Marlene Stefura (Holy Cross), and Eileen Wowk (Holy Cross).
Location: 0350.08.02.054-064
Catholic School District Teachers and Staff, [1994]
15 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Casual photographs of teachers and staff from various schools and at various activities.
Location: 0350.08.02.065-079
Catholic School District Administrative Staff, [1982]
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Casual photographs of teachers and staff from various schools and at various activities.
Location: 0350.08.02.080-090
Sod Turning at Kateri Mission Catholic School, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Students assisting Mary Wild, Board Chairman, turning the sod for Kateri Mission Catholic School in May, 1982. Board Members present are John Croken, Lena Durda, Gene Murray, and Harry Popek. Also present are Mayor Hugh Impey and MLA Elmer Borstad.
Location: 0350.08.02.091
Catholic School District Teachers and Staff, [1985]
11 photographs; colour; 1.5 x 2 in.
School portraits for Agnes Kinderwater, Secretary-Treasurer; Al Wolitski (Principal, St. Patrick’s); Tom Glendinning (Vice Principal, St. Patrick’s); Georgette Bohme (St. Clement); Sheila Jones (St. Clement); Dan Kingdon (Holy Cross); Mr. Pratch (Kateri); Patricia Collins; Linda Beaudet; Colleen Blimke (Holy Cross); Valerie Bielman.
Location: 0350.08.02.092-102
Catholic School District Teachers and Staff, [1993]
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Casual photographs of teachers and staff from the Catholic School District ca. 1993.
Location: 0350.08.02.103-116
Grande Prairie Catholic School District Retirees, [1995]
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headliner Board reads: Grande Prairie District Catholic Schools wishes to congratulate its retirees: Liz G, Mirion D, John B, Cliff M, Joyce M, Ted B, Pauline R, Nora Z, Bertha M, Herman M, Cliff S
Location: 0350.08.02.117-125
Grande Prairie Catholic Education Center Staff, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Grande Prairie Catholic Education Center Staff.
Location: 0350.08.02.126
SubSeries 350.08.03Student Photographs. — 1928-2001. — 85 photographs.

The sub-series consists of photographs of individual students. The earliest is the first class at St. Joseph’s School when it began in 1928. There is a second group photo of the grad class in 1952, and a collection of 13 photographs of individual students, most of them identified, dating from ca. 1940-1960 which were presumably donated during the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

First Class of the Grande Prairie R C School District, 1928
; ; 4 x 7 in.
The first class of students, teachers and priests on the steps of the newly built St. Joseph’s Separate School in 1928.
Location: 0350.08.03.01
St. Joseph’s Catholic High School Students, 1946
; ; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
The 1946 class of high school students and teachers on the steps of St. Joseph’s Separate School in 1928.
Location: 0350.08.03.02
Johnny Blais, [1942
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
John Blais, a former student at St. Joseph’s, in his Air Force uniform during World War II.
Location: 0350.08.03.03
Faye Elliott, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Faye Elliott, a former student at St. Joseph’s, in her CWAC Uniform during World War II.
Location: 0350.08.03.04
Martha Knechtel Tofer, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
A formal head & shoulders portrait of Martha Knechtel, a former student at St. Joseph’s.
Location: 0350.08.03.05
Barbara Arac, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Registered Nurse grad photograph for Barbara Arac, a former student at St. Joseph’s.
Location: 0350.08.03.06
Eva Tousignant, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Formal graduation portrait for registered nurse Eva Tousignant, a former student at St. Joseph’s.
Location: 0350.08.03.07a
Verna Blimkie, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Formal graduation portrait for registered nurse Verna Blimkie, a former student at St. Joseph’s.
Location: 0350.08.03.07b
Sophie Halwa, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5 in.
Formal head and shoulders portrait for Sophie Halwa, a former student at St. Joseph’s.
Location: 0350.08.03.08
Alphonse Tousignant, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Formal World War II army portrait of Alphonse Tousignant, a former student at St. Joseph’s.
Location: 0350.08.03.09
Unidentified Photographs of Students, [1940-1960]
6 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Six unidentified photographs of students, some casual photographs taken in front of the school, some studio portraits.
Location: 0350.08.03.10-15
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Formal portrait of the 1952 graduating class at St. Joseph’s. Back row, left to right: Bill Machuk, Jack Murray, John Antonio, Joe Konevecki, Albert Platzer, Albert Martineau. Front row: Nadie Hryniuk, Pat Patrick, Teenie Durda, Ida Blais, Kay Blimke.
Location: 0350.08.03.16
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Left to right back: Shirley Tosezak, Emily Doll, Jane Chrenek, Jane Eisler. Front row: Benny Fedchuk, Ed Zahn, John Siluch.
Location: 0350.08.03.17a
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1946
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: John Grant, Edward Tosczak, James Grant. Front row: Anita Blimke, Annie Chrenek, Edith Lee, Velma Podulsky.
Location: 0350.08.03.17b
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
“Members of the graduation class were: Shirley Boucher, Kathleen McKinney, Vera Blimkie, Alan Charters, Germaine Albinati, Louis Albinati, Marcel Albinati, Louis Chrenek, Agnes Dedio, Jean Harrington, Michael Hryniuk, Walter Kulachkosky, Joanna Makrocki, Mary Pasykowski, Warren Platzer, Alvin Simpkins, Jean Syrnyk, Jeannie Spacil, Peter Sawchuk.”
Location: 0350.08.03.18
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row, left to right: Jennie Kashaluba, Josephine Kulicki, Henrietta Zaph, Leonard Chulik, Annie Prinelt, Dorothy Connelly, Mary Chrenek. Front row: Lola Carter, Olga Marek, Anita Diemert.
Location: 0350.08.03.19
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Joseph Houle, John Boyle, William Brachman. Middle row: Elsie Uhryn, Dolores Jordan, Sheila Donnelly, Stella Hrychiw, Phyllis Pollock, Dorothy Barthelet. Front row: Irena Halwa, Nancy Nykolyshyn, Patricia McDermott.
Location: 0350.08.03.20a
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Ferne Farley, Reni Rouleau, Bill Fitzpatrick, Olga Oskiboiny, Pearl Lester, Jeannine Bourgeois, Joan Miller, Gerhart Metzinger, George Kalischuk, Margaret Falk. Front row: ? , Audrey Wald, Edna Blimkie, Kay Grant, Elva Carter.
Location: 0350.08.03.20b
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, [1951]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Don Payeur, Walter Dron, Andre Rouleau, Ron Durda, Andre Martineau. Front row: Mary Dupuis, Irene Chrenek, Marion Leonard.
Location: 0350.08.03.21a
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: unknown, Julia Duda, Leonard Williamson, Gertrude Bryzgorni, Jeanette Orchuk. Front row: Vella Norman, Ken Anderson, Joan Tingstad, George Podulsky, Elizabeth Konevecki.
Location: 0350.08.03.21b
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1956
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: John Klick, Mariella Williers, Margaret Schultze, Janet Morris, Rita Sears, Joan Russill, James Frame. Front row: Caroline Podulski, Caroline Kalischuk, Verna Kapalka, Wanda Wolchyn, Margaret Helm.
Location: 0350.08.03.22a
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Norma Menard, Sylvia Tesar, Ivan Blimkie, Leo Kimpe, Richard Ciezki, Dennis Grant, Lorraine Smallwood, Nora Courtereille. Front row: Anita Chagnon, Jean Wrzosek, Phyllis Calberry, Sheila Williamson, Irene Blimke, Rose Marie Blum.
Location: 0350.08.03.22b
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Conrad Wrzosek, Ralph Ringle, Murray Helm, Anton Dedio. Middle row: Jean Durda, Ted Halwa, Kenneth Horneland, Francis Durda, Ted Balderston, Lorraine Bielman. Front row: Pearl Reber, Germaine Bourgeois, Lorraine Poirier, Margaret Teulon, Fern Hodgson, Marilyn Platzer.
Location: 0350.08.03.23a
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Paul Lemay, Eugene Kramps, William Manary, Gareth Farncombe, Vern Kratzer. Second row: Geraldine Elliott, Ruby Wolchyn, Veronica Malecky, Darlene Cyr, Diane Calberry, Elaine Moon. Front row: Esther Blimkie, Erika Yelenik, Doreen Leveille, Deanne Prevost, Emma Adair, Simonne Vandal, Helen Hegy.
Location: 0350.08.03.23b
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Douglas Russill, Vera Chrenek, Mary-Rose Tofer, Sylvia Diemert, Laureen Logan, Victor Kalischuk, Kenneth Mark. Front row: Patricia Chagnon, Margaret Miller, Judith Ferens, Ione Hegy, Irene Dworakowski, Frances Lozeron.
Location: 0350.08.03.24a
St. Joseph’s Grad Class, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Annie Luiken, Cameron McKinnon, Annette Perra, Valentine Chledowski, Dorothy Konevecki, Jerry Stepaniuk. Front row: Paulette Martineau, Dianne Durda, Beverly Mitchell, Judy Farncombe, Theresa Scheunhage.
Location: 0350.08.03.24b
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Roland Pivert, John Boyle, Rev. Carr?, Jack Lozeron. Front: Joan Macdonald, Henrietta Taff, Shirley Boucher.
Location: 0350.08.03.25
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1945-1946]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Back row: Anne Reinelt, Rev. Father Grean, Roy Knechtel, Shirley Boucher. Front: Eugene Blais, Noreen Fleming, John Grant, Velma Podolsky, Andrew Zahn.
Location: 0350.08.03.26
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1946-1947]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Louis Chrenek, John Shields, Alan Charters, Rev. Father J.A. Ryan, C.Ss. R., Warren Platzer, Aurey Carter. Front: Alvin Simpkins, Shirley Bouchor, Wilfred Blais.
Location: 0350.08.03.27
St. Joseph’s Student Council, 1948-1949
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Back row: William Fitzpatrick, John Boyle, Joseph Houle, Aurey Carter. Front: Joan McDonald, Rev. Father Blanchard, Margaret Falk.
Location: 0350.08.03.28
St. Joseph’s Student Council, 1952-1953
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: John Siluch, Jane Chrenek, Jeannette Orchuk, James Barratt. Front: Shirley Tosczak, Rev. J.P. Martin, C.S.s.R (died Oct 20, 1955), Emily Doll.
Location: 0350.08.03.29
St. Joseph’s Student Council, 1955-1956
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back: Rita Sears, Verna Kapalka, Joan Russill. Front: Dennis Grant, Rev. K. Stephens, Theodore Halwa.
Location: 0350.08.03.30
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: ? ? ? ? Front row: Rita Sears, ? Jeanette Orchuk.
Location: 0350.08.03.31
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Roy Blais, Eugene Croken, Ken Anderson. Front row: Ann Chaudy, Lorraine Smallwood, Rev Kenneth Stevens, Jeanette Orchuk.
Location: 0350.08.03.32
St. Joseph’s Student Council, 1956-1957
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: ? ? ? Front row: Dennis Grant, Rev. Kenneth Stevens, ?
Location: 0350.08.03.33
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1952]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Unidentified: contains Patricia Patrick
Location: 0350.08.03.34
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Bill Matchuk, Steve Kueffler, Donnie Miller, Albert Martineau. Front row: Patsy Patrick, Rev. Fr. Martin, Jane Chrenek.
Location: 0350.08.03.35a
St. Joseph’s Student Council, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Back row: Frank Robideau, Pearl Lester, Albert Martineau, Ida Blais, Lawrence Blais. Front row: Patsy Patrick, Rev. Blanchard, Kay Grant.
Location: 0350.08.03.35b
St. Joseph’s Student Body, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Unidentified students on the front steps of St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.36
St. Joseph’s Student Body, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Students on the front steps of St. Joseph’s Academy. Front row: Patsy McDermott first left, Jean Simpkins, second from right. Second row: ?, Jennie Koshaluba, Florence Sawchuck, Winnie McNalley, ?. Third row: Emilia Konevecki, ?, ?, Marian Black, ?, ?. Fourth row: Bill Brachma, Elba Carter, ?, Irene Halwa, Annie Reinelt, Henrietta Zapf. Fifth row: Anita Diemert, second from right. Back row: Warren Platzer and Joan Macdonald.
Location: 0350.08.03.37
New School Radios at St. Joseph’s Academy, 1954
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 10 in.
Back row: Kay Blimkie, Teeny Durda, Johhny Antonio, Nina Sawchuk, Fr. Martin, Bill Matchuk, Roy Blais, Joe Konevechi, Patsy Patrick, Nadia Hryniuk. Front row: Emily Doll, Ellen Reed, Shirley Tozak, Albert Martineau, Donnie Miller.
Location: 0350.08.03.38
Grade 11 Students, St. Joseph’s Academy, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9 in.
Back row: Marlene Durda, Dorothy Platzer, Ken Calberry, Ronald Kilgour, John Klick, Beverley Kramer, Janet Morris. 2nd Row: Frances Bodeker, Joan Russill, Mae Withers, Mariella Willier, Helen Corlette, Madeline Joyce, Wanda Wolchyn, Margaret Schulze. Front row: Victoria Kosik, Betty Croken, Rita Sears, Margaret Helm, Anne Chaudy, Margaret Yelenik, Caroline Podulsky.
Location: 0350.08.03.39
Awards Day at St. Joseph’s Academy, [1935]
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 14 in.
The award recipients are thought to be: Majorie Lanctot, Margaret Spicer (or Theresa Tousignant), Elaine Haan, and Catherine Stokes.
Location: 0350.08.03.40a
St. Joseph’s High School Students, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 8 in.
A large of unidentified students and teachers in front of a stage (perhaps the high school gymnasium). Dennis Grant is in center front row.
Location: 0350.08.03.40b
St. Joseph’s High School Students, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
A group of high school students in front of St. Joseph’s High School.
Location: 0350.08.03.40c
St. Joseph’s Academy Softball Team, [1958]
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Unidentified team members. Center front is Oscar Blais. Next to him, left, is Sig Halwa.
Location: 0350.08.03.41
St. Joseph’s Presentation to Students, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
From right: Mrs. Herb Lang, Dianne Loisel, Lou Albinati, ?, Dennis Grant, Rev. Neil Corbett.
Location: 0350.08.03.42a
St. Joseph’s Presentation to Students, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
From right: Lou Albinati, (Allan Jobson?), ? , Mrs. Herb Lang.
Location: 0350.08.03.42b
St. Joseph’s Presentation, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Sig Halwa making a presentation to Mrs. Gladys Park.
Location: 0350.08.03.43a
St. Joseph’s Presentation, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Presentation by unidentified men re: a book titled, “The Year and Our Children.”
Location: 0350.08.03.43b
St. Joseph’s High School Students, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Group of unidentified high school students from St. Joseph’s High School with Sister ?.
Location: 0350.08.03.43c
Awards Presentation at St. Joseph’s High School, [1970]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Four unidentified students holding trophies. In the back row are a Catholic Priest, and teachers Dennis Grant and Bill Dunne.
Location: 0350.08.03.43d
Private Officer Junior J. Scully, 1944
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Private Officer Junior J. Scully, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy. Regimental number J 91095, taken June 21, 1944.
Location: 0350.08.03.44
Vella Carter, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Vella Carter, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.45
Lloyd Miller, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Lloyd Miller, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.46
Phyllis Floener, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Phyllis Floener, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.47
Eugene and Emelia Blais, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Wedding photo for Eugene Blais and Emelia Konevecki, former students at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.48
Dale and Noreen Miller, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Wedding photo for Dale Miller and Noreen Fleming, former students at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.49
Airman Bob Miller, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
World War II Air Force portrait for Bob Miller, former students at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.50
Nurse Patsy Meraw Martin, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Graduation from Nursing photograph for Patsy Meraw Martin, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.51
Ida Blais, Grande Prairie, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Personal portrait for Ida Blais, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.52
Nurse Shirley Bouchour, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Graduation from Nursing photograph for Shirley Bouchour, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.53
Airman Kay Spicer?, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
World War II Air Force portrait, tentatively identified as Kay Spicer, former students at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.54
Nurse Claire Alexandre, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Graduation from Nursing photograph for Claire Alexandre, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.55
Nurse Kay Blimkie, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Graduation from Nursing photograph for Kay Blimkie, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.56
Nurse Marion Black, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Graduation from Nursing photograph for Marion Black, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.57
Lloyd Miller, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
University graduation portrait for Lloyd Miller, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.58
Lloyd Miller, [1950]
1 photogaph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Personal portrait for Marie Blais, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.59
Nurse Kay Blimkie, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Graduation from Nursing photograph for Kay Blimkie, former student at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.60
Unidentified Portraits, [1950]
9 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Unidentified personal portraits of former students at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.61-69
Halwa Wedding, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Unidentified wedding photograph of former students at St. Joseph’s Academy. Sig Halwa is the best man.
Location: 0350.08.03.70
Pronovost Children, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Formal studio portrait of Robert, Dennis and Maureen Pronovost, the children of Frances and Johnny Pronovost, former students at St. Joseph’s Academy.
Location: 0350.08.03.71
SubSeries 350.08.04Photographs of Student & School Activities. — [1940]-1979. — 175 photographs.

The sub-series consists of casual photographs of students involved in school activities. They include some b&w snaps of children in the school ground ca. 1940, the opening of the new addition to St. Joseph’s in 1954, First Communion service in St. Joseph’s Church in 1954, a trip to Meyer’s farm ca. 1972, children at Holy Cross School ca. 1972, the different school bands ca. 1975, students at St. Gerard in 1978, and at St. Patrick Community School in 1989. The sub-series includes photographs from Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, which show Awards Nights in 1972 and 1973, a school trip to Calgary and the National Parks ca. 1972, negatives of children playing in the school yard, and negatives of buildings on main street in Spirit River ca. 1975.

Students in the School Yard, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
A group of eight unidentified boys playing in the snow behind the school in the 1940s.
Location: 0350.08.04.01
Bringing in the Wood, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Two boys, tentatively identified as the “Blais boys”, with large logs in their arms.
Location: 0350.08.04.02
Official Opening of the New St. Joseph’s School, 1954
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Father Pankhurst officiates at the opening of the new school. Other individuals include Mayor Robert Millar, Sister Lucy and Mrs. Irma Boucher.
Location: 0350.08.04.03-05
First Communion, 1954
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Photographs of a first communion service taken inside the old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church ca. 1954, presumably by Father Pankhurst, whose name is on the back.
Location: 0350.08.04.06-08
Unidentified Family, [1954]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Photograph of an unidentified family taken by Father Pankhurst ca. 1954.
Location: 0350.08.04.09
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, Awards Night, 1972
9 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Nine unidentified photographs of the 1972 Awards Night at Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.08.04.10.01-09
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, Awards Night, 1973
26 photographs and negatives; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Twenty-six unidentified photographs with matching 35 mm negatives of the 1973 Awards Night at Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.08.04.10.10-35
Ste. Marie School Trip to Calgary and the Mountains, [1972]
20 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified photographs with matching 35 mm negatives showing a school trip by bus to Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. Includes group photos of the children, bus shots, Calgary Tower, Heritage Park, Ice Fields, and mountain scenes, including a black bear.
Location: 0350.08.04.10.36-55
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, [1975]
18 negatives; b & w; 35 mm
Unidentified negatives of children in the playground scenes inside the school at Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.08.04.10.56-73
Buildings in Spirit River, [1975]
18 negatives; b & w; 35 mm
Photographs of businesses along main street in Spirit River include Spirit River Drugs, Royal Bank, Listhaeghe Agencies, Amusement Arcade, Spirit River Hotel, Ternoway’s Super A Foods, Jim’s Upholstery and Spirit River Flooring, the Penguin Dairy Drive-In.
Location: 0350.08.04.10.74-91
Field Trip to Meyer’s Farm, [1972]
5 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Unidentified class on a field trip to see the animals at Bertha and Herman Meyer’s farm at Wembley.
Location: 0350.08.04.11.01-05
School Day at Holy Cross, [1972]
11 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Unidentified photographs showing children at work inside the school, in the drama room and in the playground. There is one photo of three teachers, including Norma Zasadny and Carol Inusko. The playground and theatre identify this collection as being Holy Cross.
Location: 0350.08.04.12.01-11
Grade 4 Band, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Grade 4 Band, led by Gerald Nelson, at practice in the gym (possibly St. Joseph’s).
Location: 0350.08.04.13.01
Grade 5 Band, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Grade 5 Band, led by Gerald Nelson, at practice in the gym (possibly St. Joseph’s).
Location: 0350.08.04.13.02
Grade 6 Band, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Grade 6 Band, led by Gerald Nelson, at practice in the gym (possibly St. Joseph’s).
Location: 0350.08.04.13.03
Grade 7 & 8 Band, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Grade 7 & 8 Band, led by Gerald Nelson, at practice in the gym (possibly St. Joseph’s).
Location: 0350.08.04.13.04
Honors Band, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5 in.
Honors Band, led by Gerald Nelson, at practice in the gym (possibly St. Joseph’s).
Location: 0350.08.04.13.05
Honors Band, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Honors Band, led by Gerald Nelson, at practice in the gym (possibly St. Joseph’s).
Location: 0350.08.04.13.06
Jason Switzer on Saxophone, [1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Jason Switzer playing a Saxophone solo with the Honors Band, led by Gerald Nelson.
Location: 0350.08.04.13.07
Christmas Concert, 1977
6 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Unidentified class practicing for the Christmas concert in St. Joseph’s church.
Location: 0350.08.04.14.01-06
St. Gerard’s School, 1978
12 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Students and teachers at St. Gerard’s School, showing teaching and activities within the school and celebrating the 50th Anniversary at the church.
Location: 0350.08.04.15.01-12
Holy Cross Students, 1978
2 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Drama students in costume at Holy Cross School, and unidentified student participating in Ash Wednesday.
Location: 0350.08.04.16.01-02
Students at School, [1980]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Unidentified students at unidentified school. Could be a summer program as all the photographs are taken in August.
Location: 0350.08.04.17.01-05
Students at School, [1985]
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Unidentified students at unidentified school. Could be a summer program as all the photographs are taken in August.
Location: 0350.08.04.18.01-04
St. Patrick Community School, 1989
17 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Set of photographs taken by Mel’s Photography for Superintendent Dennis Grant. They appear to be mostly about St. Patrick Community School but are accompanied by a note which is dated June 22, 1989 and refers to a retake of the photo of St. Joseph’s computer lab.
Location: 0350.08.04.19.01-17
Student Activities in the Catholic School District, [1994]
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Seven photographs of unidentified students involved in various activities, including fencing in the gym, a science project, playing a musical instrument, reading a book, at the blackboard, etc.
Location: 0350.08.04.20.01-07
SubSeries 350.08.05Photographs of School Buildings. — 1954-1995. — 86 photographs.

The sub-series consists of photographs of schools in Grande Prairie (Holy Cross, St. Joseph High, St. Clement, St. Gerard, St. Patrick, Kateri Mission), as well as the Catholic Education Centre on 101 Street and 99th Avenue and Ste Marie School in 1985, before the school was renovated that year.

Holy Cross School, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4 in.
Polaroid image of east face of Holy Cross School ca. 1970. This was the old St. Joseph’s School, built in 1954 and renamed Holy Cross after the new St. Joseph’s High School was built in 1967.
Location: 0350.08.05.01
St. Joseph High School, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4 in.
Polaroid image of St. Joseph’s High School, which was built in 1967.
Location: 0350.08.05.02
St. Clement School, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4 in.
Polaroid image of St. Clement School which was built in 1961.
Location: 0350.08.05.03
St. Gerard Elementary School, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4 in.
Polaroid image of St. Gerard Elementary.
Location: 0350.08.05.04
St. Patrick Elementary School, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 2 x 4 in.
St. Patrick Community School under construction on May 1, 1978.
Location: 0350.08.05.05
St. Joseph Catholic High School, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
St. Joseph Catholic High School
Location: 0350.08.05.06
St. Clement School, [1990]
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
St. Clement Catholic School in the north-eastern section of the City of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.08.05.07-08
Ecole St. Gerard School, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The sub-series consists of photographs of schools in Grande Prairie (Holy Cross, St. Joseph High, St. Clement, St. Gerard, St. Patrick, Kateri Mission), as well as the Catholic Education Centre on 101 Street and 99th Avenue and Ste Marie School in 1985, before the school was renovated that year.
Location: 0350.08.05.09
Kateri Mission Catholic School, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The sub-series consists of photographs of schools in Grande Prairie (Holy Cross, St. Joseph High, St. Clement, St. Gerard, St. Patrick, Kateri Mission), as well as the Catholic Education Centre on 101 Street and 99th Avenue and Ste Marie School in 1985, before the school was renovated that year.
Location: 0350.08.05.10
St. Patrick Catholic Community School, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The sub-series consists of photographs of schools in Grande Prairie (Holy Cross, St. Joseph High, St. Clement, St. Gerard, St. Patrick, Kateri Mission), as well as the Catholic Education Centre on 101 Street and 99th Avenue and Ste Marie School in 1985, before the school was renovated that year.
Location: 0350.08.05.11
Holy Cross Catholic School, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
After the old Holy Cross School on 102nd Street was no longer usable, a new Holy Cross School was built ca. 2000 in the Crystal Heights subdivision.
Location: 0350.08.05.12
Catholic Education Centre, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The old City Hall was purchased and became the Catholic Education Centre.
Location: 0350.08.05.13
St. Patrick Catholic Community School, 1989
4 negatives; colour; 35 mm
Images of the new St. Patrick Catholic Community School, buses and cross-walk in front of the school, and children on the street.
Location: 0350.08.05.14-17
Ste. Marie School in Spirit River, [1985]
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Four photographs of Ste. Marie School in Spirit River before the school was renovated in 1985.
Location: 0350.08.05.18-21
Opening St. Joseph’s High School, 1954
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Official opening of St. Joseph’s High School, with Sister Lucy of Scotland speaking and Bishop Routhier with the dignitaries. This school became Holy Cross School when the new St. Joseph’s High School was built in 1967.
Location: 0350.08.05.22
Opening St. Joseph’s High School, 1967
2 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Official opening of the new St. Joseph’s High School in 1967. Front row officials, left to right: Mal Menzies, Fr W. Corbett, Sr. Margeun Lede Villiers, Harry Quinn, Roman Kirsinger (principal), his Excellency Henri Routhier.
Location: 0350.08.05.23a-b
Opening St. Joseph’s High School, 1967
2 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Official opening of the new St. Joseph’s High School in 1967, with Bishop Henri Routhier speaking in one photograph, and walking in the school with Fr Corbett.
Location: 0350.08.05.24-25
Catholic Education Centre, [1976-1980]
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior and interior views of the Catholic Education Centre on the corner of 102nd Street and 108th Avenue in Grande Prairie. Photographs of some of the staff and the schools in the district are included.
Location: 0350.08.05.26-39
St. Gerard’s Elementary, [1976-1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
Newly-built St. Gerard’s School in Highland Park, Grande Prairie. View is looking north, with the grain elevators on 97th Street visible in the background.
Location: 0350.08.05.40
Building St. Patrick’s School, 1978
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 5 in.
St. Patrick’s School under construction in Patterson Place Subdivision, Grande Prairie
Location: 0350.08.05.41-46
St. Joseph’s Academy, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4 in.
Polaroid photograph showing rear view of St. Joseph’s Academy, on 102 Street Grande Prairie, in 1979.
Location: 0350.08.05.47
Opening Kateri Mission School, 1982
23 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Opening of Kateri Mission School with Archbishop, MP Albert Cooper, MLA Bob Elliott, and other dignitaries. Shows plaque with meaning of name, Kateri, the Lily of the Mohawks.
Location: 0350.08.05.48-70
Re-opening of St. Gerard’s School, [1990]
7 photographs; colour; assorted sizes
Re-opening ceremonies at St. Gerard’s School after it was enlarged and renovated ca. 1990. Photographs include Architects Field & Field, MLA Bob Elliott, County Rep Olive Stickney, Superintendent Dennis Grant, and the Archbishop.
Location: 0350.08.05.71-77
Ste. Marie School, Spirit River, 1995
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of the newly-renovated Ste. Marie School in Spirit River.
Location: 0350.08.05.78-79
Holy Cross School under Construction, 1994
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three photographs showing the construction of Holy Cross School in the Crystal Heights area of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.08.05.80-82
St. Patrick’s Community School, [1995]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Bus bench advertising “St. Patrick’s Community School” outside of that school in the Patterson Place area of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.08.05.83
St. Mary’s School in Sexsmith, [1995]
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three exterior views of St. Mary’s School in Sexsmith.
Location: 0350.08.05.84-86
SubSeries 350.08.06Photographs of Ceremonies & Celebrations. — 1928-2001. — 115 photographs.

The series consists of photographs of ceremonies and celebrations such as Alumni Association Reunions in the 1950s and 60s, the 50th Anniversary in 1978, and the 75th Anniversary in 2003.

75th Anniversary, 2003
44 photographs; colour; 5 x 7 in.
75th Anniversary celebrations with photographs of speakers, awards, individuals and crowds at the event, and children performing musical and dance numbers.
Location: 0350.08.06.01-44
St. Joseph’s Alumni Association Reunion, 1958
6 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
Six photographs of the 1958 St. Joseph’s Alumni Association reunion showing unidentified teachers, board members and alumni.
Location: 0350.08.06.02.01-06
St. Joseph’s Alumni Reunion, 1954
3 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
Three photographs of about 30 people from the St. Joseph’s Alumni Association.
Location: 0350.08.06.03.01-03
St. Joseph’s Reunion, 1960
7 photographs; b & w; various sizes
Six photographs and a news clipping about the St. Joseph’s Alumni Association reunion on August 13, 1960.
Location: 0350.08.06.04.01-07
St. Joseph’s Alumni Association, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10 in.
75th Anniversary celebrations with photographs of speakers, awards, individuals and crowds at the event, and children performing musical and dance numbers.
Location: 0350.08.06.05
50th Anniversary, 1978
24 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Twenty-four photographs of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of St. Joseph’s School and the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Division in 1978. Celebrations include mass with the Archbishop on stage in the Douglas Cardinal Theatre and meals in the gym at Grande Prairie Regional College.
Location: 0350.08.06.06.01-24
SubSeries 350.08.07Professional Development Photographs. — 1991-2001. — 177 photographs.

The sub-series consists of professional development events attended by teachers, principals and trustees. Events include Orientation for new teachers; First Mass services and the accompanying awards for teachers at the beginning of the year; In-Service training at Camp Tamarack; a School Tour by Trustees; the 1992 Blueprints Conference in Banff; Alberta Catholic School Trustee Association Conferences; and what appears to be a Trustees and Teachers Reunion in 1992 which includes an award for Irene Wallace. There is also a collection of 18 photographs showing the move into the new Catholic Education Centre on 99th Avenue and 101 Street, and a Literacy/Reading Promotion at City Hall supported by the City, the Public School Board and the Separate School Board.

First Mass, 1991
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
First Mass photographs at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie includes introductions of staff, teachers lined up at the front of the church (St. Patrick teachers are all in lime green t-shirts), teachers receiving service awards, and reception following the event. There is also a photo of a group of new teachers for 1991.
Location: 0350.08.07.01.01-12
In-Service Day, 1991
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
In-Service day, possibly for the principals at Camp Tamarack. Dennis Grant and Father David Louch, parish priest, are also participating.
Location: 0350.08.07.02.01-06
New Catholic Education Centre, 1991
18 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Moving into the new Catholic Education Centre, formerly the City Hall on 99th Avenue and 101 Street in Grande Prairie. Photos include the empty building, moving in, centre staff at their desks after move is complete, and the opening reception. Last two photos are of Superintendent Dennis Grant beside a child’s drawing called “Friends Forever”, and Deputy Superintendent Joe MacEachern beside a pencil drawing of a wolf.
Location: 0350.08.07.03.01-18
School Tour, 1992
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Trustees John Croken, Ken O’Shea and Grant Burge touring an unidentified school. Photos include the reception area, a large industrial stove, a shop area, and a computer lab.
Location: 0350.08.07.04.01-06
Teachers and Trustees Reception, 1992
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Wine & cheese reception for trustees and teachers in January 1992. Photos include casual groups sitting around tables, and one speaker—John Croken.
Location: 0350.08.07.05.01-12
Blueprints Conference, 1992
23 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Blueprints Conference for Principles, Superintendents, and Trustees in March 1992 in Kananaskis Park. Third photograph is of Michael Smith and Bill Dunne. Photos include the hotel, the views, displays from the different schools, workshops, social events and mealtimes.
Location: 0350.08.07.06.01-23
Orientation for New Teachers, 1992
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Orientation session and reception for new teachers in August 1992.
Location: 0350.08.07.07.01-07
Opening of the School Year, 1992
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
First Mass for the teachers at St. Joseph’s Church in Grande Prairie. Photos include introductions of teachers in groups from the various Grande Prairie Schools, as well as from Sexsmith and Beaverlodge, teacher service awards, and casual snaps of the program participants.
Location: 0350.08.07.08.01-12
Trustee and Teachers Reunion, 1992
25 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Social event in St. Joseph’s High School appears to be a reunion because many trustees from years past are there. Photos include Gordon Moon (#13), past trustee and chair of the board, and Irene Wallace (with Father Joe Molnar in #24) who is the recipient of an award.
Location: 0350.08.07.09.01-25
Principles Retreat, 1992
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Retreat for Principles of the Catholic Schools with Superintendent Dennis Grant at Camp Tamarack. Photos include inside and outside sessions, skits and singing.
Location: 0350.08.07.10.01-10
Amalgamated Board, 1992
1 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Casual snapshot of eight board members, assumed to be the amalgamated board for the Grande Prairie RC Separate School District in 1992.
Location: 0350.08.07.11.01
ACSTA/ASBA Conference, 1993
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Combined conference in Calgary for the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Assn and the Alberta School Business Assn. A major event at this conference was an award for Irene Wallace on her retirement as Secretary-Treasurer for the Beaverlodge RC Separate School Board.
Location: 0350.08.07.12.01-10
ACSTA Conference in Edmonton, 1994
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
School Trustees for the combined board at the Alberta Catholic Schools Trustees Assn in Edmonton. Trustees include Joe Kramer, John Kroll, Leo Kimpe, John Croken, Rick Adair, Ken O’Shea, John Lievers, and Len Salacki. They are accompanied by Dennis Grant, Superintendent.
Location: 0350.08.07.13.01-05
Long-term Teacher Recognition Awards, [1998]
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Awards being presented to long-term teachers in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie, presumably on the occasion of First Mass, ca 1998.
Location: 0350.08.07.14.01-04
Long-term Teacher Recognition Awards, [2000]
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Awards being presented to long-term teachers in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie, presumably on the occasion of First Mass for Teachers, ca 2000.
Location: 0350.08.07.15.01-06
First Mass for Teachers, [2000]
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 10 in.
Panoramic photographs of the First Mass of the school year for teachers at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.08.07.16.01-02
Reading Promotion at City Hall, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photo Op at City Hall: Left to right, Bryn Kulmatycki, ? (School Librarian?), Gerry Mazer, ? (School Librarian?), and Wes Brooks. All are holding children’s books.
Location: 0350.08.07.17.01
Principal/Teacher and Board In-Service Day, 2001
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Combined strategic planning session for teachers, principals and board members in 2001.
Location: 0350.08.07.18.01-04
Teachers Conference in Kananaskis, 1992
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Gathering of teachers in March 1992. Some of the photographs are labeled “Kananaskis Blueprints ’92.
Location: 0350.08.07.19.01-10
SubSeries 350.08.08Miscellaneous Photographs. — 1989-1997. — 70 photographs.

The sub-series consists of miscellaneous photographs which came in with a second accrual. They include United Way Fundraiser photos, a meeting with education minister Garry Mar, Board and Teacher get-togethers, a retirement event for Superintendent Dennis Grant, and students receiving Aboriginal Arts training.

United Way Fundraiser, 1992
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of Catholic School Board Admin staff participating in a United Way fundraiser on the corner of 101 Street and 100 Avenue, a block north of the Catholic Education Centre. Includes one photograph of Dennis Grant and Ken O-Shea with the United Way Flag and the High School Van.
Location: 0350.08.08.01-07
Meeting with Garry Mar, 1989
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Meeting with Education Minister Garry Mar and the Catholic School Board Trustees.
Location: 0350.08.08.08-10
Board Social, [1995]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Could be the Catholic School Trustees Assoc.
Location: 0350.08.08.11-15
Teacher In-service, [1995]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teacher training day at the Cross Country Ski Chalet south of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.08.08.16-20
Mountain Retreat, 1997
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers’ retreat in a mountain setting in April 1997. Event includes trip down in St. Joseph’s Fairview van, horse-drawn wagon ride and social gathering.
Location: 0350.08.08.21-25
Teachers’ Golf Tournament, 1997
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers enjoying a golf game and social at an unidentified golf course.
Location: 0350.08.08.26-35
Teachers’ Service Awards, 1997
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers’ Service Awards evening in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie in September 1997.
Location: 0350.08.08.36-46
Teachers’ Golf Tournament, 1997
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers playing golf at Morningview Park Golf Course east of Sexsmith.
Location: 0350.08.08.47-48
Retirement Event for Superintendent Dennis Grant, 1997
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Board Members and teachers at a presentation and social event in November 1997. A sign on the wall reads, “Congratulations Dennis”. Presentation includes a wood carving with “Well Done Good and Faithful Servant.”
Location: 0350.08.08.49-54
Catholic Education Sign, 1997
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Mounted poster inside the front door of the Catholic Education Centre. It reads, “Catholic Education” Making a Difference.
Location: 0350.08.08.55
Retreat at the Ski Chalet, 1997
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Superintendent Dennis Grant with principals and/or teachers at a retreat at the Grande Prairie Cross Country Ski Chalet in September 1997.
Location: 0350.08.08.56-60
Aboriginal Arts Training, 1997
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three students working with aboriginal craft materials. On display is a birch bark basket, beaded mocassins, beaded belt, and other skin and fur crafts. A student is working on a dreamcatcher.
Location: 0350.08.08.61-63
Catholic Separate School Board Meeting, 1997
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Members of the Grande Prairie Catholic School Board in the board room at the Catholic Education Centre in October 1997.
Location: 0350.08.08.64-70
SubSeries 350.08.08United Way Fundraiser. — 1992. — 1 photographs.

Photographs of Catholic School Board Admin staff participating in a United Way fundraiser on the corner of 101 Street and 100 Avenue, a block north of the Catholic Education Centre. Includes one photograph of Dennis Grant and Ken O-Shea with the United Way Flag and the High School Van.

United Way Fundraiser, 1992
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of Catholic School Board Admin staff participating in a United Way fundraiser on the corner of 101 Street and 100 Avenue, a block north of the Catholic Education Centre. Includes one photograph of Dennis Grant and Ken O-Shea with the United Way Flag and the High School Van.
Location: 0350.08.08.01-07
Meeting with Garry Mar, 1989
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Meeting with Education Minister Garry Mar and the Catholic School Board Trustees.
Location: 0350.08.08.08-10
Board Social, [1995]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Could be the Catholic School Trustees Assoc.
Location: 0350.08.08.11-15
Teacher In-service, [1995]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teacher training day at the Cross Country Ski Chalet south of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0350.08.08.16-20
Mountain Retreat, 1997
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers’ retreat in a mountain setting in April 1997. Event includes trip down in St. Joseph’s Fairview van, horse-drawn wagon ride and social gathering.
Location: 0350.08.08.21-25
Teachers’ Golf Tournament, 1997
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers enjoying a golf game and social at an unidentified golf course.
Location: 0350.08.08.26-35
Teachers’ Service Awards, 1997
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers’ Service Awards evening in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie in September 1997.
Location: 0350.08.08.36-46
Teachers’ Golf Tournament, 1997
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Teachers playing golf at Morningview Park Golf Course east of Sexsmith.
Location: 0350.08.08.47-48
Retirement Event for Superintendent Dennis Grant, 1997
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Board Members and teachers at a presentation and social event in November 1997. A sign on the wall reads, “Congratulations Dennis”. Presentation includes a wood carving with “Well Done Good and Faithful Servant.”
Location: 0350.08.08.49-54
Catholic Education Sign, 1997
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Mounted poster inside the front door of the Catholic Education Centre. It reads, “Catholic Education” Making a Difference.
Location: 0350.08.08.55
Retreat at the Ski Chalet, 1997
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Superintendent Dennis Grant with principals and/or teachers at a retreat at the Grande Prairie Cross Country Ski Chalet in September 1997.
Location: 0350.08.08.56-60
Aboriginal Arts Training, 1997
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three students working with aboriginal craft materials. On display is a birch bark basket, beaded mocassins, beaded belt, and other skin and fur crafts. A student is working on a dreamcatcher.
Location: 0350.08.08.61-63
Catholic Separate School Board Meeting, 1997
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Members of the Grande Prairie Catholic School Board in the board room at the Catholic Education Centre in October 1997.
Location: 0350.08.08.64-70
SubSeries 350.08.09Associated Organizations. — 1958. — 1 photographs.

The sub-series consists of one photograph of

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Series 350.09Scrapbook collection. — 1961-2007. — 110 cm of textual records.

The series consists of scrapbooks for the whole district from 1961-2007. The scrapbooks contain articles on the Catholic Schools in the area, education in the region, and issues relating to family life and catholic education around the province.

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Series 350.10Personnel Files. — 1969-2003. — 64 cm of textual records.

The series consists of personnel files for individual teachers in the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic School District from 1972 to 2003. The material in these files is restricted and accessibility is dependent on the permission of the School Board.

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