SJSA Memories

Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta

Memory Monday – Exploratories

Winter survival, most people never experience the reality of having to survive in the cold weather. We move from house to car and back hoping not to have to bother with gloves and toque. But one of the courses in… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Snowshoe Challenges

  Students from the Manitoba and Alberta schools will remember various snowshoe challenges through the years. Most memorable from Manitoba will be the races during the Festival du Voyageur. In Alberta there were challenges to the fastest mile on snowshoes… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “Juxtaposition” on the Chilkoot

  Is it any wonder that alumni from the St. John’s schools have difficulty explaining about their experiences at the school to friends and family. These pictures tell it all! The photo on the left is an archival picture from… Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

Share with us your favourite Christmas memory while you were in the school.  

Memory Monday – “Audio” Memories

For any student who ever sang in the school choir this will bring back memories.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvaxYMUyoec There are likely other hymns and carols that create a visual as soon as you hear them. What are your favourite “audio” memories. Send… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Choir Practice in “Hashtags”

When this post appeared on the SJSA Facebook page I had to post it here as well. We have come a long way from the photo on the left to having hashtags for white turtlenecks and blue cords. “Christmas choir… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Work Afternoon

On Wednesday afternoons the work crews were busy at various jobs. Some were even fun! It was a break from the classroom and a great chance to catch up on some big jobs. What are your memories of work Wednesdays?… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – The History Course

Before the provincial curriculum required that Social Studies be taught in the schools, a very robust History curriculum was part of the St. John’s education. This photo shows just some samples of textbooks used for the Canadian History courses. Who… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Some Characters from the “Old Days”.

This memory is for the guys from the Manitoba school who might remember some of the “characters” from their era. No doubt there will be flashes of stories generated by these photos. What are your memories of these early pioneers?… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Jobs Around the Campsite

Jobs around the campsite vary from season to season. Collection of wood can be more important on a winter trip than on most canoe trips. Often the collection of wood is the most complained about job. But it is far… Continue Reading →

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