SJSA Memories

Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta

Memory Monday – Foreign Trips

Through the years students had various opportunities to travel abroad with school planned trips. One memorable trip for the Manitoba guys – was the grape picking (or perhaps the wine drinking) tour in France. There are many stories about that… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Golf Anyone?

Golf?? At St. John’s? Yes, in the later years golf was introduced and the team competed in tournaments throughout Alberta. A driving range was even constructed out on the football field! It was surprising what a talent pool we had…… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Lacrosse

Lacrosse was a staple at St. John’s. It was played at all three schools and many former students still have their sticks stored away somewhere in their homes. Equipment changed through the years – at the Manitoba school in the… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – The “105” Tin

For most people the “105 tin” is something they may have seen in a restaurant pantry or perhaps a military supply unit. For students at St. John’s this is an easily recognizable staple from their school days. All will be… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – The “Garbage Truck”

At the Alberta school, from the late ’60’s through to the mid ’90’s, all garbage was hauled down to the garbage pits on the lower field. The crew responsible – “garbage crew” – would drive the truck down. There were… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Gathering the Chickens

This memory is for the SJCBS guys who will remember the days of “gathering” the chickens, to be sent off to Niverville, MB for evisceration. These photos caught my eye because of the conditions they were working in. Is this… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Martial Arts “Old and New”

There have been various versions of the martial arts program at St. John’s – be it Judo or Taekwondo and everything in between. Sometimes a staff member would organize the classes and sometimes the students themselves would organize training. Do… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Falling Asleep in Class

We’ve all done it. But not often are we caught on camera. Falling asleep during class, or study was likely a regular occurrence. The reaction of your classmates could have been interesting to say the least… not may would have… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Evenings on the Canoe Trips

During the outdoor trips, the peaceful evenings around the fire or enjoying a quiet swim were often  the best part of the day. The hard work was done, stomachs were full and it was time to just enjoy each others… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Remember the Paint Ball Games

The modern variation of the “war games”, paint ball began to be a mainstay for parliament organized events in the 1990’s. Sometimes the students would plan the paint ball games at an offsite venue, other times the games were held… Continue Reading →

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