SJSA Memories

Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta

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 →

Memory Monday – Host Families

St. John’s attracted students from all over Canada and all over the world. Some, from Mexico, arrived for Gr. 7 at 12 years old, or from Japan at 15 years old, or Saudi Arabia at 14. All of them a … Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Lampwick verses Harness

We all remember at the beginning of each snowshoe season learning (or re-learning) the art of tying the lampwick on your snowshoes. This had to be done correctly or the discomfort that followed you through the day was guaranteed. In… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “Favourite Trail”

Whether you liked snowshoeing or not, the program took the participants through some beautiful Canadian countryside. Perhaps while in the middle of a snowshoe run, you weren’t taking in the vistas – but there was beauty to behold. Do you… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “Hitchin’ a Ride…”

There were times on canoes trips when obstacles, time or other unforeseen situations necessitated the brigade being moved along quickly. These photos from three different eras show the various means of alternate transportation used. In 1964 it was a farm… Continue Reading →

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