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Memory Monday – “Boys will be Boys” Moments…

I know this is not a popular expression these days – but what else do you call it when boys get together and enjoy a fun challenge? These photos are perhaps a more benign challenge then some, but still seemed… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – “Sleepy Heads”

Who takes these pictures!? For most of us, the last thing we want to see is a photo of ourselves the minute we open our eyes in the morning. But every album from every trip I have scanned – there… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Snow Biking

Over the years there were numerous cycling trips as part of the outdoor program. In 1987 the grade ten class completed a cycling/canoe trip in May. Little did they know that they would be peddling and camping in the snow!… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Documentaries Abound – “The Voyage of Self Discovery”

In 1992, the senior students at SJSA took on a northern trip that had not been done before – referred to as the Firebag trip. The last portion of this trip was documented by a film crew out of Vancouver,… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Friends in the North

If you have done a northern canoe trip with the school, likely you have traveled through Fort Chipewyan and enjoyed their hospitality. Or had a service in the St. Paul Mission Church. Who doesn’t remember the ladies of Fort Chip?… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – One Man’s Life

In 2003 a documentary was created by three SJCBS alumni on the life on Frank Wiens (co-founder of the St. John’s schools). It was previewed in a Winnipeg theatre, and then offered for sale as a DVD. Since most of… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – How it all Began…

Do you ever wonder how the outdoor canoe program began? Before there were canoes at St. John’s, there were navy cutters. In the late 1950’s the boys were introduced to the cutters on trips on Lake Winnipeg. Later there would… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday (on Tuesday) – Response to “Who Doesn’t Like a Parade”

An alumnus from SJCBS sent this response to the September 26th Memory Monday. Because of the photos it was necessary to pop it in another Memory Monday rather than in the comment section. Hi, sorry to send this direct instead… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – A Hodgepodge…

This hodgepodge of photos don’t necessarily fit into a “title story”, but I found each interesting in its own right. They capture some memorable moments in time in the St. John’s outdoor adventures of the day. Throw yourself into one… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Who Doesn’t Like a Parade?

Who doesn’t like a parade? Back in the ’70’s the Manitoba school was involved, both in organizing and participating, in the Festival du Voyageur. This Festival was just starting up and needed an infusion of energy and ideas to grow…. Continue Reading →

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