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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. 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 →

Memory Monday – What’s Your Best Day?

  Some days are just fun. You come away from them with a smile a few laughs and great memories. These photos were taken on a canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan in the mid 2000’s. But it could be any… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Putting on a Show

It was always fun to have “professionals” come to visit and entertain. If nothing else it broke up the boredom of the long winter evenings at the school. (It was a great excuse to miss study time or classes too)…. Continue Reading →

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