Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Trustee By-Election - Candidate Information

The 2016 School Trustee By-election will be held June 11, 2016. For more information about this important by-election please visit: 

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division has a 2016 operating budget of $105,912,508. 

It is important that the George Waters Middle School community makes an informed decision and gets out to vote for the candidates for school trustee in the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward.

A map of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division boundaries can be found by clicking this link.
  • The St. James-Assiniboia School Division currently has one vacancy; the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward
  • George Waters Middle School is located within the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward
  • The by-election for school trustee in the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward is on June 11, 2016
  • Advance voting days on May 25, 2016 and May 26, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Voting takes place at George Waters Middle School

Below are the candidates running for school Trustee in the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward. This has been copied directly from the City of Winnipeg website.

Information about Candidates

The following is a list of candidates who have been nominated to run for the office of School Trustee in the upcoming 2016 Municipal By-Election. The City of Winnipeg (& George Waters Middle School) does not endorse any candidate nor guarantee the accuracy of the information they have provided.

Rafter, Tim

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I am looking forward to reconnecting with many friends, parents and students within the King Edward/Deer Lodge ward, in my quest to represent them in the vacated school trustee position.

I graduated at Westwood Collegiate, and am a semi-retired educator of 34 years, having resided in the ward since the mid 80’s. My 21 years in classrooms provided me with 15 years teaching in the ward at Brooklands and George Waters/St. James Collegiate, 13 years as a vice principal, 3 years at Ness and Bruce Middle Schools, and 10 years at Sturgeon Creek and Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.

During those years I worked with many trustees, senior school superintendents, finance staff, and served on numerous school, school division, and provincial committees, such as strategic planning, budget, curriculum, facilities, parent councils, as well as the school amalgamation of Sturgeon Creek and Silver Heights Collegiate. Those and other educational / administration experiences and relationships will provide me with the ability to bring immediate and strong representation for this ward and contributions to the existing school board.

I have the energy, time, experience, knowledge, passion and commitment for public education and the role as school trustee for the King Edward/Deer Lodge ward.

Peter Woods

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Peter Woods is a graduate of University of Manitoba and worked as Instructor in the Faculty of Physical Education from 1985 - 1993. For the past 25 years Peter has worked in Senior Management positions for community based programs and has a wealth of leadership experience and expertise with youth in Norway, Sweden and the UK. Since 2001 Peter has been the Executive Director for Hockey Manitoba which is the largest amateur sports organization in Manitoba serving over 35,000 members annually. Peter is an active community volunteer and served as the President of Silver Heights Community Center from 2006 until it amalgamated with Sturgeon Creek Community Centre in 2009. Peter is currently the Vice President of Sturgeon Heights Community Centre.

Peter is a very proud father of two boys who are both products and graduates of the St. James School Division. He is also engaged with a number of charities and has coached several youth area sports teams. Peter is a strong advocate for a well rounded and quality education for each student that includes the arts, academics and athletics which must be achieved within a structured and transparent decision making model.

Christina Poolie
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McAlpine, Stacey
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Stacey McAlpine and his family are long–time residents of St. James.
Stacey is the proud father of four daughters all of whom attended and successfully graduated from the St. James–Assiniboia School Division.

Stacey and his three sisters also attended and successfully graduated from the St. James–Assiniboia School Division.

Stacey is a businessman, and is currently the Managing Partner of the consulting firm Stacey Read Analytics.

In the community, Stacey has long been involved in coaching, and managing youth sports such as Ringette, Softball, Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, and Tennis.
Stacey is interested in developing a “Students Study Lab” initiative at the St. James Public Library. It is intended to help students with subjects such as English, Math, and Science.

Stacey is an advocate for Safe Schools Programs such as Student Resource Officers (SROs),is an example of this at work within the St. James–Assiniboia School Division.

Delbridge, Roxane
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Bowering, Nicole
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I love living in St. James and want to invest in our community, using my experience and abilities to support our school division. I will work to bring our community together providing quality education for students and maintaining equitable taxation for all residents.
-Married to Matt with three daughters (7, 5, and 2) – children attending school in SJSD
-Bachelor of Arts Degree (Horizon College) – leadership, counseling, and public speaking courses
-Radio & Television Communications Diploma (Academy of Broadcasting)

-Board Member, Youth Employment Services Manitoba Board of Directors
-Parent Council Member and Active Volunteer, École Bannatyne
-Advisory Team Member, École Bannatyne Safe & Active Routes to School Committee
-Former Employment Facilitator and High School EA
-Volunteer with various youth & children's programs


Opportunities for all students: Offer students equal opportunity and access to programming. Ensure quality education, including literacy, numeracy and the arts.

Fiscal Responsibility: Maintain fair and equitable taxation for residents, ensuring monies are managed responsibly.

Community Focus: Increase and improve communication, ensuring community needs are heard and considered when making decisions.

Integrity & Transparency: Be available to residents, hearing and representing their thoughts and concerns. Make transparent decisions based on research, community input and divisional needs.

Wise, Allan
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I am a resident of St. James and a proud father of a university student. I have a BA (U. Winnipeg - 1995) and an MA (U. Manitoba - 1999).

For the past 26 years, I have worked in community development with a number of none profit agencies focusing on social, economic and education improvement in central Winnipeg.

I have over ten years of experience in senior executive positions, overseeing operations and financial management of two publically funded organizations.
I am currently the Executive Director of Central Neighbourhoods Development Corporation, working in neighbourhood renewal and community capacity building, since 2009.

I have a proven track record of working collaboratively with school administrations and elected officials to enhance education outcomes in core area Winnipeg.

I have been a sessional lecturer in Politics at universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg since 2000.

I am an active volunteer with a number of community initiatives and organizations including Friends of Sherbrook Pool, AURORA Family Therapy Centre, and Army Cadet League of Canada (MB).

My commitment to our ward is:
• increased provincial funding
• innovative and quality programming
• stable school taxes
• well managed operating expenditure
• stable administrative costs
• support for literacy and numeracy initiatives

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