Call Number: Mss 193 (A.04-130)
Title: Alexander Ewanchuk fonds.
Extent: 0.1 m of textual records.
Biographical sketch: Alexander (Alec) Ewanchuk
was born on June 23, 1915 in Gimli, Manitoba. His parents Wasyl
and Paraska Ewanchuk, Ukrainian pioneers, came to Manitoba in 1902.
They had five children: Nettie, John, Michael, Peter and Alexander.
Alexander attended the Dnister School in Gimli. After completing
Grade XII in Teulon, he began to teach. His first school was Sky
Lake School in Gimli. He took two extra courses in physical education
and shops and in 1945 became a physical education teacher at West
Kildonan Collegiate. There he coached a champion junior hockey team
with Frank Bathgate as a player. Alexander was a very good baseball
player and enjoyed Ukrainian dancing. During the Second World War,
he received an Air Cadet Pilot Officer certificate from the Royal
Canadian Air Force. After the war he completed a B.A.(1953) and
B.Ed.(1956) at the University of Manitoba. In 1957 he moved to Toronto
and taught at the Forest Hill Collegiate. He was an educator and
Ukrainian pioneer who contributed substantially to the Ukrainian
community in Canada. He contracted pneumonia and died in 1958.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University
of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Bob Bohonos in
Scope and content: The fonds consists of teacher’s
certificates, contracts, yearbooks, course papers, correspondence,
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are not
Related material: Michael Ewanchuk fonds (MSS
75, PC 96, TC 105).
Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available
in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available
at the link below: