Nursing Alumni Association

Nurses Alumni Assoc LogoThe St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni Association is open to all graduates of the St. Boniface School of Nursing. Associate members are welcome as well. Associate Membership may be granted to any Registered Nurse who did not graduate from the St. Boniface School of Nursing. For more information, contact the Alumni by email.

The purpose of our alumni association has evolved over the years to keep pace with the needs of alumni members and changes in technology but continues to meet the objectives as outlined in our Constitution: to promote a sense of spirit of unity, professional growth, and an interest in our history.

The Alumni Association provides opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow graduates. It also serves to recognize the excellent education graduates received making it possible to provide holistic, compassionate care, a reflection of the Grey Nuns influence.

The Annual General Dinner Meeting held each spring provides an occasion for class reunions with special recognition of 50- year graduates. These graduates are also honoured by a celebratory tea in the parlour of the former School of Nursing.

Please explore these pages for information related to our Newsletters, upcoming events, educational and research bursaries.

School of Nursing Historical Highlights

  • 1897 School of Nursing is established
  • 1899 First Graduation Class (3 out of 5 students graduated)
  • 1905 St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni is created
  • 1914 Program becomes a 3-year program
  • 1927 Construction of the School of Nursing building
  • 1931-1934 Students sent to the St. Boniface Sanatorium in Ninette, Manitoba, a hospital for patients with tuberculosis
  • 1954 Extension to the School of Nursing is built
  • 1966 Married persons and male candidates now accepted, students no longer need to live in residence
  • 1970 Program becomes a two-year program
  • 1995 Diploma School of Nursing closed. A total of 5,176 students graduated from the school
  • 1995-1997 Graduates are Bachelors of Nursing
  • 1997 Closing of the school


Associate Membership may be granted to any Registered Nurse who did not graduate from the St. Boniface School of Nursing. For more information, contact the Alumni by email at

Why become a member?

  • Stay connected with classmates;
  • Receive a newsletter twice (2 x) a year;
  • Receive information about the annual general meeting, celebration of 50-year graduates and nurses;
  • Learn more about an archives project to preserve and promote the role of St. Boniface’s School of Nursing;
  • Support the activities of the St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni;
  • Be eligible to apply for bursaries.

Download our membership application form.



The St. Boniface Registered Nurses’ Alumni Association sponsors a variety of activities to foster alumni connections between Alumni and other interested nurses. Past events include:

  • Bowling Night
  • Meet and Greet Evenings at the Norwood Hotel
  • Paint Night

Watch for future events sponsored by the Nursing Alumni here and on Facebook.

Annual AGM Dinner Celebration

Canad Inns Destination Center, Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg

Nursing Alumni

We will be honouring the class of 1970 for their 50-year reunion!
May 20, 2020

This evening provides a great opportunity to plan your class reunions to include this great evening of sharing memories, meeting classmates and other Alumni members. Join us for an enjoyable evening exploring Alumni activities, sharing and making new memories.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Location: Canad Inn Destination Centre Polo Park (1405 St. Matthews Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-775-8791 or toll free 1-888-332-2623
Time: Social Hour, 16:30 to 17:30 / Dinner, 17:30 to 21:00
Cost: $45 for members. A block of rooms is being held until April 20, 2020. The group rate is $125.00/room or $145.00/suite from Monday, May 18th to Friday, May 22, 2020 departure. 
Please indicate: St. Boniface RN Alumni Association, Confirmation #360742.
Contact Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park directly at 204-775-8791 or toll-free 1-888-332-2623.  
Anyone purchasing a dinner ticket will require a current membership.
Tickets on sale March 1 to May 12, 2020. No refunds.

In person blitz for tickets: March 18, April 15, April 29, 2020. Wednesdays 0930-1600 hours in the 
Main entrance Everett Atrium St. Boniface Hospital 409 Tache Avenue.
If mailing in for tickets, please do so by May 8, 2020
Do not mail cash. Make cheque payable to:

St. Boniface RN Alumni Association
Mail to: St. Boniface RN Alumni Association, NG018-409 Tache Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and insert the following information:
Name, class year, name at graduation. Include any allergy alert and special dietary request.

Important Notice: Several executive positions need to be filled if our Alumni association is to remain active. Please consider how you can help.

Virtual Reality

Nursing Alumni VRWant to see what the Education Building, the former St. Boniface School of Nursing, looks like, past and present? Take our Virtual Reality tour.

Select HMD / CARDBOARD, and place your mobile phone in the special glasses (see image on left) which will enable you to view six sites that have been photographed, with the addition of photos and audio from our collection of oral interviews.

If you would like a pair of these special glasses to view the Virtual Reality site, please contact the Alumni by email at The glasses are also usable for other Virtual Reality sites that are on the internet. What a great way to remember your alma mater!

You can also view the virtual reality tour on your desktop computer or tablet — just choose the SCREEN option instead.

Contact Information

Send us an email at, or connect with us on Facebook.

Alumni Executive

PresidentGisele Hansen
President Electvacant
Past President
SecretaryKaren Sadler
TreasurerJudy Maleski

Alumni Committees

ArchivesShirley Delaquis
MembershipKaren and George Coupland
NominatingLinda Jackson
PublicitySharon Matte
Sick and BereavementGlenis Pacak
SocialGaylene Kramchynski
Members at LargeMadeleine Graham
Sheila Holden
Cheryl Trites