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Founding of the SJR Cadet Corps (one of the terms of Amalgamation was that the Cadet Corps become an integral part of the new School).
Affiliation: The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders (As Ravenscourt School)
  • Won the Earl Grey Trophy for best Corps in Canada (1960)
  • Won the Montague Trophy as the best Corps in Manitoba (1960)
  • Won the Strathcona Trust Trophy 7 years in a row (best in physical training)
Dissolved in 1965.
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.