Beaver Brae Secondary School

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Beaver Brae Secondary School
1400 Ninth Street North

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P9N 2T7

Coordinates49°46′34″N 94°27′47″W / 49.776°N 94.463°W / 49.776; -94.463Coordinates: 49°46′34″N 94°27′47″W / 49.776°N 94.463°W / 49.776; -94.463
School typePublic high school
School boardKeewatin-Patricia District School Board
SuperintendentSean Monteith
PrincipalTracey Benoit
Grades7 - 12
Enrollmentapprox. 600 (September 2016)
Colour(s)Purple and white         
MascotPurple Pete
Team nameBeaver Brae Broncos

Beaver Brae (BBSS) (2016 population 600) is a secondary school situated in Kenora, Ontario, Canada.

Beaver Brae Secondary School is home to grades seven through twelve and has 65 staff members. The school offers trades, college, and university level programs.

Beaver Brae Secondary School provides a course calendar that features nearly two hundred courses. In addition to the major subject areas of English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, French (Core and Extended) and Physical Education, students may take classes in Instrumental Music, Guitar, Vocal Music, Visual Art, Drama, Construction, Automotive Technology, Communications, Business, Foods and Nutrition, and Hospitality and Tourism. Other courses offered at Beaver Brae include Outdoor Education, Ojibwe, Native Studies, Computer Engineering, Law and Information Technology.[1]

Professional hockey player and Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards was educated here. Both Mike Smith, who competed in the 1988 Olympics, and Kyle Koch, an offensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos, were educated at Beaver Brae. UFC fighter Jesse Bongfeldt attended Beaver Brae; he made his debut at UFC 124 and fought at UFC 131. Former student Eric Melillo was elected to represent Kenora in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2019 Canadian federal election. Melillo is the youngest Conservative MP ever elected in Canada and the youngest in the 43rd Canadian Parliament.[2]


In 1989 there was a high tech renovation. A library, music room, and art room were added in 1992. In 2000-2001 there was an addition consisting of four classrooms and a gym.[3] Beaver Brae was updated with a student atrium in 2007. The atrium holds paintings which were painted by students, a big screen TV, projectors, pictures and awards.[4] The high school is due to receive $6 million upgrade to the tech wing, parking lot and field, with completion estimated at February 2020. [5]


The school has concert, band, choir and drama.


Beaver Brae sports teams include volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, football, hockey, curling and cheerleading. The teams have won NorWOSSA and NWOSSAA titles, and OFSAA medals.

Athletic logo used from the late 1990s to mid 2000s

The Broncos football team joined the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) in 2001. In their inaugural season, the team won the league's 'A' title.[6]

The Beaver Brae senior boys volleyball team won OFSAA 'AA' bronze medals in 2007[7] and 2009.[8]

Beaver Brae hosted the 'AA' OFSAA championships for female volleyball and soccer during the 2008/2009 school year.[9]

Despite not having track and field team since the 1990s, the school still holds NWOSSAA records. Some of the records include the senior boys triple and long jump records and the senior girls 400m and high jump records.[10]

In 2013, the Bronco Cheerleading team won The Cheer Evolution Canadian Nationals in Niagara Falls, claiming the schools first national title.[11]

A List of Beaver Brae's NorWOSSA championships:

Sport NorWOSSA Championships[12]
Senior boys volleyball (16) 2019, 2018, 2017, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1982, 1980, 1979
Senior girls volleyball (15) 2018, 1999, 1998, 1993, 1992, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1970
Senior boys basketball (15) 2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1963
Senior girls basketball (9) 2005, 1998, 1996, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1984, 1981, 1980
Boys soccer (5) 2008, 2007, 2000, 1995, 1992
Girls soccer (6) 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2003, 1997
Boys hockey(5) 2006, 1997, 1982, 1979, 1970
Girls hockey(6) 2012, 2011, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002

Medals won at the OFSAA championships:

Year Sport Medal
2009 Boys volleyball  Bronze
2007 Boys volleyball  Bronze
2002 Girls hockey  Bronze[13]
1988 Girls curling  Silver[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 - 2020 Course Information Calendar" (PDF). Beaver Brae Secondary School. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
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  3. ^ "Beaver Brae Secondary School". KPDSB Facilities Dept. Archived from the original on 2009-05-10.
  4. ^ "Year In Review". Kenora Daily Miner and News. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012.
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  6. ^ "WHSFL Bowl Game Winners". Winnipeg High School Football League. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007.
  7. ^ "Volleyball". Beaver Brae Secondary School. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Eden wins 2009 OFSAA AA Boys Volleyball". Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA). Archived from the original on July 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "OFSAA Gossiper" (PDF). January 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06.
  10. ^ "Track and Field Records". Superior Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16.
  11. ^ Protopapus, Grace (May 11, 2013). "Beaver Brae Bronco Cheerleaders win National Championships". Kenora Miner and News. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  12. ^ "6. Past Champions and Awards". NORWOSSA. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
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