Beaver Brae Secondary School

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Beaver Brae Secondary School
1400 Ninth Street North
Kenora, Ontario, P9N 2T7
Coordinates 49°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 type Public high school
Founded 1963
School board Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
Superintendent Sean Monteith
Principal Tracey Benoit
Grades 7 - 12
Enrollment approx. 600 (September 2016)
Language English
Colour(s) Purple and white         
Mascot Purple Pete
Team name Beaver 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.


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.[2] Beaver Brae was updated with a new student atrium in 2007. The atrium holds paintings which were painted by students, a big screen TV, projectors, pictures and awards.[3]


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 would win the leagues 'A' title.[4]

The Beaver Brae senior boys volleyball team has won OFSAA 'AA' bronze medals in 2007[5] and 2009.[6]

Beaver Brae hosted the 'AA' OFSAA championships for female volleyball and soccer during the 2008/2009 school year.[7]

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.[8]

In 2013, the Bronco Cheerleading team won The Cheer Evolution Canadian Nationals in Niagara Falls, claiming the schools first national title.[9]

List Beaver Braes NorWOSSA championships:

Sport NorWOSSA Championships[10]
Senior boys volleyball (14) 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[11]
1988 Girls curling  Silver[12]

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