Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bomb Shelter in Winnipeg School

Winnipeg Free Press [Manitoba, Canada]
22 April 2010

Mythbusting at Windsor Park Collegiate

By: Arielle Godbout

[...] Staff explained that since the school was built during the early years of the Cold War, the architect had designed a place to keep students safe in case of a nuclear attack.

The story of the bomb shelter [under the gymnasium] was so ingrained in the lore of Windsor Park Collegiate that [principal Marilyn] Thorington couldn’t believe the verdict after the Louis Riel School Division’s director of facilities examined the building’s blueprint.

"There’s no bomb shelter there," said Peter Kolba, who took a close look at the school’s plans earlier this month at the request of Thorington. [...]