Elsie Yanik

Elsie Yanik was a woman of passion, love, and faith. She valued education and was a constant presence within our school community. Her love of children, enthusiasm for learning, and quick wit will not be forgotten in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and within the Fort McMurray Catholic Schools family.

It was on April 18th, 2016 when the Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education announced our school under construction in Parsons Creek will be named Elsie Yanik Catholic School. It was an absolute pleasure to bestow this honour. One week later Elsie Yanik had the opportunity to see the construction site in Parsons Creek where her school was being built. The pride in her smile was evident to all.

Fort McMurray Catholic School Board Chair Paula Galenzoski, “It was a privilege to be part of the decision to name our newest school Elsie Yanik Catholic School. Her lifelong dedication to education, her faith, and her community is a testament to her incredible spirit, and to open a school in the Fort McMurray Catholic Schools family in her name will be an honour.”

Superintendent George McGuigan says Elsie Yanik was the perfect choice for the name of our newest school under construction in Parsons Creek, “Elsie Yanik exemplifies what we do at Fort McMurray Catholic Schools. She exudes our core values. She values Persons, she values Community, she values Responsibility, she values Learning. We know she will be watching over her school.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Elsie Yanik. She will be greatly missed in our community and schools.

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Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education
9809 Main St.
Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 1T7

Phone: 780-799-5700
Fax:     780-799-5706


Superintendent of Schools:
George McGuigan
Deputy Superintendent-
Inclusive Education
Monica Mankowski
Secretary Treasurer:
Francois Gagnon