Helen Derksen Memorial Shield


Helen Derksen Memorial Shield

Helen Derksen Memorial Shield
Awarded for the most outstanding performance of a Sacred Selection by a School Chorus, Kindergarten to Grade 6 

The students and staff of Bertrun E. Glavin School and the River East School Division donated the Helen Derksen Memorial Shield to the Winnipeg Music Festival in 1988.

Helen Derksen taught school in the elementary grades in East Kildonan and specialized in music studies.  She entered a choir in the Winnipeg Music Festival every year and had a deep love of classical and sacred music.


1988 Bertrun E. Glavin School
1989 Bertrun E. Glavin School
1990 John de Graff School
1991 John de Graff School
1992 John de Graff School
1993 John de Graff School
1994 Maple Leaf School Grade 3
1995 John de Graff School
1996 John de Graff School
1997 John de Graff School
1998 John de Graff School
1999 Sansome School Grades 1 - 6
2000 Crestview School
2001 Sansome School
2002 Maple Leaf School Chorus K - 6
2003 Bannatyne School
2004 Princess Margaret School
2005 Strathmillan Intermediate                Choir
2006 Donwood School Grade 4 Choir

2007 Linden Christian School
        Grade 5 Choir
2008 Princess Margaret School
2009 Sargent Park School Grade 6
2010 Linden Christian Grade 6 Choir
2011 No Entry
2012 Not Awarded
2013 Linden Christian Grade 6 Choir
2014 Not Awarded
2015 Linden Christian School
        Grade 3 Choir
2016 St. Charles Catholic School                Grades 3-5 Choir
2017 Henry G. Izatt Middle School            Boys' Choir
2018 St. Charles Junior Chorus