www
/Style Library/ci_upload/03e472ef-c685-4f45-8e97-fb771ced6996n.png?rev=1408179750 /Style Library/ci_upload/3e5ba09e-f748-497d-b149-a6416476be21n.png?rev=1865622092 /Style Library/ci_upload/bcc3d81e-6bd4-4312-9861-2bef9596105cn.jpg?rev=583693107 /Style Library/ci_upload/833e8584-2421-4829-9e3a-6641bf622dc1n.png?rev=1506670334
Skip to content

Celebrating the Retirement of Henri Peloquin

December 16, 2020

hp retirement.png

On Dec. 15, the Louis Riel School Division Board of Trustees was notified of the retirement of Henri Peloquin, Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services, effective June 30, 2021. 
 
For as long as the Louis Riel School Division has been around, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Henri in one way or another. Henri has been a true leader and passionate educator in the French Immersion community, holding several principalships throughout the years. Amid so much change, he gladly accepted and excelled in each new role or portfolio that came his way, from the International Student Program to Facilities and Maintenance to Instructional Services and more. I will always be grateful for Henri’s willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges, especially during the past few months as we worked together to navigate the pandemic.  
 
I’m especially grateful for his willingness to take on the role of Acting Assistant Superintendent in 2018. Since his arrival at the Board Office and official appointment to Assistant Superintendent, we have grown tremendously as a team. He has been instrumental in key aspects of our growth as a division, including our Multi-Year Strategic Plan, Facilities and Maintenance and furthering education in French Immersion.  
 
Henri possesses the many characteristics that make him an excellent leader, colleague and friend. His limitless passion for education and community is evident in everything he does.  
 
On that note, I've asked some of his colleagues to also share a few of their thoughts. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

“My first memory of Henri was meeting him while pursuing my master’s degree 18 years ago. My first impression of him has not changed in all these years. His friendly, approachable, genuine nature has been invaluable to me as a teammate. He is dedicated, committed, encouraging, a great listener, always willing to lend a hand and offer help. I want to thank Henri for his kindness and for always being there to give advice or problem solve with me, and for making the workplace fun. It has been an honour working with Henri and I have learned a lot from him. He has positively impacted so many individuals throughout his career and will continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Best wishes Henri!”  
Lisa Aitken, Assistant Superintendent, Staff Services 
  
“I was first introduced to Henri during the first year of the amalgamation of the former St. Boniface and St. Vital school divisions. We became close colleagues and shared time as fellow students in the first Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) Masters Cohort. This experience paved a path for many of Henri’s accomplishment and contributions in LRSD. I have admired his commitment and intelligence from the very beginning. Henri, I will always treasure the time we spent together, giving our “all,” and working toward important shared goals. I am grateful for your support and comradery to myself and all the others on the Senior Leadership Team. You deserve the deep satisfaction that comes with the successes you have achieved. Enjoy the next chapter.”  
Marlene Murray, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services.   
 
“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Henri. I admire Henri’s exemplary leadership skills that always bring out the best in others. Henri always has time to listen to a concern, engage in a thoughtful conversation and support an idea that often transformed processes that would benefit the entire school community. For every new endeavour, Henri’s strategies always revolved around doing the right things in the right way at the right time. I have learned a valuable lesson from Henri—excellence is something to aim for every day. Henri inspired everyone around him to do the very best, enjoy work and to stay strong in times of adversity and change. Henri, thank you for being you, and for making Louis Riel School Division such a wonderful place to work. It has been a privilege working with you. Wishing you happiness and good health. Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement.”  
Amarbeer Bhandari, Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Transportation 
 
“I have had the pleasure of working with Henri Peloquin since 2001. Over the course of the past 19 years, he has been a valued and respected colleague. Whether it was during our time learning together in the Masters’ Program at the University of Manitoba or as neighbors in our shared Family of Schools, Henri has been a trusted friend. He is someone that you can count on if you need help, someone who will listen when you are struggling and is always the first one to congratulate you when things go well. I wish Henri and Greer, his wife, years and years of happiness as they start their next adventure!”  
Darcy Cormack, Divisional Principal  
 
“I met ‘Monsieur Peloquin’ in my final year of high school when he started as the principal at J.H. Bruns Collegiate. Through his knowledge, experience and humour, he quickly became a respected leader of the Bruns community. It wasn’t until I started working at LRSD’s Board Office that I got to know him as Henri. Beginning a new job can feel a bit intimidating, but Henri’s familiar face, friendly demeanor and encouragement helped me feel assured in my new role. Henri, thank you for your ongoing optimism, positivity and leadership. Wishing you a joyous and relaxing retirement!”  
Taylor Fenn, Communications Coordinator  

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My colleagues have captured many of Henri's admirable qualities. I'd like to end by saying that Henri has been a supportive, trustworthy and respected colleague. While I wish him health and happiness in the years ahead, I will personally miss his perseverance, candour and quick wit.  
 
Christian Michalik, Superintendent  
 
0dcebac9-7f1d-4e25-a495-079d6aaf69b6|c28b6036-bd35-4b8b-9900-a3292587ecef;76888031-1c5a-4ba2-a043-d7a60aa887bf|11fa424e-f3b6-4a2d-9478-9023b1febdaf;d8e9ff94-8584-4080-bddc-aad4e8085ba4|3e2a91b7-383c-409e-a5b7-634367fd911d;c9d57896-88e3-4de8-93d4-058450d60fb6|b87c3f01-1d1c-42ba-a362-e8a5b8277289;503b76e0-081e-468f-904b-11bb957c8745|a4af57cb-05bc-4815-b134-fea61c4799cc;a7b398fd-c247-4350-962a-8775e7539958|e56486e8-eac9-466b-b7be-a19897a04354;6eceb4f9-2f20-4883-b1a2-c14f5bef8c9c|28c03713-aade-4339-b57d-decf0fa36a12;7106cc02-38ab-43b7-9d61-74733b783e29|99d59e72-fbce-42ac-9d65-c4d42b7cc97d;ff8ba984-ec30-427f-a713-5b719dc01820|685c1c39-f5cf-423b-90ce-5b9da0e5b223;70b523d8-3858-4003-a94d-b917e0162d89|df557339-a554-4ad1-8c36-35f485b9fb25;38bca353-ac08-4e26-a645-913cfd106197|8f8f5b80-091f-48a3-bbf5-38b20b569f48;da21d7c5-190e-4341-8fb0-79274863ecbd|e916ba18-0f95-4079-ae18-2045d1a9edf7;a1100719-d9ed-4909-8b5a-2419f1e7af87|6d3d42a1-21a6-4c9e-af33-acd11406055e;a0e6fd77-b56a-4830-a1b1-cedf3323f7f9|af06fa58-0e8e-4081-83de-ee0168961688;74f5224c-2719-44cd-90a4-7eebc897c37a|45377bcf-b873-4afd-92bd-f3b9bd78badd;5510e774-a44b-4f58-8524-696028055aab|b266f621-1ba4-42da-afe2-1ca99955c0df;31798a88-f9e4-48a4-8b18-6adc8b3a7d29|67d02b08-01ec-4fa4-892f-2f459b3e6056;772406e6-8567-4f50-b2cb-d52f6d0056a0|caf5c14f-1d1a-473b-a2b4-93af64f9d567;f1c52c48-673c-442b-ba97-a71868a140aa|888412b4-8f94-4409-b9fb-a48516f4aba1;741dff6c-96ad-4c90-b918-aedd490a6d8e|a0a30872-da2a-4072-8ea9-cff0883e0644;c40a3bde-a1bd-4be7-95a5-71519dd5f4c3|b558dc7d-0707-4f90-866a-baf79618995b;ee1efeef-c918-453c-919e-20950fe67633|1f7658ee-2382-4ebf-adef-eb89b8f2c081;5f05aeb4-f7ff-4a2c-b759-1500812eac4d|8c488992-eff4-4284-9fa0-2c7232150e0c;9ba8f15e-5a7d-478b-813d-bd3a9f19e994|7915083c-15c7-4ce1-bbf1-61daccfff619;a727879f-ace2-4eb3-8c77-26c39107e539|359ee9f8-6461-48c7-bd32-a4753b1a19d1;65704f11-e40d-476f-8a5f-b076ec43d6bc|f6f2654f-bf53-435b-8fe3-0f4cbf6d05a6;f50334b0-20cb-42e9-b9aa-d671940f9be9|71803992-e9c8-420a-8848-26f7f977683d;4e92410f-f7b7-4809-b80f-c1a386796ca1|2da7d6e5-a823-4ce6-94c7-1b452dc20c8f;f76239ff-cdeb-49d7-8b03-62b91ae3d219|c4ebbe0e-b46c-460d-9613-4ed58bd1e969;9ed7c554-7bc5-4753-b647-29d6d25b2988|5e4a3b06-ef8f-4b79-9fd3-d066ccb5f790;48d83c30-8434-49c8-a402-fb24b0299f97|c81b3c36-7b10-43be-962c-44971967390c;a60e1b70-a8c5-452c-a60b-c6f9df4b4f09|ec5082de-9717-4fc1-8e83-bfa02e7f04ea;e0e1689f-8baa-4a2f-bf98-12b16a92510f|0b95276b-283c-4d1e-82f6-d92f8de6a980;4d05d97c-7020-4a23-bda2-26ebd71ad110|d3b937f1-6498-4619-a2d4-60647d0ff3e9;c2cce464-32ac-446d-87be-9ea16a9be387|cba8ea26-de03-4448-8190-d9be24bbb9e3;620de142-1b3b-484a-9af5-3144e61a3fc6|d115e1af-f14a-4cf1-a3a4-8ff4f2dd4386;a7f962c9-d35d-4ab5-b747-30a35bcc0efc|855e2acc-1fbe-442c-ad21-30f337ee24b8;50f5cc4a-aacd-4ffe-9c7f-def52d056c88|e08b1228-ca5b-4c7f-9cf1-a1d356c8e6a9;08ba7f09-d454-40c0-b004-b5f7ee9283d0|71d17059-6537-46f4-b13f-4a81a63e4d14;7b87645a-f0ed-42b4-aa92-040601363525|bc93c48a-c880-4ade-91fa-82cac17a593c;fa5a4bcb-ca53-49a0-987d-846c9b386da5|521c95ef-69b4-4fcb-ac19-aeb2dc8c99fb;2db9e789-3f31-46fa-b3de-f50b82dacaca|e4577151-a9db-4bee-af01-8732120842b9;c97d3a2f-128b-477a-9c58-65b7556ec1eb|77621772-e5e6-48ed-af11-c5fd80949669;f650656d-b886-4bd6-82ab-49781dbc25d9|3a30aee8-5487-4e7b-9f78-18c1602820f6;d071e678-e2d1-425a-83c0-699c27efe85b|31214aa8-abcf-4645-9756-bdc07aa6fd27;d071e678-e2d1-425a-83c0-699c27efe85b|70c16450-3f8f-4d00-9936-dedc12bcd42d;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|8898101f-cf61-46fe-b74a-4493b1b9038d;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|c2fdcc08-0c4f-44d4-95f6-2eeb6fb096c8;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|5ef9104c-2af6-4b7a-bf17-f12cc4361b2b;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|802de6e7-07c8-4fee-8d58-49df3d1e3b84;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|9638076a-3208-4ccc-87e3-92c30e2decbf;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|108f6b17-ba5c-4f13-a714-eaa517b28fd1;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fb2977df-daa6-425c-8019-bcbf6f1e8863;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|754a3ccf-7d9a-4af1-b624-a33baca84d1e;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fe53bac1-b2a7-4273-8784-19791d00887a;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|a6fc658e-0713-49b8-adc8-4216cb03e40b;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|6a5bddab-f03a-4605-978e-08fa2491d8f3;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fa2e9f17-79da-4ec9-8bb2-43efea25967b;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|3fb737dc-67ee-4a33-8705-dc893688035c;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|e820d87e-1b0d-4b2d-97e4-239b602ae763;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|6781271b-711f-4e03-ba10-8a586372e948;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|7bb3ae8b-f4cb-4d78-936d-bd67a08a4597;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fe33486d-b16d-4db4-9dbc-5bbb2ebb3548;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|8487e90c-25ce-4c06-849e-3695945ad3e7;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|4bbf527f-ccc7-4a6c-812d-8e9016bc53e2;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|f25e86a3-1529-49cc-9596-05d4315220f2;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|581708a1-768b-41b5-a576-a42c5779a677;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fffca43f-503b-4c8d-886d-3d2aa52ef063;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|6cf1a076-dbfe-4279-829f-b33195669854;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|50c748e3-7d55-4b3b-aa96-68a7163e2329;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|5ebc00b6-96a8-47a2-bc60-d2d0704e8ec9;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|186e7e23-1383-4e7f-8722-310ab0e02885;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|2ffedecf-a5cc-49da-833c-819cd5556cc8;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|15dd27f5-c3b3-4a64-ab44-07fb457edac2;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|45c8d8d2-5539-4884-971e-4b0e971b2209;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|983aa32e-dbc4-46c4-b29f-a7b79106645e;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|0d31ccfe-50db-4448-beb6-b222545ed39f;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|176c6382-056e-457f-b51b-79a266c959d0;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|ff57eea9-b820-4f08-863f-cd59a593e4a1;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|b6682499-ed97-44ee-9512-69b3e587d769;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|038a98b0-d6a4-4a62-b06f-f82b08663684;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|f348ec37-58fc-45b5-be9f-1059fa345879;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|a8851719-8894-4b99-b450-0e4432bd7185;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|957c794f-7a76-469e-a564-f3427d533086;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|b9f6a026-f772-4ad3-8302-36ac4b735e0c;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|b827b2f6-eb81-4bed-acc2-b5fe82cacd36;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|f3bfd3f7-35f9-425a-a1ab-03aa983fb6bf;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|95f780fd-0ef6-4013-889f-675569569bc1;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|2428ba93-844b-4560-9e34-551ed7c85335;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|faf7a95a-88f5-4671-a2cb-24d83e09cd2a;
d071e678-e2d1-425a-83c0-699c27efe85b|70c16450-3f8f-4d00-9936-dedc12bcd42d;
  ad3d3c22-137d-481c-876b-43c4367d97c7
ico twitter

On Wednesday, May 5, hundreds of students in grades 5 to 12 came together to create a vision for learning in a post-pandemic world during the Beyond the Horizon Youth Summit. WATCH a highlight reel from the inspiring and meaningful day⤵ #YourLRSD https://t.co/DXeWJvZbdT

ico twitter

RT @MsCiacciasClass: The grade 4/5s love exploring #MinecraftEdu’s #ManitoAhbeeAki Minecraft World. What an engaging way to learn. @PlayCraftLearn @tdsb @IJabari1 @louis_riel_sd https://t.co/p00ICoJbpP

ico twitter

Are dandelions a delicious addition to your next meal or simply twisted and brittle lawn weeds? Discover the answer to this age-old dandelion debate in the latest @LSF_LST #StepOutside Nature Guide: https://t.co/AE2oxK67n1 https://t.co/aV5QF4a7mb

Back to top