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Alex Walter Prytula. Alex is the seventh child to Tymko (Tom) Prytula and Yewka (Eva) Senchyna Alex was born on the Prytula Farmstead near Tway April.

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1 Alex Walter Prytula

2 Alex is the seventh child to Tymko (Tom) Prytula and Yewka (Eva) Senchyna Alex was born on the Prytula Farmstead near Tway April 1, 1924

3 Tymko (Tom) Prytula & Yewka (Eva) Senchyna

4 1934

5 Tymko Prytula Farm

6 Alex as a child

7 Alex growing up

8 Alex attended Lone Pine School from

9 Lone Pine School 1939

10 Senior High School Education: Northern Light

11 Saskatoon Normal School for teacher's certificate. First teaching assignment was Principal of Robinhood School.

12 University of Saskatchewan: Bachelor of Arts 1949 Bachelor of Education 1951

13 Charlie Toners Band – 5 nights/week for an entire summer

14 In 1950, as Vice Principal in Buchanan, he married Martha Pretchuk. Martha is a song writer and free- lance writer with many of her articles being published in the Western Producer, Prairie Farmer and Readers Digest.

15 His Family Grew Bill David Dianne Richard Carol

16 And Grew… Bill, Dianne, Richard, Greg, David, Winona, Michael, Carol

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18 And Grew: Dianne, Richard, Martha, Alex Greg Carol, Winona, Melissa, Michael David Bill

19 Alexs Accomplishments -Under John Welsh influence – Won NE Sask Softball Championship. -Won East Central H.S. Baseball Championships. -Butler Byers Trophy, Saskatoon 242 4H Clubs. -Tway High Schoo Principal -Buchanan VP -Invermay H.S. Principal - Nipawin H.S. Principal -Canora H.S. Vice P. –Teachers Counselor STF –Dept. of Educ. - drew-up exams students wrote. -Prince Albert Composite H.S. VP -Pres. Lions Band: Built Hall for $ TV show Education in the home shown across the West. Family awards in music. - St. Marys College – Planned new school as Principal – All boys. Initiated many new programs still used in Sask. today.

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21 Alexs Accomplishments International Nickel Scholarship in Advanced Math – Scholarship Univ. of Sask Summers studied under United States Science Foundation as the only Canadian selected with 24 Canadian College & H.S. Teachers Scholarships of about $2400/summer towards a Masters Degree in Science from University of Iowa and University of Minnesota. -A visiting Instructor/Professor at Universities both Saskatoon & Regina for High School teachers to be accredited to teach the new B.S.C.S. Biology.

22 Alexs Accomplishments -At the request of the B.C. Government, Alex organized & chaired the 3 East Kootenay B.C. Russian groups and united them. -Today they work together, dont burn schools or parade in the nude anymore. A wonderful success.

23 Winnipeg cadets Alexs Military Career

24 Alexs Military Career: Air Force: Director Pilot Officer Flight Officer Flight Lt. Army: Captain Major

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26 Flight Lieutenant 3 rd Cadet Squadron – Sports Director at Air Force Base Vancouver now Vancouver International Airport. - Major of Sports and Swim at Vernon Army Cadet Camp. Hired his 5 sons as officers who assisted Alex and later lead after Alex retired. -Alex lead a Phys. Ed. staff of 39. Alex built the programs, wrote the books on the program, which is now used in all camps across Canada.

27 In 2002, Vernon Legion, VACC, Vernon City honored Alex for his contribution in helping to save the Cadet movement in Canada. DND reported Cadet numbers are overwhelming. Books are written on this program. Alexs Military Career: -Chosen to coach Rifle competitors from Canada for NATO competition in Bisley, England. -In 1957, selected to represent English Canada at School of Instructional Techniques, with NATO officers from Turkey, France, Germany, England, Canada and US.

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29 Saskatchewans 75 th Anniversary Fred, Polly, Bill, Mary, Alex

30 Alex Fred Mary

31 Alex married Marcia (Jackson) Prytula on Sept 6,1990

32 Alexs Family Tulum, Mexico 2001

33 Alexs Grandchildren 2001 Jessica, Ocean, Adam, Jade-Dawn, Raven-Belle, Michael, Danni, Joshua, Eric, (Niki)

34 Alex flying thru the Grand Canyon

35 Alex on the Edge

36 Colorado River

37 Thumbs Up!

38 Alex Walter Prytula


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