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Joseph Teres School is an elementary school that is part of River East Transcona School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was built in 1988 and named for long-time Transcona resident, Joseph Teres. Born in 1921, Teres joined the Winnipeg police force in 1948, became the first constable in 1960 and was appointed chief of police in 1974. He also served as fire chief in Transcona. Teres was active throughout his life with the East End hockey program and was president of the Kiwanis Club.

Teres was not only a great Winnipeg citizen, but a tremendous baseball shortstop for 20 years, described as a speedy base runner and good fielder with a great arm. He was known as Mr. Shortstop and Cincinnati offered him a contract in 1938. He lived till 1976.

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