Arnhold School, Poplar Park

By: Pat Bruce My grandfather, the Rev. Patrick Bruce, was an Anglican minister who also taught school. My father, David A. Bruce also taught school. Arnhold School was located north of the Anglican Church, at a place called Oak Point. There was no school in the Village of Oak Point until I was 8 years…

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Ashfield School , Kirkness

Ashfield School Division No. 42 By sth Back in the early 1870’s a young Scot by the name of John Kenneth Mclvor, came to Manitoba when he was 29 years old. He married Maryanne Corrigal and on a homestead, in what is now called Kirkness, they raised a large family: Olive, Mary, Flora Magdaline, Kenneth…

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Balsam Bay school

BALSAM BAY S.D. NO. 859 The Balsam Bay School District No. 859 was formed on May 7, 1895 by bylaw No. 128 of the Council of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements to consist of the following lands: Sections, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21,22,23,26,27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, whole or fractional in tp. 17-78….

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Beaconia School

BEACONIA S.D. NO.2162 In the mid 1920’s, a group of Beaconia residents were agitating for a school to be formed in their area. A petition was circulated and soon was widely signed. Mr. A.C. Trapp presented the petition to his Councillor, Mr. J. Isbister, who in turn presented it to the Municipality of St. Clements…

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Bright Star School, Tyndall

BRIGHT STAR S.D. NO. 2024 By Mts. Pat. Goodman The new School District of Bright Star was formed by a board of arbitrators, acting upon a petition signed by Walter Pasieka and thirteen other landowners of the area. This meeting was held at Tyndall, Man. On Thursday, Feb. 5, 1920 at 2 p.m. This new…

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Brodie School, Thalberg

BRODIE S.D. NO. 1854 (BOUNDARY DISPUTE) submitted by slh Early in Feb. 1917, a group petitioned for the formation of a new school district. The land proposed was included in the Thalberg S.D. and consisted of the NEl /4 of Sec. 32 and all of Sec. 33 in tp. l6-8E. Therefore Council (R.M. of St….

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Brookside School, Wakleyburg

 BROOKSIDE S.D. NO. 1546 submitted by John Bunio slh A group of residents petitioned the Munc. of St. Clements during the summer of l9l0 begging that a new school district be formed, to be known as Brookside. The petition stated that there were just under 30 children of school age living within a one mile…

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Donald School, Narol

DONALD S.D. NO. 1094 submitted by slh The School District of Donald School No. 1094 was formed on Nov. 6, 1900 by an award of Arbitrators and by Feb. 4, 1901, the first public meeting for election of trustees was called resulting in Albert Anderson becoming Chairman of the Board, Donald McKay and Donald McDonald…

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Dunlop School, Grand Marais

DUNLOP SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 215O submitted by Mrs. Marjorie Uchtmann shl The school district of Dunlop was formed by J.E.S. Dunlop (IPS) on the l6th of June, 1926, and consisted of the following lands in unorganized territory: Sections 11,12, 13,14, 15,23,24,25,26,35, and 36, in tp. 18-7E and 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 30…

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Ending on a Happy Thought

Happy Thought SchoolThe history of Happy Thought School began on April 7, 1908, when the East Selkirk School District No.99 dissolved after “a few years of discontent in the area” (Goodman, 241). Auditor of St. Clements and fifth generation lawyer, Alexander Butler Rowley, is responsible for providing Happy Thought School with its unique name. Mr….

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Glenmoore School, Thalberg

GLENMOORE S.D. NO. 2293 submitted by slh This school district was formed by an award of arbitrators, dated March l, 1939, to consist of Sec. 20, 21, 22,N|l2 of 23,26,2’7,28,29,32,33,34, 35, and 36 in tp. l5-8E, and Sec. 2 and 3, E 1/2 of Sec. 4, in at 16-8E. The Arbitrators met at Stead on…

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Gonor school, Gonor

GONOR SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1O7O submitted by sth During the year 1899 there was much agitation for the Parish Union Schools on each side of the Red River to split and form separate school districts. On March 3, 1900, during the statutory meeting of the Munc. of St. Andrews, a motion was passed ,,Resolved that…

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Grand Marais School, Grand Marais

GRAND MARAIS S.D. NO. 1825 submitted by slh The Reverend A. Edward Thomas, a retired Church of England Missionary, was in Winnipeg at the Parliament Buildings during the year 1915 agitating for the formation of a school district to be set up at Grand Marais. He talked to everybody who would listen. However, it was…

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Greenwald School

GREENWALD S.D. NO. 1160 submitted by slh The Greenwald School District was formed on Jan. 25, 1902 by the Munc. Of St. Clements. The boundaries were readjusted in 1926 and again in 1935 and 1936. As of Oct. 19, 1935, the lands contained in the S.D. were: Sec. 19,30and31in l5-8E,Sec.6in 16- 8E, Sec. 22, 23,…

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Gull Lake School

GULL LAKE S.D. NO. 2269 At a meeting of the Executive of the Gull Lake Community Club held at Gull Lake on Sat. Aug. 10, 1935, a unanimous conclusion was arrived at that the Executive were all in favor of the formation of a school at Gull Lake. The conditions were that the Community Club…

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Happy Thought

HAPPY THOUGHT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1452 submitted by Pat Goodman researched by slh When the school district was formed April 7, 1908, by By-law No. 12 of the Council of the R.M. of St. Clements. it consisted of Lots I to 58 inclusive. Lots 6l to 79 inclusive, Lots 88 and 89, the town white…

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Highland School , Highland Glenn

HIGHLAND S.D. NO, 1628 submitted by slh A petition was received from Murdock McLeod and others asking for the formation of a new school made up from lands contained in part from Ash field, Mayfield, and Prosperity school districts. There were about 80 children of school age residing in the area being petitioned for, and…

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Hillside Beach, Grand Beach

HILLSIDE BEACH S.D. NO, 1980 submitted by Pat. Goodman “The establishment of a Soldier-Farmer Settlement” at Hillside Beach near Victoria Beach is the latest development of the new homesteading movement in settlement of the Winnipeg Federal land division. The nucleus of a community has already been made by the opening of a post office and…

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Hoey East and Hoey West, (near Libau)

HOEY EAST AND HOEY WEST s.D. NO.2173 submitted by Pat Goodman ln 192’7, a petition signed by Jacob Jonasson, Einar Goodman, Hnat Slipecz, Alex Lefteruk and Philip Kippling, that a new district be formed of the following land: Lots 117-159 both inclusive in the Parish of St. Peters and Sec. whole and fractional25, 26, 36,…

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Kitchener , Henderson Hwy north

KITCHENER S.D. NO. 1076 submitted by slh There was much agitation for a new school to be formed on the east side of the Red River by 1897/98. The young people on the east side of the Red were attending St. Andrews, Mapleton and Selkirk Schools. This meant walking the frozen river in winter during…

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Ladywood School

LADYWOOD S.D. NO,555 submitted by slh The school district of Ladywood was formed on the 18th day of Oct. 1888 by the Munc. of St. Clements. By March, 1892, correspondence was received from the trustees requesting Council to collect arrears of taxes (for school) by distress if necessary as funding was very badly needed. By…

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Libau School, Libau

LIBAU S.D. NO. 1237 submitted by Stanley Sopko and Joan Kozyniak On May 22, 1903, approval was made to erect a school on the SE l/4 of Section 15-15-6E. Today the Polish National Cemetery marks the spot. The land was purchased from J. Peterson, for the sum of $12.50. The very first trustees were Leopold…

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Lilydale School, Wakleyburg

LILYDALE SCHOOL NO. 12E5 submitted by Mrs. Pat Godman/slh Lilydale School district was formed on May 6, 1904 by an award of Arbitrators appointed by the Municipality of Brokenhead and St. Clements and Inspector Best. The boundaries were readjusted from time to time but as of May 21, 193’7 they. included: S of 34, in…

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Mapleton School

THE MAPLETON S.D. NO.5 submitted by slh The School District of Mapleton No. 5 was formed by the Protestant Section of the Board of Education on the 3rd day of July 1871. The boundaries were readjusted by the Board on Nov. 3, 1886 to consist of the following lands: in the munc. of St. Andrews:…

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Mars School (on #317 east of Libau)

MARS S.D. NO. 1774 Submitted by slh This school district was formed on May 2, 191,1 by an award of Arbitration. It consisted of the following lands: Sec. 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,20,21,28, 29, and 30 in l5-78. The school site was on l7 15-7E and there were 46 children of school age…

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Mayfield school (directly east of #59)

MAYFIELD S.D. NO. 1473 submitted by Mrs. Pat Coodman researched by slh The Mayfield S.D. No. 1473 was formed Sept. l, 1908, to consist of the following lands, Sec. 7, N I /2 of 8, W l12of 16,l’7,18, 19, 20, 21,28,29,30, fractional 32, 33 in tp. l3-6E, and Sec. E I /2 13, fractional 24,…

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Patapun School, St Peters

PATAPUN S.D. NO. 1636 submitted by, Pat Goodman On July 2, 1912, the S.D. of Patapun No. 1636 was formed consisting of the River Lots 185-235 inclusive. On July 6, 1915, River Lots 160-184 inclusive and Sec. 1, 12, 13, 24, and fractions of sections 2, ll, 14, and 23 in rp. 14-5E, were added…

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Poplar Park School, Poplar Park

POPLAR PARK S.D. NO. 545 submitted by slh The Poplar Park School District No. 545 was first formed on Aug. 1, 1888. One of the first teachers was the Reverend Patrick Bruce who continued teaching the scholars until the end of June, 1894. Then followed three teachers between 1894 to 1897: Thos. W. Carter, Frederic…

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Shefield School

SHEFFIELD S,D. NO. 1976 submitted by slh The Sheffield S.D. No. 1976 \,as formed on April l, 1919 by bylaw No. 180 of the R.M. of St. Clements, and consisted of lands described as: Sec. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, in tp. l6-6E and the Nl /2 of 32, Nl…

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Stony Point

STONY POINT S.D. NO. 2077 submitted by slh ln addition to the following it should be mentioned that the Stony Point S.D. No. 2077 was formed by bylaw No. 205 of the Munc. of St. Clements dated June 7, 1921. The lands of the district (boundary) consisted of: Sec. 3, 4,5,6,9, and 10 in tp….

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