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Manitoba Organization: Havergal College / Rupert’s Land College / Riverbend School for Girls / Balmoral Hall

Balmoral Hall School was established in 1901 as Havergal College. The doors were opened on 122 Carlton Street under the direction of Miss Mary Jane Dalton. Its name was changed in 1917 to Rupert’s Land College to end the confusion with the institution of the same name in Toronto.

Aikins House was gifted to the United Church of Canada by J. A. M. Aikins upon his death in 1929. He stipulated in his will that it be used as a school for girls, and bequeathed a further amount for its upkeep. Aikins’ son, G. H. Aikins, also presented his own home (the Red House) to the school. As a result, Riverbend School for Girls, named after the first building, was opened in September 1929 at the present site of Balmoral Hall School.

By 1950, a decline in students had created deficits at both schools. Rupert’s Land Carlton Street facility did not allow for expansion, so it was agreed that the schools would amalgamate to the Riverbend campus. The new school was named Balmoral Hall after Balmoral Castle in Scotland, one of the homes of Britain’s Royal Family. School began in September 1950, under the direction of Miss Gwendolyn Murrell-Wright.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balmoral Hall (630 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg)

Balmoral Hall School

Winnipeg Historic Buildings Conservation List (J. A. M. Aikins Residence)

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2018

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