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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birch River Village School No. 2053 / Birch River Collegiate (Birch River, RM of Mountain)

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The Birch River Village School District was established formally in February 1924 with a school operating at Birch River in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. In April 1967, it became part of the Swan Valley School Division.

Principals

Period

Principal

1953-1954

James Harvey Dow (1925-1999)

1954-1958

John Walter Atamanchuk (1930-2009)

1958-1963

?

1963-1964

Max P. Schatz

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1963-1964

Mrs. Olga Field, Gary D. Hooper, Herman H. Koons, Mrs. Blanche Koskinski, Mrs. Mary Ann Lagace

Photos & Coordinates

Birch River School

Birch River School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 85.

Community hall used as Birch River School

Community hall used as Birch River School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 85.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): NW
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“3800 pupils enrolled for 1963-1964 term,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 29 August 1963, page 1.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 June 2021

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