Historic Sites of Manitoba: Blue Wing School No. 2245 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Blue Wing School District was established in March 1934, named for the nearby Blue Wing Lake, and a one-room wood frame schoolhouse operated at NE26-24-27W in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The school closed in 1966, the district was dissolved the following year, and its catchment area became part of the Intermountain School Division. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

The teachers of Blue Wing School were Natalie Mayowski (1935-1937), Della M. Rankin (1938), Ruby Mitchell (1939), Elmer Gill (1940), Muriel Waters (1941), Anne Lacroiv (1942-1943), Marvin Liebrich (1944), Dorothy Sawatsky (1944), Irene Sawatsky (1944), David Glutek (1945-1946), Mike Biluk (1947), Stephen Waytowich (1948), Harvey McKinnon (1949), Ethyl Perchaluk (1950), Frank Basiuk (1951), Steve Fedenuk (1952), Margaret Moses (1953), L. E. Schmidt (1954), Hanna A. Andres (1954), A. Prokopowich (1954), Walter Urbanski (1956), Kenneth Johnstone (1957), W. J. Urbanski (1957), A. L. Petkau (1957), Richard Wagner (1958), Peter Hawryk (1959), Mary Langan (1960-1962), George Peters (1963), Mrs. Campbell (1963), Dale Lorimer (1964), Ignace Paczkowski (1964), Olga Hawryluk (1965), and Carol Kuttnick (1966).s

Blue Wing School

Blue Wing School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 123.

Blue Wing School commemorative sign

Blue Wing School commemorative sign (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.10544, W101.14140
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

R.M. of Boulton: Once Upon a Century, 1884-1984 by R.M. of Boulton, 1986, pages 30-33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2023

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