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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bourret School No. 1077 (RM of Morris)

The Bourret School District was established formally in June 1900 and a school operated on River Lot 461 in the Rural Municipality of Morris. The school closed in 1957 and henceforth students from the local area went to Provencher School. In September 2015, a sign commemorating the school was erected at the site.

Among the teachers who worked at Bourret School were: Mrs. Abrin, Miss Gilbert, Miss MarcoIle, Marie Louise Boileau, Blanche Boileau, Solange Desautels, Leonie Danduram, Pierre Frossait, Blanche Charbonneau, Paul Sicotte, Mary Neil, Leonie Guyot, Augustine Simon, Yvonne Desaulniers, Blanche Kenny, Marcelle Lemaire, Alicia Dupuis, Georgette Levack, Simone Carriere, Armande Grafton, Marie Damphouse, Cecile Gagne, Angeline Kerbrat, Isabelle Desrochers, Eveline Dufault, and LiHaile Landry.

Bourret School

Bourret School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 52.

Bourret School commemorative sign

Bourret School commemorative sign (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.46914, W97.26748
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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.

Furrows in the Valley: A History of the Municipality and its People compiled by the Morris History Book Committee, edited by Lenore Eidse, 1980.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2019

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