Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brightside School No. 849 (Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

The Brightside School District was organized formally in May 1895 and a school building was erected on the southwest quarter of 7-21-28 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth. The school closed in 1967 and its remaining students went to Russell Consolidated School No. 2454. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Brightside School

Brightside School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 11.

Brightside School commemorative monument

Brightside School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78641, W101.36896
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2021

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