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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brightstone School No. 1646 (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

The Brightstone School District was established in November 1912 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE18-15-10E in the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet. In 1968, the district became part of the Agassiz School Division. The former school building was renovated into a private residence.

Among the teachers of Brightstone School were Walter Stoyko, Miss Korol, Miss Yacina, Mrs. Trask, Ignatius Joseph Zaborniak, and Amel Kostynyk (late 1950s).

Brightstone School

Brightstone School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 9.

The former Brightstone School building

The former Brightstone School building (September 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.28228, W96.19130
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Marjorie Bailey for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 January 2022

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