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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Broad Valley School No. 1823 (RM of Dufferin)

The Broad Valley School District was established formally in February 1916. A wood frame, one-classroom building was constructed at SE29-7-3W in the Municipality of Dufferin and it operated until 1968. The former school building stood at the site until at least October 2000, but was demolished a few years later and replaced by a private residence.

Among the teachers who worked at Broad Valley School through the years was J. Fred Woods.

Broad Valley School

Students of the Vacation Bible School in front of Broad Valley School (late 1930s)
Source: Tim Schlegel

Broad Valley School

The former Broad Valley School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 332.

Broad Valley School

The former Broad Valley School building (October 2000)
Source: Tim Schlegel

Site Location (lat/long): N49.59197, W97.82415
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Broad Valley Cemetery / Homewood Bergthaler Mennonite Cemetery (Dufferin)


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.

The Rural Municipality of Dufferin: 1880-1980 compiled by June M. Watson with the Dufferin History Book Committee, 1982, page 188.

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

This page was prepared by Tim Schlegel, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2015

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