Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chevrefils School No. 2277 (RM of Alexander)

The Chevrefils School District was established in December 1936 and a one-room schoolhouse operated on Lot 46 in SW29-18-10E in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Alexander. The district was dissolved in 1968 and its area became part of the Agassiz School Division. The former school building was later used as a community centre but was torn down in August 1999.

Chevrefils School

Chevrefils School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 129.

The former Chevrefils School building

The former Chevrefils School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 11.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.57739, W96.18058
denoted by symbol on the map above


School Formation File, Chevrefils School District No. 2277, Archives of Manitoba.

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 Diane Dube for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2021

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