Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dand Consolidated School No. 1913 (Dand, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)
Founded in 1919 at this site in what is now the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, Dand School consolidated two rural schools from the surrounding area: Chain Lakes School No. 783 and Luther School No. 1018. Originally a two-classroom structure, in the fall of 1958, a third classroom was added. In 1964, students in grades 9 to 11 were bused to Deloraine so the school dropped back to two active classrooms. The brick school building is no longer present at the site but a cairn erected in June 1970 commemorates it.
Other teachers at the Dand School between 1919 and 1967 included Miss Anna B. Smith (1919), Miss Jessie D. Andrews (1919), Miss Frances Holden (1919-1920), Miss M. A. Currie (1919-1921), Miss Bertha Norton (1920-1921), Miss M. H. Morrison (1921-1922), Miss Prouse (1922-1923), Miss Haskins (1923-1924), Miss E. Collins (1923-1924), Mr. H. I. Stein (1923-1924), Mr. H. Lewis (1923-1924), Miss A. Walker (1924-1926), Mrs. Fennel (1925-1926), Miss Muriel Hedden (1926-1928), Professor Prouse (1926-1927), Janet More (1926-1927, 1944-1946), Miss Verna Coad (1928-1930), Miss Marione Frame (1930-1933), Miss Edna Anderson (1933-1939, 1941-1944, 1957-1967), Miss Wilma Sutton (1933-1936), Miss Helen Cochrane (1936-1938), Miss E. Smith (1938-1939), Mr. Ebor Carruthers (1939-1940), Miss Helen Margaret Murchie (1940-1942), Miss Evelyn Leech (1940-1941), Mrs. I. A. Heim (1941-1942), Mrs. W. Norton (1942-1944), Miss Margaret Harrison (1943-1946), Miss I. Drummond (1946-1948), Richard Nielsen (1946-1950), Miss Phyllis Jasper (1948-1949, 1953-1954), Miss Monroe (1949-1950), Mrs. Bertha Burnett (1949-1951), Mr. T. Tesarski (1950-1953), Miss Freda Couling (1951-1952), Miss Virginia Pruden (1952-1953, 1954-1956), Mr. K. D. Bruce (1953-1954), Mrs. Jane Franklin (1953-1957), Miss Isobel Radcliffe (1956-1959), Miss Ruth Stewart (1958-1960), Miss Mae Millard (1959-1961), Miss Verbena Maguire (1960-1961), Mrs. W. L. Day (1961-1963), and Mrs. M. Foussard (1961-1965).
Photos & Maps
“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
Golden Memories: A History of the Dand Community, Dand Women’s Institute, 1967.
Obituary [Helen Margaret Dickie], Shoal Lake Star, 18 May 1993, page 11.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 July 2017
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