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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dandurand School No. 2064 (Haywood, RM of Grey)

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Dandurand School, in the village of Haywood in the Rural Municipality of Grey, was named in honour of Father Damase Dandurand, the first Canadian Oblate Father. The school district was formed in 1922 and became part of the Mountain School Division in 1971. Due to declining enrollment, Dandurand School closed in 1991. The wood frame and stucco building was later demolished and replaced at the site by a monument, dedicated to the students, parents, and teachers of the school.





Sister Marie Lucie Morin


Sister Marie Alice


Sister B. Lanthier


Sister Marie Alice


Sister Blandine Chaput


Sister Marie Cecile


Sister Marie-Therese


Sister Yvonne


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Dandurand School

Dandurand School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 87.

Dandurand School

Dandurand School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 506.

Dandurand School commemorative monument

Dandurand School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Dandurand School commemorative monument

Dandurand School commemorative monument (April 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.66901, W98.19760
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

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 Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 May 2023

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