Historic Sites of Manitoba: Erickson Collegiate (Erickson, Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson)
Located at Erickson, the Erickson Collegiate was commissioned by the Rolling River School Division to replace high school classes at the Erickson School. Construction was awarded to the Hoffman Construction Company, with work beginning around August 1963. The structure was completed at a cost of $217,618, with less than three construction days lost to inclement weather. The new building had eight classrooms, science laboratory, library, and gymnasium. On 14 February 1964, students paraded from their old school to the corner of Main Street and First Avenue where they burned an effigy of the old building before marching to classes in this new facility. An official opening was held three days later at which Mr. W. Hoffman presented keys for the collegiate to the Division.
Photos & Coordinates
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Official presentation of Erickson Collegiate keys,” Rossburn Review, 27 February 1964, page 3.
“Important milestone recorded in Erickson’s history,” Rossburn Review, 5 March 1964, page 3.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 23 October 2020