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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goose Lake Consolidated School No. 1283 / Roblin Collegiate Institute (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

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The Goose Lake School District was organized formally in March 1904 and a school building was situated west of the Town of Roblin. The first teacher was Miss A. Young of Rossburn.

In 1911, the district was an early participant in the school consolidation movement by joining with Cromarty School No. 1214, Wyndham School No. 1251, Carronbrook School No. 1400, Shell River School No. 1403, Homestead School No. 1581, and Deepdale School No. 2101 to become Goose Lake Consolidated School. A two-classroom primary school building was erected in town, and two additional classrooms were added in 1913. The first Principal of the school was H. J. Everall. This building remained in use until 1974.

In 1920, a second school building was erected on a design by Winnipeg architect E. D. Tuttle. It housed students in grades 5 to 12 while those in grades 1 to 4 remained in the earlier building. It later became known as Goose Lake Collegiate Institute, predecessor to the present high school in Roblin.

A new building for grades 9 to 12 was constructed in 1960 and it opened as Roblin Collegiate Institute on 27 January 1961. The older school was used for intermediate grades until it was destroyed by fire on 7 March 1972.

Principals

Period

Principal

1912-1913

Neil Albert McIntyre (1888-1972)

1913-1926

Henry Johnston “Harry” Everall (1877-1933)

1926-1931

Arthur Kendall Stratton (1895-1961)

1931-1937

Bernhard W. “Bernard” Warkentin (1892-1984)

1937-1941

Harold Melville Stinson (1904-1977)

1941-1946

Halldor Jonsson Stefansson (1898-1983)

1946-1950

Leslie Irving Spear (1906-1973)

1950-1951

John Sigfus Helgason (?-1978)

1951-1955

Samuel Alfred Wright (1900-1966)

1955-1959

Thomas Claude Meadows (1925-2007)

1959-1960

R. K. Purdy

1960-1962

P. Prefontaine

1962-1967

Orest Ziolkoski (1933-1997)

1967-1969

Harry W. Chornoboy

1969-1974

William Paziuk

1974-1980

Orest Ziolkoski (1933-1997)

Vice-Principals (Roblin Collegiate)

Period

Vice-Principal

1963-1969

Peter Bugera (1912-1970)

1969-1979

Dale Yeo

Teachers (Roblin Collegiate)

School Year

Teachers

1963-1964

Peter Bugera (math, geography, Ukrainian), K. Burelle (literature, composition), D. Eshelby (physical education, business practices), A. Funk (physics, chemistry), M. Funk (English), I. Little (commercial), R. Perchaluk (art, literature), P. Prefontaine (French), E. Ritchie (English, history), R. Ritchie (math, geography), E. Roe (math, composition), L. Spear (history, chemistry), Mervin Styba (science), Dale Yeo (history, physical education, typing), Orest Ziolkoski (math)

1964-1965

Peter Bugera, K. Burelle, D. Eshelby, A. Funk, M. Funk, Helena Kines, Mr. Lyons, R. Perchaluk, P. Prefontaine, E. Ritchie, R. Ritchie, L. Spear, Mervin Styba, Dale Yeo, Orest Ziolkoski

1965-1966

K. Beattie, K. Burelle, A. Carnochan, Mr. Grodecki, Helena Kines, Mr. Macdonald, Mr. McGill, R. Perchaluk, P. Prefontaine, E. Ritchie, R. Ritchie, Mr. Ronald, L. Spear, Dale Yeo, Orest Ziolkoski

1966-1967

K. Beattie, Mr. Bradford, Peter Bugera, K. Burelle, Mr. Burland, A. Carnochan, Helena Kines, Ron Landry, Mr. Macdonald, R. Perchaluk, E. Ritchie, R. Ritchie, Mr. Ronald, L. Spear, Mervin Styba, Dale Yeo, Orest Ziolkoski, Mr. Zwiep

1967-1968

K. Beattie, Don Boguski, Boris Bugera, Peter Bugera, K. Burelle, Mrs. Burland, Mr. Burland, A. Carnochan, Helena Kines, Ron Landry, Mr. Macdonald, Mr. McKay, R. Perchaluk, E. Ritchie, R. Ritchie, L. Spear, Mervin Styba, Dale Yeo

1968-1969

K. Beattie, Don Boguski, Boris Bugera, Peter Bugera, K. Burelle, B. Burland, A. Carnochan, D. Fisher, Helena Kines, Ron Landry, J. McMillan, W. Minish, C. Pritchard, R. Perchaluk, S. Richer, E. Ritchie, R. Ritchie, Emil Sebulski, L. Spear, Mervin Styba, Dale Yeo

1969-1970

K. Beattie, Don Boguski, R. Brown, Boris Bugera, K. Burelle, B. Burland, A. Carnochan, D. Cruise, L. Fischer, D. Fisher, Y. Haberman, E. R. Hoffman, Helena Kines, Ron Landry, L. Latimer, J. McMillan, S. Richer, E. W. Ritchie, A. Sage, Emil Sebulski, L. Spear, Mervin Styba

1970-1971

Don Boguski, S. Brown, Boris Bugera, B. Burland, D. Cruise, P. Fahy, P. Gunn, E. Hoffman, R. Jones, Helena Kines, Ron Landry, L. Latimer, N. Shaw, Inky Mark, J. McMillan, C. Smellie, Mervin Styba, J. Richardson, L. Spear, Emil Sebulski, William Toback

1971-1972

Don Boguski, Boris Bugera, W. Burland, Alma Carnochan, N. Goossen, P. Gunn, R. Jones, E. Kelly, Helena Kines, Helmer Kirychuk, Ron Landry, H. Lowenburger, J. McDonald, J. McMillan, Ernie Schiman, Emil Sebulski, J. Segal, N. J. Shaw, Mervin Styba, William Toback

1972-1973

Miss Aitken, Don Boguski, Boris Bugera, W. Burland, Alma Carnochan, Dan Friesen, P. Gunn, Mr. Hooper, Helena Kines, Helmer Kirychuk, Ron Landry, L. Latimer, Miss Long, H. Lowenburger, Ernie Schiman, Emil Sebulski, Mervin Styba, William Toback, Mr. Wark

1973-1974

Don Boguski, O. Bohaychuk, Boris Bugera, B. Burland, Alma Carnochan, Dave Cooke, Dan Friesen, P. Gunn, G. Hooper, Helena Kines, Helmer Kirychuk, Ron Landry, L. Latimer, A. Scherr, Ernie Schiman, Emil Sebulski, Mervin Styba, William Toback

1974-1975

Don Boguski, Lorne Boguski, Miss Bohaychuk, Boris Bugera, W. Burland, Alma Carnochan, Miss Chattergoon, Dave Cooke, Wayne Densmore, Dan Friesen, Miss Gunn, Mr. Hooper, Helena Kines, Helmer Kirychuk, Mrs. Kuttnick, Ron Landry, Mr. Latimer, Jim McMillan, Mr. Kenzul, Mr. Myslichuk, Mr. Ritchie, Miss Scherr, Ernie Schiman, Emil Sebulski, John Stolarchuk, Mervin Styba, Mike Styba, William Toback, Jack Ziprick

1975-1976

Don Boguski, Lorne Boguski, Boris Bugera, Alma Carnochan, I. Chattergoon, Dave Cooke, Wayne Densmore, Dan Friesen, S. Green, P. Gunn, G. Hooper, M. Kelso, Helena Kines, Helmer Kirychuk, Y. Kuttnick, Ron Landry, L. Latimer, Jim McMillan, J. McKinnon, W. Popovich, Ernie Schiman, Emil Sebulski, John Stolarchuk, Mervin Styba, Mike Styba, William Toback, S. Toback, J. Wagland, Jack Ziprick

1976-1977

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1977-1978

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1978-1979

Francis Bird, Don Boguski, Lorne Boguski, Boris Bugera, Alma Carnochan, Dave Cooke, Wayne Densmore, Dan Friesen, Helena Kines, Helmer Kirychuk, Garry Kohuch, Jeanine Landry, Ron Landry, Lawrence Latimer, David Mack, Jim McMillan, Hugh Newton, Ernie Schiman, Emil Sebulski, John Stolarchuk, Mervin Styba, Michael Styba, William Toback, Donna Wolfe, Jack Ziprick

Principals (Elementary)

Period

Principal

1978-1979

Terry Paley

Vice-Principals (Elementary)

Period

Vice-Principal

1978-1979

Pauling Crabb

Teachers (Elementary)

School Year

Teachers

1978-1979

Linda Boguski, Jeanette Boyce, Margaret Boyce, Ivy Campbell, Maureen Fleury, Mildred Galatiuk, Heather Graham, Sally Harapiak, Dorothy Jaasund, Nick Kosinsky, Karol Kozmeniuk, Mabel Krantz, Lori Lautamus, Marjorie Martin, Betty Paley, Emily Perchaluk, William Pollock, Stan Radwanski, Myrna Soloway, Allen Tokaryk, Francisca Tungeul, Joan Walker, Marguerita Watson, Betty Wenner, Gaylene Ziprick

Among the other teachers of Goose Lake School were Margaret Creighton, Ermina Shier, Walter Nowosad (1951-1952), John Stolarchuk (1963-1964), and Eleanor Ada Fraser Paxton.

Photos & Coordinates

Goose Lake Consolidated School

Goose Lake Consolidated School (circa 1912)
Source: Consolidation of Rural Schools in Manitoba, Special Report of the Department of Education for the Year 1912, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Roblin Public School”

“Roblin Public School” (circa 1925) by C. I. Meyers
Source: Education Department Report, 1925, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Roblin Collegiate Institute”

“Roblin Collegiate Institute” (circa 1925)
Source: Education Department Report, 1925, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Goose Lake Consolidated School, erected in 1920

Goose Lake Consolidated School, erected in 1920 (March 1935) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 91.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.22781, W101.35700
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roblin School No. 1046 (Municipality of Two Borders)

Sources:

Roblin West topographic map, 62N/3 West, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

“Teaching in Intmt.,” Dauphin Herald, 6 September 1978, page 2.

Shell River Municipality Century One, 1884-1984 by Roblin History Book Committee, 1986, pages 277-280.

The School District of Pozir #2206 by the Pozir School and District Reunion Committee, April 1998, page 23.

Obituary [Eleanor Ada Paxton], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1998, page 17.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Dale Yeo for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2021

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