Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grande Clairiere School No. 1121 (Grande Clairiere, Municipality of Grassland)

The Grande Clairiere School District was established formally in May 1905 and it operated a school in Grande Clairiere in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. The district was dissolved in 1968. The former school building is used as a snack concession shack during public events.

The teachers of Grande Clairiere School (1923-1966) were Sister Saint Suzanne, Miss M. J. Sansregret, Miss Francoise Lambert, Miss Alice Desautels, Miss Jeanne Lamoine, Miss Flora Bessett, Miss Anne Desautels, Miss Marguerite Loire, Miss Germaine Boiteau, Leo Landry, Sister Maria Helena, Sister Marie, Vincent, Sister Marie Antoinette, Sister Marie Gabrielle, Sister Marie Anne Joseph, Sister Maria de la Nativite, Sister Marie de l’Enfant Jesus, Mrs. Anne Marie Paiement, Miss Lucille Desrosiers, Miss Therese Rey, Miss Lucille Joubert, Miss T. Rey, Miss Claire Perras, Miss Salley Rey, Miss Doris Vuvelier, Miss Margaret Butte, Miss Beryl Cantlon, Miss Olga Long, and Miss Donna Gibson.

Grande Clairiere School

Grande Clairiere School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 61.

The former Grande Clairiere School building

The former Grande Clairiere School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50443, W100.70468
denoted by symbol on the map above


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 Century of Living: Hartney, 1882-1982 by Hartney and District Historical Committee, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.H37 Cen]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 January 2021

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