Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hazeldell School No. 611 (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

The Hazeldell School District was established formally in March 1890, and a school building was erected on the southwest quarter of 27-2-15 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin. It closed in 1960 and remaining students went to Cartwright School No. 174 or Holmfield Consolidated School No. 699. The school building was moved to another site, where it was renovated into a private residence, but a fieldstone monument dedicated on 10 July 1976 commemorates it at the former site.

The Hazeldell school yell was as follows:

Rip bazz, rip bazz, rip bazz bang
We belong to the Hazeldell gang
Are we proud of it? Well, I guess
Hazeldell, Hazeldell, yes, yes, yes
H-A-Z-E-L-D-E-L-L Hazeldell

I yi yipeekie, yip, yip, yip
Hazeldell, Hazeldell, rip, rip, rip

The teachers who worked at Hazeldell School through the years were: David Duncan (1892-1893), Lewis Knight (1894), Sam Way (1894), T. O. Webster (1895), Edward B. Robertson (1896-1897), Annie B. Graham (1897), John R. English (1898-1899), Adelaide Fraser (1900), Belle Perrin (1901), Ella Pritchard (1902), Beatrice McKinnon (1903-1904), Lily E. Dugan (1905), Edith Playfair (1906), Mary E. Johnson (1907), Harvey Schwalm (1909-1910), Bertha M. Menarey (1911), Edna W. Stouffer (1912-1913), Elsie Fisher (1913-1914), Christena Allan (1915-1916), Shirley Moore (1917), Elizabeth Scott (1918), Bella Jamieson (1921-1923, 1929, 1950-1951), Jean B. Dandy (1923), Mrs. Thorpe (1923), Myrtle Porter (1925-1926), Ida Waldon (1925-1926), Hilda Huddlestone Harrison (1926-1927), Frances McPherson (1927-1929), Jean Simpson (1929-1930), Elizabeth Hamilton (1931), Faith Hill (1931-1932), Helen Cummings (1932-1935), Freda Attenborough (1935-1938), Willa Harvey (1938-1939), Sarah Steel (1939-1943), Margaret Stouffer (1943-1946), Dorothy Bishop (1948-1949), Joan Beech (1949-1950), Hilda Martens (1951-1952), Ruth Fuchs (1952-1956), Derlene Armstrong (1956-1957), Shirley Knight (1957-1958), Miss Vig (1957-1958), Marie Whiteside (1958-1959), and Tena Moffat (1959-1960).

Hazeldell School

Hazeldell School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 96.

The former Hazeldell School building

The former Hazeldell School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1129.

The former Hazeldell School building near N49.07310, W99.27967

The former Hazeldell School building near N49.07310, W99.27967 (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hazeldell School commemorative monument

Hazeldell School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14793, W99.40842
denoted by symbol on the map above


Hazeldell in Review, 1890-1960: Yesteryear by Elva McDonald and Hazeldell Book Committee, c1975, Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.H38.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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