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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Home Valley School No. 2209 (RM of Minitonas)

The Home Valley School District was organized formally in November 1929 but no school building was constructed. By March 1936, with the district having continued to be inactive, the municipal government passed a bylaw that dissolved it. Despite this dissolution, by 1951 immigration to the area had resulted in overcrowding at Ravensworth School, so two local farmers procured an empty house and moved it to this site on 8-35-25 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Minitonas. Partitions were removed, a teacher was hired, and supplies were purchased. By the mid-1950s, the school had an enrollment of about ten students. By late 1956, however, the school closed. The building was moved to a site six miles south and a half mile east of the Town of Minitonas where it was used as a horse barn. No vestige of its presence remains at the original site.

Home Valley School

Former site of Home Valley School (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.99815, W101.02307
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2015

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