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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boissevain School No. 373 / Jubilee School (North Railway Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

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Located at the northwest corner of North Railway Street and Stephen Street in Boissevain, this school was commissioned by the Boissevain School District and built in 1956-1957 at the site of the first local municipal office (1899-1910, replaced with the Boissevain Town Hall). The building measured 74 feet by 53 feet. It was opened on 11 September 1957 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Alexander Robert Welch, with Mayor Edward Ingo Dow, Reeve R. Alvin Patterson, Education Minister Wallace Conrad Miller, School Inspector T. Whitley, and Inspector of Schools L. Lloyd also in attendance.

Two temporary classroom huts were added to the site in 1965. The school became part of the Turtle Mountain School Division in 1968 and was closed in 1969. Its capacity was replaced at Boissevain Elementary. The land and building were put up for sale in the summer of 1973 and, in August of that year, the structure was sold to the Killarney Golf Club for use as a clubhouse where, as of 2021, it remains (at N49.19364, W99.70311). The land was sold to the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation.

Principals

Period

Principal

1957-1962

Jane Robertson

1962-1967

Beatrice Fern Orriss (1903-1979)

1967-1969

See Boissevain Central Schools

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1957-1958

Helen Flora Morrow (grades 3-4), Beatrice Fern Orriss (grades 2-3), Jane Robertson (grade 1)

1958-1959

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Jane Robertson (grade 1), Margaret E. Shorey (grade 3)

1959-1960

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Jane Robertson (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1960-1961

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Jane Robertson (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1961-1962

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Jane Robertson (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1962-1963

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Cornelia “Connie” Sushelnitsky (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1963-1964

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Cornelia “Connie” Sushelnitsky (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1964-1965

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Cornelia “Connie” Sushelnitsky (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1965-1966

Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Cornelia “Connie” Sushelnitsky (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1966-1967

Kathleen Dueck (grade 1), Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Cornelia “Connie” Sushelnitsky (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3)

1967-1968

Helen Marie Epp (grade 2), Beatrice Fern Orriss (grade 2), Cornelia “Connie” Sushelnitsky (grade 1), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3), Margaret Alice Elaine Wintle (grade 1)

1968-1969

Helen Marie Epp (grade 2), Betty Gross (grade 1), Leona Thoms (grade 2), Beatrice Ethel Venables (grade 3), Kathleen Anne Zelowsky (grade 1)

Photos & Coordinates

Jubilee School

Jubilee School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Local Government Boundaries Commission,
File 51D Jubilee.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.23154, W100.05764
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jubilee School No. 2169 (RM of Mountain)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nimitaw School No. 373 / Boissevain School No. 373 (Struthers Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Sources:

“Boissevain groups have various meetings,” Brandon Daily Sun, 12 September 1957, page 5.

“Boissevain WI discusses retarded children's home,” Brandon Daily Sun, 19 September 1957, page 6.

“New Jubilee School is opened,” Brandon Daily Sun, 21 September 1957, page 5.

“Wallace describes objects of Bill 16,” Brandon Sun, 17 September 1966, page 13.

“Two centennial projects opened,” Brandon Daily Sun, 6 July 1970, page 9.

“Turtle Mountain School Division No. 44 - Sale of School Property,” Belmont News, 9 August 1973, page 7.

“Turtle Mountain School Div'n Meeting,” Belmont News, 30 August 1973, page 6.

Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours is a Goodly Heritage, Morton-Boissevain, 1881-1981 by Boissevain History Committee, c1981, pages 137-150.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Boissevain School District No. 373 - Daily Registers, GR4072, Archives of Manitoba.

Schools in Manitoba - Volume 2, Jubilee School - File 51D, Local Government Boundaries Commission, March 1968, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 December 2021

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