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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lafortune School No. 1304 / LaVerendrye School (Woodridge, RM of Piney)

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The Lafortune School District was established in August 1904 and a one-storey wood frame schoolhouse operated in Woodridge in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Piney. In 1968, all of the local rural schools were consolidated to form LaVerendrye School, in a new building, as part of the Seine River School Division. It operated until closing in 1992. The former school building was then converted into a community centre.

Principals

Period

Principal

1968-1969

Ed Bourrier

1969-1970

Pierre Laurencelle

1970-1972

Sister Celine Vermette

1972-1975

Rino Oullet

1975-1977

Ronald Edward Turner (1928-2019)

1977-1984

Ronald Buzahora

1984-1986

Armelle Degagne

1986-1988

David Pearson

1988-1991

Ina Thomson-Ruttle

1991-1992

Penny Hovorka-Alcock

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Lafortune School

Lafortune School (no date) by Clarence Moore
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 95.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.28430, W96.14667
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.

We thank Doris Hovorka of the Sprague and District Historical Museum for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 September 2019

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