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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lalecheur School No. 2345 (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

The Lalecheur School District was organized formally in January 1953 and a schoolhouse was constructed at the southeast corner of SE14-38-25W in what is now the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman. The school closed permanently in June 1967 and the district was dissolved later that year. Its catchment area became part of the Swan Valley School Division. The building was moved to Bowsman where it was used for a few years as a gymnasium on the elementary school grounds.

The teachers of Lalecheur School were Sidney Pobihusky (1953-1954), Sheila Smith (1954-1955), Margaret Eggertson (1955-1956), Agnes Yakelashek (1956-1957), Margaret Greenley (1957-1959), Ann Booth (1959-1963), Sam Yaremka (1963-1966), and Isabel Watts (1966-1967).

Lalecheur School No. 2345

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.26041, W100.91915
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Bowman's History Through the Years compiled by Alice Sharpe, page 19.

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: 28 December 2021

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