Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mayfair School No. 2019 (Broad Valley, RM of Fisher)

The Mayfair School District was organized formally in December 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at Broad Valley in the Rural Municipality of Fisher. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division.

Among the teachers who worked at Mayfair School through the years were S. Yarema (1921), Mary E. McRae (1921), Bower Collins (1922), J. G. Neufeld (1923), Elizabeth G. Taylor (1923-1924), Margaret McGrath (1924), Elsie F. Coates (1925, wife of William F. C. Billyard), John W. Melosky [Meloski] (1926), Harold Gordon Robson (1927, 1928, 1930-1932), Edna Elizabeth Ball (1927-1928), Jessie Margaret Balisca (1929), Robert A. Rodgers (1932-1934, 1935), Peter Maydan (1934-1936), Demetrius Kostiniuk (1935-1940), Marie Hluchaniuk (1941-1942), Victoria S. Bugera (1942-1943), Merisa? Tretiak (1943-1945), Stella Zubatiuk (1945-1946), Harold Uszbowski (1946-1947), William Kolybaba (1947-1948), Laurence Barkman (1948-1949), Emily Danica? Pawlyk (1949-1950), Myrslaw Kubas (1950-1952), Nancy Ostryzniuk Klimchuk (1952-1953), Nora Ann Allen (1953-1954), Ivan Mike Packulak (1954-1959), Alice Mary Sien (1959-1960), Florence Dora Lisowik (1960-1962), Alex Suprowich (1962-1963), Rosemary Irene Sanduliak (1964-1965), and Olga Anne Ciemny (1965-1968).

Mayfair School

Mayfair School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 78.

Former site of Mayfair School

Former site of Mayfair School (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.98278, W97.65095
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Mayfair School District No. 2019], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Mayfair School District No. 2019 Daily Registers, GR11220, Archives of Manitoba.

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 Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 December 2019

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