Historic Sites of Manitoba: McVey School No. 2303 (Municipality of Swan Valley West)

The McVey School District was organized formally in October 1942 and a schoolhouse operated at the southwest corner of NW9-37-29W in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Swan Valley School Division. The former school building was used from 1969 to 1972 as a bible study centre by local Mennonites then, from 1975 to 1997, as a community centre.

Among the teachers of McVey School were Miss Olive Sigurdson (1945) and Mrs. McKay (1966-1967).

McVey School

McVey School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 136.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.16616, W101.56100
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [McVey School District No. 2303], GR1688, E0027, 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.

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: 30 April 2021

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