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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Notre Dame de Lourdes School No. 690 (Notre Dame de Lourdes, Municipality of Lorne)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Notre Dame de Lourdes School District was established in May 1892 and a school building was constructed in Notre Dame de Lourdes, which at the time was situated in the Rural Municipality of Lorne. In 1960, it became Notre Dame de Lourdes Consolidated School with the consolidation of rural schools from the surrounding countryside: Montcalm School No. 984, Jeanne d’Arc School No. 1673, St. Louis School No. 964, Cardinal School No. 2239, St. Adelard School No. 912, and Carnot School No. 854. Later, the district became part of the Mountain School Division No. 28.

The two-storey school building used in the early 20th century has been replaced at the site by the present structure. A bell, brought to the community in August 1894 for the bell tower of the nearby church and monastery, rang daily at 6 AM, noon, and 6 PM. Since 1935, it was used at the school to call students to classes.

Principals

Period

Principal

1925-1937

Sister Anne Pelland

1937-1943

Sister Alpheda Provencher

1943-1944

Sister Therese

1944-1952

Sister Marie-Joseph

1952-1953

Sister Alpheda Provencher

1953-1954

Sister Therese

1954-1955

Sister Blandine Chaput

1955-1959

Sister Genevieve

1959-1960

Sister Marie-Joseph

1960-1964

?

1964-1967

Rene J. Bosc

1967-1970

J. C. Poirier

1970-1973

J. D. Bibault

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Notre Dame de Lourdes School

Notre Dame de Lourdes School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 109.

Notre Dame School building, situated at N49.53304 W98.55436

Notre Dame School building, situated at N49.53304 W98.55436 (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 595.

Bell from an earlier Notre Dame de Lourdes School building

Bell from an earlier Notre Dame de Lourdes School building (November 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.53286, W98.55448
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Aerial view of Notre Dame de Lourdes, 17 May 1944,” Charles J. Gingras collection #161, 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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2018

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