Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nyland School No. 1525 (Municipality of West Interlake)

The Nyland School District was established formally in April 1910 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW30-22-5W in what is now the Municipality of West Interlake. In 1967, the school closed and its district was dissolved. The catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former school building was sold and removed from the site.

Among the teachers of Nyland School were K. G. Connelly (1912-1913), Emma J. E. Sigurdson (1913, 1920-1921), Thorbjorg S. Kernisted (1914), Bertha D. Norris (1915-1916), B. S. Smith (1916), Nora M. Zotyna (1917), V. Campbell (1917-1918), E. L. Eagleton (1919), D. B. Binkley (1919), Marie Wachna (1921-1922), E. Hetherington (1922-1923), Allan Redvers Mitchell (1923), Felix Sigurdsson (1923), Wilfred J. Morris (1924), Mabel M. Barratt (1924-1925), Sadie H. Hackland (1925-1927), Bessie B. Olson (1927-1929), Lydia Wilhelmina Porcher (1929-1930), Beatrice Ludwickson (1930-1934), Stefania Grace Eyford (1934-1935), John K. Woloski (1935-1936), Hannah E. McIntyre (1938), Margaret Hazel Galbraith (1939), John Joseph Kalinski (1940-1941), Rolande Cecile Dumaine (1943-1944), Jacquelyn Durnin (1946-1947), Laura Margaret Bjornson (1947), Myrtle Elizabeth Anderstedt (1948), Anne Patricia Zenbick (1948-1949, 1950-1951), Eleanor Mathews (1949), Aurora Johnson (1950), Maysie Skinner (1951), Joseph William Ernest Lawrence (1952), Florence Ann Cacy (1952-1953), Patricia Anne Chambers (1953-1954), Doreen Joyce Thorkelson (1954-1955), Dorothy Margaret Florence Bottrell (1955-1956, 1959), Joyce Evelyn Ford Watson (1956-1957), Barbara Julia Yetman (1957-1958), Thelma Patricia Langley (1958-1959), Dorothy M. Blue (1960), and Mary Lynne Dayment (1962-1963).

Nyland School

Nyland School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 133.

Site of the former Nyland School building

Site of the former Nyland School building (November 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.91926, W98.15636
denoted by symbol on the map above


Eriksdale East topographic map, 62J/16 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Nyland School District #1525 - Daily Registers, GR11220, Archives of Manitoba.

Beyond Beginnings by Eriksdale Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, 1996, pages 70-71.

Obituary [Margaret Dorothy Florence Bottrell], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 August 2021

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