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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakner Consolidated School No. 290 (Oakner, RM of Hamiota)

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The Oakner Consolidated School was formed in August 1918 by the consolidation of Scotia School No. 290 with Eden School No. 510, at the village of Oakner in the Rural Municipality of Hamiota. The four-classroom brick structure, designed by Winnipeg school architect E. D. Tuttle and built by the Sigurdson brothers, operated until 1968 when it closed and was sold to a local farmer for use as a granary. It has since been demolished. The building is commemorated by a stone monument erected in 1997. Also noted on the monument is Oakner United Church, which operated from 1909 to 2000.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1921

G. H. Dyson

1921-1924

?

1924-1932

Willard Ervin Rife (1890-1970)

1932-1933

Charles Raymond Slawson (1900-1933)

1933-1935

John Osborn Wilson (1900-1972)

1935-1937

Janet Louisa May More (1896-1986)

1937-1944

Donald Roderick “Don” McLennan (1910-1990)

1944-1947

Ralph Ernest Mayes (1891-1969)

1947-1954

Peter Frederick Kutcher (1918-2013)

1954-1957

H. B. Weinmaster

1957-1958

Frank Veregin (1931-2001)

1958-1960

C. Glenn

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Oakner School

Oakner School (circa 1920)
Source: Education Department Report, 1920, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Oakner School

Oakner School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 4.

Oakner School

The former Oakner School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 522.

Oakner School

Oakner School Monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.09189, W100.58871
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

“School closes,” Brandon Sun, 2 October 1968, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2015

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