Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak River School No. 253 (RM of Oakview)

Oak River School District No. 253 was formally established in 1884, and a school was built at this site (SW4-14-22W) in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview. In 1891, the school was moved into Oak River (SW33-13-22W) where, in May 1917, it became Oak River Consolidated School No. 253, consolidating with three rural schools: Bankburn School No. 1098, Maplewood School No. 662, and Wheatland School No. 304. No remains of the school are visible at its former site, other than a sign commemorating its location.

Oak River School No. 1 commemorative sign

Oak River School No. 1 commemorative sign (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.15231, W100.43933
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak River School No. 253 (Oak River, RM of Oakview)


“Oak River, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 28 August 1916, 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: 5 September 2021

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