Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Park School No. 2244 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Riding Park School District was established formally in March 1934. A school building operated on the northeast quarter of 1-24-27 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. It closed in 1966 and thereafter its remaining students were transported by bus to Inglis Consolidated School No. 2458. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Riding Park School were Mary Robinson (1935-1936), Annie Lawson (1937-1940), Doris Nellie Bryant (1941), Monica Joan Whyte (1942), Ruth E. Liske (1944), Agnes Fingas (1945), Anne Bubby (1946), Mike Biluk (1946), Vincent Zamaites (1950), Jake Braun (1951), Alma Zimmer (1952), Philip Alexiuk (1953), Alice McHattan (1954), Mavis Cotton (1955), Gloria Dunham (1956), Gertrude C. Moore (1957), Marian Swedinsky (1958), Joseph Zatylny (1959), Wilbert Ziprick (1960-1961), Kenneth W. Zamzow (1962), Gordon Yaciuk (1963), Dennis Chartrand (1964), Don Zitariuk (1965), Verna Germain (1965), and Mr. Giesbrecht (1966).

Riding Park School

Riding Park School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 123.

Riding Park School commemorative sign

Riding Park School commemorative sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.04940, W101.12825
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

R.M. of Boulton: Once Upon a Century, 1884-1984 by R.M. of Boulton, 1986, pages 46-49.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2023

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