Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seech School No. 1454 (Municipality of Harrison Park)
The Seech School District was organized formally in April 1908, and a school building operated on the southeast quarter of 11-20-22 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Harrison Park. The school closed in 1960. The building was later moved to the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum. A monument at the original site commemorates it.
Among the teachers of Seech School were Michael Belinsky (1910), Alex Klymkiw (1911), N. Halas (1914), Andrew Siwicky (1915-1920), J. M. Panisiak (1920-1921), M. Saranchuk (1921), S. Doroschuk (1921-1922), Lawrence Peter Roscoe (1922-1924), J. M. Hawryluk (1924), M. A. Zubrak (1924-1926), M. J. Twerdun (1926-1929), W. Yarmey (1926-1928), Mary Nychek (1929-1931), W. R. Cornat (1931-1932), Joe Hallas (1932-1938), Michael Posmituck (1938-1940), Isabel Duffy (1940-1941), Mary Melnychuk (1941-1942), Helen J. Antonation (1942-1944), Margaret S. Gregorash (1944-1945), Helen Chobotiuk (1945-1946), Peter Galan (1945-1946), Alice Hrysak (1946-1947), Kate Twerdun (1947-1949), Jean E. Dziver (1949-1950), Stanley Plewak (1949-1950), Joseph Kustiak (1950-1951), and Louis Kurchaba (1951-1960).
“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.
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.
Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.
From the Past to the Present, 1898-1987 by Parkland Ukrainian Pioneer Association, circa 1988. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, Rare Book Collection F5648.P36 Fro]
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 July 2021