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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seven Sisters Falls School No. 2218 (Seven Sisters Falls, RM of Whitemouth)

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The Seven Sisters Falls School District was established in May 1930, owned and operated by the Winnipeg Electric Company, and later the Manitoba Power Commission and Manitoba Hydro for the children of workers at the Seven Sisters hydroelectric power dam nearby. The two-classroom schoolhouse operated in the village of Seven Sisters Falls in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth. The school closed in 1967 and, the following year, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Agassiz School Division. The former school building was used as a training and conference centre by Manitoba Hydro.





John S. Scott


John Erle Outhwaite (1920-2018)




Ewart David Carruthers (1926-1992)


Lawrence Strick


Among the teachers who worked at Seven Sisters Falls School through the years were James Dark (1930), William R. Lee (1933), Gordon Jorgenson (1940), and Gertude G. Cousins (1945-1967).

Photos & Coordinates

Seven Sisters Falls School

Seven Sisters Falls School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 117.

Seven Sisters Falls School, Post Office, and Store

Seven Sisters Falls School, Post Office, and Store (September 1947)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7452, Album 18, Page 39.

The former Seven Sisters Falls School building

The former Seven Sisters Falls School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1480.

The former Seven Sisters School

The former Seven Sisters School (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.11470, W96.01717
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Trails to Rails to Highways edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979.

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

This page was prepared by Robert Porth and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2020

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