Historic Sites of Manitoba: Slawna School No. 1624 (RM of Hanover)
The Slawna School District was established in May 1912 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW13-5-6E in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. In 1968, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Hanover School Division. The former school building was sold for $151, and the land and toilet were sold for $52. A commemorative sign was erected in 2005-2006 by the Bohdan “Bob” Osadchuk (1939-2006) and the District School Heritage Association.
Among the teachers who worked at Slawna School through the years were Mary Kauska (1915), John S. Leswick (1916), Peter S. Sankey (1917), Michal Block (1917), Fred Humeniuk (1918-1919), M. Saranchuk (1919-1920), Anna C. Charette (1920-1921, 1922), Fred C. Sanderson (1921), Stephen Nykyforuk (1922-1923, 1924-1926 and night school, 1946-1955), J. T. Dutchak (1923), Alexander “Alex” Brown (1926-1927), David Kidd (1927), Lydia E. O’Leary (1928), John Frank Boitson (1928-1933, 1938-1944), John Joseph Kalinsky (1933-1937), Olga Tomchuk (1937-1938), Emil Joseph Borsa (1944-1946), Lawrence Waldemar Wasy (1955-1957), Alexander McNeill (1957-1958), Henry Bergen (1958-1959), Sally Wyryha (1959-1960), Jacob J. Penner (1960-1961), John Albert “Johnny” Barkman (1961-1962), Peter N. Mateychuk (1962-1963), Henry Bergen, L. Ulasy, Nick Eugene Kowaliuk (1964-1965), A. Meerkhan, and Jarvis Mateychuk.
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.
Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Slawna School District No. 1624 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary [John Frank Boitson], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 1968, page 33.
Obituary [Bohdan “Bob” Osadchuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 2006.
Page revised: 10 May 2023