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Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Bay School No. 1144 (RM of Mossey River)

The South Bay School District was organized formally in July 1901 but a building was not erected until 1916, on SW26-31-19 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. The original school building was destroyed by fire in 1928 and was replaced the following year. This building still stands at the site.

In addition to serving the educational needs of the community, the school was used for concerts, church services, picnics, dances, 4H meetings, and political rallies. The district joined the Duck Mountain School Division in 1967 and South Bay School was closed. The building was purchased at auction by local residents and became the South Bay Community Centre. In 1996, it became a municipally-designated historic site and a commemorative sign was mounted on an outside wall of the building.

Over the course of its 50 years of operation, South Bay School had 35 teachers, 23 trustees, three secretary-treasurers, and over 300 students. One of the noteworthy students was Nick Mudery who later served as a board member for over 30 years and was known for “his knowledge, integrity, and generous spirit”.

The original South Bay School

The original South Bay School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 66.

The second South Bay School

The second South Bay School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 66.

The former South Bay School building

The former South Bay School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.68242, W100.04977
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mossey River Schools Monument (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

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.

South Bay School, Winnipegosis area, SW 26-31-19W, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 September 2019

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