The Ste. Amelie School District was organized formally in February 1903 and, as of 1908, a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE29-23-14W (about N51.02187, W99.39579) in what is now the Municipality of Ste. Rose. In 1949, the school was destroyed by fire and a replacement building opened the following year. It closed in 1960, was moved to its present site, and was renovated into a garage.
Among the teachers of Ste. Amelie School were Elizabeth Jourdain (1938) and Cecile M. Bonin (1938).
The original Ste. Amelie School building (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 80.
The former Ste. Amelie School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1222.
The former Ste. Amelie School, built between 1949 and 1950 (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N51.02509, W99.38345
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Vincent de Paul School No. 1567 (Ste. Amelie, RM of Ste. Rose)
Valpoy West topographic map, 62O/3 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].
“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.
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 Rosemarie Péloquin for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2018
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