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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John School No. 2193 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

The St. John School District was organized formally in November 1928, and a school building operated on the northeast quarter of 29-19-22 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Harrison Park. It closed in 1964 and henceforth students in the area were transported by bus to Oakburn Consolidated School No. 255. The building is no longer present at the site but a monument dedicated on 14 August 1993, and a model of the former school, commemorates it.

Among the teachers of St. John School were Mary Topolnisky (1929-1931, 1932-1933), E. M. Surby (1931-1932), Anne Pradinuik (1933-1934), Steven Galon (1934-1935), Marcia Ewashko (1935-1937, 1943-1950), Anne Luhowy (1937-1939), Mary Melnychuk (1939-1941), Mrs. Phyllis Chopp (1941-1942), Victoria Ziemianski (1941-1942), Stephie Nychek (1942-1943), Martha Drul (1950-1951), Stanley Kokorudz (1951-1953), Larry Kiez (1953-1954), Joyce Luhowy (1954-1955), Evelyn Woychyshen (1955-1956), Walter Manuliak (1956-1958), Miss Nellie Shwaluk (1956-1958), Miss Marlene English (1958-1959), and Miss Olga Kowalchuk (1959).

St. John School

Monument on the site of the former St. John School (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.66155, W100.48553
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

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]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2016

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