Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stockdale School No. 1086 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

The Stockdale School District was established formally in June 1900. A one-room wood frame schoolhouse was built on SE-33-4-17W (in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes) and, in its first year of operations, 34 students attended classes. Enrollment later rose as high as 50 but, by the time the school closed, it had dropped to only four. The school was the social centre of the community, hosting box socials and picnics as well as other social events. When the district was dissolved in 1964, its catchment area was distributed between Buttrum School District, Dunrea School District, and Bellafield School District. In 2001, a monument was erected about one-half mile west of the former school site.

Among the teachers of Stockdale School was E. Mackenzie (1911).

Stockdale School

Stockdale School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 55.

Stockdale School commemorative sign

Stockdale School commemorative sign (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.34069, W99.71924
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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