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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stratherne School No. 349 (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

The Stratherne School District was founded in November 1884 on the southwest quarter of 22-8-17W in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. In 1890, the building was moved to SE28-8-17 where it served until 1950 when a new school was built here, at the southeast corner of SW27-8-17W. The district was dissolved in 1962 and its catchment area became part of the Wawanesa Consolidated School District No. 2393 and later the Souris Valley School Division. The former school building was moved to Glenboro where it was used by a beekeeping business. A monument was erected at its former site in 1970.

Stratherne School

Stratherne School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 24.

Students and teacher at Stratherne School

Students and teacher at Stratherne School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0214

Stratherne School commemorative monument

Stratherne School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.68004, W99.70034
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.

We thank Jeff Elder for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2023

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