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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sunnydale School No. 1389 (RM of Grey)

The Sunnydale School District was established formally in May 1906 and a one-room schoolhouse was built at the northwest corner of NE36-9-5W in the Rural Municipality of Grey. The schoool, identified as “Sunnidale School” in some sources, opened in March 1907 and it operated independently until amalgamation with Wingham School No. 1061 and New Sydenham School No. 1380 to become the Wingham Consolidated School. The former schoolhouse was sold and moved to a farm two miles away where it was later destroyed by fire.

Among the teachers of Sunnydale School were Annie Bell (1907-1915), Dorothy H. Richardson (1916-1917), Louise I. Blight (1918-1919), Elva May Ross (1919), and Hazel Fern [Ferne] Peacock (1920-1921).

Sunnydale School No. 1389

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.79759, W98.01611
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Sunnydale School District No. 1389, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

Ripples from the Creek by Edith Anne Baragar, 1969, pages 86-96.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 June 2020

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