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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sunny Slope School No. 1298 (Municipality of Roblin)

The Sunny Slope School District was organized formally in June 1904. The school operated on the southeast quarter of 36-27-29 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Roblin. It was destroyed by fire and replaced the following year. The school closed in 1965 when it was consolidated into the Intermountain School Division and the remaining students went to Goose Lake Consolidated School No. 1283. The school building is no longer present at the site but a monument erected in July 2000 commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Sunny Slope School was W. J. Rodgers.

The second Sunny Slope School

The second Sunny Slope School (circa 1936) by R. J. MacKenzie
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 93.

Sunny Slope School commemorative monument

Sunny Slope School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.37571, W101.42919
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

The Development of Education in Swan River Valley by J. N. R. Clark, MEd thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, 1949.

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: 12 February 2021

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