Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tartakiw School No. 1779 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

The Tartakiw School District was established in March 1915 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW24-27-23W in the Municipality of Gilbert Plains. The school closed in 1966 and the district was dissolved the following year. Its area became part of the Brickburn Consolidated School District. The former school building was used for a time as a granary. It was demolished in 1998.

Among the teachers of Tartakiw School were Wasyl Zaporzan, Steven Ronald Scrupa (1958-1959), Ed Arndt (1959-1960), Olga Sych Monastyrski (1960-1961), Steve Deczycia (1961-1962), and Mary Blogowski (1962-1966).

Tartakiw School

Tartakiw School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 34.

Tartakiw School teacherage

Tartakiw School teacherage (circa 1959)
Source: Ed Arndt

The former Tartakiw School building

The former Tartakiw School building (circa 1979)
Source: Ed Arndt

The former Tartakiw School building

The former Tartakiw School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 487.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.33202, W100.57976
denoted by symbol on the map above


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

“Rural life appealed to Arndt family,” Brandon Sun, 14 April 1999, page 4.

Memory Lane: Memories of Gilbert Plains and District by Sharon Diane Pasaraba, 2006.

This page was prepared by Ed Arndt and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2020

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