Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Young Historians 2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Valley School No. 1719 (RM of Rossburn)

The Valley School District was organized formally in August 1913 from the consolidation of Bruan School District No. 888 and Birdtail School District No. 1263. The district was dissolved briefly in July 1914 before being reformed. A one-room schoolhouse operated at SE12-21-25W in the Rural Municipality of Rossburn. The district was finally dissolved in 1960 and its area became part of the Rossburn Consolidated School District and later the Pelly Trail School Division. No vestige of the former school remains at the site except for a commemorative sign, but the outline of its schoolyard is still faintly visible.

The teachers of Valley School were Miss Annie Sinclair (1915), Marie Melnychuk, Myrtle Dixon, William C. Kozak, Mary Craig, Elizabeth Glutyk, Annabella Hunter, Myrtle Oryniak, Grace Allen, Margaret Gibson, Mabel Fisher, Gladys Sleigh, Mrs. Caroline Leschasin, Z. Blanche Hunt, Gerald Matiation, Mary I. Hunter, Nicholas Rebinchuk, Anne Pradinuk, Anthony Swidinski, Mary J. Kereluke, William C. Kozak, Jennie Polischuk, Joseph T. Zatylny, and Mary Lesiuk.

Valley School

The former site of Valley School (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Valley School

Commemorative sign at the Valley School site (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.78634, W100.82197
denoted by symbol on the map above


Glen Elmo West topographic map, 62K/15 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

School District Formation Files [Valley School District No. 1719], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

On the Sunny Slopes of the Riding Mountains, A History of Rossburn and District, Volume 1 by Rossburn History Club, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.R78 Ont]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2015

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.