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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Locksley School / Valpoy School No. 1896 (RM of Alonsa)

Known as the Locksley School District when it was established formally in May 1917, a one-room schoolhouse was built at NW19-25-14W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. Renamed Valpoy School in September 1921, the building was later moved to SW16-25-14W. From there, it was moved to SE5-25-14W. The school closed around 1963 and the district was dissolved in 1967. Its catchment area became part of the Ste. Rose du Lac Consolidated School District and later the Turtle River School Division. The former school building was sold and moved to SW24-25-15W where it was used for some time as a granary but it presently vacant. The concrete foundation for the school remains at its former site.

Valpoy School

Valpoy School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 52

Concrete foundation for the former Valpoy School

Concrete foundation for the former Valpoy School (April 2020)
Source: Maurice Theoret

Former Valpoy School building

Former Valpoy School building (April 2020)
Source: Maurice Theoret

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.18405, W99.41914
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.

This page was prepared by Maurice Theoret and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2020

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