The Victoria Union School District was established formally in 1883 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at this site in what is now the Municipality of Grassland from 1884 to 1907. At that time, surviving records indicate it was “absorbed by surrounding districts.” The former schoolhouse was moved into Minto where it was used as a printing office and, in 1918, as a school.
The teachers of Victoria School were Susan Sheppard, Ida May Leary (wife of Robert Scott), Jessie Scott (wife of Peter McCuaig), Miss Snell, Miss Pearl King, Miss Emma Sellers (wife of J. H. McKinnon), Percy Hodnott, Miss Velamay Bellamy, and Hart McKay (1907).
The former Victoria School building after its move into Minto (no date)
Source: Minto Memoirs, page 31.
Victoria School commemorative sign (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.38435, W100.03663
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria-Albert School (Ellen Street, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Lake School No. 446 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: East Ward School / Victoria School (32 Fifth Street SE, Portage la Prairie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria School No. 49 (RM of Rockwood)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victor School No. 949 (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)
Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
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.
Minto Memoirs: 1881-1979 by Minto and District Historical Society, 1979, page 31.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 July 2021
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