Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whytewold Beach School No. 1386 #1 (Whytewold, Dunnottar)
The Whytewold Beach School District was organized formally in June 1906 and a schoolhouse operated at NE10-17-4-E, about half-way between Matlock and Whytewold in the Village of Dunnottar. On 3 September 1912, the building was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. A replacement was constructed and, in time, a second classroom was added to it and a teacherage was built on the grounds. In 1954, local voters chose to build a new school nearby. The former school building was renovated for use as a municipal maintenance facility.
Among the other teachers of Whytewold Beach School were Miss Edith Duddles (1909), Miss Jennie Sutherland, Miss Ruth Rundle, Miss Daisy Forster, Thomas William Shakespeare (1921), George Simpson, Stephen Quelch (late 1920s), Mrs. Simpson (1925), Winifred Martin (1925-1934), Alice McKnight, Denise Moreau, Pollyanna Bobulo, Mrs. White, Mrs. Octavia Melon, Mrs. Neustedder, J. T. Norquay, Arthur Sankey, Mary Swirski, and Lois Robson.
Photos & Coordinates
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]
Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E0034), GR1629, Whytewold School District No. 1386 - Miscellaneous, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection, GR6124, Whytewold School District No. 1386 Daily Registers, 1962-1967, Archives of Manitoba.
Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (E 0166), GR1206, File 1386 - Whytewold Beach - Permanent, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary [Denise Marguerite Bilan (c1930-2012)], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 2012, page B14.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 24 July 2021