The Woodvale School District was established formally in August 1905. A one-room schoolhouse operated at 2-5-3W in the Rural Municipality of Roland. In 1919, it was consolidated with Myrtle Consolidated School No. 708. After the school closed, the building was moved to the village of Kane (SW6-5-2W) and renovated into a residence for the agent at the UGG grain elevator. It was dismantled in 1996. A metal sign commemorates it at the original site.
Among the teachers of Woodvale School were Mr. Lamb, Flora Hennan, Miss Alice Campbell, Edith Coates, Mr. Anderson, Hubert Bond, Miss Edith Martin (1917), Miss Winnie Cameron (1917), Catherine Zuerbrik, Flora Hennan, Gladys Cook, Mr. Sanderson, and Charles Lamb.
Woodvale School (no date)
Source: Kane - The Spirit Lives On - A History of the Kane and Rose Farm Areas, page 21.
The former Woodvale School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1148.
Woodvale School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35534, W97.77549
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Belmont Consolidated School No. 441 (Belmont, RM of Prairie Lakes)
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.
Roland & Myrtle Family Histories, Roland 4H, 1990, page 96.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Tighe McManus.
Page revised: 11 February 2021
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