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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Zalisia School No. 1725 (Municipality of Ethelbert)

The Zalisia School District (spelled Zalicia in some sources) was organized formally in February 1914, named for the village of Zalisia, Ukraine from which many of the area settlers had emigrated. A school building was erected on the southeast quarter of 29-31-21 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Ethelbert. In 1936, it was moved to NW26-31-21W. The school closed in 1967. The building is no longer present at the site but a small model commemorates it.

Among the teachers who worked at Zalisia School was Steve Gingera.

The original Zalisia School building

The original Zalisia School building (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 23.

The second Zalisia School building

The second Zalisia School building (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 23.

Zalisia School commemorative model

Zalisia School commemorative model (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.68938, W100.34339
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.

Cooking With Class: A Century of Community Schools, A 2008 Fundraising Project of the Ethelbert District Community Fund.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2021

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