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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Zaporoza School No. 1468 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

The Zaporoza School District was organized formally in May 1908, and a school building operated on the southeast quarter of 7-20-22 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Harrison Park. The school closed in 1960. The building, now vacant, is still present at the original site. A stone monument stands nearby.

Among the teachers of Zaporoza School were D. D. Dutchak (1919), John Kamenesky (1922), J. M. Hawryluk (1923-1924), Sophia Dunlop (1926-1927), Mildren C. McLaren (1927-1928), T. Satten (1929), Joseph Dorey (1929-1930), Stephen Hyra (1930-1931), Mary Pradinuik (1931-1933), Jennie Emily “Teenie” Teresko (1933-1934), Sophie Bugera (1934-1935), Sonja Bugera (1935-1937), Lillian T. Twerdun (1937-1938), Helen J. Antonation (1938), Lena Ellen Zepa (1938-1940), Jean Zapski (1940-1942), Margaret Tokaryk (1942-1943), Catherine M. Chastko Dobrowski (1943-1944), Kate Twerdun (1944-1945), William M. Chuhay (1945-1946), Michael Chorney (1946-1947), Jennie Grace Chuba (1947-1948), Alice Marion Koroscil (1948-1949), Olive Sitko Koroscil (1949-1950), Kay Yanyk (1950-1951), William W. Puyda (1951), Joyce Sitko (1951-1952), Tena Rose Glushka (1952-1953), Stan Kazmir Kwiatkowski (1953-1954), Bernice Angela Korolyk (1954-1957), Diane Yanyk (1957-1958), and Jack Chuba (1958-1959).

Zaporoza School

Zaporoza School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 123.

The Zaporoza School building

The Zaporoza School building (no date)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, HRR4575.

Interior of Zaporoza School building

Interior of Zaporoza School building (no date)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, HRR4576.

The former Zaporoza School building

The former Zaporoza School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Zaporoza School building

The former Zaporoza School building (August 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Entrance to the former Zaporoza School building

Entrance to the former Zaporoza School building (August 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Zaporoza School building

Interior of the former Zaporoza School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Zaporoza School building

Interior of the former Zaporoza School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Zaporoza School building

Interior of the former Zaporoza School building (August 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Zaporoza School commemorative monument

Zaporoza School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.70472, W100.48578
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Riding Mountain POWs: The Teacher’s Tale by Bill Waiser
Manitoba History, Number 61, Fall 2009

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.

From the Past to the Present, 1898-1987 by Parkland Ukrainian Pioneer Association, circa 1988. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, Rare Book Collection F5648.P36 Fro]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Zaporoza School District No. 1468 Daily Registers, GR2061, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Bruce Kwiatkowski and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 November 2020

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