Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinawa School No. 1627 (Old Pinawa, RM of Lac du Bonnet)

The Pinawa School District was established in May 1912 and a schoolhouse operated in the community of Old Pinawa (as opposed to the present village of Pinawa) that developed around the Pinawa hydroelectric power station, in the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet. In 1966, the area became part of the Lac du Bonnet Consolidated School. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Pinawa School was Thomas Henry Shakespeare (c1926).

Pinawa School

Pinawa School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 6.

Pinawa School commemorative monument

Pinawa School commemorative monument (September 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Pinawa School commemorative monument

Pinawa School commemorative monument (November 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.21714, W95.92763
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinawa Hydroelectric Power Dam (Winnipeg River, RM of Lac du Bonnet)


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.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2024

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