Historic Sites of Manitoba: Spruce Hills Consolidated School No. 2413 (RM of Victoria)

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The Spruce Hills Consolidated School District, formed from the merger of Great Carlton School No. 1003, Southfield School No. 1044, Ladysmith School No. 1055, and Pratt School No. 2167, began operation in the Rural Municipality of Victoria in November 1963, in a school building brought from the Hollywood School District. By September 1965, the school had two classrooms. It closed in June 1968 as its catchment area was absorbed into the Pine Creek School Division. The building was used until late 1974 as a community centre, at which time it was sold and converted into a private residence at the site.

A monument covered in coloured glass insulators, unveiled in 1988, commemorates the school at the site.





Carol Fern Kilfoyle


Ellen Veronica Whelan Bickford (1903-1989)


Katherine McLeod “Kay” Halliday





Carol Fern Kilfoyle (grades 1-8)


Carol Fern Kilfoyle (grades 1-8)


Ethel Alexina Gregory (grades 1-4), Carol Fern Kilfoyle (grades 5-8)


Ellen Veronica Whelan Bickford (grades 5-8), Mildred McCulloch (grades 1-4)


Katherine McLeod “Kay” Halliday (grades 5-8), Mildred McCulloch (grades 1-4)

Photos & Coordinates

Spruce Hills School commemorative monument

Spruce Hills School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.78664, W98.91567
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hollywood School No. 1279 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)


School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Spruce Hills School District No. 2413 - Daily Registers, GR3152, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

R.M. of Victoria: Past & Present, Volume 1 by RM of Victoria History Book Committee, 2002, page 203.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2024

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