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The Amaranth Collegiate building in Amaranth, in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa, was designed by the architectural firm of Zunic and Sobkowich and constructed in 1961 by Burton Construction. When it opened in late 1961, its initial enrollment was 60 students, increasing to 148 students by 1967 when two classrooms were added to the west side of the structure. A further addition was made in 1982, the year after students from the nearby Amaranth School transferred here. The school closed around 2005 and it stood vacant and vandalized at the time of a 2018 site visit.
Harold Fehr, Charlie Green, Darlene Grimstead, Bernice Robb, Lawrence Weslake
Harold Fehr, Darlene Grimstead, Paul Monchka, Bernice Robb
Thomas Bales, Lillian Boyechko, Debbie Chumola, Harold Fehr, Darlene Grimstead, Gayle Kuhn, Brent McEachen, Bernice Robb, Marilyn Shamuyarira, Ada Thompson, Judith Thompson
Thomas Bales, Debbie Chumola, Darlene Grimstead, Brent McEachen, Bernice Robb, Marilyn Shamuyarira, Christine Southam, Ada Thompson, Judith Thompson
Former Amaranth School (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Interior of the former Amaranth School (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.59470, W98.73679
denoted by symbol on the map above
Manitoba Business: Zunic and Sobkowich
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Flora School / Amaranth School No. 1534 (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)
“Add one position in Turtle R.,” Dauphin Herald, 6 September 1978, page 2.
“Teachers begin year in Turtle River S.D.,” Dauphin Herald, 10 September 1980, page 24.
“Teachers ready in Turtle River,” Dauphin Herald, 1 September 1982, page 18.
“Teachers in Turtle River schools,” Dauphin Herald, 9 October 1984, page 30.
Seasons of Our Lives, A History of Amaranth and District, Manitoba, Canada by Amaranth Historical Society, 1985, page 123.
“Amaranth School on the chopping block?,” Dauphin Herald, 23 September 2003, page 3.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 September 2023
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