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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amaranth Collegiate / Amaranth School (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)

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The Amaranth Collegiate building in Amaranth, in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa, was designed by architect Nikola Zunic 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.







Reginald Johnston




Jim Sangster




School Year



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

Photos & Coordinates

Former Amaranth School

Former Amaranth School (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Amaranth School

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

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Flora School / Amaranth School No. 1534 (Amaranth, RM of Alonsa)

Memorable Manitobans: Nikola Mathew “Nick” Zunic (1921-2006)


“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: 5 April 2019

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