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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bukovina School / Lord Roberts School No. 1218 (RM of Stuartburn)

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Known as the Bukovina School District (spelled Bukowina in some sources) when it was organized formally in February 1903, it was renamed Lord Roberts School around the summer of 1921. A one-room schoolhouse operated at SW16-1-6E in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Boundary School Division. It is believed that, after the school closed, the building was moved to Vita and used as an additional classroom for Shevchenko School. When a multi-room school building was constructed there, the one-room school building was sold.





Bessie Tow?


Charles Joseph Salinos (1893-1957)


Olga Pauline Popiel


Charles Joseph Salinos (1893-1957)


Dorothy Vera Probizanski


Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (1914-1993)


Alice Gawransky [Gauransky?]




School Year



Frances Delores Popowich (grades 1-2, 1929), Bessie Tow? (all grades, 1928; grades 1-6, 1929)


Felix Joseph Kulyk (grades 1-2), Charles Joseph Salinos (grades 3-9)


Bessie Janet Gutkin (grades 1-2, 1930), Felix Joseph Kulyk (grades 1-2, 1931), Charles Joseph Salinos (grades 3-9)


Bessie Janet Gutkin (grades 1-2), Charles Joseph Salinos (grades 3-9)


Helen Elsie Kostyniuk (grades 1-2), Charles Joseph Salinos (grades 3-9)


Mary Karpetz (grades 1-4), Olga Pauline Popiel (grades 5-9)


Mary Karpetz (grades 1-4), Charles Joseph Salinos (grades 5-10)


Jennie Polischuk (grades 1-4), Dorothy Vera Probizanski (grades 5-10)


Jennie Polischuk (grades 1-4), Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (grades 5-8)


Margaret Andrushyn (grades 1-4), Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (grades 5-8)


Alice Gawransky [Gauransky?] (grades 5-8), Margaret Andrushyn (grades 1-4)


Alice Gawransky [Gauransky?] (grades 5-8), Mary E. Shearer (grades 1-4)



Among the other teachers at Bukovina School / Lord Roberts School were M. O. Ostapowicz (1919, spring), ? (1919, fall), F. Wilson (1920), Charles Joseph Salinos (1920-1923), Michael A. Doroschuk (1923), Gregory M. Marko (1924), ? (1924-1928), Helen Prociw (1946-1947), ? (1947-1955), Peter Yarmie (1955-1956), ? (1956-1965), Harry Kosowan (1965-1966), and Bohdan Eugene Domytrak (1966-1967).

Photos & Coordinates

Lord Roberts School

Lord Roberts School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 79.

Students of Lord Roberts School

Students of Lord Roberts School (no date)
Source: Bob Graham

Students of Lord Roberts School

Students of Lord Roberts School (no date)
Source: Bob Graham

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.03056, W96.73544
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lord Roberts School (Daly Street South, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Szewczenko School / Shevchenko School No. 1388 (Vita, RM of Stuartburn)


Marriage registrations [Janet Bessie Gutkin and Joseph Boroditsky], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Manitoba School Records Collection, Bukowina School District #1218 - Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Lord Roberts School District #1218 - Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

School District Formation Files [Bukovina School District No. 1218], GR1688, E0027, 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.

We thank Don Machnee and Bob Graham for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2019

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