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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Columbine School No. 2180 (RM of Grey)

A monument marks the site of Columbine School, which opened June 1928, in a one-room schoolhouse at the northeast corner of NW6-8-5W in the Rural Municipality of Grey. It closed in 1968, remaining students went to Dandurand School No. 2064, and the school district was formally dissolved in January 1971. The monument was erected in 1992, for the Elm Creek centennial year, and dedicated to the pioneers, teachers, and students of Columbine School District.

Among the teachers of Columbine School were Miss Thelma MacDonald, Miss Phylis Scotney, Iva Campbell Rogers, Lillian Shewfelt Trump, Audrey Ellis, Ollie Woods, Miss Irma Blight, Mrs. Nellie Stevenson, Mrs. Aileen Andrews, Phyllis Beaumont, Dorothy Bates, Kathleen Froese, and Eileen Fraser (1958-1961).

Columbine School

Columbine School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 112.

Columbine School

Columbine School monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.63539, W98.13132
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

A Century of Memories: Elm Creek Centennial History Book, 1892-1992 edited by Doug and Hazel Frost. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.E46 Cen]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2015

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