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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dand Consolidated School No. 1913 (Dand, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

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Founded in 1919 at this site in Dand, in what is now the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, Dand School consolidated two rural schools from the surrounding area: Chain Lakes School No. 783 and Luther School No. 1018. Originally a two-classroom structure, in the fall of 1958, a third classroom was added. In 1964, students in grades 9 to 11 were bused to Deloraine so the school dropped back to two active classrooms. The brick school building is no longer present at the site but a monument erected in June 1970 commemorates it.





Frederick Ladlay “Fred” Bousfield (1865-1957)


Henrietta Beveridge Herkes (1899-?)


Jesse C. French


Alice Myrtle Jennings (1894-1964)


Amy Myrtle Beavis Anderson (1903-1990)


Wesley Sterling McGill (1904-1986)


Ella Bryson Cumming (1899-1985)




Iris Ada Caroline Diamond (1905-1990)


Nilliphine? Evelyn Leech


Mary Edna Anderson Hodgson (1910-1998)




Kenneth Donald Bruce (1892-1968)




Jane M. Franklin


Mary Edna Anderson Hodgson (1910-1998)





Nilliphine? Evelyn Leech (grades 7-11), Helen Margaret Murchie (grades 1-6)


Mary Edna Hodgson (grades 7-11), Helen Margaret Murchie (grades 1-6)

Other teachers at the Dand School between 1919 and 1967 included Miss Anna B. Smith (1919), Miss Jessie D. Andrews (1919), Miss Frances Holden (1919-1920), Miss M. A. Currie (1919-1921), Miss Bertha Norton (1920-1921), Miss M. H. Morrison (1921-1922), Miss Prouse (1922-1923), Miss Haskins (1923-1924), Miss E. Collins (1923-1924), Mr. H. I. Stein (1923-1924), Mr. H. Lewis (1923-1924), Miss A. Walker (1924-1926), Mrs. Fennel (1925-1926), Miss Muriel Hedden (1926-1928), Professor Prouse (1926-1927), Janet More (1926-1927, 1944-1946), Miss Verna Coad (1928-1930), Miss Marione Frame (1930-1933), Edna Anderson (1933-1939, 1941-1944, 1957-1967), Miss Wilma Sutton (1933-1936), Miss Helen Cochrane (1936-1938), Miss E. Smith (1938-1939), Mr. Ebor Carruthers (1939-1940), Mrs. I. A. Heim (1941-1942), Mrs. W. Norton (1942-1944), Miss Margaret Harrison (1943-1946), Miss I. Drummond (1946-1948), Richard Nielsen (1946-1950), Miss Phyllis Jasper (1948-1949, 1953-1954), Miss Monroe (1949-1950), Mrs. Bertha Burnett (1949-1951), Mr. T. Tesarski (1950-1953), Miss Freda Couling (1951-1952), Miss Virginia Pruden (1952-1953, 1954-1956), Kenneth Donald Bruce (1953-1954), Mrs. Jane Franklin (1953-1957), Miss Isobel Radcliffe (1956-1959), Miss Ruth Stewart (1958-1960), Miss Mae Millard (1959-1961), Miss Verbena Maguire (1960-1961), Mrs. W. L. Day (1961-1963), and Mrs. M. Foussard (1961-1965).

Photos & Coordinates

Dand School

Dand School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 58.

The former Dand School building

The former Dand School building (June 1975)
Source: Murray Teetaert

The former Dand School building with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background

The former Dand School building with the Manitoba Pool grain elevator in the background (June 1975)
Source: Murray Teetaert

Dand School commemorative monument

Dand School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.34022, W100.49888
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

Golden Memories: A History of the Dand Community, Dand Women’s Institute, 1967.

Obituary [Helen Margaret Dickie], Shoal Lake Star, 18 May 1993, page 11.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Murray Teetaert for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 April 2020

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