Historic Sites of Manitoba: Delta School No. 669 (RM of Prairie Lakes)

The Delta School District was established formally in July 1891, and a school building was erected in 1893 on section 12, township 5, range 16 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. It closed in August 1917 and remaining students went to Belmont Consolidated School No. 441. As of the early 1990s, the former school building was being used as a granary. All that remained at the site during a 2011 visit was a monument, erected in 1980, commemorating the school and community of Delta.

The teachers of Delta School were Annie F. Playfair, Miss K. Murray, Jack Tisdale, Elizabeth Kinley, Ethel Kinley, Katie Martin, Roy Simpson, I. Ferguson, Ida Ross, Isabel Brandon, Miss Finlayson, Miss Gordon, Mr. A. Sykes, Miss O. Gowanlock, Dora W. Wile, Miss Lolla Longden, and Miss Blackburn.

The former Delta School building

The former Delta School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1345.

Delta School and community monument

Delta School and community monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.36888, W99.51802
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Delta Beach School No. 1810 (Delta Beach, RM of Portage la Prairie)


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.

The Delta Memoirs: 1880-1980 by Residents of the Delta District, 1980.

The Path of the Pioneers: Belmont and District, 1889-1989 by Belmont History Committee, 1989. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.B44 Pat]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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