Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnetonka School (200 Minnetonka Street, Winnipeg)

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Located in the Rural Municipality of St. Vital, now a suburb of Winnipeg, at the northeast corner of Minnetonka Street and River Road, this school was intended as a replacement for the aging Mountbatten School, though the latter remained open for several more years. The school initially shared a Principal with Lavallee School. A fire on 28 October 1979 fire caused some $50,000 in damages.

The school is operated by the Louis Riel School Division.





Wally Stoyko


Richard Paul Epp


Simon “Cy” Nimchuk (1933-2020)




Wayne Ruff




Lisa Lewis


School Year



Shirley Barrett, Richard Epp, Gail Ann Hnatiuk (grade 1), Jan Hryciw, Bill MacDonald, Norma Peterson, Lilian Ellen Post (grade 2), Christine Cecelia Wilson, Dorothy Wright


Janice Marie Cystrick (grade 6, 1970), Richard Paul Epp (grades 5 & 6, 1969; grade 5, 1970), Janice Lorene Hrycan (grade 3), Bill MacDonald (grade 6), Norma Kathlene Peterson (French), Lilian Ellen Post (grade 2), Sharyn Lee Monica Reid (grade 1), Christine Cecelia Wilson (grade 5), Dorothy Julia Wright (grade 4)

Photos & Coordinates

Minnetonka School

Minnetonka School (August 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.81871, W97.12136
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnetonka School No. 659 (RM of Portage la Prairie)


“Parents rebuffed, school to close,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1969, page 14.

“School blaze damage toll set at $50,000,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1979, page 12.

“Students show school pride with murals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1981, page 2.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), GR 1196, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Gail Hnatiuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 February 2021

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