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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.
Richard Paul Epp
Simon “Cy” Nimchuk (1933-2020)
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)
Minnetonka School (August 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.81871, W97.12136
denoted by symbol on the map above
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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