Historic Sites of Manitoba: Napinka School No. 829 (Napinka, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)
Napinka School No. 829 was established formally in September 1894 and a school building was erected at Napinka in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada. Construction of the structure is unusual in that it is made locally acquired field stones, assembled under the supervision of stonemason I. J. Phinney. Classrooms on the main floor accommodated students in the lower grades while high school students and a library were situated in the basement.
In 1959, the school became Napinka Consolidated School No. 2369 when it was consolidated with Menota School No. 519 and Tremblay School No. 707. Students from other rural schools in the vicinity came here as they closed in the 1960s. In 1968, the school became part of the Antler River School Division.
The building, a municipally designated heritage site as of 1994, is now used as a drop-in centre for seniors.
Photos & Coordinates
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.
Napinka School, Souris Street, Napinka, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 January 2022