Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oukraina School No. 1112 (RM of Dauphin)

The Oukraina School District was organized formally in April 1901 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE32-27-20W in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. In 1965, the district was dissolved and its remaining students went to Sifton School No. 1009. The former school building was later used as a fire hall in the village of Sifton.

Among the teachers of Oukraina School were Fred Nex (1901), Anthony Jarema (1915), Hnat Platsko (1918), S. R. Ganchar (1933-1934), W. M. Didur (1938), N. Evasiuk (1938), Mrs. Zenia Lytwyn (1938-1939), Cora Doreen Henderson (1943), Elsie Schesnuik (1954-1955), Miss Bernice M. Bencharski (1955-1956), and John Stanley Dzik (1956-1964).

The former Oukraina School building in the village of Sifton at N51.36064, W100.14209

The former Oukraina School building in the village of Sifton at N51.36064, W100.14209 (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.35504, W100.23008
denoted by symbol on the map above


“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.

“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, page 1.

“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.

“26 rural schools start fall term classes Tuesday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 August 1960, page 4.

“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.

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.

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

Sifton Then and Now: A Reminiscence of the Pioneer Era by Elsie Lesyk, Dauphin, 1992, pages 188-200.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2023

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