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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine River School District No. 1351 / Pine River Consolidated School District No. 2438 (Pine River, RM of Mountain)

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The Pine River School District was organized formally in October 1905 and a school building was erected on the southwest quarter of 33-32-22 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. In 1919, a new two-room school was built by Ira Stratton and expanded with additional two classrooms in 1927. The school was completely destroyed by fire on 3 October 1952. Classes were held temporarily at the Pine River Town Hall and local United Church club room until a replacement facility was completed by the end of the school year. The district became the Pine River Consolidated School District No. 2438 in January 1966, which later became became part of the Duck Mountain School Division in April 1967.

Principals

Period

Principal

1934-1936

Alexander Danylchuk

1936-1939

Fred A. Rekrut

1939-1940

Irene A. Heim

1940-1945

William John Prochuk (1909-1983)

1945-1948

Dmytro W. “Dan” Hnatiuk (1912-2005)

1948-1951

T. S. Boyaniwsky

1951-1952

A. W. Catt

1952-1956

Harry W. Chornoboy

1956-1959

Orest Ziolkoski (1933-1997)

1959-1961

G. A. Rumble

1961-1965

Maurice Wesley “Moe” Cryderman (1909-1991)

1965-1966

E. M. McKay

1966-1969

S. M. Biluke

1969-1973

S. Didur

1973-1978

?

1978-1980

John Solomon

Teachers

Among the early teachers of Pine River School were William Hrushovy (1913) and Stephen John Klym (1930s).

School Year

Teachers

1978-1979

Sylvia Bartko, Mabel Karpiak, Robert Kozar, Ann Krawchuk, Rose Overby, Verna Overby, Melvin Skulmoski

1979-1980

Sylvia Bartko, Mabel Karpiak, Robert Kozar, Anne Krawchuk, Rose Overby, Verna Overby, Melvin Skulmoski

Photos & Coordinates

The original Pine River School building

The original Pine River School building (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 102.

Pine River School teacherage

Pine River School teacherage (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 102.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.78606, W100.53070
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Night fire razes school at Pine River,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1952, page 6.

“Rossburn hard hit in $30,000 blaze,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 October 1952, page 21.

“Pine River School District No. 1351,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1953, page 27.

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.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Camperville students back early,” Dauphin Herald, 6 September 1978, page 2.

“Teachers ready for year at Duck Mountain School Div.,” Dauphin Herald, 12 September 1979, page 19.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Pine River School District No. 1351, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Eugene Hrushowy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 June 2021

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