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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Raven Lake Consolidated School No. 287 (RM of Yellowhead)

In 1954, when the Raven Lake School District became Raven Lake Consolidated School No. 287, combining Sylvester Hill School and Ethel School, it moved from its earlier location to occupy the former Ethel School building at NE13-16-24W and operated here until 1963. After the school closed, the remaining students went to Shoal Lake Consolidated School No. 2352. The building was sold and moved to Elm Street in the village of Shoal Lake, where it was renovated into a private residence. A sign at its site commemorates Raven Lake Consolidated School.

Among the teachers who worked at Raven Lake Consolidated School through the years were John Leslie Milne (1954), Maureen Godlien Milne (1962-1963), and Thelma Rachel Menzies.

Raven Lake School commemorative sign

Raven Lake School commemorative sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.37304, W100.64626
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Raven Lake School No. 287 (RM of Yellowhead)


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.

Ripples On The Lake: A History of Shoal Lake Municipality, 1884-1984 by Shoal Lake History Book Committee, 1984.

We thank Malcolm Bell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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