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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red River Mission School (St. John’s Park, Winnipeg)

A fieldstone cairn in St. Johns Park in Winnipeg was dedicated by St. John’s-Ravenscourt School on 1 November 1995. It commemorates the Red River Mission School that was established near this site on 1 November 1820, by Reverend John West under the auspices of the Anglican Church Missionary Society. It was the first Protestant school in western Canada for the education of local children.

Red River Mission School commemorative monument

Red River Mission School commemorative monument (July 2018)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91911, W97.12601
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John West (1778-1845)

Sources:

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 30.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2018

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