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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ridgeland School No. 2038 (RM of Stuartburn)

The Ridgeland School District was established formally in May 1920 and a schoolhouse was built at the northeast corner of NE-36-2-9E in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. In April 1967, the school district was dissolved and its catchment area was transferred to the Boundary School Division No. 16.

Among the teachers of Ridgeland School were C. C. Miller (1921-1922), G. Maxwell Peacock (1922), C. M. Averay Jones (1923), Winnifred D. Boughton (1923), Donella E. G. Nicolson (1924), Miss E. F. McDonald (1924-1925), Sylvia Colman (1926), M. G. Dudley (1927), Annette Fogel (1927-1928), J. M. Mysyk (1928-1929), Minnie Goldovsky (1929-1930), Elizabeth Elkin (1933-1934), Margaret Annie Witty (1936-1938), Constance Mary Sargent (1938-1939), Marie Alexiuk (1940), Margaret Anna Dzaman (1940-1941), Sophie Bernice Wasilka (1941-1942), Helen Peters (1942-1943), Helen Sylvia Welyshyn (1944-1945), Olga Eleanor Bradoway (1945-1946), Genevieve Chorney (1946-1947), Olga Davidiuk (1947-1948), Mary Nastiuk (1949-1950), Nicholas Nels Perchaliuk (1950-1951), Helen Mae Pachnisky (1951-1952), Lena Louise Kohut (1952-1953), Laurence L. McGill (1954-1955), Elsie Gushuliak (1955-1956), Helen Mary Kozachenko (1956-1957), Sonia S. Podalsky (1958-1959), Helene P. Dubenski (1959-1960), Joanne Patricia Simcoe (1960-1962), Roman John Paley (1962-1963), Donald Chubey (1963-1964), and Lena Bachewich (1964-1965).

Ridgeland School building with children in front

Ridgeland School building with children in front (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.17779, W96.24855
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

School division and school district formation files, Ridgeland School District No. 2038, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Ridgeland School District No. 2038 Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Sophie Wasilka Sytnyk], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 2019.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2020

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