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A monument in Rivers, in the Municipality of Riverdale, was erected in July 1988 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its formal incorporation as a Village. Also at the site is the original bell from Rivers Consolidated School No. 1484, which stood nearby from 1910 to 1974, built on a design by Brandon architect William Alexander Elliott. A monument that appears to have once had a large plaque imbedded in it now has a small plaque commemorating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12 May 1937.
James McNeil (1866-1954)
P. A. Klassen
Angus McNevin (1862-1923)
W. W. Ferrier
Thomas Orton Durnin (1889-1964)
John Osborn Wilson (1900-1972)
Lewis Emmett Lynd (1876-1961)
Benjamin Hodkinson (1864-1948)
Wilfred Inglis Stewart (1898-1964)
John Wesley Lorne Graham (1904-2000)
Robert Leslie McIntosh (1925-2011)
Arnold J. Nicholls
R. I. Cobbledick, E. M. Dunsmore, A. M. Harrison, J. Miners
E. L. Cathers, E. M. Dunsmore, A. M. Harrison, J. Miners
L. E. Hardy, H. R. Hayden, E. I. Weir, Mary Williams, Mildred Williams
M. Campbell, May Emrick, Helen R. Hayden, Ivy Miners, M. R. Williams, M. S. Williams
O. G. Delbridge, A. I. McFadden, I. M. Miners, J. M. Miners
L. Bastard, O. G. Delbridge, H. Jaffray, Ivy Miners, J. M. Miners, G. Thompson
L. Bastard, A. Jones, I. Miners, Jessie Miners, G. Thompson
L. A. Bastard, A. Jones, I. Miners, Jessie Miners, Irene Peden
A. I. McFadden, Ivy Miners, Irene Peden
A. I. McFadden, I. M. Miners, Jessie Miners, Irene Peden, Muriel O. Travers
A. I. McFadden, I. M. Miners, J. M. Miners, M. I. Mitchell
K. Adcock, Rose Hyndman, A. I. McFadden, I. Miners, M. Mitchell
Among the other teachers at Rivers School were Nicholas Melnychuk, Jean Suszko, and Ronald Keith Pettapiece (c1952).
Postcard view of Rivers Consolidated School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0110
Members of a Rivers football club (CNR Car Department) have their photo taken on the Rivers School steps (1910)
Front row (L-R): T. Steward, D. Sutherland, S. Kelly, L. Tottenham, H. Tattersall
Second row: A. Reid, H. Evans, M. Burton
Third row: J. Bell, W. Penny, C. Blandford
Back row: G. Foley, A. Belcher, J. A. Mitchell, N. Hooper, J. Bell, Albert “Bert” Franklin
Source: Derek Mclay
Rivers School with $40,000 addition (circa 1920)
Source: Education Department Report, 1920, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Van used to transport students to the Rivers Consolidated School, with driver Bob Mills. Male students were unidentified but girls were (left to right): Violet Bowman, Fanny Varcoe, Belle Robins, Eva Robins, Peg Robins, and Mabel Bowman (circa 1912)
Source: Olive Bowman Lee (via James Frank)
Rivers anniversary monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Rivers anniversary monument (July 2021)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.03364, W100.23727
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pendennis School No. 920 (Municipality of Riverdale)
“School report,” Rivers Gazette, 6 March 1919, page 8.
“School report,” Rivers Gazette, 8 April 1920, page 5.
“School report for February,” Rivers Gazette, 3 March 1921, page 5.
“School report for November,” Rivers Gazette, 15 December 1921, page 5.
“School report for May,” Rivers Gazette, 8 June 1922, page 5.
“School report for March,” Rivers Gazette, 5 April 1923, page 1.
“School report for March,” Rivers Gazette, 3 April 1924, page 1.
“School report for May,” Rivers Gazette, 4 June 1925, page 4.
“School report for May,” Rivers Gazette, 3 June 1926, page 6.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Old Rivers school to be demolished,” Rivers Gazette Reporter, 27 June 1974, page 1.
Geographical Names of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Conservation, c2000.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950
We thank James Frank, George Penner, and Derek Mclay for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 June 2023
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