Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sigurbjorg Stefansson Early School (11 Autumnwood Drive, Gimli, RM of Gimli)

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Located on Autumnwood Drive in Gimli, this early years school was commissioned by the Evergreen School Division at a cost of $3.5 million. The initial configuration had nine classrooms and two kindergarden rooms. It opened to students in kindergarten through grade four on 11 March 2003. Named for long-time Gimli teacher Sigurbjorg Stefansson, it was opened officially by Premier Gary Doer on 20 March 2003.

This school was the second to commemorate her, with the original building being the Sigurbjorg Stefansson Elementary School.





Morris Kustiak




Paul Bailey


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Photos & Coordinates

Sigurbjorg Stefansson Early School

Sigurbjorg Stefansson Early School (July 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.63492, W97.00238
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Sigurbjorg Stefansson (1897-1985)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sigurbjorg Stefansson Elementary School (Third Avenue, Gimli, RM of Gimli)


“Mold in new Gimli school delays completion,” Interlake Spectator, 12 August 2002, page 14.

“Breakfast program marks fifth year,” Interlake Spectator, 25 November 2002, page 32.

“Grand opening,” Interlake Spectator, 24 March 2003, page 1.

“Premier marks official opening of new Gimli early school,” Interlake Spectator, 24 March 2003, pages 10 & 11.

“Evergreen School Division [...],” Interlake Spectator, 7 May 2010, page 35.

Sigurbjorg Stefansson Early School - About Us, Evergreen School Division.

We thank Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 15 July 2023

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