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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sunny Valley School No. 2027 (Northern Manitoba)

The Sunny Valley School District was organized formally in February 1920 and a one-room schoolhouse was built in 1923 at SE33-28-1W, in an unincorporated part of northern Manitoba, in 1923. The school closed in 1964 and its students were bussed to Northland School. This caused overcrowding at Northland so students returned here in 1965. The closure in December 1966 was permanent, after which students went to the Peguis Central School. The building was sold and later burned.

Among the teachers of Sunny Valley School were Miss M. L. Smears (1922), Ellen Lee (1923-1928), H. D. Gregg (1929), Margaret Lamb (1930), Daniel Malofie (1933), Jacob J. Penner (1934), Peter P. Olchowski (1935), William Harrison Lucow (1937-1938), Joseph A. McCracken (1938), Gladys Haywahe (1939), Christine Sweinson (1940), George Basham (1945-1950), Beulah Asham (1951-1952), Mary R. Calrow (1953-1955), Jean Chartrand (1956-1962), Louis Sitar (1963), and Vera Wylychenko (1966).

Sunny Valley School

Sunny Valley School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 79.

Sunny Valley School teacherage

Sunny Valley School teacherage (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 79.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.43601, W97.53345
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northland School No. 2199 (Northern Manitoba)


School District Formation Files [Sunny Valley School District No. 2027], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

Yesterday's Dreams, Today's Memories: Dallas-Red Rose, Fisher Bay, Hodgson Area by Norsundal Cultural Group, 1985, pages 44, 136.

We thank Charlotte McCrae for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2023

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