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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Trembowla School No. 1040 (RM of Dauphin)

A sign marks the first location of the Trembowla School building in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. Established formally as a district in November 1899, the building was later moved to a site nearby. The former building of Riverbend School No. 1176 was moved to the area in 1960 and used until 1965 when the district was dissolved. The remaining students went to Sifton School No. 1009.

Among the teachers of Trembowla School were Iwan Negrych, Mary Prokopowich, J. Jenkins (1954-1955), John Sawchuk (1955-1958), John Urichen (1958-1961), and Michael Ganczar (1963-1965).

Trembowla School

Trembowla School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 45.

Trembowla School commemorative sign

Trembowla School commemorative sign (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Riverbend School building, at the Trembowla Cross of Freedom Museum, that served as Trembowla School from 1960 to 1965

The former Riverbend School building, at the Trembowla Cross of Freedom Museum, that served as Trembowla School from 1960 to 1965 (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.27316, W100.22775
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Trembowla Cross of Freedom Museum (RM of Dauphin)


“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, page 1.

“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.

“26 rural schools start fall term classes Tuesday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 August 1960, page 4.

“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.

“All area schools open classes next Tuesday, 131 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 26 August 1964, page 1.

“All schools in area open classes Sept. 1 – 133 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 25 August 1965, page 1, 8.

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2021

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