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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wood Bay School No. 307 (Municipality of Louise)

Wood Bay School was established formally in 1883. A school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 6-4-10 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Louise. It closed in 1966 and its remaining students went to Pilot Mound Consolidated School No. 105. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Wood Bay School were Jack M. Scurfield and J. Muriel Smith (wife of Michael Ewanchuk).

Wood Bay School

Wood Bay School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 18.

The former Wood Bay School building

The former Wood Bay School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 607.

Wood Bay School commemorative sign

Wood Bay School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.28065, W98.79889
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Obituary [J. Muriel Ewanchuk], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1997, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2019

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