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Manitoba Organization: University Women’s Club of Portage la Prairie

The University Women’s Club of Portage la Prairie provides fellowship for members, leadership and effective action for community initiatives, and a voice for national issues through the Canadian Federation of University Women.

A project undertaken by the University Women’s Club in 1982 was to document the one-room schoolhouses that once operated in the Portage la Prairie School Division. Coordinated by member Joan Scrase, local artists Charlotte Jones and Karen Braden were commissioned to do pen and ink drawings of the schools. Photographs, written and verbal information was collected from members of the community, and deposited at the Portage Plains Regional Library. The drawings are displayed in the School Division offices, and copies are available for purchase there.

Schools included in the collection:

Beaconsfield School No. 54

Beautiful Valley School No. 924

Belcourt School No. 1694

Belle Plain School No. 46

Burnside School No. 24

Central School (Portage la Prairie)

Cochrane School No. 43

Dale School No. 705

Delta Beach School No. 1810

Dundonald School No. 1322

East Curtis School No. 1187

East Poplar Point School No. 15

East Prospect School No. 111

East Ward School (Portage la Prairie)

Edwin School No. 735

Elm River School No. 622

Elsmith School No. 648

Euclid School No. 197

Flee Island School No. 527

Fortier School No. 741

Gainsborough School No. 1941

High Bluff Village School No. 771

Hood School No. 1384

Ingleside School No. 831

Kelvin School No. 1347

Layland School No. 2090

Longburn School No. 93

Macdonald School

Mill Creek School No. 929

Mount Pleasant School No. 50

Nairn School No. 42

Nora School No. 1551

North High Bluff School No. 23

North Ridge Road School No. 730

North Ward School (Portage la Prairie)

Oakland School No. 57

Oakville School No. 655

Old High Bluff School No. 13

Overhill School No. 2084

Poplar Bluff School No. 73

Portage Collegiate (Portage la Prairie)

Portage Creek School No. 505

Rob Roy School No. 1324

Rose Grove School No. 2216

Salem School No. 623

South Ridge Road School No. 780

The Landing School No. 951

Victoria School (Portage la Prairie)

Westbourne School No. 11

West Curtis School No. 1187

West Oakland School No. 110

West Poplar Point School No. 12

West Prospect School No. 112

West Ward School (Portage la Prairie)

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Portage la Prairie School Division No. 24

Manitoba Organization: University Women’s Club of Winnipeg

University Women’s Club of Winnipeg


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 December 2013

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