Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carrick School No. 1639 (RM of Lakeshore)

The Carrick School District was organized formally in July 1912, named for Carrick, Ireland. A school building was not erected until two years later, on the southeast quarter of 30-22-16 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Lakeshore. The school closed in 1959 due to lack of students. Its district was consolidated in 1964 with Makinak School No. 979 and Woodbend School No. 1886 to form Makinak Consolidated School No. 2428. The building remained at the site until at least the 1980s, used as a granary, but is now gone. A commemorative monument at the site, topped with a metal model of the school, was erected in July 1987.

Some of the teachers who taught at Carrick School included Helen Cumming (1914), Letitia Whaley, L. Loosemore, Miss Stevens, Mrs. E. Recknell (1954-1955), Miss Muriel Reese (1955-1956), Gerhard Loewen (1956-1958), and Mrs. Elaine Reimer (1958-1959).

Carrick School

Carrick School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 8.

The former Carrick School building

The former Carrick School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 930.

Carrick School commemorative monument

Carrick School commemorative monument (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.91950, W99.67312
denoted by symbol on the map above


“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.

“26 rural schools start fall term classes Tuesday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 August 1960, page 1.

Between Mountain and Lake: A History of Ochre River Rural Municipality, 1885-1970 by Ochre River Women’s Institute History Committee, Neepawa: The Neepawa Press, 1970, pages 249-250.

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: 6 February 2021

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