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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Favor School No. 2243 (RM of Mountain)

The Favor School District was organized formally in March 1934 and a school bulding was erected on the northwest quarter of 10-33-22 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. The school closed and the district was dissolved in 1967. Its area became part of the Duck Mountain School Division. The original school building still stands at the site, surrounded by agricultural land.

The teachers of Favor School between 1934 and 1967 were Dmetro Basarab, Peter Ruby, Amel Wendeborn, Jean Budolski, Pauline Feodorchuk, Olga Tycholiz, Beatrice Warner, Ivan Kostiuk, Eleanor Serwa, Pauline Kolodichuk, Nettie Ziolkowski, Marian Czarnecki, Sylvia Kostiuk, Ferdinand Kachkowski, Doris Chmelowski, Lilliann Rumak, Isobel Sosnowski, Mrs. Kuchynski, Olga Yalowica, Mrs. S. Harrison, Olga Basaraba, Marie Vajcner, and Mr. Shimko.

Favor School

Favor School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 122.

The former Favor School building

The former Favor School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 832.

The former Favor School building

The former Favor School building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.82726, W100.50972
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Hardships to Happiness: History Flows from Pine River and District by Pine River History Committee, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.P60 Har]

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: 4 February 2021

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