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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Happy Lake School No. 1956 (Municipality of Roblin)

The Happy Lake School District was organized formally in March 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE28-30-28W in what is now the Municipality of Roblin. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Intermountain School Division. The only vestiges remaining at the time of a 2019 site visit were the concrete foundations of the school and its teacherage. A metal commemorative sign at the site was erected by local resident Lloyd John Elder.

Among the teachers of Happy Lake School was Clarence E. Heapy (1926).

Happy Lake School

Happy Lake School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 67.

Concrete foundation of Happy Lake School

Concrete foundation of Happy Lake School (August 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Happy Lake School commemorative sign

Happy Lake School commemorative sign (August 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.59519, W101.33023
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Happy Lake School District No. 1956], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 August 2019

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