Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mimosa School No. 532 (Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

The Mimosa School District was established formally in March 1888. A school was erected on the northeast quarter of 22-2-25 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada. The school closed in 1949 and its remaining students went to Waskada Consolidated School No. 492 or Medora Consolidated School No. 493. The district was dissolved in 1959 and the former schoolhouse was sold and moved to Medora. It was re-sold in 1965 and moved back to the area. A commemorative monument for a school, topped with a replica, was erected at the site in July 1982.

Among the teachers of Mimosa School were Etta Johnson (1888-1889), Martha Slater (1889-1890), Sara Dunseith (1890-1892), Miss Hawthorne (1898-1902), Miss Tinline (1902-1905), Alex McAllan (1905), Jennie Hunter (1909-1911), Gertrude Agar (1911-1914), Mabel Pickersgill (1914-1915), Martha Reekie (1915-1917), Stenna Barnett (1917-1918), Marjorie Tooke (1918-1919), Mary Taylor (1919-1920), Mary Ballard (1920), Marjorie Tooke (1921), Miss Ferguson (1922), Gladys Pentland (1922-1925), Sara Wilde (1925-1926), Estelle Spence (1926-1927), C. Mott (1927-1928), Myrtle Dixon (1927-1928), Rena Smith (1928-1930), Eileen Smith (1930-1933), Margaret Buick (1933-1935), Elizabeth LaBarron (1935-1936), Florence McArthur (1936-1937), James Dann (1937-1938), Solrun Johnson (1938-1939), Dorothy McMillan (1939-1941), Elaine Davidson (1941-1942), Audrey McKinstry (1942-1943), Kathleen Richardson (1943-1945), E. Munro (1945-1946), C. L. Atkins (1946-1947), Barbara Sandercocks (1947-1948), and Verna Gibson (1948-1949).

Mimosa School

Mimosa School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 84.

Mimosa School commemorative monument

Mimosa School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14696, W100.73508
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.

Bridging Brenda: The History of Brenda Municipality and Area, Volume 1 by Brenda History Committee, 1990, pages 110-113.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2022

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