Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rae School No. 1253 (RM of Victoria)

A structure built at this site in the Rural Municipality of Victoria in 1902 was first used as a church then, in September 1903, a school district was organized around it. Rae School continued to operate until 1962 when it joined Holland Consolidated School District. As of the 1980s, the former school building was used as a granary at SW3-9-11W.

Among the teachers of Rae School were Miss Brandon (1912), Miss Staples (1913), G. Pentigell (1914), Olive Rae (1915), Violet Ring, Eve Stacy and Anetta Woechman (1916-1917), Ennis Mattie and Mrs. Scoby (1917-1918), Mrs. Scoby (1919), Eleanor Graham (1919), E. Thompson, William Heaghet (1919) and A. J. Robertson (1919), H. Robertson, Caroline Lipsett and Gladys Bowman (1920), Gladys Bowman (1920-1921), Lucy Mallock (1920-1921), Abe Pachal (1921-1922), W. Pool (1921-1922), Isabel Larson (1922-1927), Jean Parker (1927-1928), Anne Forbes (1927-1928), Beth Briscoe (5 years), Gwen Waring (8 years), Inna Hawkins, Eleanor Graham, Gladys Hurst, Donald McGregor, Verna Ruth Louise Vane (1946-1947), Zelda Clarke, William Pratt, Verla Higgins, Marlene Pelk, Liz Brims (2 years), R. B. Lebeau (2 years), Ellen Styne, and Doris Atkinson.

The former Rae School building

The former Rae School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1399.

Rae School commemorative monument

Rae School commemorative monument (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.71698, W98.89273
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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

R.M. of Victoria: Past & Present, Volume 1 by RM of Victoria History Book Committee, 2002, page 195.

Obituary [Verna Ruth Louise Pennycook], G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2023

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