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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shellvale School No. 2034 (RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Shellvale School District was established in April 1920 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW32-24-27W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The school closed in 1966 and the district was dissolved the following year, its catchment area becoming part of the Intermountain School Division. The former school teacherage was abandoned at the time of a 2013 site visit.

Among the teachers at Shellvale School were Mr. Koslowsky (1920), Kate Smith, Mrs. Katie Burelle, and Michael Mazur (5 years).

Shellvale School

Shellvale School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 81.

The former Shellvale School building

The former Shellvale School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 537.

The former Shellvale School teacherage

The former Shellvale School teacherage (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the Shellvale School teacherage

Interior of the Shellvale School teacherage (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Shellvale School commemorative sign

Shellvale School commemorative sign (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.12443, W101.23457
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.

R.M. of Boulton: Once Upon a Century, 1884-1984 by R.M. of Boulton, 1986, pages 50-52.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2023

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