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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sunbeam School No. 1806 (RM of Piney)

The Sunbeam School District was organized formally in April 1914 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW7-1-10E in the Rural Municipality of Piney. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Boundary School Division.

Among the teachers of Sunbeam School were Nazar Watcyk (1919-1920), W. H. Brown (1921-1922), Miss V. E. Whitman (1922-1923), Clement M. Averay Jones (1925-1926), Ada Dillon (1928), Harold Steeves (1931-1932), William Tanchak (1932-1935), Daniel James Reese (1935-1936), Nicholas Kosowan (1936-1937, 1942-1943), Walter C. Bilych (1938-1942), Mary Frances Nabozniak (1943-1944), Mary Bazinet (1945-1946), Annie Woroniuk (1946-1947), Isaac M. Fast (1947), Clarence Arthur Pischke (1947-1948), Ramona M. Strimbisky (1948-1949), Olga Stefiuk (1950-1951), Olga Malenko (1951-1952), John Jaman (1952-1953), Nestor M. Podolsky (1953-1959), John M. Chobotar (1959-1960), Metro Drewniak (1960-1961), Arlene Donna Podolsky (1961-1962), Leona Buyarski (1962-1963), Margaret Perchaluk (1963-1964), Sonia Marilyn Turich (1964-1965), N. Nykyforchyn (1965), and Nell Pauline Chobotar (1965-1966).

Sunbeam School

Sunbeam School (no date) by Clarence Moore
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 39.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.01647, W96.24658
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Sunbeam School District No. 1806], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Sunbeam School No. 1806 Daily Registers, GR2088, 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 and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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