Historic Sites of Manitoba: Willow Ridge School No. 2202 (RM of Tache)

The Willow Ridge School District was organized formally in May 1929 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW7-8-5E in the Rural Municipality of Tache. The district was dissolved in 1968 and its catchment area became part of the Hanover School Division.

Among the teachers of Willow Ridge School were Sebastian B. Rieger (1929-1930), Frank John Willms (1930-1933), ? (1933-1948), George Neufeld (1948-1959), Rosaline Marie Voth (1959-1961), Katie G. Rieger (1961-1962), Louis Pokrant (1962-1964), Henry C. Giesbrecht (1964-1965), Arthur Rempel (1965-1967), Norman Buster Wiens (1967-1968).

Willow Ridge School

Willow Ridge School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 114.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.63725, W96.91189
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Willow Ridge School District No. 2202], 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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Willow Ridge School District No. 2202 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Henry Esau, Nathan Kramer, and Rosaline Voth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2021

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