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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:42

A historical account of the Minaki School history written by the late Jack Charlesworth (to read the full account, view the PDF file).

Minaki School Section No 1 (1916-69)

The Townsite of Minaki got it's start when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was being built across Canada. In 1906 this construction was in full swing and of course the crossing of the Winnipeg River created a natural meeting place. Much Labour was required to blast out the series of rock cuts and fill the valleys with the rock fill. The river also had to be bridged so a small community of construction personnel and their families collected at this point and some of them never left. The river also became a supply route with steamboats plying between Kenora and Minaki

One of the families who came to this emerging village was that of W.G. Muncer whose family is still represented in the populations of Minaki...

To read the full account, view the PDF file:  icon Minaki School History 1916-69 (Jack Charlesworth)