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Libau and Area School Reunion

July 15, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Libau School

Download information below here.

WHEN and Where:

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • All activities to be held in ballroom at South Beach Casino & Resort in Scanterbury, MB on Hwy 59, 6 miles NE of Libau, MB
  • 1:30 – 5:30 PM Afternoon Program
  • 5:30 PM Evening Reception and Dinner


  • Register by making your Reunion Fee payment of $40 per person, which includes the dinner.

Payment deadline is June 30, 2017. Please pay soon, in one of three ways:

  1.  Write a cheque for $40 per person payable to “Libau and Area Schools Reunion”. Print your first and last name and our Sunova Credit Union member number #94121 on memo line of cheque. Mail cheque to:  Sunova Credit Union, 233 Main Street, Selkirk, MB.  R1A 1S1 ATTENTION Coralei King.
  2. OR send an electronic funds transfer (e-transfer) of $40 per person by e-mail to: libauschoolreunion@gmail.com
  3. OR make an in-person deposit of $40 per person to our member account #94121 at Sunova Credit Union, 233 Main Street, Selkirk, MB.

REUNION BOOK PROJECT (We invite you to contribute your materials.)

Send us your most memorable stories and photos from grade-school days.

Scan photos at high resolution (600 dots per inch [DPI]) for better reproduction in Reunion Book.

E-mail your materials to libau.book@gmail.com

or send by postal mail to:

Sylvia Sweetland, Box 7, R.R. #2, Winnipeg, MB.  R3C 2E6.

Copies of the Reunion Book will be available at cost when completed later this year.


We have reserved a block of rooms at South Beach Casino & Resort at a discounted price of $95/night. If you want to reserve a room, do so before June 30, 2017 by e-mail to: hotelsales@southbeachcasino.ca

Or call 1-877-775-8259 and mention that you are attending the “Libau and Area Schools Reunion”.


We look forward to seeing you at the reunion. In the meantime, please send us your e-mail address so we can stay in touch. And please copy us as you spread the word about the reunion to any grade-school classmates and teachers you may know. Please contact:

Reunion Co-Chairs:          

Dennis Anderson               dennisa@mymts.net                 phone 204-651-2401

June Letkeman                   wandererjii@gmail.com          phone 204-362-0501

LIBAU AND AREA SCHOOLS REUNION: Request for stories and old photos for Reunion Book

Note: This info is also posted on:

www.mhs.mb.ca/libaureunion and https://rmofstclements.com/event/libau-area-school-reunion/

WHEN and WHERE: The reunion will be held on SATURDAY JULY 15, 2017 in the ballroom at South Beach Casino & Resort in Scanterbury, MB   (1:30 – 5:30 PM, AFTERNOON PROGRAM and 5:30 PM, EVENING RECEPTION AND DINNER).

Our reunion is for all former students and teachers of eight Libau and area schools: Libau East, Libau West, Sheffield, Poplar Park, Hoey East, Hoey West, Brookside, and Arnhold. To register for the reunion, please go to one of the websites listed above and follow “How to Register” instructions.

We invite you to send us your written stories and old school photos. An edited compilation of this material will form part of a REUNION BOOK that we are preparing. So please send us your contributions, and please pass on this request to former classmates and teachers.

E-mail your grade-school days stories to us at libau.book@gmail.com in a WORD document. And attach a scan (at 600 DPI) of any old school photos or documents you may have. Or, if you prefer to mail your stories and photos, send them to: Sylvia Sweetland, Box 7, R.R. #2, Winnipeg, MB.   R3C 2E6. Photos will be returned to you. Copies of the book will be available at cost when completed later this year.

Here are some topic suggestions. But please feel free to write and submit memories/stories on any topics you want.

Some Suggested Topics for Students and Teachers:

  • Which of the schools (Libau East, Libau West, Sheffield, Poplar Park, Hoey East, Hoey West, Brookside, Arnhold) did you attend or teach at and for what grades and years?
  • How did you get to and from school? Any interesting or unusual experiences along the way?
  • What memorable activities and incidents happened during recess and lunch hours?
  • What indoor and outdoor games were played at school?
  • Any memories of particularly funny incidents, practical jokes, scary incidents?
  • Any memories about features of the school building and schoolyard (wood stove, outhouse, other)?
  • Any recollections about school caretaker and his/her duties, or did students and teachers do the caretaking?
  • Any memories about incidents of schoolyard bullying or fighting?
  • Did you go on any memorable field trips?
  • Any memories about school picnics, Christmas concerts, school plays, Valentine’s day, dances, other?
  • Any comments on how students learned in multi-grade schools – from teacher, older students, correspondence courses in school, other?
  • Any memorable class learning experiences – when teachers or other students went above and beyond?
  • Any memories of school visitors: school inspector, others?
  • If you experienced it as a student, what was it like to have a teacher boarding at your place? A teacher as a relative?
  • Did you attend high school after these your grade school? Where? Did you have to live with others to access high school? Any memorable thoughts about the transition from grade school to high school?
  • What do you see as the main benefits and disadvantages from attending/teaching at a rural multi-grade school?

2) And a Few More Topics For Teachers, Particularly:

  • What or who got you interested in teaching?
  • What certification/preparation did you have for your teaching role (Teaching Permit, Normal School, other)? Did you feel that you received adequate training?
  • What was it like to teach multi-grade classes?
  • What was it like to board at a place where some of your student(s) lived, and to teach these students? Any comments about what it was like to teach your relatives as students?
  • As you look back, what are your strongest memories about your country school teaching experience?

Please E-Mail stories and photos to libau.book@gmail.com or mail to Sylvia Sweetland Box 7, R.R. #2, Winnipeg, MB.   R3C 2E6. We want to include your contributions in the Reunion Book, so send them to us as soon as possible!



July 15, 2017
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Libau Community Club
Rd 86 North
Libau, Manitoba R0E 1C0 Canada
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(204) 766-2257