At the regular school board meeting held on June 26, 2018, St. James-Assiniboia School Division presented a grant in the amount of $1,000 to the St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association to maintain and develop Grant's Old Mill.
Grant's Old Mill is located on the banks of Sturgeon Creek in St. James-Assiniboia and operates as a non-profit museum. The donation provided by St. James Assiniboia School Division in 2017 enabled the association to create more video and written displays as well as incorporate additional materials to provide better experiences for students and teachers on school tours. At Grant's Old Mill, students are able to discover many valuable aspects of our local history, such as the story of Cuthbert Grant, the Metis and the history of milling.
"It is our hope that the students will go away with the knowledge that Manitoba has a fascinating history and that the area of what is now St. James-Assiniboia has played a large role in that history," stated the St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association.
With several projects for Grant's Old Mill on the horizon in the near future, St. James-Assiniboia School Division is proud to support the development of this local historical site, which continues to offer new experiences for our students and the local community.
Pictured from the left: SJASD School Board Chair Craig McGregor, St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association (SJAPA) President Nancy Fluto, SJAPA Secretary Daryl Frame, SJAPA Vice President Reg Sims, and SJAPA Board Member Ken Fluto.