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1895: 1899 - Duck Lake School

Duck Lake School was the first school in the Winfield area. It was built by volunteer labour and the first teacher was Miss Effie Etheridge. Children from the Sommerville, McClure, Bailey, MacDougall and Simpson families were the first students. The school closed in 1909 because it was not big enough and was in the wrong location.

Source: Bernardo, Sandra. The Histories of Winfield, Oyama, Okanagan Centre and Commonage Schools.