Elva United Church

Elva Presbyterian

Elva Presbyterian & Anglican Churches

Photo from Prairie Towns

Photo & Info from Historic Sites of Manitoba

The village of Elva was founded in 1891, on the northwest quarter of 18-3-27W in the Rural Municipality of Arthur, on land sold to the Canadian Pacific Railway by James R. Skelton. The town was named after Elva Modeland, alleged to be the first white child born in the area. Elva School District was formally established in May 1892 and a school was erected northwest of Elva in the late 1890s. It was moved into Elva in 1898 and, four years later, replaced by a larger, two-storey frame building, located at N49.21649, W101.11817. A new elementary school was built in 1965. It closed in 1974 due to school consolidation. Its former location is marked by a monument.

Matt Peddel, Lake of the Wood Elevator Agent - 1912

Vantage Point Story


Auction - From Peel Postcard Collection

Russell's Store - 1954