Lorette, Manitoba

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Lorette
The Notre-Dame de Lorette
The Notre-Dame de Lorette
Lorette is located in Manitoba
Lorette
Lorette
Location of Lorrete in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°44′21″N 96°52′18″W / 49.73917°N 96.87167°W / 49.73917; -96.87167Coordinates: 49°44′21″N 96°52′18″W / 49.73917°N 96.87167°W / 49.73917; -96.87167
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Eastman
Rural Municipality Taché
Government
 • Governing Body Town Council
 • MP (Provencher) Vic Toews (CPC)
 • MLA (Dawson Trail) Ron Lemieux (NDP)
Area
 • Total 3.17 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (787 ft)
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 2,361
 • Density 745.6/km2 (1,931/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website Lorette

Lorette is a community in the Rural Municipality of Taché, located 25 km southeast of Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

History[edit]

Lorette was founded as a French settlement along the Seine River. By 1878, Lorette was already appearing on Manitoba maps.

Transportation[edit]

Lorette is located on Provincial Road 207, which is part of the historic Old Dawson Trail. PR 207 can be accessed via the Trans-Canada Highway from the north, PR 206 from the east or PR 405 from the south.

Education[edit]

There are three elementary schools in Lorette. École Lagimodière, a French school; Dawson Trail School, an English school; and École Lorette Immersion, a French immersion school. Collège Lorette Collegiate is the community's only high school, offering English and French immersion programs. French grade 9-12 students travel to the nearby community of Ile-des-Chênes at École/Collège régional Gabrielle-Roy.

There is community library located in the Collège Lorette Collegiate.

Industry[edit]

The major employers in the community are the Municipality of Taché, the Seine River School Division, Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine and All Star Concrete.

Notre-Dame de Lorette[edit]

Notre-Dame de Lorette, located on Dawson Road is a Roman Catholic church offering services in French and English. Notre-Dame de Lorette was built at a cost of $20,000 and completed in 1900. The architect and builder was Auguste Gauthier of Lorette. The task required a great deal of volunteer labour supplied by the community.

The inside of the church features walls and ceilings adorned with oil murals by artist L.E. Monty of Montreal. The church is surmounted by three bells, which were poured in Haute-Savoie, France.

Sports[edit]

The Complex Communautaire de Lorette Community Complex (or CCLCC) features a hockey rink, 3 sheet curling rink, meeting rooms and a large hall. The Lorette Golf Course offers a 9 hole course along the Seine River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and Dwelling count of Lorette". Statistics Canada. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Historical Atlas of Manitoba: A Selection of Facsimile Maps, Plans, and Sketches from 1612 to 1969, by John Warkentin and Richard I. Ruggles

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