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R.S.M. 1990, c. 147

The Riverbend School for Girls Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS the persons hereinafter named associated themselves together for the purpose of establishing and organizing a girls' school in the city of Winnipeg under the auspices of the United Church of Canada:  James Armstrong Richardson, broker, Isaac Pitblado, one of His Majesty's counsel learned in the law; Gordon Harold Aikins, one of His Majesty's counsel learned in the law; Reverend J. A. Cormie, D.D., clergyman; D'Alton Corry Coleman, railway vice-president; Principal John Mackay, D.D.; Reverend J. W. Aikens, D.D., clergyman; Margaret McWilliams, wife of Roland F. McWilliams, one of His Majesty's counsel learned in the law, all of the city of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, and Jennie Watt, wife of David Watt, of the town of Birtle, in the Province of Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS a school was so established and organized under the name Riverbend School for Girls and the said persons were appointed by the General Council of the United Church of Canada as the trustees and first governing board of the school;

AND WHEREAS the said persons, by their petition, prayed that the school should be incorporated;

AND WHEREAS their prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to Incorporate "Riverbend School for Girls", assented to April 20, 1931;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused the Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



Riverbend School for Girls (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation, consisting of those persons who were members of the corporation on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons as may from time to time be appointed as members of the corporation as hereinafter provided.

Powers of corporation


The corporation may have, hold, take, receive, purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, possess and enjoy lands, tenements and hereditaments and any real and personal property whatsoever for the purposes of the corporation, and may erect buildings on or otherwise improve any property, and may sell, alienate and dispose of any real or personal property and others in their stead, receive, purchase, lease, acquire and hold for the uses and purposes of the corporation.



The corporation may and is hereby authorized

(a) to acquire, take over and receive from the persons named in the preamble hereof, or such of them as may respectively be trustees thereof, the undertaking, properties, assets and business constituting, belonging or pertaining to the school now established as hereinbefore set forth and carried on under the name "Riverbend School for Girls", and to assume the liabilities of such school and to collect, sue for and recover all moneys and accounts due to the said school or the trustees thereof;

(b) to conduct and maintain a school for the education of girls in such grades, subjects and branches as it may from time to time determine and subject to the laws of the province may make such rules and regulations in regard thereto as it may from time to time consider proper or necessary;

(c) to take, accept, receive, hold, possess and enjoy to the use and for the purposes of the corporation any and all lands, tenements, hereditaments and all property, real or personal, movable or immovable, stocks, shares, debentures, moneys or securities for the payment of money by purchase, gift, devise, bequest, foreclosure or towards or in satisfaction of indebtedness to it or otherwise howsoever, and from any government, corporation, person or persons whatsoever;

(d) to make and execute under its common seal all proper deeds, documents and other papers and writings, and do all acts, matters and things requisite or necessary to effectuate or accomplish all or any of its powers;

(e) to invest and deal with any of the moneys of the corporation not immediately required for the purposes thereof upon such securities and in such manner as the board of governors may think fit, and from time to time to vary or realize such investments;

(f) upon resolution of the board, to sell and dispose of any lands or personal property which the board may consider unnecessary for the purposes or objects of the corporation;

(g) to make such by-laws, rules and regulations as it may deem expedient for the exercise of any of the powers conferred upon it by this Act;

(h) upon resolution of the board to affiliate or amalgamate with any other educational institution or institutions, provided that the General Council of the United Church of Canada or its executive or the board of education thereof shall give approval of such affiliation.

The board


The affairs of the corporation shall be under the management and administration of a board of governors to be called The Board of Governors of Riverbend School for Girls, herein referred to as "the board", the number of which shall from time to time be determined by the by-laws of the corporation.

Appointment of members of board


The General Council of the United Church of Canada may appoint the members of the board, of whom at least a majority must be residents of the city of Winnipeg, and the members of the board shall retire from office as soon as their successors shall be appointed, but shall be eligible for re-appointment, and such appointment may be made by the said General Council or its executive every two years.

Vacancy on board


If any member of the board shall resign or die or become unfit to act during his term of office, the vacancy may be filled by the remaining members of the board.

Members of board to be members of corporation


Whenever any person appointed a member of the board of governors, ceases to be a member of the board of governors, he shall cease to be a member of the corporation.  The members of the corporation shall comprise the persons who from time to time are the members of the board.



For the ordinary business of the board, three members shall constitute a quorum.



The board shall elect one of its members to preside as chairman over all meetings, and all questions shall be decided by the majority of members present at board meetings.  In case of the absence of the chairman at any time, another member shall be appointed to act in his place.

Powers of board


The board shall have full power to administer the affairs of the corporation in all things and make or cause to be made for the corporation any description of contract which the corporation may by law enter into, and shall have power to make by-laws, rules and regulations not contrary to law or the provisions of this Act, with power to amend, repeal and re-enact the same for all purposes to or bearing on the affairs, business and property of the corporation, its management, government, aims, objects and interests; to regulate the appointment, functions, duties and removal of the principal, teachers, tutors and all officers, agents and servants of the corporation or the said school, to regulate and make rules, regulations and provisions concerning admission to the said school, and charges to be made for tuition therein, or other services to be given or rendered by the school, and for the conduct of the staff and pupils of the said school and in respect of all other matters and things which to the board may seem necessary for the ordering, governing and advancement of the school and of the corporation.

Borrowing powers


If authorized by by-law duly passed by the board and approved at a meeting of the General Council of the United Church of Canada or its executive, the Board may, from time to time

(a) borrow money upon the credit of the corporation;

(b) limit or increase the amount to be borrowed;

(c) issue bonds, debentures, debenture stock or other securities of the corporation, and pledge or sell the same for such sums and at such prices as may be deemed expedient;

(d) hypothecate, mortgage or pledge the real or personal property of the corporation, or both, to secure any such bonds, debentures, debenture stock or other securities, and any money borrowed for the purposes of the corporation.

Nothing in this section contained shall limit or restrict the borrowing of money by the corporation on bills of exchange or promissory notes made, drawn, accepted or endorsed by or on behalf of the corporation or by over-drawing the account of the corporation with its bank.

Executive committee


The board shall have power to appoint an executive committee to which it may assign such business or duties as it deems expedient.

Head office


The head office of the corporation shall be at the city of Winnipeg.

Corporations Act to apply


In all matters not provided for by this Act and where not inconsistent with any matter herein contained, the provisions and implied powers of The Corporations Act for the time being in force shall apply the the corporation as if the same were incorporated in this Act, with such modifications as the circumstances require.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1931, c. 115.