Board Bios

Ralph Cibula
Gladstone, Manitoba

I completed my basic schooling at Orangeville School, MacGregor, Austin and my Grade 12 at Churchill High School in Winnipeg. Between grades nine and ten, I worked for the Canadian National Railway, helped on a farm and took summer school courses.

I taught on Permit at Lund School near Mountain Road, Manitoba, attended Manitoba Teachers College (1958-59), then taught with the Federal public Service (Indian Affairs) at Norway House (159-60), Cross Lake (1960-61), Pine Fall (Fort Alexander 1961-62), Aroland, Ontario (1962-64).

In 1970 I attended the University of Manitoba to complete a BSc Ag Economic Major. My full time teaching career was in Langruth (one year) and Gladstone (28 years), retiring in 1999.

Since my retirement I have served on various boards: six years on the RHA Central Board; four years on the Parkland and the Gladstone Regional Library Boards. As well I served seven years as Councilor in the Town of

Gladstone and two years as a Trustee on the Manitoba Library Trustees Association (MLTA) some of these concurrently.

I have also invested in a unique (65 hectares) of Canadian prairie to maintain and protect as is.

I was an active member of MTS since 1970 holding various positions on the local Executive, mainly Teacher Welfare and ultimately President of the Pine Creek Teachers’ Association.

Since retirement I have continued my interest in environmental, democracy, healthy and safe food, and world population issues.

After a hiatus from Education and Senior issues, I joined the RTAM Chapter NARTA four years ago and am presently President of that Chapter.


Retirement is a time of transitions. Throughout your career you belonged to the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), but upon retirement you are no longer a member. The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) exists to serve retired teachers. We invite you to join the growing number of RTAM members and enjoy the benefits of belonging.

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