This is the fourth instalment where I look at some of the historic individuals that Calgary landmarks are named after. The first post looked at some of Calgary’s major roads and trails, the second focused on a few of Calgary’s bridges, while the third was dedicated to a number of Calgary’s popular parks and green spaces. This one examines some of Calgary’s schools and where their names come from.
What follows is a closer look at some of the lesser-known individuals our schools are named after. Keep in mind that just because you might not instantly recognize their name, their accomplishments in their respective fields are of no less importance. After all, they have a school (and in some cases other public buildings) named in their honour.
This is, of course, not an exhaustive list, merely a sample of twenty schools from the CBE. I hope you enjoy the photographs and please tell us in the comments below how many you knew previously.
The photos above were collected from the Glenbow Archives, and other sources. Additional information can be found for each photograph on the Glenbow website by searching the identification number that is printed on each photo. There is also the option to purchase a high resolution copy. Stay tuned for additional posts featuring historical photos from across Alberta. We’d love to know what you think in the comment section below.
Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan, and yes he cheers for the Roughriders, but don’t hold that against him as Calgary has been his home for the past eight years. He is a teacher working at a wilderness-
based treatment program for youth working to overcome addiction. Tyler is also a volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.
Calgary is a unique city in many ways. One of the biggest things that distinguishes us from other metropolitan areas is how we name our major thoroughfares. The word “trail” is used across our city […]