STANLEY JONES SCHOOL 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ALUMNI RON SOUTHERN, FOUNDER OF ATCO GROUP AND CO-FOUNDER OF SPRUCE MEADOWS
ENTERTAINMENT: ALUMNI TOMMY BANKS AWARD WINNING CANADIAN PIANIST, CONDUCTOR, ARRANGER, COMPOSER, TELEVISION PERSONALITY AND FORMER SENATOR
STANLEY JONES, ONE OF CALGARY’S ICONIC SANDSTONE BULDINGS IS 100 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR. THIS IS A RARE EVENT IN CALGARY. NOT ONLY HAS THE BUILDING STOOD FOR THIS LONG BUT IT HAS BEEN DOING THE SAME THING FOR ALL OF THOSE 100 YEARS - EDUCATING CALGARY’S CHILDREN! THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD WHEN IT WAS ALSO A HOSPITAL AND MORGUE!! CHECK OUT OUR HISTORICAL GARDENS AND FIND OUT WHY! HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO SEE THE INSIDE OF ONE OF CALGARY’S HISTORIC BUILDINGS….TOURS AVAILABLE!!
WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 2013
WHO: ALL ALUMNI, INCLUDING STUDENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF AND INTERESTED COMMUNITY MEMBERS
WHAT: A CELEBRATION OF HISTORY, EDUCATION, LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
WHERE: STANLEY JONES SCHOOL 950 - 6th Street NE, SPRUCE MEADOWS EQUIPLEX
WHY: SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN CALGARY HISTORY
“Each year the school nurse visited. Most students didn’t like those visits” quote from Dorothy Nelson (Morgan) attended 1923 to 1931 and plans on attending the 100th!
The school was right next door to Calgary’s first airport….”We watched one airshow where a parachutist made both his first and LAST jump” quote from Gord Hawkins, attended 1929-1937 and plans on attending the 100th!
Transcripts from pilots to traffic controllers “We can’t land, there are kids on the runway”….quote from historian John Gilpin in his research into the history of Stanley Jones and surrounding area.