King Edward School comes to life during (REOI) Information SessionsSubmitted by Deeter Schurig on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 16:29
This week there has been a bluster of activity around the King Edward School with spring flurries that Calgarians have come to expect, but also from respondents to CADA and TCF’s call for future tenants and partners for the proposed arts incubator. On Tuesday, April 26th three information sessions were held for more than one hundred individuals and organizations who were presented with the background, values and intent for the incubator.
Following the information sessions the halls of King Edward School came to life once again as the pitter-patter of artists and not-for-profit representatives discussed the possibilities to invigorate this now quiet, but once bustling hub. Walking through the halls, one immediately felt the excitement of exploring the classrooms, climbing the stairs and sharing in the past narratives captured in the grand sandstone walls and imagining those yet to come.
Several in attendance included alumni who remembered their homeroom class from grade 5 or the stories recalled while growing up in the area. A special visitor included past Principal John Braun who shared stories and insights from his tenure. Now retired, John spent several of his CBE years stewarding the students and staff at King Edward and couldn’t help but disappear from the group and check out the nooks and crannies for details only he could know.