David Thompson (circa 1967)

 

Continuing with our personalities feature, the first Headmaster at the Alberta school was Dave Thompson, from 1968 – 1970. Prior to his transfer to Alberta, Dave worked at the Manitoba school for two years. He arrived in Alberta in 1967, to work with parents and supporters of the St. John’s school in Manitoba, who wanted their sons to attend a school on their home province.

This was a huge undertaking – and little less than a miracle, that this small group was able to have the doors to our new school open in September of 1968. Much of this work fell on Dave’s shoulders. The memories of this era are the memories of the pioneer students and staff. There would have been many growing pains – all part of the adventure.

Send us your memories of Dave whether from his time in Manitoba or of the early years in Alberta. (Click on the title and scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your story. Click on the picture to see a larger version)