Hillhurst School is turning 100 years old, along with the Calgary Stampede and Calgary Public Library. We're collecting stories from former students about going to the sandstone school. It has alternately been an elementary and junior high school. Here are some memories...
In the 1980s and 1990s, there were taxidermy stuffed animals in the glass cases at the front door. Where did those animals come from? Where did they go?
When was the owl adopted as a school mascot? For a while the owl was called Hooter, and a local mom made a stuffed mascot. Now the owl is named Hibou.
Did kids always tell stories about Stevie the ghost?
Several students remember Alberta Ballet practicing upstairs in the old auditorium.
A student in the 1960s remembers the principal Mr. Dibble taking the boys out in the yard in June. He would hit balls with a baseball bat and pay them a nickle if they could catch one barehanded!
We have a great book called Hillhurst School: Then and Now which was written for the 75th birthday by Eleanor Garrett. Her father was the first principal at Hillhurst.