Seven Stones Grand Opening

Seven Stones Grand Opening

On September 16, 2014, the students, staff and North Central Regina Community celebrated the Grand Opening of Seven Stones Community School. Located on the site of the former Herchmer School, the school on Princess Street, in the heart of North Central,  is the new home for students from the former Herchmer and Wascana communities.

The day started early with a Treaty 4 Flag raising and drumming before classes began. This ceremony was led by Elder Noel Starblanket and veteran Tony Cote.  At 10 am, guests gathered for the formal event, that was emceed by Principal Jay Fladager and included the Minister of Education, Don Morgan; MLAs, City councilors, current and former Regina Board of Education trustees, Elders, Ministry officials, staff, senior students,  parents, school division representatives; and community partners, such as those from the Regina Police Service.

A prayer from Elder Betty McKenna, Greetings from the Minister, Chairperson Katherine Gagne, Director Julie MacRae (on behalf of former Trustee MLA Russ Marchuk) and building highlights from Number 10 Architectural Group’s Greg Hasiuk were the formal part of the ceremony.

Students Shelby-Ann Pelletier and Joey Cote, with their teacher Carleen Onieu spoke about what the new school means to them. The guests were then treated to several jigs put on by students.

The event concluded with a plaque unveiling and tour of the building. Special thanks go to all the students and staff of the school who helped make this grand opening a success.

See pictures of the school on the Number 10 flickr page

Read the Ministry of Saskatchewan's News Release

Visit Seven Stones Community School's website.

Watch the stunning video produced by Number TEN Architectural Group.

 

See what the news media reported about the event:

CBC News Video 

CBC Pictures

CTV News Video

GLOBAL News Video  

Global story

Leader Post Article

CJME Article