Calgary – Calgary Arts Academy is excited to host the grand opening of their new Education Centre, located on the Calgary Stampede’s Youth Campus. Twelve years of planning has led to the vibrant and innovative learning campus for 300 Grade 4 to 9 students.

The new facility was made possible through a partnership between Calgary Arts Academy, Government of Alberta, the Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Stampede Foundation which involved transforming the historic Weston Bakery into a unique, modern learning space now providing synergies in education and the arts between the Stampede’s youth programs (Calgary Showband and The Young Canadians), Calgary Arts Academy and the broader community for the benefit of all youth.

Media are invited to attend the opening.

WHAT: Grand Opening of Calgary Arts Academy’s new Education Centre

WHERE: Calgary Arts Academy, 640 – 14 Avenue SE (Calgary Stampede Youth Campus)

WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2017

  5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Speeches start at 5:15 p.m.)

WHO:  Hon. David Eggen – Minister of Education, Elder Allison Healy – Kainai/Blood Tribe, Todd Hirsch – ATB Financial and Calgary Arts Academy Chair, Andrew Wiswell – Calgary Arts Academy Foundation Chair, Warren Connell – Calgary Stampede, and Dale Erickson – Calgary Arts Academy Superintendent.        

About Calgary Arts Academy
Calgary Arts Academy is an innovative Kindergarten to Grade 9 public charter school that engages children through Arts Immersion to become confident learners and spirited citizens. As the only school of its kind in North America, Calgary Arts Academy delivers the Alberta curriculum through Arts Immersion.   We employ professional artists and certificated teachers who collaborate to plan and deliver the Alberta Program of Studies. Founded in 2003 by a group of concerned parents and community members, individual student success is our first priority.  We leave tradition behind and embrace new education methods and learning style theories.

For more information, please contact:

Danielle Savoni
Public Relations Manager
Calgary Stampede
C 403.461.6647
dsavoni@calgarystampede.com