Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

W. Ross Macdonald School Marks 150th Anniversary

Date: June 1, 2022 | Categories: w. ross macdonald

Eddie Morten Speaks with the Help of an Interpreter at a Ceremony Thursday Afternoon Marking the W. Ross Macdonald School's 150th Anniversary
Eddie Morten speaks with the help of an interpreter at a ceremony Thursday afternoon marking the W. Ross Macdonald School’s 150th anniversary. The paralympian won bronze in judo in the 1988 Summer Paralympic Games, gold in wrestling in the 1984 Summer Paralympic Games and bronze in the five-kilometre walk in the 1980 Summer Paralympic Games. PHOTO BY VINCENT BALL /The Expositor

There have been a lot of changes at the W. Ross Macdonald School over the past 150 years, says Mehak Aziz.

But, according to Aziz, a secondary student at the provincially run school, the one thing that has endured is a sense of community.

And, on Thursday, the community gathered in the Brant Avenue school’s auditorium to celebrate 150 years of teaching the blind, visually impaired and deafblind. Staff, students, former staff, alumni, friends and local dignitaries participated in the celebration, which included music and speeches. Later, a barbecue was held on the school grounds.

“The staff at W. Ross Macdonald have an amazing way of pushing students to reach their full potential,” said Aziz.

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