Welcome to Guy Weadick School! We especially welcome new families to our school, as they become part of our learning community. Our goal at Guy Weadick School is to be a place where quality learning continues in a safe and caring environment.
In collaboration with our School Council, we look forward to an exciting year of parent involvement and student achievement. Together we will support the success of your children throughout their school career.
We are committed to providing opportunities for our students to become competent, productive, self-directed citizens who possess knowledge, skills and attributes to become valued members of society.
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Who Was Guy Weadick?
The school is named after Guy Weadick, a flamboyant character in Calgary's history. Guy Weadick was born in Rochester, New York in 1885. He came west when he was only 13, filled with dreams of becoming a cowboy. He learned to rope and ride a horse in California, and cow-punching became a way of life. Trick roping was his specialty. He performed in several Wild West shows in North America and Europe. In 1908, while visiting Calgary, he met with H.C. McMullen and proposed to him the idea of an annual Frontier Day celebration for the city. On Labour Day, Sept. 2, 1912, the opening day of the first Calgary Stampede was finally staged. Sixty thousand people watched the history of the west on parade. The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede was born, thanks to Guy Weadick.