Historic Saskatoon school celebrates 100th birthday
One of Saskatoon's famed "castle schools" will be celebrating a big milestone this weekend.
King George School is turning 100-years-old and some people from the community are organizing a big bash.
"We wanted to make this party happen so that people could help us celebrate that significant milestone," said Pat Dubets, one of the event's organizers.
"There have been thousands of students and staff that have come through these hallways and had their academic learning happen here, there are strong connections that people have to this building and to one another."
In the school's long history, there have been a few famous people that have attended classes there.
"Certainly the most significantly known one is Gordie Howe," said Dubets.
"He had his time here in the '40s and '50s playing hockey here and also involved in the other sports."
Others include Art Jones, another hockey player and Marty Irwin, a former city solicitor and current provincial judge.
"But of course I think anybody who graduates from here is special," said Dubets.
Festivities kick off with a pancake breakfast Saturday morning and then move into a couple of stories from a former principal and a former student
There will also be a special musical performance by Don Freed, a well-known Metis singer-songwriter, who wrote a song specifically for the centennial.