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July 12, 2011

Poster unveiled for Stampede centennial

Artist Harley Brown shows the final brush stroke he added at the last minute before delivering the artwork that will be
Artist Harley Brown shows the final brush stroke he added at the last minute before delivering the artwork that will be the 2012 Stampede Centennial Poster. The poster was unveiled Wednesday evening at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald
By Deborah Tetley, Calgary Herald
July 7, 2011

In the late '50s, Harley Brown, fresh out of art college, had a small booth at the Calgary Stampede where he tried desperately to hawk his Elvis on velvet paintings.

The early days were lean for Brown, who admits to begging people to buy his work.

"I even changed my name for awhile thinking Brown, who is going to buy a Brown?" said the artist. "But this is where it all started for me: the Calgary Stampede."

On Wednesday, Brown and...

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Bill Lewis on July 29, 2011 11:29 AM
Another great honour for Harley following his induction onto the CCI wall of excellence last year. We are all very proud of Harley and consider it a priveledge to know him!

Bill & Betty Lewis
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June 30, 2011

Central Collegiate graduates say 'hello' to their future

Central Collegiate Institute graduates toss their caps at the end of Wednesday's graduation ceremony at Hillcrest A
Central Collegiate Institute graduates toss their caps at the end of Wednesday's graduation ceremony at Hillcrest Apostolic Church. Times-Herald photo by Carter Haydu

Published on June 29, 2011
Carter Haydu
Moose Jaw Times Herald

“Be one of the people who makes things happen.”

That was the message from Central Collegiate Institute (CCI) valedictorian Jacques Geyer during the Grade 12 graduation ceremony at Hillcrest Apostolic Church on Wednesday. He told classmates the individual has the power to make change and it’s up to every person to do just that.

Geyer, who had the highest average at the mid school-year point to earn the valedictorian h...

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February 17, 2011

Wall of Excellence Unveiled

Ron Graham
Ron Graham

Published on February 17, 2011
Chris Rasmussen
Discover Moose Jaw

Eleven former students of Central Collegiate are being honoured on the school's Wall of Excellence that was unveiled Wednesday.

The names of graduates on the wall starts with D.N. Hossie-1909, K.A. Hamilton-1917, G.F. Curtis-1924, E.R. Hopkins-1925, William McIntyre-1936, Allan Slaight-1948, Robert Currie-1956, Harley Brown-1957, Ron Graham-1957, Robin Broadway-1960, Pamela Wallin, 1970.

Former Moose Jaw resident, Ron...

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February 17, 2011

Constructing a future for Central grads

Ron Graham
Ron Graham

Published on February 16, 2011
Myles Fish
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Ron Graham is decades removed from living and working in Moose Jaw, but a visit back to his the Friendly City last summer reminded him where home really was.

The reunion celebrating the centennial of Central Collegiate Institute in July 2010 brought Graham back to the school where he, his father, and his children attended and where his wife taught and coached basketball. It also inspired him to give back to his alma ma...

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December 22, 2010

D.O.Slang releases first CD

Published on December 22, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

A Moose Jaw Central Collegiate student has produced his own CD of hip hop, rap and R&B music.

Daniel Obedi, 20, who is an English as a Second Language student, moved to Moose Jaw from Uganda in 2008 with his parents, five brothers and sister.

He has made a CD called Hustler Boy under the name D.O.Slang, produced by Nebulus Entertainment in Moose Jaw.

The CD contains 10 songs, which...

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December 17, 2010

Moose Jaw Flying Club founder named to Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

Dick Ryan, submitted photo

Dick Ryan, submitted photo

Published on December 17, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

One of the founders of the Moose Jaw Flying Club will be inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame during a ceremony planned for this May.

Richard W. (Dick) Ryan (1896-1992) flew as a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force in the First World War.

He taught at Ross Collegiate until 1931 and then moved to Central Collegiate until 1938.

In 1928, Ryan helped e...

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November 22, 2010

Central puts new spin on Christmas concert

Published on November 22, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Students at Central Collegiate are busy rehearsing

Students at Central Collegiate are busy rehearsing

It’s a show with a difference.

    Central Collegiate’s Christmas production ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Glee’ will feature music, dance, song and acting at the Mae Wilson Theatre on Nov. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

    Teacher Robbie Bedford-Beesley, who is the director along with Barbara Holzer, said the show will be great entertainment f...

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November 19, 2010

Local Author Makes Top 10 List

Angie Abdou relaxes in Moose Jaw. Rebecca Lawrence photograph

Angie Abdou relaxes in Moose Jaw. Rebecca Lawrence photograph

Published on November 19th, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Former Moose Jaw resident and fiction writer Angie Abdou is one step closer to becoming Canada’s ultimate read after she made it to the top 10 list of the CBC Canada Reads contest.

    Abdou's book The Bone Cage chronicles the rise and fall of swimmer Sadie Jorgensen and wrestler Tom "Digger" Stapleton.

    The former Central Col...

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November 16, 2010

Last reading as Saskatchewan Poet Laureate

Robert Currie

Robert Currie

Published on November 16th, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Moose Jaw’s Robert Currie will give his last reading as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate at the city’s public library on Nov. 23.

    Currie, who is an award-winning author of poetry, fiction and radio plays, said it was fitting his last reading will be in his home town and at the place where he has written much of his work.

    “I have done a lot of my writing right here...

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September 29, 2010

Myrtle Boan Passes

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Myrtle (Scotty) Boan
Born on: 13/03/1913       Passed away on: 24/09/2010
Myrtle (Scotty) Boan died peacefully on September 24th, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Born March 13th, 1913 in the Pense district, Scotty was the middle child of three girls born to Mary and James Scott. She attended school at Kennelworth, Qu'Appelle and Pense, before going to Normal School in Regina to obtain her teacher's training. Her teaching career started in the one-room country schools of Adelaide, Gosmil, Brierc...

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