75th Anniversary Celebration

The play titled My Westglen Family, written by Charlene Clarke-Todoruk, adapted from Behind the Ivory Stucco: A History of Westglen School, by Erika Luckert will be presented by Westglen students to celebrate our 75th anniversary. ***This is a free ticketed… Continue Reading →

An Evening with Tommy Banks

AS PART OF OUR 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WESTGLEN SCHOOL IS PLEASED TO PRESENT   AN EVENING OF ENJOYABLE CONVERSATION AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF MUSIC HISTORY PERFORMED BY MUSIC LEGEND AND WESTGLEN SCHOOL ALUMNUS TOMMY BANKS   Banks is a Juno… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Celebrations

Homecoming Week We are celebrating our 75th anniversary this fall.  We will be hosting events that include students, parents, staff, former staff and alumni. Monday, Sept. 21, 7 to 8:30 am – “Meet the Staff” breakfast for current Westglen families…. Continue Reading →

Sylvancroft

  An early 21st Century construction controversy in Groat Estates at the southern end of Westmount concerned the development of the property surrounding Sylvancroft, located at 12717 Stony Plain Road. Situated close to some of the city’s oldest and most… Continue Reading →

Laneways

Last September, I moved from Ontario to Edmonton. Now there are two public spaces that I see out my window and one of them is this western space called “the laneway” or “the alley.” Laneways are a world all their… Continue Reading →

Performances

Westmount has been the home to many performances over the years, either at the Community League hall, Westglen School, or (in some instances) both. When Westglen School opened in November 1940, it boasted the largest combined gymnasium and auditorium in… Continue Reading →

They kept the trees

At the end of your little front walk, there is nothing left but a large hole in the ground. Seriously, just a deep pit of dirt, rocks and tree roots. The sweet wire fence still stands, probably there since the… Continue Reading →

Trees

The planting of trees has a storied history in Westmount. However, the trees that line the neighbourhood’s streets and avenues in the early 21st Century, giving it a unique feel, weren’t always there. In the initial period of Westmount’s establishment… Continue Reading →

Western Expansion

In early 1952, then Mayor of Edmonton, William Hawrelak announced that over 700 city-owned lots would be made available to home builders in the western (previously undeveloped) part of Westmount, west of 127 Street between 107 and 111 Avenues. At… Continue Reading →

Westglen Lunch Program

In the late 1970s, the economic diversity within Westmount families manifested itself at Westglen School during recess and the lunch hour. Despite teachers and parents noting that several students were not bringing nutritious food to eat, the neighbourhood’s average income… Continue Reading →

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