New Calgary school named in honour of Ron Southern

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A new elementary school built in a deep southwest Calgary community has been named after entrepreneur Ron Southern, who passed away in January.

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Ron Southern School is set to open in September 2017 in the community of Silverado, which neighbours Spruce Meadows.

A rendering of Ron Southern School provided by the CBE.


Southern and his wife, Margaret, built Spruce Meadows into a world-class equestrian sports facility, famous for its show jumping venue.

“The founder’s simple recipe of ‘good friendship, good commerce and good sport’ has provided valuable guidance and a wonderful platform for Spruce Meadows through the decades,” the sports centre said in a tribute on its website at the time of Southern’s death. “So too has his genuine lifelong commitment to excellence, which he brought to everything in his life.”

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Remembering Ron Southern


Spruce Meadows and ATCO founder Ron Southern dies


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  • ATCO founder Ron Southern dead at 85

    Southern and his father started the Alberta Trailer Company in 1947, which later became the international company ATCO. Southern is also remembered as a “lifelong champion for sport” by Sport Calgary. In 2006, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the same year he was made a companion to the Order of Canada.

    “Ron Southern School is a very fitting name for the new school in Silverado,” wards 12 and 14 trustee Amber Stewart said. “Mr. Southern was a leader in our community and his legacy will provide many learning opportunities for students,.”

    The school naming committee was made up of Calgary Board of Education trustees, parents/community representatives and CBE administration.

    Visit cbe.ab老域名出售/newschools  for more information on current school construction projects.

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