The push to build a new school continued. Mr. J. F. Fowler, Chairman of the Public School Board wrote to the Times on March 17. In his letter he gave detailed reasons for voters to approve the School Board's request to borrow $25, 00 for a new building. He closed the letter with "It is the inherent right of every person to become great in some way. Let us give our boys and girls every chance to work out a great destiny."

Wetaskiwin Times April 23, 1903

And then:

By a vote of 68 for and 21 against, the ratepayers of the Wetaskiwin school district on Wednesday passed the by-law to raise $25,000 by debenture and this endorsed the action of the Public School Board in their efforts to erect a new school building.

Wetaskiwin Times, Thursday, March 31, 1904

Before the corner stone was laid, an increased cost estimate forced the Board to present a new By-law to borrow $35,000. This was passed and so construction began with the formal cornerstone - laying program on Friday, August 19, 1904.

Wetaskiwin Times, Thursday, August 25, 1904


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