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News: Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Naming of Elementary School on Eagle Mountain

Submissions are now open for naming the new elementary school on Eagle Mountain. At a spring Public Board meeting, Trustees requested that the Secretary-Treasurer commence the process for naming the future Elementary School located at 2540 Eagle Mountain Drive. Since that time, a Naming Committee has been constructed and a submission process has been established.

"We encourage our community to submit names that are based on individuals who have made positive contributions to society, the current or historical areas served by the schools, geographical elements, and the diversity of the school communities served," noted Dr. Stan Petersen, Chair for the Abbotsford Board of Education.

As per Board Policy 21, the following criteria must be considered when submitting a name for school district facilities/property:

  • 2.1 The Board will approve facility names based on notable Canadian and international figures (e.g. humanitarians, historians, government leaders, people involved in such fields as sports, sciences or the arts) or for people or places important to the local community or geographic area in which the facility is located.
  • 2.2 Wherever possible, if the building is to be named in honour of a person, the consent of the individual will be obtained. If it is to be named posthumously, except for a person of distinction, the close surviving relatives should approve.
  • 2.3 Whenever appropriate, the Board may consider a specific naming recognition for part of a facility created by a significant donation to the facility's cost.

Additionally, the 2021 Naming Committee suggested that Indigenous and/or Halq'eméylem names will also be considered within the criteria considerations.

Submissions will be collected until June 8th, 2021, at 4 pm via the digital submission form. Submissions can also be sent in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer's office at 2790 Tims Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 4M7. 

The 2021 Naming Committee is set to bring a report of options to the Abbotsford Board of Education at the June 15th Public Board meeting.

Submission Form

Media Contact:

Kayla Stuckart, Manager of Communications
Phone: (604) 859 – 4891 ext. 1206