In a quaint neighborhood, tucked inside the southwest corner of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a living memorial to the Canadian soldiers of World War One. At first glance this neighborhood looks alike any other new subdivision, but after taking a second look, you will be struck with curiosity about where the street names came from. Unfamiliar names like Passchendaele Road, Julien Drive, Amiens Crescent and Somme Ave seem to whisper of a time when young men willingly rushed off to foreign lands to fight for freedom and things that are right and true.
Master's Academy and College, a private K-12 school situated on this former Canadian Armed forces base, is surrounded by an abundance of proud military history. Through the Stories From the Streets project, a group of Grade Six students from Master's Academy and College have sought to uncover the stories behind the street names around their school. In doing so they hope to come to an understanding of the proud history surrounding their school and honor the Canadian soldiers whose lives were lost in World War One.
"Youth" by Reji Martin From the Digital War Art Collection
Used with the permission of: Veteran's Affairs Canada
WEBMASTER: BRENDA DYCK
MASTER'S ACADEMY AND COLLEGE