This past weekend was a busy one for a contingent of volunteers and other organizations who came together in Espanola to celebrate the 100th anniversary of AB Ellis Public School.
The Espanola Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 played host to most of the social events and the hall was filled with photos and memorabilia from 100 years of Espanola Public/AB Ellis Public School.
Cake cutting, children’s games, a delicious barbecue by the Espanola Lions Club and a very cool 1919 Model T as part of the Knights Cruisers Club show were all part of the festivities at the former AB Ellis Public School grounds.
The event was held to celebrate the building’s construction back in 1919 as Espanola Public School and Espanola Continuation School. The name was changed to AB Ellis Public School to acknowledge the contributions of long-time educator and principal, Andy Ellis.
A highlight of the weekend was a visit by Valerie and Marilyn Ellis, Andy Ellis’s daughters.
Go to our website for a photo library of the weekend’s events.
Photos by Rosalind Russell
Some former students and teachers of AB Ellis Public School gathered at the Meet and Greet for the 100th anniversary at the Espanola Royal Canadian Legion on Friday evening. Photos by Rosalind Russell