A new chapter of Regina education is officially underway, as Connaught Community School held its grand opening Friday.
Speeches were made, Oh Canada was sung by a student choir and a drum circle was held to christen the new facility that stands, looking particularly modern, along 13th Avenue and Elphinstone Street.
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The event was one of excitement, but it may have been bitter-sweet for some community members, as many were fond of the old Connaught school.
The previous school dated back more than a century and when it was announced that it would be torn down, a group rallied to save it. They even started a letter-writing campaign.
The building was torn down in 2014. All that is left of its bricks were made into an art exhibit nearby.