Estevan Comprehensive School- ECS

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Grade 9-12, High School
Became Regional High School, when ECI was closed in 1969
Located in Scotsburn Subdivision, just east of Hillside
255 Spruce Drive
This school replaced ECI as the High School in the area.
Opened Sept 1969
In 2021 it is still being used.
Cost $3,700,000.00 to build
1200 people attended the Grand Opening, Kim Thorson was Chairman of the Comprehensive School Board at the time
Max Capacity 1100 students
193,664 sq ft.

My cousin, Grant Fiest drafted the Monogram for this School
It was designed by Tommy Graham's son, Terry Graham
(Grant and Terry were in the First group of students to attend this School)
Grant's Dad, my Uncle, Bill Fiest was one of the first Janitors/Maint. Men
My Aunt Dolly Backman, was one of the first Library staff.
When I was a kid, I used to go out here and shoot gophers. It was bald prairie then.*

Disclaimer- Note- dates below are from Newspaper ads, service maybe longer than shown

June 1968- Apr 7, 1971- First Principal-
Edward (Ed) Francis Lucotch, B.Ed.
b- March 25, 1932 Sand Coulee, Cascade, Montana, USA
d- Jan. 22, 1996 Calgary General Hospital, age 63
He came to Canada in 1956

1978- Walter Wenaas
1987-Aug 28,1988- Frank Elberg
1993- Colin Keess
1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2002-2003- Maurice Jago
2005- Mike Little
2021- Nathan Johnson

1969-1970- First Vice-Principals- Ray Petrowitsch and Ted Jankoski
2005- Justin Giesbrecht
2021- Brian Wright, James Jones

Estevan Comprehensive School, July 3, 4, & 5, 1987
18th year Reunion, For the First 1969-1970 School Year
Photos, Captions and Newspaper Articles below courtesy Barry Dies, Mar 2021

ECS Principal 1987- Frank Elberg

1987 Reunion Story
Possible 644 students attended from 1969-1970
619 were located, 8 were deceased, 37 were not located
260 former students replied


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