Daily Herald Tribune Articles... 1950's

What's happening:  Parents of children with disabilities begin to organize for the first time in 1954. A two-room school operates out of the basement of the Masonic Lodge until 1959, when the Peace School of Hope is built on 96th Street, just north of 100th Avenue. Federal registration is approved and the organization, now a recognized charity, operates as “Grande Prairie and District Association for Retarded Children.”

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1954

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Seek Organization For Retarded Children Dec 9, 1954

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1955

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Will Investigate School For Retarded Children Jan 27, 1955
Edmonton Speaker To Tell of Retarded Children's School Apr 15, 1955
Edmonton Teacher Outlines Education of Retarded Children Apr 29, 1955
Make Start On Special School May 13, 1955
Will Discuss Special School Jul 8, 1955
Meeting Hears Progress Report on Plan for Special School Jul 19, 1955
Inspect Possible Sites for Special School Jul 26, 1955
Prepare for Opening of Special Classes, Stagettes Present Cheque Aug 26, 1955
Open North's First Class for Retarded Children Sep 27, 1955
Royal Purple Donates $100 to School Sep 30, 1955
Tea Swells School Fund Oct 18, 1955
Donates $11 in 50 cent pieces to Tea Fund Oct 21, 1955
Teacher of Special School Oct 25, 1955
Note Progress by School Nov 8, 1955
Proceeds of Dance Earmarked for School Nov 25, 1955
IODE Votes Donation to Retarded Children Dec 2, 1955
Launds North Work on Behalf of Area's Retarded Children Dec 13, 1955

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1956

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Start Fund for New School Jan 4, 1956
Retarded Children's School Sets Up Two New Committees Jan 17, 1956
School Official Will Speak to Meeting Jan 31, 1956
Urge Province to Pay Cost of Educating Retarded Children Feb 3, 1956
Plan School, Dorm Building Feb 10, 1956
Tells Local Group of Oregon's School for Retarded Children Feb 14, 1956
School Plans Annual Meet March 19 Mar 13, 1956
Retarded Children's School Plans "Open House" in Late March Mar 23, 1956
Students of Special School Present Concert for Public Apr 20, 1956
Seek Help for School Apr 24, 1956
Province to Make Classroom Grant of $5000 to Local School Jun 5, 1956
Present Piano to School Jun 12, 1956
Special School Bus Route Set Sep 14, 1956
School Makes Good Progress Sep 21, 1956
Teacher Outlines Progress of 'Retarded' School Nov 6, 1956
Sale Aids Special School Nov 27, 1956

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1957

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Urges Public Support for Plan to Build Special School Here Mar 8, 1957
Sympathy Essential In Help to Retarded Children, Speaker Says Apr 9, 1957
Present $500 Cheque May 24, 1957
Retarded Children's Group Meets May 24,1957
Plan 3 Room $30,000 School for Retarded Children Jun 14, 1957
Get Glimpse of Farm Life Jun 28, 1957
Special Classes Start Sep 17, 1957
Report Progress on Planned $30,000 School for Retarded Sep 20, 1957
Province Boosts Aid to G. P. Retarded School Oct 8, 1957
Discuss Grants for Retarded at Calgary Nov 1, 1957

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1958

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On the Town...Work Bees for the Retarded Children's Organization Jan 8, 1958
Hope for "Retarded" School Seen Brighter; Plans Studied Mar 7, 1958
Retarded May Seek New Site Mar 25, 1958
Lack of Site Slows Retarded School Plan Jun 6, 1958
Gov't to Pay $57,000 Grant Sep 16, 1958
Group Urges Alberta Government Control of Alberta Retarded Schools Oct 14, 1958
Retarded Assoc'n Hopes to Start on New School Nov 4, 1958
Open House" for Retarded Nov 7, 1958
One Child in Every 33 Retarded Nov 11, 1958
Retarded School Holds Open House Nov 18, 1958
Retarded Group Asks for Bigger Grants Dec 12, 1958
Retarded Youngsters Mark Yule Dec 23, 1958

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1959

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ACT to Present $300 to Retarded Jan 16, 1959
School Gets OK Jan 20, 1959
Retarded Get New Bus Mar 6, 1959
Retarded Group Buys New Bus for School Mar 6, 1959
Open School Tenders Mar 24, 1959
Love, Understanding Said Biggest Aids to Retarded Apr 24, 1959
Turn Sod Saturday for $66,000 Retarded School May 1, 1959
Retarded School Opened May 5,1959
Turn Sod for Retarded School May 5, 1959
New President of Grande Prairie Retarded Children's Association May 15,1959
Parsons Elected New President of City Retarded Association May 15, 1959
3 Hour Variety Show Aid to Retarded May 19, 1959
Retarded School Open for Registry Jun 12, 1959
Taking Shape. ..New School for Retarded Children Jun 30, 1959
Construction of First School, CTM Turner and Son Jul 21, 1959
Opening Day for the new School for Retarded Children Aug 25, 1959
Retarded School Will Open on Monday Sep 18, 1959
Retarded School to be Opened on October 10 Sep 22, 1959
Open "Dorm" for Retarded on 102nd Ave Sep 25,1959
Outfit Retarded Classroom Oct 6, 1959
Canvass for School Oct 6, 1959
Open School for Retarded on Saturday Oct 6, 1959
Retarded Tag Day Raises $1654 Total Oct 9, 1959
Open Retarded School Oct 13, 1959
AARC Seeks Closer Association With Gov't Oct 16, 1959
Principal Carol Jordan Resigns Nov 20, 1959
Retarded School: Friction Causes Teacher to Resign Nov 24, 1959

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