BLAINE LAKE — Premier Scott Moe, Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill and Prairie Spirit School Division officials joined with students, staff and the community of Blaine Lake to celebrate the official opening of the new kindergarten to Grade 12 school in the community, which welcomed students earlier this month.
The Government of Saskatchewan allocated approximately $14 million into this project, with Prairie Spirit providing an additional $1 million. The new school replaces the previous Blaine Lake Composite School, which was built in 1954, and accommodates approximately 150 students.
The school will include a number of unique features, including an outdoor learning space with plants from the area and a Practical Applied Arts lab which will include a welding and woodworking space.
"The Prairie Spirit Board of Education is very pleased to celebrate the grand opening of the new school in Blaine Lake," Prairie Spirit Board of Education Board chair Bernie Howe said.
"This beautiful new school provides a very supportive learning environment for our students from Blaine Lake, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Marcelin and surrounding communities."