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CBE Legacy Award

Movers, shakers, community builders. Artists, entrepreneurs, difference-makers. Ground-breakers, champions, innovators. Among us shine the finest and brightest examples of the success of public education. In every corner of the city, across the country and beyond, Calgary Board of Education alumni make a lasting impact on our community.

CBE is proud of their alumni, and we want to share their stories! Help us find the people who live our beliefs – that a strong public education system is the foundation of our society, and the legacy of learning we create makes a world of difference for us all.

Since 2002, EducationMatters has administered the CBE Board of Trustees Distinguished Alumni Program​.  In the past 19 years, recipients have included Olympians, philanthropists, politicians, doctors and others who have made an impact on the lives of Albertans, and who exemplify the CBE Results.

The CBE Distinguished Alumni Awards were the catalyst for the creation of EducationMatters’ Emerging Leaders fund. Student leadership opportunities, civic engagement initiatives and post-secondary student awards are among the projects supported through this fund. ​

The CBE Legacy Award is a fresh take on recognizing the achievements of CBE alumni. Success at the CBE is highly personal, with each student defining how they learn best and our teachers working to recognize the unique talents and gifts of each student. We want to acknowledge the individuals who continue this work, who use their unique talents to make our world better, the former students who are our legacy. CBE alumni have left their mark across all industries and communities, and we can’t wait to recognize them.

Awards are presented at several public board meetings throughout the year. All award nominations will be reviewed and award recipients will be selected by the CBE Legacy Award Committee.

For information on the award, including the nomination process, please visit the CBE’s website.


CBE Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients (Award Active 2002-2015)

2014-15: Dr. Gerald Hankins, Mr. George Brookman, & Ms. Kaillie Humphries

2013-14: Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Stephanie Felesky

2012: Mr. Paul Brandt, Mr. George Gosbee, & Mr. Quincy Smith

2011: Mrs. Peggy Valentine (posthumously) & Master Corporal (Ret) Paul Franklin

2010: Mr. Doug Mitchell, AOE, QC

2009: Mr. Steve Allan

2008: Ms. Joanne Cuthbertson & Mr. Charlie Fischer

2007: Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Hess & Mr. Allan Markin

2006: Dr. Martha Cohen, CM

2005: The Honourable Norman L. Kwong, CM, AOE, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

2004: Mr. Jim Dinning

2003: Mrs. Marg Southern

2002: Mr. Peter Lougheed