A plaque installation celebrating the Montrose site to be unveiled on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m.
The ceremony takes place just outside the Montrose Cultural Centre’s North entrance.
Special guest Charles Taws, Curator with the Culture and Heritage Department, will
give a brief speech about the historical and current importance of the Montrose Site and
the Forbes family.
Located at 9839 103 Ave., Rev. and Agnes Forbes donated part of their homestead
land for the development of a school. The Montrose site, named after Agnes Forbes’
birthplace in Scotland, went on to become Grande Prairie’s first High School. The site is
now home to the Montrose Cultural Centre and Mamawe Concourse.
The west-end of the Montrose Cultural Centre features a preserved brick façade from
the Montrose School that is now home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.