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He has coached at McGill in Montreal, was the founding Chairman of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) and founder of the Edge School for Athletes in Calgary but soon he will be calling Fort McMurray his home.
Fort McMurray Public School District is elated to announce Brent Devost as the Program Director of the Edge School Skill Academy Fort McMurray.
“We are very pleased to have Brent and his family joining our Public School District and community,” said Lorraine Demers, district partnership facilitator. “Brent brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience in the education realm, along with building an amazing passion-based leadership model that has been very successful for all students, aligning students’ love of athletics with education and becoming productive citizens and leaders. Having been born and raised in northern Alberta, Brent is excited about returning to a northern community and has already developed many relationships with families and community leaders.”
Devost, echoed those remarks expressing his excitement for the move.
“I am pleased to be moving my family to Fort McMurray to take this on! In really wanting this program to succeed in Fort McMurray; I looked at the opportunity as a chance to create and build a program again from the ground up which is what I did in Calgary and what I supported in Grande Prairie.
“Fort McMurray is a special place with passionate people, a beautiful landscape, plenty of sport facilities and programs for our children and absolutely wonderful school administrators and teachers that I have had the pleasure of working with so far at FMPSD.”
Local programs are filling up! At École McTavish Junior High Public School the Grade 7-9 hockey program is full and a waiting list is being assembled. That said Devost added they are looking for one more goalie preferably in Grade 8 or 9. The dance program is filling up as well, however it can accommodate another 10 dancers. At École Dickinsfield School there is space for another nine students and officials there are looking for two goalies – preferable in the Grade 5-6 age category.
Edge School has been providing a passion-based education to student athletes in Calgary since 1999. Since its inception it has grown from seven students to more than 300. It has also expanded to include an affiliate in Grand Prairie before expanding to Fort McMurray.
For more information please contact:Lorraine DemersPartnership FacilitatorFort McMurray Public School District780-714-1421
Brent R. M. DevostAffiliate Program DirectorEdge School403-861-6449