Donald Cousens Public School is 10 years old.
The school marked the milestone anniversary with a celebration held at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Alumni were invited to attend.
Located on Mingay Avenue in Markham, the school was named in honour of Donald Cousens. He served as the municipality’s mayor for more than a decade from 1994 until 2006, following years working in provincial politics as a Conservative MPP for York Centre and Markham.
Cousens served as an executive member of World Vision and served on many other community organizations. He was a trustee of the York County Board of Education (the predecessor of the York District School Board) for almost a decade beginning in the early 1970s and chaired the board in 1979. He passed away in February 2017 at age 78.
Image courtesy of Donald Cousens Public School.