|M.E Callaghan Intermediate School|
41870 Western Rd – Route 2
|School type||Intermediate school|
|School board||Public Schools Branch|
|Principal||Mary Lee Doucette|
|Language||English (select French courses available)|
|Last updated: 28 June 2022|
Merritt E. Callaghan Intermediate School is an intermediate school providing education for 7th to 9th grade students in the Tignish, Alberton, St. Louis, and Miminegash areas of western Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is part of the Public Schools Branch of PEI. The school is named after the late Merritt Edwin Callaghan, a former educator.
In 1976, Merritt Callaghan School was built at the expense of discontinuing more localized intermediate education that was taking place at Tignish Intermediate, St. Edward Intermediate, Alberton Intermediate, and other schools. The decision was made to merge all of these former schools into one by then–Minister of Education, Bennett Campbell.Though some were against the initial change, many now feel it was an appropriate move.
The school offers many sport activities, such as soccer, intramurals, and more. Holidays are celebrated in the school with activities such as the Christmas Prom, as well as Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day–related activities.
The Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR) was a historic Canadian railway in Prince Edward Island (PEI). The railway ran tip-to-tip on the island, from Tignish in the west to Elmira in the east, with major spurs serving Borden-Carleton's train ferry dock, the capital in Charlottetown, Montague and Georgetown and the original eastern terminus at Souris. A major spur from Charlottetown served Murray Harbour on the south coast.
David Samuel Horne MacDonald, is a Canadian United Church of Canada minister, former politician, and author.
Tignish is a Canadian town located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island.
Alberton is a Canadian town located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is situated in the western part of the county in the township of Lot 5.
The Hockey PEI is the governing body of ice hockey in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Hockey PEI is a branch of Hockey Canada. The organization has been in existence since 1974. It is subdivided into six smaller councils - Minor Hockey Council, Female Hockey Council, Junior Hockey Council, Senior Hockey Council, Development Council, and Officials Council. Hockey PEI has approximately 8,000 members throughout the province.
Prince County is located in western Prince Edward Island, Canada. The county's defining geographic feature is Malpeque Bay, a sub-basin of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which creates the narrowest portion of Prince Edward Island's landmass, an isthmus upon which the city of Summerside is located.
St. Simon & St. Jude Church, known colloquially as Tignish Church is a 19th-century Roman Catholic church located in Tignish parish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. As of 2006, it is the single largest church on Prince Edward Island, measuring 185 feet high. It can be clearly seen for 6 miles on flat land, and for many more miles at sea. It is perhaps most famous for its widely publicized apparition of Jesus event.
Miminegash is a rural municipality in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Alberton and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Tignish. It is part of a small area in Lot 3 known as either the St. Louis, Palmer Road, or Miminegash area. This area is often associated with Tignish due to the shared Acadian roots between these areas.
Joseph Alphonse Bernard, which later evolved into the anglicized Joseph Alphonsus, was the 16th and first Acadian Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, serving between 1945 and 1950.
Pridham Road, labelled Route 154, is a 2-lane collector highway in western Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is near the town of Alberton. Its maximum speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph).
Greenmount Road, labelled Route 153, is a 2-lane collector highway in western Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is between the communities of Tignish and Alberton. Its maximum speed limit is 90 km/h (56 mph). The road is considered part of two larger communities, Tignish and Alberton.
The Western School Board was a Canadian school district in Prince Edward Island, from the 1990s to 2012.
Westisle Composite High School is a Canadian secondary school in, Rosebank, Prince County, Prince Edward Island.
Robert Joseph "Bobby" Morrissey is a Canadian politician. He represents the electoral district of Egmont in the House of Commons of Canada. He is a member of the Liberal Party.
1st Prince was an electoral district in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, which elected two members to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1873 to 1993.
Peter Gavin was a merchant and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1879 to 1883 as a Conservative member.
St. Louis is a municipality that holds community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Robert Dyer left the village of Heytesbury, in the county of Wiltshire, England, to voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to serve as a Newfoundland School Society teacher in the fishing community of Greenspond, Newfoundland. The Newfoundland School Society was established by the English merchant, Samuel Codner, who realised the need for educating the poor population of Newfoundland, and other poor colonies in British North America as well. Dyer first arrived in Newfoundland in 1839 and began his career as a teacher. He stayed in Greenspond for twenty years, earning the respect and admiration of the inhabitants and those who met or worked with him. Dyer was also ordained a Church of England Deacon in 1849; therefore, his work in Greenspond consisted of both teaching and ministerial duties. Dyer and his family later moved to Alberton, Prince Edward Island, where he was a minister in a Church of England Parish.
Public Schools Branch (PSB), formerly the English Language School Board or ELSB, is a Canadian school district in Prince Edward Island.
Antoinette Perry, is a Canadian former schoolteacher and the 29th lieutenant governor of Prince Edward Island since 2017, acting as the province's viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada. She was appointed on September 14, 2017, by Governor General David Johnston on the constitutional advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and was sworn in on October 20, 2017, succeeding H. Frank Lewis. Perry's swearing in ceremony took place in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, marking the first time a PEI lieutenant governor was sworn in outside of the province's capital, Charlottetown.