Aden Bowman Collegiate
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|Aden Bowman Collegiate|
|1904 Clarence Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7J 1L3, Canada
|School number||(306) 683-7600|
|School board||Saskatoon Public School Division|
|Vice principal||David Fisher|
|School type||High School|
|Colours||Green and Gold|
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute is located in the Queen Elizabeth subdivision, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, serving students from grades 9 through 12. It is also known as Aden Bowman, Bowman, or ABCI. The school was opened on September 2, 1958.
Aden Bowman is home of the Robert Hinitt Castle Theatre. The theatre, designed by a former teacher, includes a fly tower, a thrust stage and seating for about 600 people. Renovations occurred in the late 1990s which improved but altered the look of the original design of the theatre. A new ceiling was installed over the house, the thrust stage was redesigned and its ability to move under the proscenium stage was removed, a loading gallery for the fly gallery was installed, seating which came from the Capitol Theatre was removed and replaced with new seating and the lobby was reconfigured. The theatre is rented to many outside groups. Robert Hinitt died on November 11, 2011, at Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon. Senior Drama Productions are held each fall. They are open to Grade 11 & 12 students Youth Theatre and Musicals happen every 2nd year alternating One Acts take place each spring and are directed by senior students
Hordern Hall, designed by the school's first band director, houses the music facility. The Hall includes a large rehearsal hall (none of the walls are at 90 degrees for acoustics) and has 4 smaller music practice rooms and 2 larger ensemble rooms. Hordern Hall also has easy access to Robert Hinitt Theatre.
A group originally created by several former Aden Bowman students as a loose association of several close friends. The sole premise of the group's origin is to provide a back round of peers to guide each other in the obstacles life has to come. The group consists of a diverse group of individuals, from tradesman, to athletes, to students pursuing various undergraduate and graduate degree. Unlike other groups, A.V.C. refrains from conflict instead of deciding to start what they call "beef" due to the fact that they are adults not gangster kids from all over Saskatoon trying to act hard by fighting unfair fights, using mace and various weapons as a mean of coming out on top. However if A.V.C. is approached they will not back down.
Activities A.V.C. likes to get into is, angling, recreational hockey, drinking (responsibly), hanging out with good kids, participating in academic seminars, bowling, video game, and many other fun activities.
|Junior and Senior Football||9-12||Aug-Nov|
|Frosh, Junior and Senior Volleyball||9-12||Sept-Nov|
|Freshmen, Junior and Senior Basketball||9-12||Nov-March|
|Junior and Senior Badminton||10-12||March–May|
|Cross Country Running||9-12||Aug-Oct|
|Girl's and Boy's Curling||9-12||Oct-Mar|
Aden Bowman's Sr. Football team competes in the Saskatoon League, in the 4a division which is the highest level of collegiate football in Saskatchewan. The team has played 52 seasons since forming in 1958, and has won eight city championships (1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1976, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and three provincial 4a titles (1970, 2007, 2009). Since the rebirth of its program in the 2004 season, Aden Bowman football has led Saskatoon with 27 alumni completing at least one season on the roster of either a Canadian Junior Football League or CIS Football roster (up to and including the 2011 season). In this time Aden Bowman has amassed the leagues best winning percentage in both regular season (.85), playoff contests (.80) and have played in six of the last seven city league championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). The Bears' traditional rivals are fellow Taylor street schools Holy Cross High School (Saskatoon) and Walter Murray Collegiate.
The school is named for Aden Bowman, a local businessman who served as both alderman and Chair of the High School Board.
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