The former UFV campus on Yale Road will be the home for a new integrated arts and technology school. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Name that school: Chilliwack Board of Education looking for name suggestions for two new schools

Students, staff and the community can submit name ideas for southside school, integrated arts school

Can you name that school?

The Chilliwack Board of Education is welcoming students, staff and the community to submit name ideas for two new schools set to open in 2021 and 2022.

The integrated arts and technology school, which is scheduled to open September 2021, is located at the former UFV campus. It has yet to be named.

READ MORE: New arts-technology focused high school coming to Chilliwack for 2021

The other school, a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school located on the southside overlooking the Vedder River is slated to open for the 2022/2023 school year. It also needs a name.

READ MORE: Site prep underway for Chilliwack southside school

“Each school is unique in its purpose and geographical location,” reads the announcement on the Chilliwack School District’s website.

In the naming of schools, consideration should be given to:

-Geographical names which relate to the location of the school

-Words with local Indigenous significance

-Names that speak to the vision/focus/spirit of the school

An overview of each school is provided on the school district’s website with the ‘naming of school’ submission form. People can submit their school name suggestions up until April 3, 2020. There is a separate form for each school.

To submit a name idea, go to


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Site prep was underway at the site of the planned southside school on Petawawa Road at the end of Tyson Road along the Vedder River on Oct. 30, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

The site of the southside elementary-middle school overlooking the Vedder River.

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