A Keswick school is set to be renamed after a legend no longer with us.
The Edmonton Public Schools’ Board of Trustees has voted in favour of naming a new K-9 school in Keswick after Joey Moss.
“It is an honour to name one of our schools after such an excellent role model for our students, ” said board chair Trisha Estabrooks. “We asked Edmontonians to share their submissions for our new school name and we received a number of submissions with Joey’s name.
“Joey has left a profound legacy in the hearts and minds of many Edmontonians and through this school naming, that legacy will continue to live on for generations. Our students can learn a great deal from Joey and his spirit of acceptance, inclusion and most importantly his unwavering dedication to his community.”
In a statement, the Moss family said they were “overjoyed” to hear the news.
“The Moss family is overjoyed to hear the new K-9 school in Keswick is being named after Joey,” they said. “For those who knew Joey, they would say he opened their eyes to acceptance, diversity and inclusiveness.
“Joey never judged or bullied, and only wanted to love, learn and smile. The Joey Moss School will be an excellent opportunity to instil these qualities in our youth at a young age.
“We are so proud of Joey and grateful that Edmonton Public Schools will be amplifying Joey’s legacy with this opportunity.”
Moss, who spent decades working for the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Elks organization, died on October 26th, 2020 at 57 years old.