Place Name: Bulyea Heights, Road

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1972), Road (1986)

Name Origins: Commemorative


Of French origin, from Wikipedia.

Cultural Affiliation: French

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

George Hedley Vicars Bulyea (1859-1928) was the first lieutenant-governor of Alberta. Born in New Brunswick, he attended the University of New Brunswick and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1878. Between 1878 and 1882, Bulyea was the principal of Sheffield Academy in Sunbury county, New Brunswick. In 1882 he moved west to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and a year later, to Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. In 1894, representing South Qu'Appelle, Bulyea won a seat in the North-West Territorial Assembly; he was re-elected in 1898 and again in 1902. Bulyea became the first lieutenant-governor of Alberta in 1905 and served until 1915. While living in Edmonton, he was a member of the Edmonton Club and the Edmonton Golf and Country Club.

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