Our school is named in honour of Anne-Marie Rivier. Blessed Anne-Marie Rivier (19 December 1768 – 3 February 1838) was a French Roman Catholic professed religious and the foundress of the Soeurs de la Présentation de Marie. Rivier's focus was on education, and she opened a school just before the beginning of the French Revolution which saw her school confiscated. At the end of the revolution allowed for her to resume her educational inclinations and she also founded her religious order to take care of the education of orphans and other children who needed education. Her beatification process began in mid-1853 under Pope Pius IX who referred to her as "The Woman-Apostle" while naming her a Servant of God. Pope Leo XIII later named her to be Venerable in 1890 while Pope John Paul II later beatified her in 1982. Rivier was originally a single school division but in 2006 joined Light of Christ Catholic Schools to form a true northwest Saskatchewan Catholic school division.