Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was number one at the box office, Stephen Harper had just become the 22nd Prime Minster of Canada, and Bad Day by Daniel Powler was the song of the year the last time Crescentview School hosted basketball games.
Yes, you'd have to go all the way back to 2006 to find a basketball game hosted by Crescentview School, that is, until this past Wednesday, when tip-off began a new era for the Cobras.
Principal Doyle Moar says that a lot of work has gone into making the school a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school. With that has come the opportunity to host sporting events again.
"We've become the Cobras again and got new uniforms. We are starting to work on signage in our school. So, I think the kids were pretty excited. I don't think many of them knew or even thought that this hasn't happened here at this school or in this building in 18 years. I think it's a pretty special thing for them to take part in."
The Cobras were dormant for 18 years before coming back this school year. Moar says everyone had a say in the decision to bring back the Cobra name.
"When we talked to our staff and our students, we decided we had a big cobra up in the gym anyway, and our gym was red, so we kind of kept with that colour scheme and called ourselves the cobras. And the kids are really taken to it, so it's been great."
Moar says that is just another step in the process of transitioning to a K–8 school.
"Anytime there are games in the gym, you just want to make sure that we have a lot of people in there. Our community's been great with supporting whatever we've been doing here as we've started off and as a K-8 school. So yeah, it's nice to see a lot of people coming down."
From students to staff to parents, the atmosphere was electric as the Cobras won their first game on the home court in 18 years.