About Us

Background

Beginning in 2004, a group of retired teachers and administrators began volunteering their time to preserve the history and legacy of the Vancouver School District.

This project was managed by a steering committee composed of retired teachers and administrators. The steering committee operated under the authority of Vancouver School Board.

Initially, the goal was to establish a physical space somewhere in Vancouver that would be open to the public. Visitors would be able to view historical photos, documents, and artifacts to learn about the history and accomplishments of public education in Vancouver.

The creation of such a centre remains an ambition. However, for the past several years, efforts have focussed on creating a digital Archive drawn from photos and documents collected over the decades by Vancouver School Board staff and stored at the VSB Education Centre.

More recently, priority attention has been given to encouraging and supporting schools in their efforts to build their own Archives/Heritage Centres.

VBE Archives and Heritage Committee

Current Members Volunteers:
  • Betty Yeung
  • Chris Zak
  • Derek Grant (Chair)
  • Duane Woodside
  • Karen Till
  • Kate Cassidy
  • Lou Rosse
  • Rob Best
  • Tom Brunker
  • Andie Tomlinson
  • Eirian Vining

 

Front Row (L to R): Betty Yeung, Sheila Pither, Derek Grant, Karen Till, Kate Cassidy Back Row (L to R): Neil Stuart, Chris Zak, Rob Best, Andie Tomlinson, Eirian Vining, Duane Woodside

Front Row (L to R): Betty Yeung, Sheila Pither, Derek Grant, Karen Till, Kate Cassidy
Back Row (L to R): Neil Stuart, Chris Zak, Rob Best, Andie Tomlinson, Eirian Vining, Duane Woodside