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Percy Williams – Olympic Gold Medallist

June 1, 2015

Percy Williams, one of Canada’s most celebrated athletes, was a student at King Edward High School.  After being stricken with rheumatic fever when he was 15, he was advised to avoid demanding physical activity. However, not wanting to avoid a school PE requirement, he began participating in track events, where he excelled in sprints. Williams [...]

Portrait of Georgia Sweney (1872)

June 1, 2015

Click photo for full-size view. “Hastings Mill School’s first teacher was the daughter of the master mechanic of the mill. She had come to British Columbia from New York when she was an infant and had been educated in the Girl’s Seminary, Victoria, returning to Hastings Mill to assume her teaching duties. That she was young and pretty and [...]
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