students

Dawson Annex School

January 13, 2016

By Greg Wasko Back in the day if you were growing up in the west end of Vancouver you were either a Roberts kid or a Dawson kid depending on which elementary school you attended, Lord Roberts or Sir William Dawson. I was a Dawson kid and started kindergarten at Dawson Annex School located at the corner of Burrard and Barclay in September of 1957. [...]

Vancouver High School

June 3, 2015

The story of Vancouver’s first high school, named Vancouver High School, unfolded in four school buildings. Central School (January –June, 1890): On July 15, 1890, Vancouver High School Principal Robert Law, former Principal of East School, reported that “during the last six months I have been teaching a class of thirty-one, possessing more [...]

Chapter One: 1872 – 1890

June 3, 2015

 Hastings sawmill built on the south shore of Burrard Inlet by Captain Edward Stamp in 1865.   “Although he would not live to see it, the visionary sawmill on Burrard Inlet that Stamp started would reign as Vancouver’s first and longest lasting industry into the 20th century, paralleling the history of the developing world of [...]

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 [...]