Vancouver School District History

Chapter Nine – The Nineties

April 23, 2020

 VSB personnel pose outside new Vancouver School Board building (1999) I. INTRODUCTION Setting the stage – An outline of major events in the World, Canada, British Columbia, and Vancouver.   A. THE WORLD     [...]

Chapter Eight – The Eighties

April 14, 2020

      I. INTRODUCTION Setting the stage – An outline of major events in the World, Canada, British Columbia, and Vancouver. A. THE WORLD           [...]

Chapter Seven – The Seventies

December 23, 2019

Opening of the Britannia Community Services Centre, 1976   I. INTRODUCTION Setting the stage – An outline of major events in the world, Canada, British Columbia, and Vancouver.    A. [...]

Chapter Six: The Sixties

November 15, 2019

Expo 67 – Montreal   I.  INTRODUCTION In 1967, Canada celebrated its Centennial. – the uniting of the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and new Brunswick to form the [...]

Chapter Five: The Fifties

February 1, 2018

  Introduction During the 1950s, Vancouver experienced an economic boom, rapid growth, a dramatic rise in the school population, an increase in ethnic and cultural diversity, and the threat of [...]

Chapter Four: 1931 – 1950

April 24, 2017

High School Cadets on Parade (1944).   The two decades beginning in 1931 were dominated by two events: a disastrous stock market crash on October 24, 1929, which triggered a lasting [...]

Chapter Three: 1911 – 1930

April 24, 2017

Vancouver Technical High School as it looked shortly after it opened in 1928. For many years, it was the largest technical school in Western Canada. Only boys attended the school [...]

Chapter Two: 1891 – 1910

April 19, 2017

Vancouver High School: Senior Class (1892)   1. Introduction  During these two decades, Vancouver experienced a population explosion and rapid economic growth. Government restrictions on immigration dictated that the ethnic [...]

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 [...]