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. The World 1971     Idi Amin, a military officer, declares himself President of Uganda. A year later, he orders the expulsion of South Asian [...]

‘The Romance of Vancouver’s Schools’ (1911)

November 21, 2019

Hastings Mill, 1886   The text for this Feature Story is taken from an article published in 1911 in the British Columbia Magazine, Vol. VII, No. 6. The photos featured in the article are from the Vancouver School Board District Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives.   THE ROMANCE OF VANCOUVER’S SCHOOLS by A. M. Ross, B.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 Dominion of Canada. Prime Minister Lester B Pearson spoke for many Canadians in his speech at the official opening of Expo 67, a six-month international fair held [...]

Shaughnessy Elementary School Celebrates It’s Centennial

October 15, 2019

        Click on the triangle in the centre of the image above to view a short video created by Jean Claude Van Couver on the opening of Shaughnessy School’s 100 year time capsule.   See below a collection of 16 photos taken on the day Shaughnessy elementary School celebrated its 100th birthday.   [...]

History of Strathcona Elementary School: 1891 to 1961

March 27, 2019

  The following excerpts are from the book  STRATHCONA SCHOOL 1873 – 1961, published in 1961: FOREWORD When Mr. Carl Barton, principal of Strathcona School, proposed that the story of our school be written, he had in mind the recording of highlights that might be of interest to past and present pupils and to visitors, rather than a [...]

Vancouver High School 1890 – 1908

March 16, 2019

 (L) Vancouver High School (1893 – 1904)     (R) Vancouver High School (1905 – 1908)   (All written passages are taken from THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS – VANCOUVER HIGH SCHOOLS 1890 – 1940, published by the Vancouver School Board in 1940.) PART ONE             TEMPORARY HOMES: Central School; a two-room wooden [...]

TOTAL EDUCATION Alternate Program

March 12, 2019

            STATEMENT OF VALUES  (June, 1972) These values were arrived at by the students and teachers at Total Education after two years of experience. They define the goals of our education. They serve to orient new students so that they can decide if Total Education matches their goals. It is essential that a clear [...]

Fairview School of Commerce

February 28, 2019

History of the FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE to 1940.                                                                                                                                           Author: Mr. W. K. Beech, M.A. (Queen’s), Principal of the Fairview School. [...]
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