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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 [...]

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. [...]

Carleton Elementary School – Photos from 1914 – 1959, contributed by Bobbi Senft. (Bobbi was school secretary at Carleton for many years.)

May 4, 2018

(Photo above) Carleton student, Beverley Dean, presents a bouquet of flowers to Queen Elizabeth during a one-day Royal Tour of Vancouver. King George VI stands ready at the car door. This was an unscheduled stop ordered by King George VI after he caught sight of Beverley on a viewing stand holding the bouquet. The stop happened on Kingsway Road [...]

VANCOUVER’S OPEN AIR SCHOOL

March 19, 2018

Vancouver ‘s Open Air School was operated by the Rotary Club.   The first “Open Air” schools appeared in Germany and Britain in the early 1900s. They were seen as playing a key role in eradicating tuberculosis, an often fatal lung disease. Proponents of Open Air schools believed (wrongly, as later research showed) that [...]
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