Features

Kitsilano High School: Sixty Years in Photographs (1923 – 1982)

April 13, 2021

        1923 – The original school building.   Early 1920s – Boys Rugby Team   1924 – Girls Basketball Team   1926 – Boys Basketball Team   1926 – Girls Track and Field Team   1927 – Main School Building   1930 – Main School Building   1929 – [...]

King Edward High School – A Portrait from 1959

February 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                           PORTRAIT OF A HIGH SCHOOL                                        [...]

JO Legacy Society unveils a Collage honouring John Oliver High School

January 13, 2021

December 17, 2020 Message from Edie Kernighan, JO Legacy Society Exciting news!  Our beautiful collage is on display in the foyer at JO.  Thank you to all who made this happen – the beginning of more great things to come with the archives.  We appreciate everyone’s hard work and patience to make this happen.  Special thanks to [...]

Britannia Secondary School Field Trip (June 03 – 06, 1971)

October 15, 2020

by Derek Grant   BACKGROUND At the time I organised this field trip, I was in my third year of teaching, and my second year as a member of the Britannia Secondary School’s Social Studies Department. Vancouver teachers were being encouraged to see the world outside their classrooms as offering rich opportunities for learning. A four-day [...]

King Edward High School

August 11, 2020

               1928 Olympics: 100 metre final. Percy Williams is the runner 3rd from the right.     PERCY WILLIAMS – OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST 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 [...]

Britannia Secondary

August 10, 2020

(L) Angelo Branca; (C) Barbara Howard; (R) Dave Barrett   Angelo Branca  (1903 – 1984) Angelo Branca was born in a tiny community on Vancouver Island to Italian immigrant parents. In Vancouver, he attended Lord Strathcona Elementary School and Britannia High School. He befriended others like himself, who belonged to ethnic minorities, and [...]
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