Category Archives: education

Langara School for Boys

The Langara School for Boys was one of two private schools (the second was a school for girls known as Braemar) that were under the authority of Western Residential Schools. Principal McKay (of Westminster Hall) was president of Western Residential Schools … Continue reading

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China Creek Cycle Oval

This cycling oval was originally built for the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver in 1954. After the Games were over, it became known as China Creek Cycle Oval. The oval seems to have been located just east of where … Continue reading

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Telegraphy Class at King George High (1930)

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Sedgewick to the Fourth Power

In these times when the almighty dollar is king, the norm is that he/she/they who donate the largest wad of cash to the construction of a building gets it named after him/her/them. This appears not to have been the case at … Continue reading

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Anglican Theological College, (Chancellor Building) UBC

Anglican Theological College (1927-71) appears above the Main Library (now called Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) in a structure known as the Chancellor Building. Union College (later known as Vancouver School of Theology), with which ATC would merge in 1971, appears to the … Continue reading

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The Helliwells

This image shows an interior room of the home at 916 Cardero Street in Vancouver in about 1908. The BC directory for that year indicates that this was the home of John F(rederic) Helliwell. (An exterior photo of the home appears at the … Continue reading

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