Harewood school history celebrated

NANAIMO – Neighbourhood association hosts party for 100-year-old elementary school.

Harewood Neighbourhood Association is hosting a party for a long-standing community landmark.

The former Harewood Elementary School, which was closed in 2004, turns 100 this year and the public is invited to a celebration being hosted at the Harewood School sports field Sept. 6 from noon to 4 p.m.

The school building is located at the corner of Fifth Street and Howard Avenue.

“There will be entertainment, bouncy castle, games and a history table,” said Peggy Lake, vice-president of the Harewood Neighbourhood Association.

Ceremonies will be opened by the Nanaimo Scottish Pipes and Drums followed by music entertainment by b-Jammin.

“We want the whole community, but we want people who went to that school, to celebrate that they went there, and teachers, principals,” Lake said. “We have some elderly people who went to that school, so it’s going to be quite the celebration for them.”

Cutting of the big 100th-anniversary cake happens at 1 p.m.

People attending the party are asked to bring photos and other memorabilia.

For more information, please call Lake at 250-741-1967.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New minister leading services at St. Andrew’s in Nanaimo

Rev. Greg Darjes returned this month to the church in the Old City Quarter after 18 years elsewhere

Nanaimo mall hosting ‘dance up to bullies’ event on Pink Shirt Day

Aunti Bobbi the Clown organizing song-and-dance fundraiser

Haliburton Street access from highway to be closed overnight for pipe installation

Right-turn-only lane at Haliburton access closed Monday night and Tuesday morning, Feb. 24-25

Astrophysicist to explain how new telescope turns stars into rainbows

Guest speaker describes 11.25-metre aperture Maunakea Spectral Explorer program Feb. 27 in Nanaimo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NRGH needs additional disability parking stalls

Hospital has greater need of disability parking than the mall, for example, says letter writer

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Vancouver Island home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire at unoccupied residence

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

VIU hoops teams head into provincials on winning note

Vancouver Island University women’s and men’s teams have first-round byes

Nanaimo Clippers win Island Division, will face Alberni in playoffs

Clippers blow out Bulldogs 6-1 on last day of BCHL regular season

City of Nanaimo looks at corporate names for civic facilities

Finance and audit committee recommends approving plan to create policy around facility naming rights

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Most Read