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.