Willows celebrating 100 years

Willows school principal William Hoadley

Willows school principal William Hoadley

If you’re a former l’école Willows school student or teacher, you’re invited to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary.

Happening a year late due to last year’s $8.5-million seismic upgrade, events to mark the anniversary are still being enthusiastically planned.

In early May, a musical revue including the Willows junior and senior choirs will chronicle the school’s history.

A wine and cheese party happens May 28 for alumni and current and former teachers, and the following day a picnic for current and recent students and their families takes place at the school.

The school’s traditional Victorian tea will take place on June 3.

The next day, students and staff will take part in the Oak Bay Tea Party parade.

“If you’ve ever been a part of this school, come and walk with us,” principal Wendy Holob says of the parade plan.

For more information, or to register for the alumni party, family picnic, Victorian tea or Tea Party parade, go to http://willowsheritage.pcrm.ca/.

At that site you can also upload old photos you may have from your days at Willows.



Did you know?

Although Willows school has been on the same property for more than 100 years, the three-storey brick east wing of the school was built in 1919. The more modern west wing was built in 1957.