Proud traditions and a remarkable history: that is the story of Victoria High School.

Beginning in a log cabin in 1876, it is the oldest high school in western Canada. Dr. Peter Smith’s illustrated history, Come Give a Cheer, published for the school’s 1976 centennial, describes many educators, scholars, writers and athletes who went on to help shape the province.

Today, Vic High has an extensive and active Archives founded by the late Faith Reimer, after whom the room is now named. Its collection gives an amazing view of the history of the school, the city and even the province. It has proved invaluable to many people researching their family’s history and genealogy. It is open the the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session.

See the Sub Navigation panel at right to access more details about the Archives, the Association’s “Great War Project,” and an intriguing story about Vic High technical students’ participation in a secret mission during World War II.

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