Vic High 2020 Reviews
…put a smile on my face and tears in my eyes, an elegant way to commemorate this piece of Victoria’s history.
– Dr. Maple Melder-Crozier (VHS 1976)
What a tremendous book that reveals in pictures and words what a treasure our current Victoria High School has been since 1914. Fergie Andison has captured in this book all the significant components of our grand school. For all those who love Vic High, it is a must purchase.
– Roger Skillings (VHS 1968) retired sports executive, former Chair VHSSA
Vic High 2020 provides a superbly photographed moment in time in the life of Victoria High School. This moment in time is particularly important as it is a moment that we will not see again as the school is readied for a major renovation, restoration and expansion. The book provides a virtual top to bottom tour of the building capturing details of how the school has been experienced by its most recent students and also showcasing the architecture of the building that has been experienced, enjoyed and celebrated by students and staff for more than 100 years.
– Pam Madoff (VHS 1972), Heritage Activist & retired Victoria City Councillor
Wow! A truly remarkable tribute to a truly remarkable school! Beautiful photographs and charming commentary bring to life the history, architecture, and enduring nature of our venerable Vic High. Leafing through the pages is like walking through the grounds and into the main hallway, exploring every aspect of the school’s interior and exterior. From boiler room to attic, from auditorium to gymnasium, this book is sure to captivate past, present and future generations of those who hold Vic High dear. And it leaves no doubt as to why we want to preserve this historic and inspirational school.
PS And it perfectly captures the character of Vic High! Bravo!!
– Dr. Linda Reid (VHS 1977) GP & daughter of former vice-principal Reg Reid
Extraordinary!!!! Congratulations to all for a job beyond expectations.
– Ed Kozicki, VHS 1969
I have just received my copy of Vic High 2020. It brought back many precious memories of my two years at Vic High. It reminded me of many places I have been in the school and showed me a few I had never seen before. Some photos showed how the school has not changed, while others illustrated how much it has evolved. One or two photos reminded me of people I hadn’t thought of in years. My brothers and sister also attended Vic High and I will certainly urge them to acquire copies of their own. My congratulations to those who conceived the project and carried it out so magnificently.
– Wayne Smith (VHS 1969) Former Chief Statistician of Canada and Deputy Minister for Statistics Canada
My book arrived yesterday and I think it’s beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you for all that you all do for Vic High.
– Vera (Stanley) Creelman, VHS 1949
Photographs and memories of a grand old friend, and plans for preserving the best parts for a great future….this book has it all!
– Donna Jones (VHS 1957) former SD 61 School Board Chair
It’s like having a guided tour of the school and will become a family keepsake. Congratulations on an exceptional job of documenting the school we know and love.
– Helen (Kelley) Edwards (VHS 1964) and Heritage Activist since 1976
Don’t let this last chance to remember and keep “good old” Vic High in your heart and home go by. Fergie Andison has captured the essence of our school with his wonderful photography and your memories will do the rest. Victoria High 2020 is a must-have keepsake for those with black and gold running through their veins.
– King Lee, VHS 1958
The book arrived safe and sound…and I LOVE it! I’ve already read it through several times and so many of the pictures are exactly as I remembered from 1960-63. The Old Gym [Roper] is where I used to eat lunch with my friends and also played basketball down below on the gym floor. The stair wells are also exactly the same, although the stained glass art in the windows may be new and if they are, they are a lovely addition and very in keeping with the architecture. What a beautiful book which I am so thrilled with!
– Nancy (Johnston) Hunter, VHS 1963
Absolutely fantastric quality and some amazing photography. Thank you so very much.The memories came flooding back.
– Geoff Bell, VHS 1969