NVHS 100th Anniversay 1910-2010
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From the Vancouver Sun:
North Van High centennial recreates parking lot of the ages
More than 1,400
alumnus and visitors flock to the high school's 100th anniversary
celebration car show
By Alyn Edwards, Vancouver SunAugust 27, 2010
The parking lot outside the class reunions and celebration marking
the 100th anniversary of North Vancouver high school looked the way
students would have wanted.
A display of cars that young people have admired over the years was
organized for the anniversary. These included Corvettes, classic
Thunderbirds, an Austin-Healey sports car, a 1936 Lagonda Drophead
Coupe that had been a North Vancouver garage find and a 1951 Chrysler
convertible owned by grad Al Scholes that was originally used for the
1951 Royal visit.
The cars represented every decade over the full century that has
passed since North Van High first opened its doors in 1910: Cars like a
1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost owned by a grad's father-in-law, three
Model A Fords owned by grads and a 1948 Plymouth owned by a friend of a
Extending the display of cars beyond the years of the school
demolished in 1979 was a 1986 Jaguar Cabriolet that was displayed at
the Expo 86 British Pavilion. One grad, now living in Seattle, drove a
2010 Corvette ZR1.
The show of 40 special interest cars at Norseman Field was organized
by Colin Gurnsey, whose wife Laurel is a North Van High grad. "The show
featured the kind of cars that students dreamed about when they were in
school," Colin Gurnsey says. "They represent, in a visual way, many of
the historical events and changes that took place in car design that
happened in one hundred years."
North Van High's centennial celebration attracted an estimated 1,400
former students and teachers.