This is the story of a School, of the ventures and traditions, the laughs and heartbreaks that went into the building of it, the men and women who gave their time and talents to its development.
Today St. George's School, Vancouver, is probably the largest or second largest independent school in Canada. At first, and for a number of years, it was no more than a collection of boys housed in or coming daily to a private residence on the outskirts of the city. Erstwhile sitting-rooms and bedrooms were made to do duty as classrooms and games rooms.
The School survived and flourished because over the years a number of men and women gave it devoted service. Some were business and professional men who found themselves fascinated by the many sides of life in a school and worked for it as governors or directors, fund-raisers, lawyers or accountants. Some were parents of boys, or boys, who allowed the School to become a major part of their lives, both during and after their time at it.
"...went digging through the many old Georgians and the mass of papers that constitutes the St. George's archive that [he] became excited about telling the school's rags-to-riches story through some of the yearbook's eloquent voices and the archive's wonderful photographs. After much thought [he] decided to tell the story chronologically, decade by decade, using a timeline to place the activities of the school community in a wider context. This approach allowed [him] to concentrate on the significant events and the procession of visionary, energetic, and colourful characters who took the school forward and whose influence lingers on in the memories of the boys and their families."