Friends of Gordon

The old school is gone, but the spirit lives on!

After 103 years, on January 9th, 2015 the last of the school came down.

Remember the past and celebrate the future!

with an officially certified

piece of the old 1912 school for $19.12

  • The General Gordon PAC is offering commemorative bricks taken directly from the demolition as a reminder of the building and its place in the accumulated memories of all the students, parents, staff, neighbours and community.
  • $19.12 will get you a brick and a certificate of authenticity signed personally by the Vancouver Board of Education Chairperson and the Principal.
  • You can (optionally) also be remembered or remember someone else on a scroll of honour in the new school.
    • A cherished friend "my friend Jane Smith grade 4 1952"
    • A favourite teacher "my teacher Miss Francis grade 2 1944"
    • A local neighbour "our neighbour The Clarkes 1977-82"
    • Yourself "student Jim Taylor 1982-1988"

All proceeds go to the General Gordon Elementary Playground fund


  1. Fill in the form below to get your name on the list

    • Include your name and email and address
  2. Watch for email updates on new school events like:

    • the new General Gordon Elementary School groundbreaking ceremony Spring 2015
    • the new Playground Dedication in 2016
    • the new school opening in 2016

A few things to remember...

  • Bricks will be available on a first come first served basis, and there are limited numbers available.
  • Limit of one brick per person until all people interested have a brick.
  • Bricks have been through a demolition and are in various conditions.

We would like to distribute the bricks at a groundbreaking Spring 2015.
Once that date is set, we will contact everyone with
how to get your officially certified piece of local history.

Be part of the next General Gordon Elementary School that will carry on the tradition of community spirit and educational excellence.

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