Vic High Alumni Association will replant memorial maple trees to ‘rededicate’, commemorate Victoria High School’s World War I veterans

Published November 2, 2011 by goyodelarosa
  Next week, on Thursday November 10, in a
special edition of the school’s annual
Remembrance Day assembly, a public ceremony
will be held to rededicate the row of
memorial maple trees by the Vining Street
entrance. Alumni are welcome to attend the
public portion of this event.

The ceremony will be similar to one held in
1917, with today’s students actively

In 1917 a row of memorial trees was planted
along Vic High’s Vining Street entrance to
commemorate the second anniversary of the
Battle of Ypres. Fourteen maple saplings,
donated by the Women’s Canadian Club, were
planted as a tribute to the school’s
students and teachers who had died overseas.

Over the years, many of the trees had to be
removed due to age or disease, with the last
ones being removed this past Spring.
Replacement trees have been planted in

Location of ceremony:
Outside Vining Street entrance

Introduction of special guests
Dignitary speeches
Poems/Choir presentation

Last post, moment of silence and reveille
Laying of the wreath
Closing comments

11:15 – programme finished
Special guests and dignitaries will then
proceed to the Vic High staffroom for

Parking is always an issue on weekdays near
the school — if you plan to attend,
consider coming early and parking a few
blocks away.

For a recent newspaper article on these
memorial trees, go to and
click on News, then Press Clippings.

Vic High Alumni Association


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