Last-ditch effort to save General Gordon Elementary School


We reported on the proposed demolition of General Gordon Elementary in June. Residents staged a last-ditch effort to save General Gordon Elementary from the wrecking ball in Kitsilano yesterday afternoon. The school board votes today on whether or not to demolish the school. (Get the CKNW/AM980 report on the protest after the jump)

Report on the protest, a last-ditch effort to save Kitsilano’s General Gordon school by CKNW (AM980):

Concerned resident Jan Pierce says the school is a significant part of the neighborhoods roots.

“And there is so much history that has happened here over the last 100 years so we are out here because we love this school and we want to save it,” Pierce said.

Said teenager and former student Ilfa Francis: “It is like the centre of the community and, like, to put a box there is just not the same.”

The group complete with signs began a chant before beginning a march around the neighborhood.

Last modified: October 17, 2011

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