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Sunday, May 11, 2008

News: Queen Alexandra Turns 100

East Side school grew from one-room building

Lisa Smedman, Vancouver Courier

Published: Friday, May 09, 2008

"This is the room I learned to read in," says 75-year-old Paddy Hatch, glancing around a classroom at Queen Alexandra elementary. "I can still remember, in this very room in 1939, learning to read from flip charts on that wall."

Paddy, together with his 74-year-old brother Jack, recently took a trip down memory lane by visiting the school they both attended as kids. They'll get to do it again on May 30, when Queen Alexandra--which started out as a one-room wooden schoolhouse in 1908 at the corner of Clark Drive and what was then known as Ninth Avenue--celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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