Bookmark and Share

School sells off artifacts before demolishing building

Morris Vardabasso at his grad formal at Vernon Secondary School in 1974. He's now the school's principal. (Contributed by: Morris Vardabasso)
The old Vernon Secondary School holds a lot of memories for Morris Vardabasso.

In 1974, he graduated from what was then Vernon's only high school. Today he's the principal.

Over the Christmas holidays, Morris will oversee the school's big move across the field, into a brand new, state of the art building. Then he'll watch as the old building is reduced to rubble in the new year.

Thursday night is the chance for former students and staff to tour the old building and reminisce about the good old days.

Morris shares some of his memories with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

If you feel like buying a (literal) piece of the school's history, it's selling off bricks, tshirts and flooring from the original building.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.