Hi. I went to school at Victory School from Age 6 - 12.(56 years ago now - ouch that hurts
- time goes by so quickly when a person looks back) I started in Mrs. Slack's class.Mr. Tate was the principal at this time. I had as teachers, Mr. Sheridan, Mrs. Watson and Mr. McKeown. All awesome teachers. i learned a lot from this school in the years attended there. Things that have stayed with me my whole life - respect of others, respect of self, respect of elders, caring for others. I was from a family of 9 that lived on Parry Sound Road and we all attended this school.My Mom and her siblings also attended Victory School - Vera Floyd, Joyce Blake, Kaye Blake, Bill Blake. My Grandmother was Lily Blake who wrote a lot of the plays for the school. My Grandma and Grandpa Blake owned Blake's Bakery in the harbour years back. We opened our day with God Save the Queen, O' Canada and the Lord's Prayer - all of which have been taken out of the schools today. Discipline is now a thing of the past and that's too bad - our parents believed in the spare the rod spoil the child principal and we learned to respect at a young age. I'm proud and glad that I was able to attend such good schools in Parry Sound growing up.Thank you to all those who had a part in the making of the book and DVD. It's a wonderful memorial to Mr. Tate, the teachers and the history of the school which was a true school. A job well done everyone.Thank you for the memories. These books and DVD's I hope will be passed on to my Grandchildren and generations to come. Hopefully this building will be able to remain somehow as a historical site for the town.