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Ceremonies and Awards: 1960 - 1969

Auto mechanics award 1960s
Mayor Frank Ney (left) and Dick Howell (middle) present an award to automotive mechanics student, 1960s.
Image courtesy of VIU Archives


 

Plaque May 31 1964
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Jack Macready (Principal of VTS) and Hon. Les Peterson (Minister of Education and Labour) unveiled the school plaque at the official ceremony for the opening of Building 180 at Nanaimo's Vocational Training School, May 1969.
Image and caption courtesy of Nanaimo Daily Free Press

New addition plaque 1964
Official plaque of the new addition to the Vocational School, 1964.
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Mal Opening Sept 1969 Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting at Malaspina College's opening ceremony, September, 1969. L to R: Board member Roy MacMillan, Bob Strachan, Mayor Frank Ney, (unknown), (unknown), President Dr. Carl Opgaard.
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Opening ceremonies 1969
Opening ceremonies: in the middle are Dr. Carl Opgaard (president) and Dr. Roy MacMillan (board member). The names of the two women are unknown.
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Opening ceremonies 1969
Opening ceremonies, 1969.
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Opening ceremonies Sept 4 1969
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The Hon. D.L. Brothers, Minister of Education (at microphone) addressed the audience of 600+ at Malaspina College's opening ceremonies in Sept. 1969. Seated left to right: Robert Strachan, MLA (Cowichan-Malahat); Dean S. N. F. Change, Acting Chairman Academic Board for higher Education; Dr. Carl Opgaard, President of Malaspina College; Dr. W. R. MacMillan, Chairman of Malaspina College Council; David Harrison, Faculty President; and David Kemp, President of Malaspina College's Student Council.
Image and caption courtesy of Nanaimo Daily Free Press, Sept. 4, 1969


Thank you to college founders
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The community of Nanaimo thanks the people who were part of committees involved in the planning of the regional college as well as those who carried its message to the communities of central and upper Vancouver Island. Dr. Frederick T. Giles of the University of Washington, a leader in the development of community colleges said at Malaspina College's opening: "[Malaspina College] is a practical college for turning out practical people, a product of the modern technological age."
Article courtesy of Nanaimo Daily Free Press, Sept. 4, 1969