– Lake Trail Community School and Lake Trail Community Education Society (LTCES) invite former students, educators, staff, and community members to commemorate the school’s history.

As Lake Trail Community School embarks on the exciting transition to a new building in September, we are looking back at the school’s history and celebrating the many contributions it has made in our community over the past 65 years.

To facilitate the commemoration of the school’s long history, LTCES and school staff have created an online Facebook group, Lake Trail Community School History as an online community for sharing and contributing stories, photographs, and memorabilia.

This collection will be shared with current students who are exploring and documenting the history of the school through the decades. Students will create a final project including a display in the new school building and a time capsule set to be opened on the 100th anniversary in 2055.

The Facebook group will also serve as a place for community members to meet virtually and share their stories of time at Lake Trail. The Stanley Can, Grade 7 camp, clubs, sports, band and choir, the corn feed, weightlifting, our school garden, and potlucks. We look forward to hearing about your Lake Trail experience.

Lake Trail Community School has a long and vibrant history in the Comox Valley. Built in 1955 as a two-story, eight-room elementary school to serve the growing population in the Lake Trail area. In 1957 the school was renamed Lake Trail Junior School and has since served middle school students. In 2011, Lake Trail Community Education Society was formed, welcoming the opportunity for residents to become involved while growing the school as a neighbourhood hub.

Anna Rambow

Community School Coordinator, Comox Valley Schools (School District 71)