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General Currie Heritage School
Richmond , British Columbia

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   General Currie Heritage
School/Richmond Retired
Teachers' Association
Heritage Committee
   Location:
   The City of Richmond is
located in the southwest
corner of the lower mainland
on Canada's Pacific Coast, in
the province of British

Columbia. Richmond is a
unique island city, favorably
located within the Greater
Vancouver Regional District
in close proximity to
downtown Vancouver and the
U.S.A. border. It comprises a
series of islands in the
mouth of the Fraser River,
including Sea Island, most of

Lulu Island and fifteen much
smaller islands.
   Geography:
   49.25 10' 59.1" N
latitude
   123.25 8' 0.7" W
longitude
   Average Elevation:
   1 metre above sea level
   Early History:

   The history of education
in Richmond goes back to 1877
with the organization of the
North Arm School District.
Early school classes were
held in make-do spaces, such
as the first town hall, the
Opera House (Steveston), the
local ice-cream parlour and
wharf buildings; as well as

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