Sir Alexander Mackenzie School is being replaced by a new school. This year the community of Inuvik had a going-away ceremony for the old school.
Volunteers put together a retrospective look at different yearbooks. It’s a very interesting look back at Canada’s western arctic in a different era.
Ray Ruben (centre) is today the mayor of Paulatuk.
That’s former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien!
And another former PM, the late Pierre Trudeau. (right)
Early 1960s fashions
The Olympic Torch passes through Inuvik in 1988.
A student with animal pelts and students at a hunting camp
The devil logo worn by many student athletes.
Very different fashions, haircuts and glasses in the late 1950s
The beginnings of the school in 1959.
Here’s a personal observation about photography. Almost every photograph, with enough time, becomes great. Things that are unremarkable in a photograph become interesting with time.
In 1956, this photo is simply a nice portrait of an amused (playful? mischievous?) teacher at a desk. Now it’s a time capsule of fashion, hair, office supplies, handwriting, desks in the 1950s — you name it.
A great initiative from volunteers!