THIS TRACK AND FIELD IS HOME TO MANY GREAT MOMENTS AND MEMORIES
The track and field at West Van Secondary has been treasured by generations of West Vancouver athletes. As we look forward to building a new facility to continue this legacy, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the history around the track and the athletes that have called it home for so many years.
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THE MEMORIES AND THE LEGACY OF WEST VAN’S TRACK – BY LEN CORBEN (MAY 2016)
Len Corben is the North Shore’s premier sports historian. He has lived here for more than 70 years, with 31 as co-ordinator of athletics for the North Shore Secondary Schools’ Athletic Association as well as 26 as a sportswriter/columnist with local community newspapers. He is the author of three books on local sports history.
Built in 1948, the facility is now almost 70 years old. Dating back to its early days as a cinder track in the 1940s and ’50s when cinder was the model for an up-to-date facility, and then into the 1960s and ’70s when local athletes regularly rose from its black ashes to compete on the world stage, this multi-sport venue tucked in below West Vancouver Secondary has an amazing legacy that bears being told.
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