Rendering of Glenlyon Norfolk School after upgrades. (Glenlyon Norfolk School)

Denford Hall revealed at GNS

Private school already working on upgrades ahead of funding campaign

Celebrating one of the largest gifts to a school west of Ontario, Glenlyon Norfolk School has unveiled Denford Hall.

Formally known as The Hall at Pemberton Woods, the new name is recognition of a $5,000,000 seed-donation gifted to GNS by the Denford family. 280 people gathered to celebrate the gift at a ceremony on Dec. 4.

The money will be the foundation of a funding campaign scheduled to launch in October 2019, and will fund transformations at both Beach Drive and Pemberton Woods campuses.

READ MORE: Oak Bay’s first proposed heritage conservation area

Deputy Head of School, Chad Holtum, didn’t know how much the total project would cost, but he expects the campaign to be big.“It will be both capital and non capital. Donors can direct donations within the project, and we’ll also have non capital options as well,” said Holtum. “Additional naming opportunities, bursaries, and scholarships will be available”.

Even though GNS is still sorting final details of their funding, phase one is underway at Beach Drive.

By spring GNS’s youngest students will have access to new junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten facilities, while the whole campus will enjoy a renovated boat house.

The first phase of the project will be the Beach Drive campus, and will include a new main block. GNS hopes to have phase one completed in two years, at which time the second phase will commence at Pemberton Woods. Temporary classrooms have been erected at Beach Drive during the improvements.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Rendering of Glenlyon Norfolk School after upgrades. (Glenlyon Norfolk School)

The curtain comes down, revealing Denford Hall, Dec. 4 2018 (Glenlyon Norfolk School)

Just Posted

Hundreds of foreign species continue to wash along B.C. coast following Japanese tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Lone wolf eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather in downtown Victoria for Extinction Rebellion climate protest

The rally is the kickoff to the Global Climate Strike Week of Action

Church bells to ring for 11 minutes in support of Global Climate Strike

Each minute to signify years left to drastically reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Tour de Rock kicks off on Saturday morning

The 22nd annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride will take two weeks to complete

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Royal BC Museum CEO published his own book

Great Expectations, by Royal BC Museum CEO, is now available for purchase.

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read