The Land We're On Prior to 1894
The land on which our school was built has a long history. Prior to the arrival of the Hudson's Bay Company and European settlers, the area surrounding Strawberry Vale School was inhabited, used, and cared for by the Lekwungen Peoples (also known as the Songhees & Esquimalt). This map (below) shows their traditional territory. Like us, the Lekwungen lived, learned, worked, and played in and among the trees, bushes and waterways of what we now call Strawberry Vale.
To learn more about the Lekwungen Peoples, click here and go www.songheesnation.ca & www.esquimaltnation.ca
123 Years of school and counting...