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Looking towards Portage View Public School. 2016-09-05T16:20:59+00:00
Exterior of King Edward Public School on Burton Avenue. 2016-09-05T16:20:57+00:00
Looking at Prince of Wales Public School on the West side of Bradford Street. 2016-07-08T04:38:58+00:00
Pet Show in Ms. Goodfellow’s (Baker) class at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School (3). 2016-09-05T16:14:49+00:00
A Grade 6 Class at St. John Vianney School. 2016-07-13T17:41:47+00:00
Codrington Public School main entrance. 2016-06-17T13:23:40+00:00
Students at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School (3). 2016-09-05T16:22:36+00:00
A member of the faculty gives out awards to students at Warnica Public School on Warnica Road. 2016-09-05T15:50:34+00:00
A student of Ms. Goodfellow (Baker) poses at the end of a school day, at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School. 2016-09-05T16:02:24+00:00
Exterior of Codrington Public School on a winter day. 2017-02-08T13:45:17+00:00
Students at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School (1). 2016-09-05T16:22:36+00:00
Students from Ms. Goodfellow’s (Baker) class at 13A Innisfil Huronia Public School pose at the back of the classroom.p 2016-09-05T16:29:04+00:00


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By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Locations|Tags: |

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By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , , |

Notable Women of Barrie

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