49 years in the making.
Did you know that many of Langara’s programs started at the then Vancouver City College (VCC) King Edward campus? Our journey on 49th Avenue started in 1970, but our story started long before then with strong connections to the Vancouver School Board and VCC. Take a trip through our journey over the past 49 years. The highlights below are only a small part of Langara’s story. Every Langaran has their own unique story to share, meet some of your fellow Langarans and share yours.
Langara's roots trace back to the King Edward High School, located at Oak and West 12th Ave. King Edward was Vancouver's first and only secondary school until 1925.
Vancouver School Board (VSB) expands its adult education activities by starting night school classes at King Edward High School.
The King Edward Senior Matriculation and Continuing Education Centre (renamed King Edward High School in 1962) offered a number of courses, including a telecommunications class using what was then considered state-of-the-art-technology.
VSB establishes BC's first community college - Vancouver City College. Classes are offered at King Edward Centre, our first home. VCC brought together the Vancouver Vocational Institute, the Vancouver School of Art, the Vancouver School Board’s Night School Program, and the King Edward Senior Matriculation and Continuing Education Centre.
A new campus is in the works as VSB purchases 20 acres of land from the Canadian Pacific Railway to build the new VCC Langara campus.
Langara's theatre training program, Studio 58 begins at VCC King Edward Centre. Original founder Antony Holland would continue as Artistic Director until 1985.