This November, the City of Barrie named Unity Christian High School as the 2013 Winner of the Heritage Preservation Award, in the Institutional category.
“I personally want to commend the host of volunteers that all share in receiving this award. It truly is in recognition to all the members of our community who have poured countless hours into our building at 25 Burton Avenue,” wrote Aaron Harnden, Principal at Unity Christian High School in a recent issue of the School’s bimonthly newsletter, The Inner Loop.
“Classrooms have been refurbished, floors have been given new life, and the outside has been given a facelift,” says Harnden. “Unity has become a well-established school that is becoming a shining light within the city of Barrie.”
Members of the Heritage Barrie Committee have long appreciated the important role that the school plays in the Allandale community. The former King Edward School was built in 1906, serving initially as an eight-room centre hall school house. Since then, the building has only become more functional and inviting, with the recent addition of a new science lab and a new library.
To read more about this year’s Heritage Preservation Awards, click here.