Hawks Athletics

Basketball is underway at PVSS. A big thank you to all coaches who are volunteering their time with the teams.

Team GamesCoach
Jr. BoysTuesdays 6:30pm & 8:00 pmLloyd Main
Jr.GirlsThursdays 6:30 pmGeorge Kocsis
Brad Johnson
Sr. BoysTuesdays 6:30 om & 8:00 pm Ryan Beattie
Neil McKecknie
Sr.GirlsWednesdays 8:00 pmBrayden Prato

PVSS Gym News

We are hearing quite a few questions about what is going on with our Gym!  Back in the Spring, the School District started a renovation. The Gym renovation was supposed to include a new floor, new bleachers, a new Gym curtain, and a general facelift to the space. Instead, as the construction company began preparing for the renovation, they discovered historical damage to the space.

In 1976, there was a fire in the Gym. The roof trusses and the roof itself were buckled, and some wiring and insulation also suffered major damage. While the building has continued to stand for about 45 years after the fire, it has been deemed structurally unsound, and we cannot put students and staff at risk by continuing to use the space.

Replacement or major repair of school buildings is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education. The Ministry is currently considering our emergency funding application and the approval should be complete soon. Design work and preparations are already underway, and as soon as that approval is in place, we will be ready to start demolition. It is very likely that the Gym will be a complete rebuild.

In the meantime, the School District is providing us with a bus every day to transport students to community facilities so that we can continue to have an Athletics program. We are so very grateful to our fellow schools and Armstrong Parks and Recreation for being such fabulous supports to us at this time. Assemblies and cultural performances are not actually allowed to happen right now under the Provincial Health Order, but when we can, we will utilize the auditorium and have repeat performances. We recognize that is not an ideal situation, but we are doing the best we can.

What we know for sure is that when this process is complete, we will have a beautiful facility that our students and the community can use for generations to come. As soon as we have news, we will share it with our school and community. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Ms. Prince or Mrs. Brennan.