Bob Wall

NOTICE: The Bob Harkins Branch downtown is closed for the remainder of the day (Wed June 29), due to a power outage affecting multiple businesses in the area. The Nechako Branch remains open.

Service Award

Bob Wall is the recipient of the Service Award for his long-term volunteer work on a newspaper clipping project to document the history of education, beginning with the first school in South Fort George which opened in 1910.

Since 1998, Bob Wall has worked tirelessly on the Prince George Retired Teachers’ Association’s Education Heritage Committee to preserve Prince George's public and private school history. As a volunteer, he collects and reproduces newspaper articles related to education, students, staff, curriculum, administration and school functions. This involves many hours viewing microfilm of the Prince George Citizen and early newspapers, reading, photocopying and collating finished articles and binding them into journals. The film is often illegible in places, so articles must be re-typed in their entirety.

Under Bob Wall’s leadership and through his hard work, Prince George has a collection of educational articles which portray an education system that grew from a few schools to the vibrant institution of today. He continues to work on the project, leading a team of volunteers.