uniforms have been worn for hundreds
of years and is still common practise
in schools in countries such as
England and Australia. Our public
schools don't require specific
clothing to be worn by students. Here,
it's a matter of school spirit. For
decades, students (and teachers) have
purchased clothing to show their pride
and support for their school.
could purchase a grey zippered Beaupré
School cardigan with the Beaupré crest
in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Bill Turnbull's cardigan also boasts
crests on the sleeve showing that he
was a member of a championship team in
1959 and 1961. This heavy wool
cardigan is well worn and has been
mended so he could keep wearing it.
(Would that happen today?)
version of the school cardigan from
the late 1960s (minus the crest) is a
green button-up version with white
stripes – again, very heavy wool.
passed, t-shirts moved from being an
undergarment or clothing worn while
doing chores to a popular all-purpose
outer garment. They were much cheaper
than the heavy sweater so school
groups had t-shirts printed to signify
membership in a club or perhaps as a
teachers and community members who were
part of MAD (Music-Art-Drama) classes
over the years could purchase a t-shirt
advertising the show they were
presenting that year.
Members of Onoway Elementary School
Running Club wore this t-shirt when they
competed in races at the Butterdome.
School t-shirts could also be sold as a
fundraiser and to show pride in and
support for the school. Jason Yeoman
wore his Snoopy t-shirt in the mid-70s
at Onoway Elementary.
Museum, a big thank you to the donors of
these wonderful pieces of Onoway school