Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary School

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Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary
1551 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 9B5, Canada
School number 7171054
School board School District 71 Comox Valley
Principal Mr. J. Taylor
Vice principal Mr. G. Fussell, Mrs. J. Shields
Staff 50
School type Public high school
Grades 8-12
Language English and French Immersion with Spanish taught.
Mascot Spirit Bear
Team name Isfeld Ice
Colours Blue and White
Enrollment ~950
Homepage Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary

Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary is a public high school in Courtenay, British Columbia part of School District 71 Comox Valley.The school was named for Canadian Forces Master Corporal Mark Robert Isfeld (1962–1994). Master Corporal Isfeld gained recognition for distributing small knitted dolls to children during three tours of peacekeeping duties in the former Yugoslavia. The 'Izzy' dolls were made by his mother, Carol Isfeld, who lived in Courtenay. MCpl Isfeld, a Canadian Sapper, was killed while conducting demining operations near Kakma, Croatia on June 21, 1994.


  • "Mark R. Isfeld presenting small knitted dolls to Bosnian children" (2003) is commemorated in a small bas-relief by André Gauthier (sculptor) erected in the Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary School in Courtenay BC.


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