Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary School

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

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.

Legacy[edit]

  • "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.
  • "Mark R. Isfeld presenting small knitted dolls to Bosnian children" (2003) by André Gauthier (sculptor) was erected at Peacekeeper Park in Calgary. [1]
    • Honorable graduates- Brad Crisp

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