Sarah Wray Hall
The Irvines Landing schoolhouse has been renamed Sarah Wray Hall, in honour of Sarah Wray (1860-1951), believed to be the first European woman to live in Pender Harbour. She typified the pioneer spirit.
In 1893, Sarah and her husband, John, arrived in the Pender Harbour area with their two children after rowing their small boat from Vancouver. They lived on Nelson Island, then moved to Irvines Landing about 1895 where their two youngest children, Sara and Walter, were born.
Sarah became an adept gardener, poultry manager and huntress while raising eight children, many of whom attended Irvines Landing School.