HELP US SAVE WOOLER SCHOOL
Wooler School is a rare and important example of the Prairie School of architecture and we plan to restore and sustain the Wooler School as a multipurpose community and activity space and, in so doing, preserve the history of this important building and of Wooler itself.
We are currently raising funds to support the restoration of the old schoolhouse through GoFundMe.
MORE AbOUT US
The Wooler & Area Community Organisation (“WACO”) was founded in 2020 by a group of volunteers with deep connections to the Wooler community who are dedicated to the preservation of the Old Wooler School as a resource for the Wooler and area community. Our vision is to restore and sustain the Old Wooler School as a multipurpose community activity space and centre to help preserve Wooler and area history.
We believe that the Wooler School is a rare and important example of the Prairie School of architecture applied in an institutional context and is worth of preservation. We are doing heritage research on Wooler School and our community.
We have assembled an impressive team of volunteers committed to saving this building, from architects and design strategists to heritage experts, business leaders, senior government bureaucrats, marketing experts, construction contractors, and craftspeople, all with local and even international reputations. Read more about the team by visiting the Who We Are page.
We want to designate Wooler School under the Ontario Heritage Act and restore and sustain it to provide desperately-needed multipurpose community activity space.
We were established in 2020 to preserve and restore the Wooler School, provide community space and preserve local history.
You can contribute financially, provide support for the preservation of the building or share memories, photos, and records.
GET INVOLVED WITH THE WOOLER WE LOVE
MAKE A DONATION
Make a donation through our GoFundMe page or provide in-kind donations of supplies or services.
Your financial generosity makes our work possible!
SAVE OUR HISTORY
Share your photos of Wooler or Wooler School. Send us your memories and stories!
Entrust your Wooler artifacts to our care.
Stay in touch
Become a member, keep up to date on our projects, or volunteer your time.
Rebuilding the community as a community!