STUDIED IN OPULENT SURROUNDINGS but students
had plenty of irreverent fun within the refined
walls of Craigdarroch Castle when it was Victoria
College's home from 1921-46.
A visitor can still find evidence of the antics
by looking closely at the oak panels of the castle's
Dogwood Room. Among other late-'30s graffiti,
Pierre Berton's name is carved in the wood. The
author and Canadian historian (and a ringleader
of the satirical Microscope student newspaper)
returned to Victoria in September for a centennial
ceremony at the original site of Vic College,
at Fort St. and Fernwood Road.