When you become a part of Shawnigan, Shawnigan becomes a part of you.
|We take these words seriously. Every man and woman who has experienced a Shawnigan education knows the impact that the years spent on campus has on the rest of their lives. Friendships forged on campus last lifetimes, and the morals imbued and character built through interactions with staff and other adults endure long after graduation.|
It is the hope of everyone at Shawnigan that all of our graduates will take the time to be in regular touch. There are so many opportunities to keep up with the exciting goings-on in our community, from city events and reunions, to our annual Alumni Golf Classic, to the various social media platforms we utilize to spread our message.
In these pages you'll learn just a few of the ways you can stay connected. We hope you'll enjoy the experience and, even more importantly, that you'll keep in touch!
Ways to Stay in Touch (click an option to expand)
You’re here now – www.shawnigan.ca
is the most up-to-date, comprehensive resource for information about Shawnigan. These pages and our Shawnigan Now blog are your starting point for news about our community.
You can receive updates daily by subscribing via email, or as they are posted by subscribing to our RSS feed. Don't forget to fill out the Alumni Update form at the bottom of this page.
|The Report Card|
Our twice annual magazine updates you on events and initiatives at the School and elsewhere. One of the most popular sections is the alumni updates – but we need your help. Please send news of your adventures, career, births marriages, and so on.
|Facebook|There are two separate Shawnigan communities on Facebook. The Shawnigan Facebook page is our official page for all supporters of Shawnigan. On this page you’ll find information about current events and happenings intended for all members of the Shawnigan family. The Shawnigan Alumni Facebook group, is an invite-only group for graduates of the School, and is a great way to reconnect and network. Invitations and RSVPs to all Shawnigan events for alumni are located and handled conveniently through the alumni group. Many classes have also set up their own Facebook groups as a rallying point for reunions and more.
Twitter is one of the fastest growing tools for people to remain connected – a “micro blogging” service. Follow us @shawnigan
for quick updates on the School.
|LinkedIn|The Shawnigan Lake School Network group on LinkedIn is a great resource for networking and finding contacts and assistance in your career and profession. The group is also open only to the Shawnigan community.
Ever wondered what Chapel is like these days? Wonder no more! Our new Livestream
channel brings Shawnigan into your living room live and in high definition. Chapel is streamed live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:10am, and on Saturdays at 11:15am. Through this service, we also hope to be able to bring other important events to our extended community, including our annual Closing Day ceremonies.
Visit Shawnigan’s Vimeo Page
to view a collection of archived videos of recent School highlights. The page is updated with new content regularly, so be sure to visit often!
|"I've lived in a lot of places since I graduated - but Shawnigan is the place that always feels like home."|
- Shawnigan alumnus, Class of 1967
Director of Alumni Relations
Mr. Roland Borsato
Grad Year: 1972
Roland Borsato '72 (Ripley's) has worked as the Director of Alumni Relations in the Advancement Office of Shawnigan Lake School for four years. As an alumnus of the School, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his position and the community as a whole. Roland is passionate about Shawnigan and feels he is the person he is today because of how Shawnigan transformed him.
Roland has had much success in his career, having been a vice-president of two major automotive repair companies, a teacher at the University of the Fraser Valley in construction practices, as well as being an accomplished blues musician and chef. He is especially proud of his marriage to Louise for 30 years, and their three daughters: Maria, a teacher; Andrea, a commercial pilot; and Kate, a Psychology Counsellor.
Roland remembers many amazing things from his years spent at Shawnigan as a student but patricular highlights include rowing at Henley, and, following Prince Philip's visit to the School, receiving a personal invite for his rowing crew to visit Buckingham Palace.