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.|
|"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
|Vancouver Pub Night - Thursday, December 12, 2013|
Event begins at: 6:00pm
Location: Banshee room at Ceili's Irish Pub
Calling all Shawnigan Alumni in the Lower Mainland to join us on Thursday, December 12th, 2013, at Ceili's Irish Pub, for what will be a great opportunity to renew old friendships and network with our Shawnigan Family. We have rented out the private Banshee room and we want to see it filled
with old faces!
Register online by filling out the form above. If you register by December 5th, your name will be entered to win a prize!
Winner will be announced at the pub night.
Ceili's Irish Pub
|Year End Salute (Vancouver) -Thursday, December 5, 2013|
Event begins at: 4pm
Location: Lions Pub, 888 West Cordova, Vancouver BC
Once again Christmas is upon us. We are nearing our 30 year mark for this gathering! Once upon a time the gathering was a luncheon that often stretched into the wee hours of the next day. Fortunately most of us have changed our ways!
If you would like to come and share a quiet beverage or two with ALUMS of your vintage, as well as a growing number from recent years, we will be gathering this year at the Lions Pub, 888 West Cordova, in Vancouver.
Please register online using the form above.
Hope to see you there.
Doug Anderson '72
|The Holocaust and Genocide Symposium - Thursday, April 3 & 4, 2014|
Location: Shawnigan Lake School
We warmly invite our Alumni family to attend this valuable educational opportunity, featuring Holocaust survivor speakers and keynote speaker, Dr. James Waller, the Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, NH.
For further information and to REGISTER for the event, please visit: www.shawnigan.ca/symposium2014
|San Francisco Pub Night - TBA|
|London, UK City Event - TBA|
|Hong Kong City Event - TBA|
|Victoria City Event - TBA|
|22nd Annual Golf Classic (Vancouver) - Thursday, June 5, 2014|
Event begins at: 1:00pm Shotgun Start
Location: University Golf Club, Vancouver, BC
The Shawnigan Golf Classic is the marquee event in the School’s alumni calendar. Held annually on the first Thursday in June, the event has grown to include parents and graduates of all vintages and abilities. There’s no need to be a single digit handicap in order to take part – duffers and first-timers are more than welcome!
The Golf Classic takes place at the University Golf Club in Vancouver, and is a scramble-style event with a 1:00pm shotgun start. The winning players are awarded the coveted Gold Jackets for their achievement, and also have their names inscribed on the Colin Yorath Memorial Trophy. After the tournament is completed, guests are treated to a West Coast Buffet Barbeque and awards presentation.
The cost for the round is $150 (plus applicable taxes). Non-golfers are encouraged to join us for dinner, at a cost of just $45.Click here to register today
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!
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.