"The lifeblood of the School is the [alumni]. Your entirely enviable record is our proud heritage, your conduct in the world our justification, and in your hands our future as our past must largely lie." - C.W. Lonsdale, 1945
As our founder C.W. Lonsdale said in his letter to our alumni (or Old Boys as they were then known), the experiences of our alumni are written in our shared history. They give credence to our mandate of an exceptional education for all, and their future pursuits in life - and engagement with Shawnigan - will be an essential part of our School’s identity for years to come.

Shawnigan’s global alumni network spans countries and generations, but is maintained by the bond of the common Shawnigan experience. We encourage you to continue to foster this bond by attending events, connecting with alumni online through social media or Shawnigan Connect, or by reading our regular alumni communications.

Keeping your contact information up to date is key to ensuring we can let you know about the opportunities to reconnect with the school and other alumni, as well as stories past and present of Shawnigan Lake School.
We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in this beautiful region, and we aspire to healthy and respectful relationships with those who have lived on and cared for these lands for millennia.