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List of 5 news stories.

  • CSSHL Playoffs

    A single shot was all that separated Shawnigan’s Female U18 Prep ice hockey team from the Canadian Sport School Hockey League championship in Penticton earlier this month.
    Shawnigan squared off against Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna in the CSSHL championship final on March 16 and took the game all the way into overtime before ultimately falling 4-3 and settling for silver.
    All four Shawnigan Prep teams qualified for their respective championship rounds based on their results during the regular season. The U18 girls had the best finish of the four, while the boys’ teams had mixed results in their tournaments.
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  • EDGE Trip to Costa Rica

    A core piece of Shawnigan’s experiential learning program, EDGE (Engagement, Development, Gratitude and Experience) has been taking Shawnigan students off the beaten path and out of their comfort zones on outdoor adventures that combine service, experiential education, community-building, reflection, and leadership for nearly 20 years.
    EDGE started as a humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Students travelled to Thailand for several years to work in isolated communities. Since then, they have visited other countries, such as China, Zimbabwe, Argentina, South Africa and Ecuador. Over Spring Break, 12 students travelled to Costa Rica along with staff members Ms. Katrina Cholack and Mr. Galen Loiselle, for the first EDGE trip since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The contingent left the School on March 10 for the Guanacaste province in northwestern Costa Rica, an area replete of contrasts as the local residents deal with poverty while living near posh resorts that elevate the cost of living. Unlike previous EDGE trips to Costa Rica, which saw the students visit multiple locations, they spent most of their time in one location, leading to a deeper, more immersive experience.

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  • World Travellers: Spring Break Tours

    For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shawnigan students were able to take advantage of Spring Break to travel outside the country.
    Students engaged in several trips abroad, learning first-hand about other cultures, visiting consequential locations, and experiencing the world, all while representing the School exceptionally well. The forays included an exchange trip to France, an historic rugby tour, and an eye-opening exploration of some of Canada’s most important sites of the two world wars.
    The exchange trip to France saw students once again hosted by families from Lycée Sacré-Coeur in Angers. Three staff members — Mr. Graham Linn, Mr. David Hyde-Lay and Mrs. Rayna Hyde-Lay — accompanied 15 students on the excursion, which was more of an immersive experience in French culture as opposed to a sightseeing tour.
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  • Pi Day Celebrations

    Pi Day 2023 took place exactly one week before the official day – Pi Day is officially on March 14 (3.14), and always falls over Spring Break. PI-natas, co-curricular activities, a special Pie lunch, and our third Annual Pi Recital Contest were the highlights of this year's celebrations.
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  • Secret Garden Dinner

    It takes a village to build a garden.
    The Secret Garden Dinner, a fine dining experience and a fundraiser for the EDGE (Engagement, Development, Gratitude and Experience) Spring Break service trip to Costa Rica, was the brainchild of Grade 12 student Josey L. and served as the culmination of her Soul Seeking project, but dozens of people — students and staff — helped to make it a reality.
    “It wasn’t just my project. It was our project,” a grateful Josey emphasized. “I might have initiated the idea, but I can’t take all the credit.”

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Communications office

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Jenny Dunbar

    Jenny Dunbar 

    Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Photo of Arden Gill

    Arden Gill 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Nicole Belanger

    Nicole Belanger 

    Web Coordinator
    250-743-5516 ext 376
  • Photo of Aren Goodman

    Aren Goodman 

    Assistant House Director - Renfrew, Film Teacher, Communications Associate
  • Photo of Elliot Logan

    Elliot Logan 

    Communications Associate
  • Photo of Kevin Rothbauer

    Kevin Rothbauer 

    Communications Associate
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