News & updates


List of 5 news stories.

  • Getting the ball rolling

    The new academic year has brought with it the highly anticipated return of competitive sports to secondary schools across British Columbia – and the excitement is palpable on Shawnigan’s campus. Participation in sports is vital for our physical and mental health and is one of the fundamental elements of a Shawnigan education. Our School was fortunate to have been able to run wonderfully reimagined sports programs on campus last year and we were all impressed with the enthusiasm and leadership of our Shawnigan athletes as they embraced the changes that came with the pandemic. 
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  • Grade 8 Expedition

    Together with the School Prefects and a handful of energetic staff, Shawnigan’s youngest students participated in a time-honoured tradition during the first week of term: the Grade 8 Expedition. This multi-day adventure trip is an important part of the Shawnigan journey for our Grade 8 students and is one of the first opportunities for the new School Prefects to test their leadership skills.
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  • Shawnigan Alumni Represented at World Rugby Sevens Series

    In early September 2021, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series was welcomed back to BC Place in Vancouver in a pared-down event. Some of our staff and alumni were in attendance and watched as the young Canadian men’s team began their journey to the Olympics with a sixth-place finish on Sunday.
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  • 360 Fair

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, the whole School was invited to participate in an important event on the school calendar: the annual 360 Fair. Shawnigan’s 360 (co-curricular activities) program provides opportunities for students to explore, experience, create, innovate, connect, reflect, and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. With 33 highly varied offerings for students to choose from, the 360 fair gives students a chance to make an informed decision when they select a co-curricular.
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  • Inter-House Tug o’ War

    Shawnigan’s Canada Field was ablaze with colour on Saturday afternoon as the student body took part in the first inter-House event of the year: Tug o’ War! For new students, this is an important day for forming new friendships and instilling House loyalties. Tug o’ War is the first in a series of events that make up the fiercely contested inter-House competition that runs throughout the academic year.
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Communications office

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jenny Dunbar

    Jenny Dunbar 

    Communications & Marketing Manager
    250-743-5516 ext 232
  • 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 

    Film Teacher, Communications Associate
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