News & updates


List of 5 news stories.

  • Inspirational Alumni

    This past weekend saw two Shawnigan graduates competing at a high level in their respective sports. Quinten Richardson ’10 (Lonsdale’s) rowed for the Cambridge University crew in the historic Boat Race – an annual dual that has taken place between Oxford and Cambridge Universities since 1829 – while Delaney Aikens ’17 (Renfrew) represented Canada at a Women’s Rugby Sevens tournament in Dubai.
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  • SOUL Seeking: Board game

    For her SOUL Seeking project, Grade 8 student Dinah O. has delved into the history and traditions of Shawnigan to develop a board game, loosely inspired by The Game of Life with a track to follow based upon dice rolls and challenge and question cards. Originally Dinah had decided to base the game on general School history, but the project has since evolved to become about the culture and history of the School’s boarding houses specifically.
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  • Grade 11 Roundtable in Action!

    Over the four day break for Easter, the Grade 11 Roundtable organized different activities, all taking place on campus. On Saturday, April 3, Roundtable members and other Grade 11 students helped organize an Easter egg hunt in the Quad for staff kids aged 1-10. Later that day, the Roundtable and several Grade 11 volunteers hosted a bumper-ball activity at the turf. These bumper-balls, or “Zorbs,” were large plastic bubbles, allowing students who signed up to play various games in groups up at the fields.
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  • Sabaa Tahir Speaks with Creative Writing 12

    In Creative Writing 12, students were given the opportunity to interview (by Zoom) a New York Times best-selling author about her craft. Sabaa Tahir has been a professional author since 2015. She began as a journalist with the Washington Post, and that, she said, is where she discovered her love of creative writing. Warm and authentic, Sabaa talked honestly with the class about her victories and struggles. After an introduction, she answered their questions, allowing students to ask even the most awkward questions about how writers make a living.
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  • Students from Duxbury House film part of their video

    Inter-House Air Band

    Inter-House Air Band is a perennial favourite event at Shawnigan and is typically one of the highlights of the school year. With strict health and safety protocols in place this year, one had to wonder how successfully this event could be reimagined for a virtual platform – part of the magic is the electric atmosphere in the theatre as the whole School gathers to watch and compete. So how would the event translate to an online platform? Extremely well, it turns out!
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Communications office

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Arden Gill

    Arden Gill 

    House Director - Stanton, Communications Associate
  • Photo of Nicole Belanger

    Nicole Belanger 

    Web Coordinator
    250-743-5516 ext 376
  • Photo of Jenny Dunbar

    Jenny Dunbar 

    Communications Associate
    250-743-5516 ext 381
  • Photo of Christina Chant

    Christina Chant 

    Communications Associate
    250-743-5516 ext 257
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