Visiting Shawnigan alumna Vicki Stronge '94 (School House) addressed the School at a recentSaturdaychapel service. Her powerful message about gender equality included great insight into her time as a Shawnigan student, and was timely as we celebrate 30 years of co-education this year. Dr. Stronge has given permission for her words to be shared in this week's reflection.
In Chapel on Sept. 24, Mr. Lupton gave the following address to students about Terry Fox and the personal impact of his sacrifices regarding the Marathon of Hope. I have asked that this beautifully-written address be posted here, under my weekly Reflections (with Mr. Lupton’s permission). *Caution: Multiple, cool 1980s’ cultural references ahead!
In chapel on Sept. 14, Reverend Holland gave the following address to students about the notion of invisibility. Headmaster Lamont has asked that the address be posted here, with Rev. Holland's permission.
For two years in a row now, Shawnigan Lake School has graciously sponsored the BBQ Lunch that kicks off an afternoon of fellowship and fund raising hosted by my Rotary Club – and for two years in a row the Shawnigan foursome has won the tournament in a Texas Scramble format. This year’s winning foursome are all members of the school’s staff including Lisa Blumer, from the front office, who joined Corey Sykes, Derek Reid and Justin Theriau, members of the maintenance staff and who were part of last year’s winning foursome.
Hosted at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club, and named in honour of the late Clyde Ogilvie, long-time member of our Club, active member of our community and a much sorely missed member of the Brentwood College Senior Management Team.
Through such community support, our Rotary Club is able to meet numerous crucial community and global initiatives. Local projects include the CMS Food Bank, Cowichan Valley Hospice Society, ten (10) scholarship and bursary presentations to South Cowichan and Duncan high schools including Shawnigan Lake School, local highway clean-up days, and local trail and bridge building, to name a few. On the wider stage, the Rotary Club supports important global causes such as international polio eradication and eye care missions.
I am a proud member of my local Rotary Club, knowing that I can count upon the willing support and golf prowess from colleagues at Shawnigan Lake School.
—Submitted by Hilary Abbott (Advancement Associate)
This address is inspired by Reverend Holland’s reflection on Saturday about Father’s Day and some recent events both on and off campus – from sports tournaments to exam season, from the Inter-house tug-of-war to prize and prefect selection, from our inaugural Pride Day to the community’s response to the loss of one of us. I asked Maria G., Ciaran B., Paige D., and Jojo T. to read the poem If as a prelude to my reflection this morning.
Last weekend was so exciting with the Provincial finals for Boys Rugby and the CSSRA Rowing Championship at St. Catharines. Heartfelt congratulations to players and coaches alike. You wore black and gold with pride and distinction.
In chapel on May 28, Reverend Holland gave the following address to students about his writing and 'Leaving Behaviour.' Headmaster Lamont has asked that the address be posted here, with Rev. Holland's permission.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you all, as Headmaster of Shawnigan, to this afternoon’s ribbon-cutting reception for the Rogers Wing of the Read Crewhouse,as well as seven new boat christenings and the presentation of the magnificent new docks – with a very special welcome to the Shaw and Rogers families and representatives from Shaw Communications and Rogers Communications.
I would also like to thank George and Jane Hungerford and our Board members Janet Griesdale, Matt Brister, Roy McIntosh, and Zev Shafran for their contributions to the development of this Read Crewhouse project.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Bishop Logan McMenamie to Chapel this morning.
Bishop Logan has been our bishop for the past five years and has, in this time, been a champion for social justice and action and has recognized both a role and a responsibility to contribute to the healing, reconciliation, and relationship-building with the First Peoples of this land.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.