Shawnigan’s Charlie Purdey Arena underwent an extraordinary transformation this summer.
Both the foyer and the Head’s Lounge have been completely redesigned, with sophisticated new furniture, lighting, and décor – complete with stunning live edge details – adorning each space. Beautiful photo murals on the walls around the rink and in other key places in the Arena feature Shawnigan hockey players as well as athletes from other competitive sports played at the School. As a final touch, the boards ringing the ice are now covered with logos representing diverse Shawnigan programs as well as the logos of our highly valued community relationships and partnerships.
These upgrades were generously funded by hockey parent donors, present and past. “This represents the next generation of support for the facility and the program,” says Greg Stevenson, Executive Director of Advancement & Community Engagement. “We are very grateful for the support in making this next step possible.”
When they step on the ice this September, Shawnigan’s ice hockey players and figure skaters will no doubt have an extra boost of energy thanks to this generous gift.
Shortly before the start of term, Shawnigan’s staff marked the unveiling of the arena’s new interior with a highly entertaining and surprisingly competitive hockey game led by team captains (and Shawnigan ice hockey coaches) Ms Haggard and Mr. Cooper and with colourful commentating from Head of School Larry Lamont.
Outside, the Arena’s surroundings are undergoing a transformation of their own. Paving of the re-routed road around the arena has just been completed, and ground will soon be broken for a new Sport Village connecting the Arena and the Sportsplex. This exciting new facility will feature outdoor courts for basketball, hockey, foursquare, and pickleball, as well as lots of open-access recreational areas.
Shawnigan Lake School is adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines released by the BC Ministries of Health and Education.
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