In early June 2022, Shawnigan Lake School was delighted to welcome the School’s Board of Governors, guests, and the Grade 8 class to a special groundbreaking ceremony at the site of Samuel House, our future co-educational Grade 8 House – with (L-R) Jeannie Friesen and Garth Friesen ’87, supporters of the project; Head of School Larry Lamont; Gaynor and Rhodri Samuel, after whom the new House will be named; Kelly Gave, current parent and Board member and Chair of the Advancement Committee; and (on each end) current Grade 8 students Foxton T. and Aven T.
The ceremony represents the next step in this exciting project, which will bring together Stanton and Levien, our current Grade 8 Houses, in a new and pioneering way.
We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in this beautiful region, and we aspire to healthy and respectful relationships with those who have lived on and cared for these lands for millennia.
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13 –18 on Canada’s beautiful West Coast. Our diverse, interdisciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.