Given how much students love attending Shawnigan, it's no surprise that they are proud and eager to return and engage with us. Our alumni office runs regular events, from pub nights across the world to our annual Founder's Day.
The worldwide network of Shawnigan alumni facilitates business and social interaction, while our doors are always open for alumni coming back for a visit. If you are an alumnus planning a trip to Shawnigan, please let us know. We would love the opportunity to show you around and catch up. You are also always encouraged to drop us a line and let us know what you're up to.
Click below for more information about upcoming events or contact Event Coordinator Marlese Plater at email@example.com.
Shawnigan welcomes the 132 members of the Class of 2017 to the Alumni network. We wish them luck in their next year at university, in their gap years, or as they begin to build their work experience. These alumni will be spread across numerous countries and 45 different universities, including: UBC, UVIC, Emily Carr, McGill, Queen's, UWO, Caltech, Berkeley, University of Manchester, University of Utah and the University of Washington.
Marlese grew up in Salmon Arm, B.C. She went on to play varsity basketball at Simon Fraser University where she obtained her degree in Communications. Marlese and her husband Wes (Copeman's '97) came to the School in 2012. They currently live in Lake's House with their two daughters Ava & Sophia. Since 2012, Marlese has worked in the Communications department, coached basketball and now fills the role of Events Coordinator for the Alumni Relations and Advancement Department. She enjoys spending time with her family and being part of the Shawnigan community.
Originally from Gibsons, B.C., Sarah graduated from Shawnigan in 2007 (Kaye's) and went on to complete undergraduate and graduate studies in psychology. She returned to Shawnigan in 2016 to work with the Admissions team and has since found an accompanying role within Alumni Relations. Sarah enjoys living and working in Kaye's House as the residential assistant and also runs an after-school health and wellness activity "Happy Bodies Healthy Minds."
New Zealand native Gemma joined the Shawnigan community inJune 2016after relocating together with her spouse, Shawnigan female varsity hockey coach and teacher Carly Haggard, from the beaches of Northern Queensland, Australia. Gemma brings a wealth of administrative experience and knowledge to her role as database manager in the Advancement Office. In this role she is responsible for the management, organization and integrity of Shawnigan alumni data that helps support the activities of other members of the Advancement team. In addition to a busy work life, Gemma is kept active at home by her 9-month-old son and two dogs.
Nicole Ronald-Jones first worked at Shawnigan from 2003 to 2006 as the junior fine art woodwork instructor. She returned to the School in 2012 to work in Advancement and took on the the role of archivist in 2017, in addition to her continuing position as assistant house director of Groves'. Nicole and husband Matthuw Ronald-Jones '93 (former Director of Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund) live in Groves' House with their two children, Dennis and Poppy, and dog Harpo.
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.