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  • About
    Century is the story of Shawnigan Lake School, an independent boarding school on Vancouver Island. Founded in 1916 by C. W. Lonsdale, Shawnigan has become Canada’s Boarding School. This book tracks the history of the School from its humble beginnings, through a century of challenges and triumphs, to its present position as the country’s foremost coeducational boarding high school.

    In Century, Jay Connolly provides the narrative backbone of Shawnigan’s history but leaves much of the storytelling in the hands of the students, teachers, and leaders who have lived and shaped Shawnigan Lake School. “Adolescence—or the recollection of adolescence,” he writes in the preface, “provides a particularly rich speaking moment because it often combines raw emotional experience with revelations of body, mind, and spirit. In the best of these interviews, the confluence of these factors leads to epiphany.” Century gives us an inside view of a remarkable Canadian school.

ALUMNI EVENTS

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.

For more information about upcoming events or contact Event Coordinator Marlese Plater at mplater@shawnigan.ca.

Upcoming Events

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  • Oct
    19

    Founder's Day Weekend

    Join us on Founder's Day Weekend (October 19-20, 2018)! This event represents an opportunity to celebrate your Shawnigan experience, relive magical memories, honour the special legacy of our School's founder, and recognize the classes of 1968, 78, 88, 93, 98 & 08.

    For more info & to register:

    Click Here
    Location: Founder's Day Weekend Shawnigan Lake School | 1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Alumni office

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  • Marlese Plater 

    Events Coordinator
    250-743-6267
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  • Sarah Nattrass 

    Admissions Associate, Alumni Relations
    250-743-6205
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  • Gemma Atkinson 

    Database Manager
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  • Nicole Ronald-Jones 

    Assistant House Director - Groves', Archivist
    250-743-6233
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  • Megan Olson 

    Events Assistant
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