Athletics

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions.”
  ~ Michael Jordan
At Shawnigan our athletic coaches and instructors guide our students in their pursuit of personal excellence through our outstanding co-educational programming opportunities. We recognize that this journey, and definition of success, will vary from student to student. However, what will not vary is the quality of this experience. Finally, whether it is on a competitive team or, in fitness training, our students will live the words of our school motto ‘Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat’ (‘Let the rewards go those who have worked to deserve them’).

Shawnigan Athletics focuses on:
 
  • Striving for one’s personal excellence and self-improvement by providing a balance between development and competition;
  • We place great emphasis on values such as courage, integrity, loyalty, respect, honesty, and commitment;
  • Providing a sporting journey that will help prepare our students for life through the many lessons that can be learned about oneself through participation of sport;
  • An opportunity to experience individual and team sports, as well as, a variety of recreational activities;
  • We value healthy competition. With this comes lessons on how to win with humility, as well as, how to lose graciously;
  • Learning that leadership is a shared responsibility; Giving our players authentic opportunities to lead other players;
  • An uncompromising commitment to sportsmanlike play;
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Rugby*
Field Hockey*
Ice Hockey*
Tennis*
Cross Country*
Squash*
Outdoors
Volleyball*
Soccer*
Rowing*
Basketball Skills
Ice Hockey*
Recreational Co-Ed Ice Hockey
Rowing*
Squash
Cross Country*
Rugby*
Soccer*
Basketball*
Outdoors
Fitness
Weights
Spinning
Dance
Ice Hockey*
Soccer*
Cross Country*
Rowing*
Tennis*
Squash*
Outdoors & White Water Kayaking
Golf*
Rugby*
Badminton*
Fitness/Weights

*Competitive Sports
In our competitive program we have world class coaching that includes past Olympians and Olympic Medalists, World Champions, National Team players in multiple sports, and former professional athletes in rugby, hockey and soccer. Our recreational programs such as dance, fitness and outdoors are staffed with equally qualified and passionate instructors.

Partnerships

Thanks in part to our first-rate facilities, we have forged partnerships with community groups and national programs. These agreements bring local athletes and national teams to train at our school and in our community, as we aim to inspire our young athletes, build positive community relationships, and support Team Canada!
Our student athletes are supported with:

  • on-site Health Centre, physiotherapists and athletic therapists
  • sport-specific strength and conditioning programs
  • academic and wellness programs
  • university guidance on post-secondary athletics

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  • Trips and Tours

    We value to the opportunity to travel for the educational and cultural experiences and international competition.
    • Basketball trips to California, Hawaii and Oregon
    • Golf trip to Arizona
    • Ice hockey trips to Boston, Toronto, New York and Finland
    • Tennis trip to Spain
    • Rugby trips to Argentina, France, Italy, U.K., Japan, Las Vegas, New Zealand and South Africa
    • Squash trip to Hong Kong, China and Malaysia
    • Rowing trip to England, Tampa Bay and Newport, California
  • Service

    An important and distinctive part of the Shawnigan sporting program is our commitment to team building and social responsibility through community engagement and service opportunities.

Athletics office

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  • Photo of Tim Murdy

    Tim Murdy 

    Director of Sport, Physical Education, Coach
    250-743-6265
  • Photo of Andria Conroy

    Andria Conroy 

    Athletic Coordinator, Physical Education, Coach, Assistant House Director - Strathcona
    250-743-6287
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Sports Facilities

  • Charlie Purdey Arena for ice hockey and figure skating
  • Hyde-Lay Rugby Pavilion and Canada Field (home to international rugby fixtures)
  • Read Rowing Crewhouse and rowing docks
  • Water based field hockey turf and field turf for soccer, rugby and PE
  • Multi-use sportsplex including two full sized gyms, fitness areas and high performance weight room
  • Six squash courts
  • Six tennis courts
  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Surrounding trails, lake and wilderness area for outdoor pursuits

Athletics News

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  • Preseason sports camps

    Shawnigan’s field hockey and ice hockey teams were in action on the turf and at the arena before their fellow students were even back on campus, with camps being held on the weekend prior to opening day.

    The field hockey season is already off to an “awesome” start, according to head coach Andi Conroy, who led her players through a three-day preseason camp. Some players were unable to attend, so Conroy is excited to see her entire roster get together.
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  • BCSS Rugby Championships

    This past weekend saw the top 48 boys’ and girls’ high school rugby XVs teams from the province merge on the fields at Abbotsford's Exhibition Park, where along with 32 rugby 7’s teams, they played in a festival-style tournament to determine the best teams in the province. One of Canada's largest high school sporting events, this tournament is the pinnacle of the rugby calendar, where teams vie for the coveted blue BCSS championship banner. This year marks a historic year for the event, with girls' rugby being included in this specific tournament for the first time. Shawnigan was represented by three teams, with the Iron Women, Boys' Colts and Boys' 1st XV all participating.
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  • CSSRA Rowing Championships

    Shawnigan’s rich history in rowing was at the forefront this past week, with our top rowers flying across the country to St. Catharines, Ontario, in pursuit of winning a medal on the waters of the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course as part of the 75th annual CSSRA championships. After a couple of years of training hard and waiting for the return of the competition after a two-year pandemic hiatus – meaning that many of them were, unusually, technically deemed “novice” athletes – Shawnigan’s rowers were primed and ready to race.
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