“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;
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Field Hockey*
Ice Hockey*
Cross Country*
Basketball Skills
Ice Hockey*
Recreational Co-Ed Ice Hockey
Cross Country*
Ice Hockey*
Cross Country*
Outdoors & White Water Kayaking

*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.


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
  • Photo of Andria Conroy

    Andria Conroy 

    Athletic Coordinator, Physical Education, Coach, Assistant House Director - Strathcona
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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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  • Welcoming Home a World Champion

    Students lined the lane from Renfrew Road to the Main Building on Wednesday afternoon to welcome back Shawnigan ice hockey player Morgan J., who helped Team Canada take gold at the 2023 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday, January 15.
    Morgan, a Grade 11 student and the leading scorer of Shawnigan’s U18 Prep girls’ ice hockey team, was the lone Vancouver Island representative on the Canadian team, which clinched gold by beating host Sweden 10-0 in the tournament final.
    “It was amazing,” Morgan recalled. “I was still in shock, even a few days later. I couldn’t believe it: ‘I’m in Sweden and I just won a gold medal.’”

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  • Emotional Winter Classic Just Part of a Busy Stretch for Ice Hockey

    The action on the ice took a back seat at the Canadian Sport School Hockey League’s first-ever outdoor ice hockey game.
    Shawnigan’s U17 Prep boys’ team squared off with Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy in the open-air arena at Sun Peaks on January 6, and while it was a league game with points in the standings at stake, the results were secondary to the game’s other purpose — as a fundraiser for Hockey Fights Cancer.
    “Hockey was incidental,” Shawnigan U17 head coach Mr. Jeff Compton commented.
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  • Shawnigan Student Named to Team Canada

    A Shawnigan hockey player will be wearing Canadian colours next month at the 2023 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Östersund, Sweden.

    Grade 11 student-athlete Morgan J. has been named to the national U18 team for the international tournament that will run from January 8-15.

    Morgan, a forward, tried out for Team Canada last August, playing in a mini tournament between two Canadian teams and Finland. She made Canada’s final roster for a three-game series against the US, which Canada swept. Most of the team from that series is back for the World Championship.
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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.