“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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  • Connecting with the Community through Grassroots Sports

    A new addition to Shawnigan’s 360 (arts and activities) lineup this fall has students engaging with the community to share the joy they get out of sports with local youngsters.
    Grassroots Sports is the creation of Mr. Clay Panga, who joined the School this year as Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator and Assistant House Director of Kaye’s, with the goal of engaging the community through youth coaching. The program was initially intended to focus on rugby — prior to coming to Shawnigan, Mr. Panga created the British Columbia Grassroots Rugby Foundation, which uses the sport to spread positive values throughout the province — but it had to expand thanks to unexpected popularity among Shawnigan students, adding an ice hockey component already, with more sports to come.
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  • Fall Sports Update

    There has been plenty of action this fall for Shawnigan sports, with several teams already completing their competitive seasons, and others just getting underway.

    Ice Hockey
    Shawnigan’s ice hockey teams got started right at the beginning of the school year, with camps followed by exhibition games and regular-season games in mid-September.
    The U15 Prep boys’ team attended a Canadian Sports School Hockey League Showcase in Calgary in late September and early October, and hosted a Showcase at the Charlie Purdey Arena last weekend (Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23), with all 10 of the CSSHL’s BC teams. Battling through adversity, the team has compiled a record of four wins and four losses.
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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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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.