“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
  • Sports Village for recreational student activities that includes: beach volleyball, basketball court, fitness challenge area, turfed mini soccer pitch, mini outdoor hockey rink and a covered pavilion area.
  • Surrounding trails, lake and wilderness area for outdoor pursuits

Athletics News

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  • National Honour for Our Athletic Director

    Shawnigan Director of Athletics Mr. Tim Murdy received one of the top national honours in his field when he was presented with the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s Dave Rozdeba Award for Athletic Director of the Year.
    Mr. Murdy received the award in a well-attended ceremony on Thursday, April 11 as part of the CIAAA national conference in Regina.
    The presentation praised Mr. Murdy’s “honesty, integrity and ethical leadership,” as well as his humility and advocacy for student athletes. It included a testimonial from Harry Jones, a rugby player who was coached by Mr. Murdy in high school in West Vancouver, and who went on to represent Canada at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.
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  • Breaking Away for Spring Break

    Students fanned out across the globe over Spring Break – many to their homes both near and far, but some on a variety of School-sponsored trips and tours related to their academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits at Shawnigan.
    EDGE Jamaica Trip
    Seven students and two staff members flew to Jamaica as part of the EDGE (Engagement, Development, Gratitude and Experience) program, where they took part in projects to improve the lives of children there. They first visited the SOS Children’s Village, a sanctuary for children ages six to 17 who have been separated from their parents. The village houses 40 kids in all, six or seven to a house with an “auntie” who oversees them. The Shawnigan students painted one of the houses, including sanding and preparing the building, and spent three days engaging with the kids.
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  • CSSHL Championships Recap

    Shawnigan’s U18 Prep girls’ ice hockey team made it back to their national championship final last month, and while they ultimately fell just short of the title, head coach Ms. Carly Haggard was thrilled with the result, and even more importantly, her team’s performance.
    “The girls came together and peaked at the right time,” Ms. Haggard said.
    After opening the tournament in Penticton, BC with a 6-2 victory over Delta Hockey Academy Black, Shawnigan earned a 5-2 upset win over Delta Green, the second-ranked team going into the championships, behind two goals from Meera S. and 20 saves from goalie Alex N. Shawnigan closed out the round robin with a 6-3 victory over Okanagan Hockey Academy, then prevailed over Edge School 4-0 in the semifinal thanks to a 15-save shutout by Alex.
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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.