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The Report Card

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December 2007 / Volume 20, number 2
P u b l i s h e d b y S h a w n i g a n L a k e S c h o o l Adv a n c e m e n t O f f i c e
H e a d m a st e r ’ s C o lum n

Different Voices
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t’s almost too easy to blend our geographical for their part, have largely abrogated themselves from
location with the title of the school hymn and come any responsibility for the teaching of values as successive
up with a perfect metaphor for an outlook that is not ministries of education have concentrated their efforts
always the way of the masses, or a view that jars with on distilling education down into nothing more than a
some popular trend, a voice in the wilderness. If we measurable classroom experience. That is definitely not the
believe it to be justified, we can and should seek to “swim case at Shawnigan, where a dozen teachable moments can
against the tide”—that’s leadership and that’s what we occur at any time outside of the classroom and learning
do at Shawnigan. Unfortunately, all around us in society, is not restricted to that of the intellect alone.
wherever our cursor or remote control alights, we see situ- The chapel at Shawnigan has long been a values fo-
ations that can cause us to shake our heads in disbelief rum, a haven of reflection, a spiritual experience in the
at the vagaries of human wisdom or its close neighbour, broadest sense of the term and a place where our School
common sense. Every new day brings another example expects to engage in the sharing that is the very essence
of something ridiculous, from a lawsuit to a quirk of the of community. Ironically, this fall, in the absence of a reflection on the larger possibilities and significance of our
judicial system that permits the wrong-doer to prevail or, chaplain, we have more than ever benefited from a range existence. Countless scholars and the most learned minds
worse still, allows an evil perpetrated by some person or of different voices. We have been enlightened, entertained in history have spent many hours in the same quest, and
group operating with a very different code of values to es- and educated about inspiration, commitment, the role today’s young people should not be denied the points of
cape condemnation. Consequently, lack of trust abounds, of stories, the value of mantras, the essence of kindness reference that will help them to make their own educated
mistrust becomes the norm and we as a society are left and the power of self-belief, and we have been asked to decisions. To prevent or discourage that exploration is
to create ever-more elaborate codes of conduct, increas- speculate, to reflect and to wonder about some spiritual almost irresponsible. There should not be a danger in it
ingly complex volumes of law and correspondingly vast aspect of life. Rather than in any way undermine the role for anyone, nor a fear of subversion. It just comes down
tomes of policy. We find ourselves trying constantly to of our chapel, this approach has actually underscored its to sensitivity and “feel,” both of which should be second
achieve the impossible, and that is, of course, to legislate importance and reminded us all of its full potential. nature to good educators and, of course, it relies heavily
integrity. In an ideal world, schools would not be scared to on the aforementioned integrity, our guiding light as
Barely understood, and all-too-often undervalued, venture into the spiritual realm, to provoke thought and parents and good people. The heartening news here is
integrity is at the heart of most desirable human values. that Shawnigan’s different voices are speaking a common
When practised, it will always encompass the best and Photos—Some of the different voices in Chapel this year. language in the chapel, and we have all felt the benefits
most honourable of human behaviours; the sort that Above: Jesse R. and David Robertson. Below: Archbishop this fall—not just the strength of one voice, but the power
we need for civilized society to work well for everyone. Andrew Hutchison (baptizing Matthew Hutchison) and of many.
However, it is essentially an abstract notion and those are Hugh C.
by nature difficult to define and elusively attractive. It is
also very fair to ask who understands it, where is it taught
and who is promoting it as a virtue for young people? David Robertson, Headmaster
For centuries, we have relied on the traditional cradles
of values-nurturing, be they the family, the church or the
school, but in recent times, we have seen the assault on
those entities by a whole host of technological and social
forces. What has taken their place? Sadly, the answer to
On the Cover . . .
The first snowfall of the year was cause for celebra-
that question is often not a comfortable one, ranging from
tion for these AP Physics students! A special thanks to
not a lot to nothing. Churches, generally, only thrive at
Stephen Lane for the cover photo and so many of the
the more zealous end of the spectrum these days while
great photos in this edition.
apathy reigns for the vast majority of people, and schools,

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News at Shawnigan

New Deputy Head

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fter an extensive search conducted of all with whom she has come into contact and she
by the leading educational search firm of and her husband, Angus, have already become an
Janet Wright Associates, we were extremely integral part of Shawnigan.
impressed when we interviewed Sarah Wiley. Sarah and Angus and their two huskies, Kayo and
It was obvious to all of us on the search com- Bodie, come to us from Calgary where Sarah was the
mittee that, in Sarah, we had found an individual blessed Director of Student Life at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir
with intelligence, vision and an abundance of energy. School. Prior to that, Sarah worked for Outward
Subsequent meetings with her merely served to confirm Bound Canada where she was the National Director
our favourable impressions, as have her first few months of Educational Programmes and Principal of Outward
at the School. Bound Canada College, a small residential school that
Taking on the revised Deputy Head role of School Sarah started up in the late 1990s.
Operations, Sarah’s focus has been on spearheading the Sarah’s roots are in Ontario. She grew up in Toron-
marketing and enrolment of the Admissions department as to and attended an all-girls’ private school, Branksome
well as guiding all aspects of our communications. She does Hall, where she gained an appreciation for the value
have other items in her portfolio, but her main thrust will of an independent school education. Sarah completed
be in those areas so that we can meet the demands of the her Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University
contemporary marketplace. Sarah has won the confidence where she rowed on the junior varsity women’s row-
ing team. She followed this a few years later with an
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Queen’s
University and then, most recently, completed her
M.B.A. (with a specialization in leadership) from Royal Sarah rides as “sweeper” in the
Roads University. annual round-the-lake relay.
She first visited Shawnigan in 2000 in her role
as Director of Educational Programmes at Outward traditions, a healthy school culture and it is obvious that
Bound Canada. Sarah says, “I had already been made strong leadership and direction at the top filter down to
aware of Shawnigan through its reputation for a breath- positively impact the whole School community.”
taking location, great school culture and community Although Sarah has all the “scholarly and cultural”
and its focus on boarding and well-rounded approach credentials and experience for Shawnigan, she also knows
to education.” something about a way of life that most of us will never
Seven years later, Sarah returns to us as Deputy Head experience: “My first teaching job was in the far north
of Operations. She oversees marketing, communications, (northern Baffin Island) where I taught grade 5/6 in a small,
admissions, risk management and human resources for Inuit community of 500 people. We had round-the-clock
non-faculty staff at the School. Sarah reports that “So far, darkness from November to February. (When people warn
it has been an awesome experience! The Shawnigan com- me of the winter rains of Vancouver Island, I don’t worry
munity has been very welcoming to Angus and me. The too much!) My husband and I also led dog-sled expedi-
students are very friendly and respectful and the staff are tions for Outward Bound in northern Ontario and on
positive, supportive and so committed to the School. We Baffin Island, and the first vehicle I owned was a BRAVO
love the Island way of life and the feel of this community. snowmobile.” Sarah and Angus are avid outdoors people
There is a great deal of energy put into character-building who have led expeditions across Canada and around the
Deputy Heads Jo-Anne Kingstone
here; we don’t just pay lip service to this endeavour as I world to such locations as Baffin Island, Africa, South
(Student Life) and Sarah Wiley (Operations) have seen at other institutions. Shawnigan has stalwart America and the Alps.

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News at Sh awnig a n

New Board Members by Steve Housser, Director of Advancement

The Newest Shawnigan USA Fund Board He teaches courses in professional responsibility, property, ends on Saturna Island in B.C., where he enjoys sailing
Member — The Shawnigan USA Fund, or SUSA Fund, trusts and estates and community property. His principal in the summer.
was set up to enable Shawnigan to issue tax receipts for research interests are the regulation of the legal profession,
contributions received from the School’s American con- decendents’ estates and marital property law. Tom received Pat Healy ’71(Lonsdale’s) As well as being an alumni,
stituents. The SUSA Fund Board also takes a keen interest his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law Pat is also a current parent; the father of Dylan ’10
School. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Northwest- (Lonsdale’s). Mr. Healy owns Lakewood Chevrolet Ltd. in
ern University (Philosophy/Ethics) and a Bachelor of Arts Edmonton. He has served on various boards, including St.
degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Mary’s Boys School,
the faculty at the University of Washington, Tom practised Western Canada Lot-
law in Washington, D.C. Professor Andrews is a member of tery Corporation–Al-
the District of Columbia and the Washington State Bars, a berta Division, the
current member of the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Edmonton Eskimo
Board, and a member of the American College of Trust and Football Club, and
Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Professor Andrews is the author most recently, has
of several publications and a co-author of The Washington chaired the Gener-
Community Property Deskbook, The Washington Estate Plan- al Motors National
ning Deskbook and The Washington Probate Deskbook. Dealer Council. He
Above: the SUSA is a supporter of the
Fund at its Annual New Shawnigan Lake School Board Members Stollery Children’s
General Meeting in Nick Kaiser ‘63 (Ripley’s) After graduating from Shawni- Health Foundation, the University of Alberta Hospital
Seattle in September. gan, Nick went on to Yale University for a degree in Foundation and Catholic Social Services Network. An avid
Right: The newest International Economics followed by an M.B.A. from boater, he is married to Jana, who is a sister and aunt to
board member, Tom the University of Chicago. Mr. Kaiser has owned a several SLOBs.
Andrews ’65. number of mutual fund management firms, first in In-
dianapolis and now in Bellingham, where he “retired” Gottfried Tittiger is a Founding Partner of Industrial
in 1989. His current firm, Saturna Capital, manages Growth Partners, a firm focused on investing in industrial
several equity funds, including two tailored to the manufacturing companies, primarily located in North
in Shawnigan’s affairs from, but not exclusively, a U.S. special needs of Muslim investors. Mr. Kaiser’s phil-
perspective. The wise counsel of SUSA Fund members is anthropic endeavours focus on education, where he is
much appreciated. Tom Andrews from the class of 1965 involved with two institutions in Bellingham: West-
recently agreed to stand (successfully!) for election to the ern Washington University (College of Business and
SUSA Fund Board. He joins another 1965 classmate, Tate Economics) and
Mason ’65 (Lake’s), along with the Chairman, François St. Paul’s Acad-
Elmaleh ’53 (Ripley’s), the Treasurer, Stuart Milbrad ’48 emy, a PK–9 day
(Lake’s), Dr. John Burr ’49 (Lake’s), Craig Stewart, Brian school of which
Mitchell ’59 (Groves’) and the President, Steve Housser he is Board chair.
’67 (Groves’). Mr. Kaiser is a
widower with five
Tom Andrews ’65 (Ripley’s) Tom is a Professor of Law at the married children
University of Washington in Seattle, where he has taught and two grand-
since 1985. He also served for six years as Associate Dean. children. He week-

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America. He has spent more than twenty-three years the University of Rochester.

Notices
investing in private-sector transactions, focused almost Joe then taught at Pacific
entirely on management buyouts and structured finance. University for several years
Over his career, he has garnered considerable experience in before moving into adminis-
merger and acquisitions, company governance and general tration, becoming Dean and
management. From 1991 to 1996, prior to co-founding Academic Vice-President at Tony Wilson ’69 writes: “I received The Report
IGP, Mr. Tittiger was a Principal at American Industrial Part- various universities. He then Card and, as always, enjoy reading it. I thought it
ners, and from 1984 to 1990, Mr. Tittiger held a number of joined the National Science would have been a good opportunity in this last
positions in the merchant bank group of General Electric Foundation and developed issue of The Re-
Capital Corporation. Mr. Tittiger received his Bachelor’s a federal programme for port Card to have
degree in Business Administration and Finance from San teacher enhancement. mentioned along-
Francisco State University. Dr. Stewart is a widower with four grown children. side the pictures
Mr. Tittiger resides in Lafayette, CA with his wife, He played rugby until he was forty. He now likes to hike, of the unveiling
Janet. They currently have a son, Jeff, in grade ten in fish and collect stamps. of the Lion, that
Copeman’s House and have two older children currently it was carved by
attending university. Douglas De Filippi originally hails from Edmonton and is an alumnus of
married to Michelle Calkins, a gold medallist and former Shawnigan, my
Sam Whiffin, FRICS, is married to Stella. They live in Van- Canadian national coach of synchronized swimming. sister, Deborah
couver and have four children: Natasha ’07 (Kaye’s), Sa- They have two children, Paul ’08 (Duxbury) and Anna, Wilson (Strath-
mantha ’08 (Kaye’s), Francesca ’11 (Kaye’s) and ten-year-old who attends Reed College in Portland. Doug and family cona ’69). She is
son, Max, who is at school in Vancouver. Mr. Whiffin is a lived in England before transferring to Houston, Texas an accomplished
Chartered Surveyor and lived in Hong Kong for twenty-one sculptor with
years, seventeen of which he worked for an international an international
property services reputation and
firm, Jones Lang was thrilled to
LaSalle. have been com-
Since moving to missioned to do the piece ‘for the old school!’”
Canada in 2004, “Thanks and keep up the good work.”
Mr. Whiffin has
been involved in
various property
investment ac- Looking for Cameras
tivit i e s a n d i s The SLS Photography Club focuses on fine art
Principal of his black and white photography. In the digital age,
o w n f i r m , Va n - used 35 mm SLR cameras and lenses in good
g u a r d P r o p e r ty repair are getting hard to come by.
Group Ltd. If you are interested in donating your old
where he is a Managing Director with Scotia Waterous camera gear to the programme, please contact
Dr. Joseph Stewart ’56 (Lake’s) is a distinguished SLOB (The Bank of Nova Scotia) specializing in international oil Nigel Mayes at nmayes@sls.bc.ca.
from the fifties. Although he is listed as graduating in and gas mergers and financing. Doug holds a Bachelor of
1956, he actually skipped grade twelve and went directly Science degree in Petroleum Engineering (Honours) from
to Willamete University after completing grade eleven the University of Wyoming and is a Registered Engineer
in 1955. From Willamete, he went on to Stanford for in Canada. Doug and Michelle are avid tennis players and
a Master’s degree in Physics, followed by a Ph.D. from enjoy travel.

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Life in the New Residences by Galen Loiselle, Director of Lonsdale’s House and Beth Hall, House
Director of Strathcona School House

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here are fleeting moments when I drive oving to the residences in the
up the School’s main driveway, past the pond, meadow across the pond has created a
that a small wave of nostalgia catches me off new dimension to the campus. With the
guard, sweeping over me. A brief glance to my completion of Lonsdale’s House in the
right confirms what I know to be true. spring and Strathcona School House in the
Gone are the old square concrete residential bunkers summer, a community has sprung up on the other side of
that once “graced” Copeman’s Hill. Gone are the riddled Lake Omar. Though there are a few finishing details still
roofs with cracked and missing cedar shingles. Gone are needing attention and the lansdcaping to be addressed,
the leaky lofts and perforated walls. Gone are the signa- the new houses are beautiful to look at inside and out.
tures of Old Boys, etched under the decades-old eaves. The large common rooms and spacious foyers are the
Gone are the carefully concealed hiding spots in the dry- first thing to catch a visitor’s eye, as is the appealing use
wall. Gone, too, are the musty smells and painted-over of wood wainscotting and heavy wooden beams on the
cobwebs. Gone, but not forgotten. soaring ceilings. Feeling a little more like a ski lodge than
A short distance past the Assembly Hall brings me a school residence, anyone coming in to the Houses and
to the far shores of Lake Omar, where the majestic shape sitting by the fireplace might be forgiven for mistaking the
of the newly completed Lonsdale’s House greets me. Like dorms for a resort in the mountains. Added to the initial
the mythical Phoenix, it rises out of the old Hartl farm appeal of the entranceways, the rest of each residence is
field, nestled between the marsh and the newly completed well thought out in terms of space and ammenities. Storage
Strathcona School House. The residence is beautifully laid abounds, window seats add a pleasant touch of colour and
out and has all the amenities that one could ask for. Warm, comfort, a large kitchen offers space to prepare snacks and
cheery and bright, its spacious common rooms create a the furniture is anything but institutional in design. Most
perfect environment for the interaction of both students of the rooms house two students, though there are three
and staff. four-person rooms in each House for younger residents.
Despite the new trappings, increased elbow room, The students love their new space, and though it’s a bit
ping-pong table and four-square court, the boys in the farther to walk to parts of the campus, there is definitely a
House have retained the perpetual spirit that has always sense that they have found their comfortable niche in both
been Lonsdale’s House. The same courtesy, citizenship Lonsdale’s House and Strathcona School House. Come the
and youthful energy pervade the new halls as they did in spring, when we hope to see some grassy areas between
the old ones. New memories are being made, friendships the pathways, the new residences are sure to be the envy
strengthened and stories re-told, and I am reminded that it of the rest of the campus. – B. H.
is not the building that transforms the boy into the man,
but the people that surround and support him. – G.L.

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Three New Fine Arts by Don Rolston, Director of Fine Arts

students will learn how to plan and execute a variety of basic Civic Leadership (instructor—Jo-Anne Kingstone): The
meals. General food safety will also be covered. Twice a week, the main thrust of this fine art is to carry on our relationship
participants will feast on the dinners that they have created. with the local food bank, as well as exploring further op-
portunities for our School to establish relationships with
other community agencies and programmes. Students en-
gaged in this fine art must have a deep interest in learning
about the community outside of Shawnigan Lake School
and in responding to the needs of that community.

Fly Tying

T
hree new fine arts—
Fly Tying, Civic Leader-
ship and Survival Cook-
ing—were added to the
extra-curricular fine art
programme this year, bringing the Fly Tying Civic Leadership
total to twenty-three options.

Fly Tying (instructor—Jean-Jacques Receveaux): focuses


on the creation of a variety of basic fishing flies using a
mixture of different materials. By year’s end, the students
should have a fly box containing the major families of flies
used for fishing. As well, the students will learn the “art”
of casting with a fly rod. Of course, the activity would not
be complete without the opportunity to put their skills
into practice. As time permits, casting practise can occur
not only on the playing fields, but also in the lake. In the
Spring and Summer terms, day and weekend trips to local
rivers and lakes can take place. Hopefully, the fostering of
a lifelong activity will occur.

Survival Cooking (instructor—Georg Stroebel): This activ-


ity provides all of our grade twelve students with an op-
portunity to learn some basic cooking and nutrition skills. Survival Cooking Survival Cooking
In a five-session rotation, using the Stag Café kitchen, the

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Staff Profile – Angus Murray

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ngus is excited to an 8,000-metre peak in the Himalayas. He climbed
be once again living Ama Dablam (Nepal) in November, will be leading
amongst trees, beside a fund-raising climb up Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) in
a lake and walking to January and finally climbing Mt. Everest from March
work! Until his last through to May. He wants to thank his wife, Sarah
job as Director of Outdoor Educa- Wiley, and David Robertson for their support of his
tion at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir climbing this year. You can find out more about his
School in Calgary, he had never expeditions on “climbingtoyoursummit.com.”
commuted to work by car. Angus
is an outdoor and experiential
educator at heart and by training.
He has taught outdoor pursuits
as a specialization since 1992 at
Angus is following
Outward Bound Canada, Rosseau Lake College and Strath-
a dream this year cona-Tweedsmuir School. He is supporting the Outdoor
Pursuits and Search and Rescue programmes at the School
of climbing in the
this year and doing duty in Lonsdale House. On a per-
Himalayas. sonal level, he is following a dream this year of climbing

Staff Child Care by Nigel Mayes ’89

T
hrough the direct encouragement and courages children to become curious and independent
support of the School’s administration, a group learners. Were it not for Janet, the steering committee’s
of staff and spouses formed a daycare commit- efforts on this enterprise would have stalled. The facility
tee with the goal of putting together an eco- serves about thirty children from the Shawnigan staff
nomically and and the local community. It has already provided some
pedagogically viable pro- opportunities for our students to experience the wonders
gramme that would meet of early childhood education. This is a unique and evolv-
some of the needs of ing programme.

working parents at the
In November, our efforts were recognized at a gala evening
School. Shawnigan is
sponsored by Cowichan Success by Six. Nigel Mayes, the chair
delighted to announce
of the committee, accepted on behalf of the School an Award
the opening of a new
of Excellence for providing much-needed quality care in the
preschool and childcare
Cowichan Valley and for providing leadership as a major em-
facility. Equally impor-
ployer in the region.
tant, we welcome Janet
Cundall, an experienced Centre photo is of Nigel Mayes ’89, Science Dept. Head at
early childhood educator, as the operator of the pro- Shawnigan, and his son, Liam. Both photos were taken by
gramme. Janet uses the Montessori method, which en- local photographer, Nik West, www.nikwest.com.

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Shawnigan’s Learning Centre


T
he Shawnigan Lake School Learning Centre, which supports the learning the Learning Centre or not, receive Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and accommo-
environment at Shawnigan, is now in its second year. Under Valerie Donahue’sdations in order for them to demonstrate their potential. She oversees the delivery of
direction, it has experienced major physical and personnel growth. Valerie learning assistance at Shawnigan Lake School and together with teachers, recognizes
arrived in April 2006 from Ottawa to find the Learning Centre, which con- that all students have different learning styles. The objectives of the Learning Centre
sisted of one rather empty room, with very few students. This space is now are to help students understand their individual learning styles, to develop or hone
a daily hive of activity for forty students and encompasses an additional four rooms in key learning skills, to learn to build on individual strengths and ultimately to achieve
the West Wing of the Main Building. Shawnigan Lake School students are fortunate to personal excellence.
have the opportunity to receive academic learning assistance and support for everything Learning Centre staff communicate regularly with subject teachers and advisors
from essay writing, reading, math skills, to determine and implement the best
organization, time management and study strategies for students to achieve their
skills, either individually or in small group academic goals. Students are expected
settings. Enabling students to achieve in- to develop self-advocacy skills. Teachers,
dividual academic success is the primary advisors, and House Directors often come
purpose of the Learning Centre. Having together to problem solve and develop
a passion for believing in an individual’s plans to support any student who is not
ability to demonstrate and achieve one’s achieving his or her academic potential.
potential is a requirement for the staff: The Learning Centre offers a struc-
Valerie Donahue, Director and teacher with tured, supportive environment built into
specialist qualifications in Special Educa- the student’s timetable. This allows for
tion; Evo Marcon, a qualified math teacher; learning partnerships and relationships
Lisa Brooks, a teaching assistant; and two to develop, which increases confidence
educational interns, Robyn Byers and Erica and a positive attitude towards learning
Hamilton provide academic support for assistance.
students. Individual and small-group math Students attend the Learning Centre
support is provided by Evo, both during for a variety of reasons. Some attend on
the regular school day and two evenings a regular basis for daily academic learn-
a week. Valerie is responsible for ensuring ing support, others write all exams and
that all students with documented learning tests in one of the quiet rooms, some
differences, whether they regularly attend require the use of a particular software
programme to assist them with their
Valerie Donahue and Mallory T. learning and others require support for
organization and study skills.
Technology is one of the highlights
of the Learning Centre. There are now ten computers with individual work stations
available; Kurzweil, a text-scanning and reading programme is popular. Dragon Speak
software has just been introduced.
The ultimate goal for the Learning Centre is to have academic learning support
available for all students from early morning right through evening prep. We aim to
provide quality learning support through recognition of all students’ individual learning
styles and to be recognized as the best Learning Centre within an independent school
Teachers and students in the Learning Centre milieu by 2020.

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Founder’s Day and Reunion Day Photos

Colts play feature game

Ian Robertson ’57 Shawnigan Senior Choir

Sean Croft ’97, Sean Riley ’97, Ian Robertson, Robert Cooper and Edwy Stewart
Mark Hall ’69 and Lucas Soutzo ’97 Class of 1957

Mike Romer ’05, Matt Schultz ’05,


David Hyde-Lay ’81 and
Lewis Johnson ’05

Photos by Stephen Lane ’67,


Joe Kamon ’87 and
Wendy Woollven. Jacquie (Strom) Dennis ’77, Nicky Morgan ’77, Mada (Moilliet) Johnson ’76,
Austin Spry ’97 Tracy (Hubbard) Hope ’77 and Brenda (Harrison) Story ’78

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Class of 1957 Susan DeBeck and


Katie Bowen-Roberts, Class of 1997

Class of 1992

Strathcona Class of 1977


with Lee Ringham ’77
Peter Yates and Nigel Mayes with members of Class of ’87

Class of 1967

Sheila McClelland Brad Jermyn, Chris Weinhaupl, Joe Kamon and Rob Broadbent
Class of 1987 and Gaither Zinkan ’67 Class of 1987

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University Guidance by Beth Hall, University Guidance

Y
ou can take the students out of Shawni- expanded guidance department this year and, as a team, we We encourage students in grades eleven and twelve to
gan, but you can’t take Shawnigan out of the are working together to help this year’s graduating students attend as many of these sessions as possible so that they
students. That’s the sentiment that comes find their place in the bigger world beyond our gates. John become more familiar with the opportunities available to
back time and time again when we hear from Sarsfield continues to advise those students applying to them. Rachel Peters is planning student visits to campuses
recent grads who have embarked on their next Canadian and U.K. universities; Jim Kingstone has come nearby, and John and I are offering a trip to Ontario and
academic adventure. In the last few weeks, the grads of ’07 on board to work with students exploring U.S. schools, Quebec in February. At the same time, we encourage all
have responded to some questions about what the transi- and Rachel Peters is our new assistant in the department students to visit the campuses that they are considering
tion has been like for them. The responses we’ve received who helps keep us all organized, plans our university visits, so that they are able to make informed choices about their
have been largely positive about the experience, but there supervises the mechanics of the applications and works post-secondary plans. In the spring, we will invite a panel
is almost always a postscript that goes something like: with students to explore their interests. of past grads back to the School to talk to students about
Throughout the fall, have had more than sixty their experiences and pass on some words of wisdom to
I’m very happy with my choice, but I am kind of going through universities who have visited the School and provided the students poised to leave the Shawnigan nest.
Shawnigan withdrawal, missing everyone from school and the information to prospective students. This includes a new The plans that students make for their post-second-
school itself. venture called CUE, the Canadian University Event, that ary lives are as diverse as the student body they represent.
we hosted on November 20th. This event was a first for What holds true, however, is that they all take a bit of
It is a very different feeling not returning to Shawnigan; not the province, whereby thirty-eight Canadian universities Shawnigan with them when they leave. As they find
only is it a weird feeling, but also not seeing familiar faces is held an evening information fair and offered presenta- themselves missing the bonds they made at the School, we,
kind of heartbreaking. tions about their institutions. Shawnigan was selected as too, invariably miss the special nature of each graduating
a host school for this inaugural event and the evening class.
Even though I’m having oodles of fun, I completely miss provided students with a wealth of possibilities for study
Shawnigan and all the kids and staff and buildings even. across the country. On a smaller scale, many universities Below: Grads of 2007 come back to share their fledgling
visited the school between September and December and university experience for the university symposium on
I love the sun here (it’s very me being able to tan while doing offered lunchtime seminars for students wishing to find out Grade 12 Parents’ Day. L-R: Dana Rolston, Tom East, Mar-
homework), but I miss the forests and mountains and ocean more about their programmes and admission procedures. ley Macvey, Venus Ko, Guy Evans.
SO MUCH. I guess I’m going through a bit of withdrawl from
my Shawnigan home and family in every sense.

Being back at school is great, I almost thrive off of it after


Shawnigan. Sadly, it’ll never be quite as great as Shaw.

Our grads from ’07 are scattered far and wide across
Canada, the U.S. and the world. Approximately 70 percent
are currently studying in Canada, 20 percent are at schools
in the U.S. and the remainder are studying or working in
places as far away as England, Russia, France, Italy and
China. They are an adventuresome lot!
Now, with the last class safely launched on its post-
Shawnigan journey, it’s time to turn our attention to the
upcoming grads of ’08. This being the largest graduating
class in the School’s history, with 120 students, we have
our work cut out for us. We’re very fortunate to have an

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n e w s A T S HAWNIGAN

Wheaton Hut Adventure begins Again by Gordon Smith

T
hirty-seven years ago, a group of Shawni- Have you ever watched a bee? A helicopter is similar: no
gan boys built the Wheaton Hut in Marble straight or level lines, but lots of ups-and-downs-and-
Meadows, close to the tallest peak on Vancou- sideways. (This was not just a simple vector, Mr. Lane.) It
ver Island—the Golden Hinde. Materials were was wonderful to see Wolf River and Campbell Lake from
donated by the Wheaton family in memory of the air, both places that I had camped with my daughter
Billy Wheaton ’67, who died while climbing in the Aus- and several Shawnigan students two summers ago.
trian Alps. The hut has been a blessing to many climbers in As we approached our GPS co-ordinates, there was
need over the years, and we at Shawnigan were interested snow everywhere around us, but luckily, just a few inches
to learn through concerned friends that it may now be in in depth. When all that you see is white except for a few
a state of disrepair. Peter Yates, leader of the Shawnigan trees, it is difficult to tell the depth from the air. The heli-
E.D.G.E. Programme, asked me if I would be willing to copter left me completely alone—a feeling I had been look-
do some reconnaissance from a re-building perspective, ing forward to. Another
and I gladly said yes. After all, it would be a wonderful feeling at that point was
summer hike! I had no idea that I would eventually be of intense cold because
flying in by helicopter, with a pilot who has a sense of the sun was not yet over Inside the Wheaton Hut
humour and some aerobatic tendencies. I rose very early the adjacent ridge.
one morning in mid-October and drove to Campbell River Above the door to Although I have seen the Shawnigan
to join a team of marmot biologists who were doing field the refuge is a bronze yearbook photos of the hut assembly,
work in the general area of the hut and had agreed to plaque commemorating I would be very pleased to hear from
drop me off. (Many thanks to Don Doyle at the Ministry Billy Wheaton, as well anyone who has first-hand informa-
of Environment.) as the Shawnigan boys tion on the structure. I was surprised
We heard there was snow. The freezing level was at who gave their time to find that the main footings seem
3,000 feet, and I would be dropped at almost 5,000 feet, to build the hut. Over to be rot-free even though they are
so I brought snowshoes, a collapsible snow shovel and the years, many Island partially buried, and then I realized
Gordon Smith investigating
full warm snow gear. I also brought chocolate—very good climbers and hikers have that, at this altitude, it is too cold for
chocolate. become aware of our decomposition during most of the
Flying in a helicopter is not like flying in a plane. School through this endeavour. I was excited to open the year! It also occurred to me that if the helicopter didn’t
door, but unsure of what I would find; however, inside come back, I would likely be found next spring looking
it was clean, dry, “personalized” (but not vandalized) by reasonably fresh but a little less lively.
some visitors and in surprisingly good condition consid- The helicopter radioed his impending return, and I
ering its age and environment. (The snow at this altitude ran up the adjacent ridge and marvelled at the glorious
during winter can reach a depth of twenty feet, more than Golden Hinde in the distance (we hope to climb that peak
twice the height of the roof). I was also impressed by the as our reward at the end of next summer’s expedition).
thoughtful design, engineered with minimal materials, to I was sweating now that the sun that was up, and out of
withstand a heavy snow and strong winds, and fully clad breath from trying to derive some oxygen from the thin
in aluminum sheeting! air after my brief but energetic ascent, so I rested and
Although the Wheaton Hut is in reasonable shape, devoured my chocolate.
there are several portions that should be replaced. Mar- Beautiful sunshine, a magnificent view, splendid soli-
tens have been living below and have eaten most of a tude, white silence and dark chocolate—what a wonderful
floor beam away, causing a partial collapse. This will be sensual treat! Enjoy the before and after photos. You will
our main endeavour during our expedition next summer. hear more from us soon.

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AD V ANCE M EN T NEW S

2007–2008 Annual Fund by David A. Hutchison, Director, Annual Fund

W
e have recently launched this an independent school myself, thanks in part to financial
year’s Annual Fund, with appeals hav- aid. Each year, I choose to make a gift to Shawnigan so
ing been sent out to members of the that other students might enjoy the opportunity to come
Shawnigan family over the last few here and share their talents with the School. I hope that
weeks. After one year in my new role as everyone else who has felt a part of the Shawnigan family
Director of the Annual Fund, I have been touched by the will choose to join me this year.
generosity of the Shawnigan family and thrilled to have
had the opportunity to meet so many new people who
A frequent question when I meet with people is
care about our School and our students. Every encounter
always: “What is the Annual Fund?” We ask
is a chance for me to learn more and an opportunity to
share what I love about Shawnigan. all members of the Shawnigan family to make
The excitement and generosity of our new parents a contribution to an area of the School that is
whose children have just arrived here recently is uplifting. meaningful to them each year. All these annual
One recently said over coffee, “I understand why you are gifts, whether to financial aid or a boarding house
fund-raising. When we arrived at the School, our family
or a team—to name just a few options, come under
immediately benefited from the beautiful grounds, the
the Annual Fund umbrella. These could be $20 or
fantastic facilities and the great staff. The fees we pay
did not create all that. I feel a responsibility to repay $20,000 and are crucial to keeping Shawnigan the
the generosity of past donors who have helped to make great school that it is. Every gift is a meaningful
this such a great School.” He knew that there is hardly sign of support for the School and together they
a facility or a programme at Shawnigan that has not help us to be so much more than we would be if
benefited from philanthropy.
our only resource was tuition fees.
Another parent made a gift online—a 50 percent
increase above her last gift—even though her child
graduated from Shawnigan a few years ago. She be- For more information, please contact David Hutchi-
lieves in Shawnigan and wants to help the School son at AnnualFund@sls.bc.ca, 250-743-6236, or visit the
continue to flourish despite the fact that her imme- annual giving pages on the school web site.
diate connection with us has ended.
I was also impressed when a recent grad made an
electronic gift of $20.01 in honour of his graduation “I have been touched by the generosity of the
year. This was his second gift, after first respond-
ing to a challenge issued by the grads of 2007.
Shawnigan family and thrilled to have had
Last year’s class made a commitment to each give the opportunity to meet so many new people
$20.07 and challenged all other alumni to match
them with gifts of their own—with an impressive
who care about our School and our students.
result. This challenge shows the importance and Every encounter is a chance for me to learn
power of small gifts—together they can create
something quite significant.
more and an opportunity to share what I love
We have a beautiful school. It is a rare gem about Shawnigan.”
amongst many great schools in Canada and I
am very proud of it. I was privileged to go to

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AD V ANCE M EN T NEW S

Sportsplex for Shawnigan by Steve Housser, Director of Advancement

S
The Board of hawnigan’s Board of Governors has first two phases of a four-phase complex. However, because
authorized construction of a Sportsplex to start the Board is averse to debt, it stipulates that construction
Governors has given this spring, subject to sufficient philanthropic can only go ahead if donors contribute the lion’s share.
the green light for the funding. In two recent reviews of the School’s The Board itself has been most generous and has contrib-
strategic plan, one of the top priorities is for uted nearly $1 million so far.
first two phases of Shawnigan to improve its athletic facilities. Phase One of the Sportsplex will include a new gym,
a four-phase com- Our gymnasium, built in 1966 for 210 boys, no longer four new squash courts, a cardio/fitness centre and two
meets the diverse needs of a mixed population of 436 boys more outdoor tennis courts. Phase Two is for an outdoor,
plex. . . . The Board and girls. The one gym cannot accommodate all the sports artificial “Astroturf” for field hockey. Phase Three would
At the time of
itself has been most programmes and team practises we wish to offer. see three of our outdoor tennis courts covered for year- writing this article, a
Our two squash courts, built forty years ago for 220 round play. Phase Four—a dream!—would see the con-
generous and has students, do not come close to serving the needs of our struction of a swimming pool.
total of $1,515,000
contributed nearly current population. Not only are there not enough courts, The cost of the complete Sportsplex is $6 million has been raised in
but also the ones we have are not regulation size. This is dollars. The immediate goal is to secure $3 million dol-
$1 million so far. a drawback for inter-school competition, and the lack of lars for Phases One and Two, with the hope of starting
cash and pledges.
courts means we have to run our squash programme into construction in the spring of 2008. At the time of writing
the evening, cutting into prep and study time. this article, a total of $1,515,000 has been raised in cash
In 1995, we had six tennis courts for a school of 325 and pledges.
students. Since then, we have lost two courts and are now There are “naming rights” available for various
trying to make do with four, but with an additional 100 components of the Sportsplex. If anyone is interested in
students vying to use them. contributing and would like more information, please
In short, Shawnigan needs better athletic facilities. contact Steve Housser, 250-743-6290. Shawnigan can also
The Board of Governors has given the green light for the accept gifts of stocks and securities.

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Advancement News

Langara 2007 by Steve Housser, Director of Advancement

Langara Lodge Fishing Adventure in the on the outcome, but alas,


Queen Charlottes — For twelve years in a the big one eluded him.
row, Langara Lodge has been the home to the The Biggest Salmon of the
SLS/Langara Fishing Derby. It is an opportu- Week went to Shawnigan
nity for alumni, parents and friends to fish friend and ex-rugby player
their hearts out in one of the most serenely Dave Stover who snagged
beautiful spots on earth. But you have to be a 40-pounder.
able to handle remote, pristine wilderness The 13th Annual SLS/
where it is so quiet that all you can hear are Langara Fishing Derby
eagles, sea lions and the zing of a fat salmon is on next year, July 1–5,
stripping away with your line at sixty miles 2008. If interested, please
an hour. “Fish on!” contact Steve Housser ’67
One of the Lodge owners is Rick Bourne at: shousser@sls.bc.ca.
’69). He always goes out of his way to ensure David Hutchison, Tom Goodenough ’52 and Dave Peterson
that the Shawnigan guests are well looked af-
ter. Rick also kicks in the main prize—a free re-
turn trip for the biggest salmon caught by the
Shawnigan anglers. Some of the heavy hitters
this past July were Greg (The Reverend) Wil-
liamson ’68 and Pete De Witt ’68. Both tied for
the second-biggest salmon prize of the week.
Dan Johnston ’76 had a surprising absence
from the prize field for the first time in recent
memory. Dave De Witt ’70 was a keen bettor

Golf Classic 2007


A special thanks to all alumni and friends who joined us for the 15th Annual Alumni
and Friends Golf Tournament. Once again it was a great success with many new
faces joining in for the golf as well as the evening’s festivities.
On behalf of the Alumni golf committee, I thank you all and look forward to
next year’s tournament!

—Chris Cooper ’88, Golf Committee Chair

Left: This Year’s Gold Jacket Winners—


Ash Varma ’75, Martin Goodger ’77, Daryel Gough ’75 and Richard Pearson ’76

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Alum n i N e w s

Harold Munn (Groves’)

Alumni
Canada’s National Team, I my past, gardening and Dallas, Texas in the city of and oil and gas issues and
took Bronze in the Sydney otherwise improving our “I taught in Malawi, East Plano where I’m working love it.”
2000 Paralympics, didn’t property on the banks of Africa after graduating in marketing for EDS (no,
do so well in Athens 2004 Willapa Bay and planning from UVic. I became an Ross Perot isn’t involved Maurice Bridge (Groves’)

News (seventh) and retired from


that career after Athens.
My latest gig is sing-
future travels with my
wife, Linda, of 27 years.”
ordained Anglican priest
in the Yukon where I
served in parishes in the
here any longer). It’s a
one-year assignment with
apartment and car, but
“After thirty-seven years
in print and broadcast jour-
nalism, I’m now practicing
1949 ing in the 100-member 1959 north and in Whitehorse, I’m still paid in Canada on my own as a commu-
John Burr (Lake’s) writes Goodnoise Gospel Choir, Simon Wade (Ripley’s) and then in Edmonton where my wife is hold- nications consultant and
to us from his home in an eclectic mix of young “I returned to Victoria in for nearly twenty years. I ing down the fort. So, video producer, working
Salem, Oregon: “I am and old, many ethnicities 2004 after spending thirty- am now starting my tenth SLOBS (Alumni for later worldwide. Music con-
retired, but working at and religions (including seven years with Foreign year at St. John the Divine years) that have this area tinues to be an obsession,
home in the mountains agnostics like me). I’m Affairs Canada. Working in downtown Victoria. I of Texas in travel plans, and I’m currently part of a
and fishing whenever cruising on my powerboat about fifty percent of my am particularly interested I’m here until the end of 12-piece Vancouver-based
possible!” and racing sailboats as I’ve career in Ottawa, I also in new interpretations of February 2008—use email R&B band, ‘The Dynamics,’
always done. I even get served with my spouse Christianity, relationships to let me know you’re and am also slowly learn-
1952 out golfing on occasion! and two children on dip- with non-church people, coming through!” ing to play jazz guitar. One
Tom Osvold (Ripley’s) What’s next?” lomatic assignments in and issues of addiction day, I’ll either grow up or
“I have just returned from seven countries, first in and homelessness in the Christopher Robertson learn how to read music.”
a bit over two months 1956 Europe and then in the inner city.” (Groves’) “I wrote and
in Uganda—my second Geoffrey Smith (Groves’) Caribbean. I am doing published the first book Kathy Wasson (Strath
trip doing malaria educa- lives in Kelowna. “I am some consulting work out Alan Roaf (Ripley’s) “After on Athlone School for cona) “I attended Strath-
tion and mosquito net enjoying retirement. I of my home and I am the thirty-five years of in- Boys, with lots of refer- cona Lodge School for
distribution. I took some travelled to Australia, New co-ordinator of the Victo- volvement with Rowing ence to Shawnigan, and Girls for one year in 1965–
time off to go on a safari Zealand and Tahiti this ria section of the Retired Canada and the national founded the Athlone Old 1966. I returned to Seattle
and visit Lake Albert and past winter for six months. Heads of Mission Asso- team in various roles, I am Boys’ Society with many to finish school at Roo-
found out that I’m too I am trying to improve my ciation, but I always have now an executive coach, Shawnigan Old Boys as sevelt High School and
old for kayaking, but did a golf handicap (and that’s time for a game of golf.” helping the best people members. The second graduated in 1968. After
raft trip on the Nile with hard to do!) and generally become better in what- Athlone School book in University in Denver, I’ve
nine rapids with class IV enjoying the Okanagan 1963 ever areas they wish to the works for release in been employed in the area
and Vs—lots of flipping environment.” Heather Fox (Strathcona) improve. It is an exciting May of 2009, and the of Human Resources (em-
to keep the excitement “I still live and work in role, as I am able to use second Athlone Grand Re- ployee benefits and retire-
up. Now I’m back in San 1957 Victoria. I’m a Counsel- my well-developed coach- union is planned for May ment programmes) since I
Diego raising money Peter Janke (Lake’s) lor with specialty in loss ing skills to support others of 2008. I am currently retired in summer, 2004. I
for Soft Power Health in “I retired from high and grief, palliative care in achieving their profes- working with Broadway didn’t retire by choice, but
Uganda and making plans school language teaching and support for front-line sional or other goals. My Printers in Vancouver.” to help care for my mom
for my next trip—any (French, German, Span- health professionals. I have clients are currently in until her death in Febru-
volunteers?” ish) some years back and one son, Ben, now thirty- B.C., but I expect opportu- 1968 ary 2006. Long ago, I met
am living in a tiny, his- three, and many good old nities will expand off- Donald Bullock (Lake’s) Derek Harkema (Brent-
1955 toric village at the tip of friends, several of them shore before too long.” “I am an attorney for the wood graduate 1966) at
David Williams (Groves’) the Long Beach Peninsula from Strathcona days. I Alaska Legislature and a Halloween Dance that
“I retired from BC TEL in south-west Washington grow a beautiful garden 1966 live in Douglas, Alaska, Strathcona put on. I liked
(now Telus) in 1998. My State, where I spend my and have a very satisfying Russ Mitten (Lake’s) “I across the channel from Derek the first time we
next career was sailing for time writing memoirs of life!” am now just north of Juneau. I work on tax met. He was the only boy

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Alum n i N e w s continued

I ever kept a diary on (I 1971 Victoria offices of Can- and are now renovating Linda Fullbrook and appreciate life as it
still have it). When he Robert Bourne (Cope- non Design, one of North our flat in Bangkok. I am (Strathcona) “My young- is—always setting higher
graduated and I returned man’s) “I have been America’s ranking firms. busy, happy and missing est daughter, Sacha goals. Sacha’s adventures
to Seattle to complete my teaching PE and Science I am Vice-President and Canada!” Raino, graduated from have just begun. She did a
two years of high school, in the Surrey School spent the last three years Shawnigan in 2006 after year at U. of C. and is now
Derek continued to write, District for the past building the Canadian Kim Thorne (Ripley’s) a four-year stay. I spent off in Central America
even when I was at school twenty-six years. I have region up to four offices, “I am a founding part- a lot of time trying to back-packing. She is de-
in Denver. I’ve always two children from my including Toronto. I have ner of Roper Greyell LLP, get on the Shawnigan termined to be a teacher
wondered, throughout first marriage, Jenny and also recently been elected a twenty-one-lawyer campus when I was a and I am with her all
the years, what was going Sean. I was remarried in President of the Architec- boutique law firm in Strathie (1972–1976), so the way. Good teachers
on in his life. When my 2000 to Anne Marie. We tural Institute of B.C. Our Vancouver specializing in visiting my daughter on change the world—they
mom died, my sister and recently bought prop- children are also doing management-side labour campus (legally) gave sure changed mine! What
I were going through her erty in southern Baja in well. Andrew is twenty- and employment law. I me such a thrill! Sacha’s she learned at Shawnigan
papers and found all the a town called La Ventana one and runs his own also got married to Dr. education at Shawnigan will never leave her. I
letters that Derek had where we hope to spend web-based consultancy, Shirley Schwab in Tus- would not have been will always be grateful to
written to me during high our winters windsurfing, MetaLab, here in Victoria. cany in September. I have possible without finan- Strathcona for changing
school and college. They upon retirement, in the Timothy is completing three lovely daughters and cial aid. I am so grateful the direction of my life.
were all packaged togeth- next few years. We like to first year of Earth and three stepchildren as well! to David Robertson and It was a pivotal piece of
er with a ribbon, and yes, spend our summers fish- Ocean Sciences at UVic, I live on the west side of the Shawnigan staff for what has become the tap-
I read and reread each one ing or climbing in B.C. or and William is completing Vancouver and try to ski, helping to provide Sacha estry of my life.”
many times. I contacted California.” grade ten at Oak Bay Sec- work out, fish and play with a top-notch educa-
Derek’s family and got in ondary. My wife, Jennifer, bad tennis.” tion. My own experience 1977
touch with him—the rest Kevin Christie (Cope- has recently spent three at Strathcona has carried Jacquie Dennis (Strath-
is history. Derek moved man’s) “I am currently years supervising the 1976 me through many things cona) “I have just moved
out to Seattle in Octo- Vice President of Explora- complete restoration and Marie Browning (Strath- in my life. I used what back to B.C. after a six-
ber 2006 and we’ve just tion for TAQA North, a upgrading of our century- cona) “I am still working I leaned at Strathcona and-a-half-year stint in
purchased our retirement 45,000 boed Canadian Oil old home—I suspect that as a designer, author and to help me successfully Toronto. I loved Toronto,
home on Salt Spring Island and Gas Company. I am she’s been sleeping with consultant. I am celebrat- parent high-needs foster and left one son out there
with a gorgeous sweeping a Registered Professional the architect!” ing one million books children at the same time at university, but we are
view of the channel off Geologist and Geophysi- in print and have been as I parented my own two all very happy to be back
Ganges Harbour. I would cist in Alberta and the 1974 appointed the chair of daughters, always holding ‘home.’ I am still a letter
love to get in touch with NWT. I am now a grandpa John O’Brien (Lake’s) “I the CHA Designer Trend onto the dream that they carrier—there’s no point
Marsha Mintoft, Karen and I am learning to fly am refining a new concep- Team. The girls, Katelyn would attend Shawni- in quitting now. (I can’t
Johnson and Niki Ditch- fish!” tual model for knowledge and Lena, are out on their gan one day. I have used believe I am actually think-
burn, to name a few.” resource development and own, with Jonathan still what I learned at Strath- ing about a pension!)”
1973 writing (slowly!) a book at home and going into cona to stay focused on
1969 David Wilkinson (Rip- on the continuum from grade twelve. Both Jon the positive and remain 1978
Lindsay Mearns (Strath- ley’s) “After years of data to Intellectual Capi- and Scott are busy with goal-oriented, no mat- Richard Jacobs (Groves’)
cona) recently did a architectural practice in tal measurement— lacrosse, Jon a player, and ter what circumstances “After travelling the world
project with homeless and Vancouver, I moved with inspired by meetings in Scott the coach of the may bring. A person does working for the Hard Rock
street people in Vancou- Jennifer and our three Paris. My partner and I are Intermediate Shamrocks. not have to have lots of Cafe, I have landed back
ver. You can visit her web boys to beautiful Oak continuing to build our Would love to hear from money to be rich. We are in Canada—Mission to be
site to see the project: Bay. I am working equally boutique consultancy in any Strathies or Boys from rich with hope and ideals. exact.”
www.streetstories.net. from the Vancouver and Asia, based in Hong Kong, ’76!” We try to keep it simple

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Alum n i N e w s continued

Carl Wright-Bradley (Groves’) “I am living in Kirkland, 1983 1989


on Lake Washington. I have three children, Jack (9), Craig Powers (Groves’) “We are moving back to London Geoff Ross (Lake’s) “I graduated with my Bachelor of
Olivia (12) and Chrissie (15). I own and operate my own after three years split between Singapore and Moscow. I Commerce from the University of Victoria in 1997 and
startup product development company established in left Chevron a year and a half ago to work in transpor- managed a furniture and appliance store in Smithers,
1995 that integrates with Fortune 500 and 1000 com- tation and logistics, specifically the export of oil and B.C. Now I am with Sears Home Store in Victoria. I am
panies in new product development, as well as innova- products from Russia and Kazakhstan.” currently pursuing my CGA designation.”
tions on existing products. Focus is on mass consumer
consumables and major brands. I have also developed 1985 1991
my own proprietary water and chemical recycling tech- Andrew Deane (Lake’s) “I am living in Tokyo with my Jennifer (Stokes) Bos (School) “I now have two kids—
nologies that have been patented/licensed/sub-licensed wife, Yukiko Tokano. She works at Azabu High School, Marissa (10) and Cordell (8). I am keeping up with a
to various concerns. Music is, of course, a big part of my Tokyo, where she teaches ESL. She is Director of the hectic dance and after-school schedule. My husband
life. With the establishment of “The Jamdawgs” (www. Exchange Programme there, so she has contact with is working in a group home with mentally challenged
jamdawgs.com), a new musical movement is under- Shawnigan through their exchange programme. I teach adults, and I am still working for an ophthalmologist.”
way—musical philanthropy at its finest!” Language Arts and Social Studies in the middle school
of Nishimachi International School.” Paul Cosgrave (Copeman’s) “I’m back in Whistler these
1979 days having just entered the final year of my carpentry
Kirk Hancock (Copeman’s) “I’m back working at the 1987 apprenticeship and working on custom homes as well as
B.C. Geological Survey (B.C. Ministry of Energy and Brad Kramer (Ripley’s) “My wife, Brenna, and I are working part time in the Whistler fire department. I will
Mines) with the Resource Information Group. I man- still living in Phoenix, enjoying the sun, but missing always welcome SLOBS up to Whistler!”
age the MINFILE database, a record of 12,300 mineral the snow. The school
occurrences in B.C. and support our MapPlace web site photography business Robynne (Clooney) Parry (School) “The Parry family has
(www.mapplace.ca). This keeps me way too busy and (Grads Photography) grown—again! Ashton Robert was born April 23rd. He
makes me the focus for myriad information requests from has continued to grow joins big brother, Hunter, at home in Houston, Texas.”
my own group plus many other parts of our ministry. In as we now have
my free time, I’ve taken up being a Cub leader (5th Garry twenty-four employ- 1993
Oak, Victoria) with one son and the second, who is com- ees and are preparing Eoin Cosgrave (Copeman’s) “After finishing up at SLS,
ing up next year. I have innumerable home improvement to move into our first I went on to UVic and picked up my B.Sc. in Biochem-
projects on the go and my wife, Judie, keeps me going.” purchased commercial istry. I took it straight to Whistler, where I spent the
property. After seven following five years doing nothing with it! Instead, I de-
1982 years, I am finally able cided to immerse myself in the world of wine as a wine
Bruce Chisholm (Groves’) “I work for Phillips, Hager & to get home on time at director. Feeling guilty about time invested in science, I
North Investment Management in Vancouver and have five each day to enjoy thought it best to do something with it, so now I’m back
been married for eight years to my wife, Tina. We have the best part of the in college! This time doing my Ph.D., but far from the
a three-year-old son named Jacob and twins, Emilie and day—my kids. Tommy mountains and closer to the sea—in Ireland of all places.
Alexander (pictured below) born in August!” is six and going to go into hockey in the fall (yes, there I am hoping to wrap things up in the next year and a
is ice in Phoenix!) and Mary (5) truly believes she is a half. Maybe I’ll go back to Whistler! The door’s always
princess. I look forward to seeing you all at the 20th open if you find yourself out in this part of the world
reunion and hope my hair rejuvenation therapy works (Galway, Ireland)!”
by then.”
1994
1988 Patricia Bohl (Groves’) “My boyfriend of twelve years
Thomas McPherson (Groves’) lives in Victoria and is and I finally got married on September 8, 2007 in
working in the financial sector with CIBC Wood Gundy Edmonton. We are living in Nanaimo and I am working
as an investment advisor.” at an infant and toddler centre and a preschool centre.”

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Gwynneth (Jones) Whyte (Groves’) and husband, 1997
Christopher, had a little boy on September 10, 2007 Wes Plater (Copeman’s) “I have been teaching at SMUS
at Langley Memorial Hospital. Callum Stewart Crosbie for the last three years and was married this summer.
Whyte was eight My wife and I are moving to Mill Bay, as I have taken a Abbie Bagley-Young ’97 (Groves’) Returning for her
pounds, nine job at Brentwood College School teaching, working in ten-year reunion, Abbie kindly volunteered to share her
onces. “Callum boarding and coaching rugby.” passion for the visual arts with Shawnigan students.
joined us in Graduating from Princeton with an Art History degree,
our new house 1998 she found a perfect match of her interest in science and
in the Fraser Fiona Anderson (Groves’) “I am now in my second sum- art in the field of art conservation and restoration. From
Valley that we mer season of tour directing. I work out of Vancouver Princeton, she enrolled for three years in the Courtauld
purchased in late and take retired Australians through the Rocky Moun- Institute in London, England to study the conserva-
2006.” tains by coach and train. They are an amazing group of tion of Easel Painting. Specializing in thirteenth- and
travelers and we always have a great time. One day in fourteenth-century Dutch paintings, Abbie is currently
June, we saw two moose and three bears, including two working in Amsterdam for the Frans Hals Museum.
1995 very young cubs. Today, we’re off to Jasper to look for While at Shawnigan, she was able to share some of
Stacy Esposti (Kaye’s) “After spending the last seven more elk! At the end of the week, I will be taking the the techniques and skills needed to restore canvas paint-
years in Alaska, my husband and I decided to try some guests on a seven-day cruise to Alaska and then four ings. As well, she demonstrated traditional egg tempera
place with a little less snow. We have been in Portland days of touring Denali National Park in Alaska by coach. painting (pictured below) from the grinding of the raw pig-
for the last couple of months and are loving it.” It’s a lot of fun and it keeps me travelling and meeting ments to the crack-
new people.” ing of the egg. It is
Kim Mitchell-Hughes (School) “I headed to Queen’s always a pleasure
after graduating and never made it back to Victoria, my 2000 to have Shawnigan
hometown. I studied there for much too long and now Jenipher (Scott) Russell (Kaye’s) “I got married in Ter- alumni return to
live in Toronto with my husband and one-year-old baby race, B.C. on June 9th. My husband and I are currently share their passions
boy, Maclean. I teach P.E. and English at an inner-city living in Vancouver.” and skills with cur-
high school in Toronto, but returned to school this year rent students. After
for a Master’s. Life is great—time goes quickly and I miss 2001 Abbie left us to go
the warm weather in B.C.” Alex Chang (Lake’s) “I graduated with a B.Sc. in Bio- home, we received
chemistry and Molecular Biology from U.B.C. 2006 the following com-
1996 and am now a full-time graduate student working at ment from her by email: “I have just been offered the
Brooklyn Prior (Groves’) “In May, I moved from the B.C. Cancer Research Centre. I am enrolled under Ph.D. position with the Rijksmuseum and the University
Ottawa to Vancouver with my fiancé. We are living on the Faculty of Medicine in the Experimental Medicine of Amsterdam!” Congratulations, Abbie!
the North Shore enjoying life and the mountains of B.C. Department and am working on notch signalling/heart
and travelling back and forth between Whidbey Island development/blood pressure. Advice to SLS’ers: Don’t
and Vancouver.” get into grad school unless you are absolutely sure and
be prepared to deal with bacteria and animals on your
Jules Seaman (Copeman’s) “I have been living and weekends!”
working in Vancouver. I have been working as a
real estate agent for the past five years selling in the 2005
downtown and surrounding areas. It has been a very Eden Yesh (Copeman’s) “I’m now a certified personal
good career move for me, and I have established trainer and working as an entrepreneur in a new busi-
myself as one of the leading agents in Vancouver. I ness called Lifewave. I recently travelled for two months
am recently engaged to my long-time girlfriend of six in Europe and have plans to travel to Australia and the
years.” South Pacific.” Don Rolston wtih Abbie Bagley-Young

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I’ve also had plenty newly arrived orphans to be tested and, if found positive,
of time to shadow Shepherd boys to begin counselling and treatment right away.
doctors in our clinic, I’ve also worked in outreach and education, and that’s
David Cape, Ripley’s ’03, graduated from Princeton University and my two months the fun part of my job. Our clinic, together with the Clin-
in June and is currently living in Lesotho, Southern Africa. He here have been an ton Foundation, the Ministry of Health and the Lesotho
works at a pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic run by Houston’s Bay- intensive course in Football Association, has organized a high school soccer
lor College of Medicine. The clinic provides free services and the biological and tournament/HIV testing event in Mohale’s Hoek, one
medication to nearly 2,000 children and adults in Lesotho. sociological mani- of Lesotho’s larger towns. We’ve invited sixteen schools
David’s job at the clinic includes, among other things, outreach, festations of the for a day of soccer, HIV education, and HIV testing. The
advertising and patient recruitment. Most recently, he produced HIV/AIDS epidemic. Basotho (the people of Lesotho) are crazy about soccer, so
the clinic’s first ever radio advertisement, now broadcast across What I’ve learned is that the greatest barriers to an event that mixes soccer and HIV education and test-
the country. What follows is his report. fighting HIV/AIDS in Lesotho are logistical—getting the ing is sure to be effective. The goal of the campaign is to
patients to the clinic, getting tests performed and results create positive peer pressure—school kids will follow the
Lesotho is a tiny country in Southern Africa, a pocket received quickly and keeping track of patient history—and lead of their soccer team and get tested. We hope to test
of mountains and high plains bordered on all sides by social. The social barriers to AIDS treatment are well more than 500 people, and enroll those who are positive
South Africa. With around twenty-five percent adult known. In a conservative country, there is a great deal in care and treatment at the local hospital.
prevalence, Lesotho has the third-highest HIV infection of stigma attached to HIV infection. Many people, men My job, believe it or not, is far from depressing. The
rate in the world. Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic took off especially, refuse to get tested for HIV, afraid of the shame Basotho are warm and hospitable, their country is beautiful
in the 1990s, Lesotho’s average life expectancy has fallen a positive result will bring to their family. Poverty makes and the clinic’s doctors are all brilliant and friendly. For a
by ten years. everything from transportation to and from clinics and recent university graduate, it offers just the right balance
Since August, I’ve worked in Lesotho’s largest pediatric hospitals to the cost of missing work for medical appoint- of work and excitement.
HIV/AIDS clinic, the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s ments prohibitively expensive. Nearly seventy percent of
Centre of Excellence, in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital and our patients can’t afford a nutritious diet, which weakens —All the best from Lesotho, Salang Hantle (“Stay Well”),
largest city. I’m here on a fellowship from my university the effect of the potentially life-saving, anti-retroviral Dave Cape ’03
with a mandate to improve the clinic’s services and help drugs. And then there’s ignorance; considering a quarter of
its current and potential patients. My projects vary—I’ve the adult population is infected, general knowledge about If you would like to support the Baylor College of Med-
worked with the Lesotho Football Association, with Radio HIV—how it is contracted, how it works, how it can be icine’s Lesotho clinic or one of Lesotho’s many orphan-
Lesotho, with Paul Newman’s “Hole in the Wall Camps” treated—is abysmal. ages, please email David Cape (dldcape@gmail.com). To
organization and with orphanages in the Maseru district. But it’s not all bad news. More people are tested and follow David’s progress, visit his blog: www.lesothodave.
enrolled in treatment every day. Anti-retroviral drugs, the blogspot.com.
Katse youth group with the soccer ball only effective way to slow the progress of HIV, are free
the Baylor clinic gave them. in Lesotho, paid for by the government of Lesotho and
American pharmaceutical companies. The youth of Leso-
tho are better informed than their elders, and health-care
providers are working hard to prevent the transmission of
the virus from pregnant mothers to their children. So, in
many ways, the future looks brighter than the past.
Part of my job takes me outside of the clinic to the
orphanages of Maseru. With death rates soaring due to
HIV and AIDS, Lesotho’s OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable
Children) facilities are struggling to keep up with demand.
One Maseru orphanage sees the arrival of up to ten new
kids a week. Since many of their parents died of AIDS, the ‘Me Neo, the orphanage
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Matt Horn ’99 (Lake’s) was recently written up in Boul-


evard Magazine, in August 2007. “The 26-year-old chef
grew up in Alberta, and lived in Calgary until he was 12.
Farm, and the duck from Cowichan Bay Farm.’ The res-
taurant has an extensive wine list of superb Cowichan
Valley wines.
Passages
At that time, his father, an engineer, moved the family In May 2006, Horn and his fiancée, Genevieve
to Saudi Arabia. At fifteen, Horn returned to Canada Maguire (also a chef), started Chef’s Harvest Bed and Gordon (Gary) S. Bowell passed away peacefully on Jan-
Breakfast on their eight-acre spread north of Duncan. uary 31, 2007 at U.B.C. hospital, aged 88. His memory
His two intertwined careers are evidence of this young will be cherished by his wife, Frances, daughter, Shelley
chef’s passion for food.” and son-in-law Patrick, son, Chris and daughter-in-law,
Janet, grandchildren, Kevin (Joanna), Michael (Molly),
In a recent visit to the School, Matt reported that “The Alex, Blake, Hannah, Emily and Alicia and several great-
bed and breakfast business is steady, but it is also a grandchildren. Gary was born in Vancouver in 1918 and
work-in-progress. We did a lot of work to the grounds, grew up in Nelson, B.C. He received his B.A. in econom-
and we are now focusing on the food more than the ics and history from Queen’s University and was
view. Part of our experience for guests is a cooking class, awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1941, but attended
and we are thinking about doing that as part of a bed Harvard to obtain his M.B.A. after the war. Gary was
Matt and and breakfast package. We both work full-time, so we awarded an M.B.E. for his wartime services. He spent his
Genevieve haven’t yet given our full attention to this ‘side busi- career in the forest products industry in B.C., for many
ness.’ Our customers come to us mostly by word of years with MacMillan Bloedel, and later as CEO of Weld-
alone to attend boarding school in Shawnigan Lake. mouth and The B.C. Accommodation Guide. wood of Canada. Gary had a long interest in Shawnigan
After graduating, he studied mechanical engineering for “The restaurant is busy and business has increased Lake School, having served on the Board of Governors
two years before completely switching gears and enroll- quite a bit since I have come on as the Masthead chef. and as a parent and grandparent of Shawnigan students.
ing in the chef management programme at Ottawa’s The restaurant specialty is game meats, and although I
Algonquin College. ‘I was following my dream. Cooking enjoy cooking seafood, it is surprisingly difficult to find Paul Coleman ’74 (Ripley’s) of Kentville, Nova Scotia
is something I’ve always wanted to do. I love watching on the coast.” and Ottawa, passed away on December 7, 2006 in the
people’s happy expressions when they enjoy my food,’ Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. He received his edu-
says Horn enthusiastically.
Horn started his career at the prestigious Domus
SLS cation at the University of Washington, graduating with
a degree in Environmental Studies. He was employed
Café, which kicked off the whole regional seasonal Half- with the Pan Canadian Oil Company in Calgary and
movement shtick in the Ottawa area. Next, he cooked
for Mariposa Farms, a duck farm, duck supplier and res- Ironman later moved to Ottawa, where he worked in property
management and maintenance. For the past year and a
taurant in a rustic cottage outside of Ottawa, where he half of his life, Paul lived in Kentville and devoted his
served up foie gras, venison, bison and wild boar. ‘I did time to caring for his grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Coleman.
all the cooking over charcoal, including whole pigs for Faizel Sunderji
large groups of diners. The biggest challenge was that ‘90 (Lake’s) with Bernhard F. A. Dinter, September 1924 – July 2007
everything on the menu was made from ingredients his wife, Karina, Bernie Dinter Sr. was head gardener at Shawnigan for
from within 200 miles of the farm,’ the down-to-earth before the Victoria two decades, from 1952 to 1973. He is credited with
chef explains. International Half establishing the gorgeous grounds that the School is so
In October 2005, Horn was thrilled to be offered Ironman. rightfully proud of today. His was truly a labour of love.
a job at the Masthead (in Cowichan Bay, on Vancou- Although he ended up as head gardener, there were
ver Island). He continually sources out exceptionally many years when Mr. Dinter was the only gardener. But
fresh local products for the restaurant. ‘I buy Cortez he did have plenty of help from students—willing or
Island mussels and clams and Whaletown oysters from otherwise. Mr. Dinter was most well known for develop-
the people who harvest them. The rib eye comes from ing Work Divisions—“Verk Divissions, Verk Divissions
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rake, weed, water and generally help turn the gardens what you create requires constant maintenance. Mr. ers Ian and Rory also survive him. A friend, Ken Madden,
into the showcase gardens that are a lasting tribute to Dinter taught me to enjoy all work, and never to view sent the following address where you can read much of
Mr. Dinter’s efforts. His passing this July was a sad day it as punishment or demeaning. So this evening, I will Alex’s writings: http://alex-malcolm.blogspot.com.
for hundreds of alumni who had learned from him the take a walk through the garden and tidy up the Asian
joy of hard work in the garden—even if they didn’t Lily flower bed . . . the way Mr. Dinter taught me to.” Robert G. Reynolds ’38 (Ripley’s) Bob passed away
appreciate it at the time! Dozens of alumni wrote of peacefully at home with family. His fight with cancer
the fond memories they had of this quiet, almost shy, Rowland “Roy” G. France Jr. ’49 (Lake’s) Roy was born was mercifully brief. A man who embraced life, he
hard-working, superbly fit gentleman. Mr. Dinter was on June 8, 1932. He passed away on the evening of enthusiastically served his family, country, community
truly an impressive fellow. In his youth he fought for Monday, August 20, 2007. He had been in good health and tennis balls. With 85 years under his belt, he felt
the German Army with the 14th Panzer Division at until recently when heart and respiratory problems that he’d had a “good run.”
the Russian Front, not only surviving but also winning overcame all else. Roy was born and raised in Seattle. He Born in Hardisty, Alberta, on September 21, 1921,
an Iron Cross. He was also a brilliant skier who, after and his wife, Janet, had seven children and twenty-five he lived most of his life in Edmonton from the age
the war, was a ski instructor for U.S. troops stationed grandchildren. Janet and family were close and with of six. He is survived by Frances, his loving wife of 58
in Germany. At Shawnigan, he helped with Track and him to the last. He had told Janet that he was at peace years. Bob’s many interests and sense of fun drew to
Field and could throw a javelin or shot put further than with the Lord and ready to leave. him a wide circle of friends: Royal Glenora members,
strapping students half his age. He wore shorts no mat- Pegeon Lake friends, Holy Trinity congregation mem-
ter what the weather and was often seen fearlessly pad- David M. Kyes ’54 (Ripley’s) November 9, 1935–May 30, bers and many more. His list of contributions and
dling his blue canvass Klepper kayak across whitecaps 2007. Beloved husband of Nancy. Navy veteran serving accomplishments has both breadth and depth. A few
on the lake. He was also a surprisingly learned man who aboard USS James E. Kyes, named after his father. He examples: Lieutenant Royal Canadian Artillery, GM of
loved reading, listening to classical music and writing his was a caring man with a dry sense of humour. David Alberta Sulphate Ltd., Peoples’ Warden, APEGGA Life
detailed memoirs in a clear, crisp, thoughtful prose that was employed over thirty-three years with R. W. Beck Member, Governor on the U. of A. Board, Rotary—then
belied the fact that English was his second language. Mr. and was active in Scouting and Citizens Patrol. David the Probus Club, President of a PC Constituency
Dinter was also an excellent teacher, although not for- was a member of the Shawnigan Legacy Society and Association and World Masters’ over-80 Tennis Cham-
mally trained as such. He helped teach dozens of brighter he enjoyed visiting the School with Nancy. They were pion. Bob had a long association with Shawnigan, his
Shawnigan students through German twelve exams. Herr especially fond of Derek and Mary Hyde-Lay. David’s son David ’68 attended Shawnigan as did his grandson
Dinter also turned out to be a very astute businessman. death was caused by complications from ALS, which he Graham ’98.
After leaving Shawnigan, he set about his next career, may have contracted during his naval career.
building B. Dinter Nursery Ltd. into one of the largest Peter Wilson ’56 (Groves’) died November 7, 2006.
garden shops on the Island, and he personally designed Catherine Low ’32 (Strathcona) passed away peacefully Peter’s life was written about in The Globe and Mail
and oversaw the creation of many of the finest gardens in in Creston, B.C. on October 20, 2007 at her Pioneer newspaper in the “Globe Life” section on May 24,
the Cowichan Valley. Villa residence with her family by her side. Catherine 2007: “There’s a story about Peter Wilson, still recited by
One former student, had an eclectic life, growing up in Edmonton, graduat- veterans of Shawnigan Lake School in B.C., which Peter
Tyler Trafford ’66, wrote ing in Art History in 1943 from Bryn Mawr College, attended in his teens. It has to do with the school’s cook
this of Mr. Dinter on Philadelphia. She raised two children in Edmonton and and the writing of an insulting note. The cook didn’t
learning of his death: “He then settled in Hayden Lake, Idaho where she was the speak English, so Peter was pressed by his pals to try
taught me something use- first woman stock-holding member of the Hayden Lake writing it in Chinese. He’d been studying the language
ful; that to create beauty Golf and Country Club. Her life was characterized by a for some time, having a particular interest in calligraphy.
in your life requires lots unique sense of humour and a never-ending desire to Now he applied his imagination to being rude in Chinese.
of hard shovel work. That help those around her. “Wilson was eventually caught, his dictionaries
you may have to wait confiscated. This naturally cemented a lifelong interest
years, even generations, Alexander Malcolm ’80 (Lake’s) After a long battle with in China. But the prank also foreshadowed the life to
to see the results. Mr. cancer, Alex died peacefully on April 6, 2007. He was the come, the career in solitary pursuit of knowledge, the
Dinter taught me that beloved husband of Maydee and father of Christopher superb gift for drawing, the facility with language, and
work is endless, because and Victoria. His parents, Neill and Margaret, and broth- the irreverence.”

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Spirit Gala 2008!


Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver
This gala event is the School’s major social fundraiser . . .
a wonderful evening and a perfect opportunity to
catch up with old friends or to make new ones.

Cocktail Reception
Silent Auctions
3 Course Dinner with Wine
Live Theatre—“Guys and Dolls” excerpts performed by
the talented cast of this year’s musical
Dessert Extravaganza
Live Auction
SLS Video and Slideshow
Live Band and Dancing

Tickets $175.00 — Matthuw Ronald-Jones


mrj@sls.bc.ca or (250) 743-6257

To see our on line auction catalogue, place bids, donate items, buy tickets or volunteer,
visit us at www.spiritgala.com

More Upcoming Events


Scholarship Day at Shawnigan School Musical, “Guys and Dolls” Closing Day
January 26, 2008 April 3–5, 2008 June 21, 2008
For candidates applying for the Cowichan Community Theatre Shawnigan Lake School
2008–2009 school year, this For tickets, call (250) 748-PLAY

Shawnigan Lake, B.C. V0R 2W1


informative day includes campus Langara Fishing Derby
tours, presentations, and scholar- 16th Annual Shawnigan Queen Charlotte Islands

Shawnigan Lake School


ship examinations. Students who Alumni Golf Classic 1–5 July 2008

1975 Renfrew Road,


currently have an “A” average and June 5, 2008 >Stephen Housser
strong involvement in extra- University Golf Club, Vancouver (250) 743-6290

Postal Bag 2000,


curricular activities are encouraged >Matthuw Ronald-Jones or shousser@sls.bc.ca
to attend. Please submit (250) 743-6257 or mrj@sls.bc.ca
registration form. Register on-line: Thank you to Jenny Rolston and
>Admissions Office (250) 743-6207 www.sls.bc.ca/golf the Yearbook club for many of
or admissions@sls.bc.ca the photos in this issue.

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