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Grade 11

Post-Secondary Presentations

Post Secondary Planning Presentation for Parents of Current Grade 11 Students

Ms. Monica Beck and Mr. Greg Accili will host the Post Secondary Planning Presentation for Parents of Current Grade 11 Students on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room. This is a very important information session which at least one parent should attend. The presentation will address the post secondary research and selection process which students should pursue in the late spring and summer months of their grade 11 year. Students will receive this presentation during school hours and are therefore not required to attend the evening session.

Ongoing through April: Wednesdays @ 5:00 p.m.UBC Engineering Tours. For more information go to: engineering.ubc.ca/student-events.

April 30th @ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Vancouver International Universities Fair. Vancouver Convention Centre East. For more information visit: www.nationalcollegefairs.org.

Enrichment Opportunities

Student Police Academy: New Westminster Police Department. July 3-14, 2017

Interested grade 11 and 12 students who are interested in a career in policing are invited to apply to the Student Police Academy through the New Westminster Police Department (students do not need to reside in New Westminster). For more information go to:

http://www.nwpolice.org/join-nwpd/student-police-a...

Student Challenge Program: Vancouver Police Department

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to apply to the VPD Student Challenge Program, an eight day 'youth police academy' which runs over spring break. For more information and application/contact instructions go to:

http://www.nwpolice.org/join-nwpd/student-police-a...

City of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Youth Outreach Academy

Students in grades 10 - 12 are invited to apply to this five day program to work together in small teams and in challenging environments with training and mentorship in a variety of search and rescue , first aid, and fire fighting skills, as well as fundraising. Visit www.vancouver.ca/youthacademy for information about application.

Volunteer Opportunities

SFU Summer Camps

SFU is now accepting applications for several summer volunteer positions including aquatic, educational, outdoor, recreational, an sports camps. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by July 1st. Interested students can review the complete camp descriptions at: www.sfu.ca/camps.html, and apply by completing the application form at: https://goo.gl/forms/jvoX1A34yyWqK7oQ2 and sending a resume to: admin.camps@sfu.ca with the subject line: "2017 Volunteer Application - Your Name'.

Columbus Seniors' Residence

Student volunteers (age 16 or older), who are willing to make a six month commitment, are needed to spend at least an hour and a half each weekend, at morning socials with the seniors at Columbus Residence, located at 704 West 69th Avenue in Vancouver. Volunteers will visit with and play simple games with residents. Interested students can contact Kelsie Tham at kelsiet98@gmailcom.

Pedalheads and Atlantis Swim Programs

Volunteers are needed to assist with programs to teach children how to swim and cycle. Visit the website at: www.pedalheads.com and www.pedalheads.com/AtlantisSwim for more information. Volunteer applications are available at: https://form.jotform.com/42734947037259.

Investors Group Walk for Alzheimers

Volunteers are needed to help distribute promotional materials for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimers. The Walk is on May 7, 2017 and volunteers are needed in early February and again in April for approximately three hours per day on either a Saturday or a Sunday. For more information go to: www.walkforalzheimers.ca. To register as a volunteer email: volunteers4alzheimers@gmail.com.

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Volunteers are needed for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada water station (at Cambie and Broadway) at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 7th from 5:30 - 8:45 a.m. Interested students can email Ms. Beck for the volunteer form.

Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament

Volunteers are needed for the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament from June 28 - July 17. Opportunities include moving, set up, welcome desk, check in desk, court monitoring, photography/social media, court maintenance, food concession and more. For additional information and/or to sign up call: 604.916.0055.

Bumpin Bakery

Bumpin Bakery is a student founded and run non-profit organization serving coffee and muffins every Sunday morning at the corner of Main and Hastings. Student volunteers are needed to donate muffins and/or serve muffins, coffee, and kindness to those in need in the downtown east side. One dozen muffins donated equals one service hour for VC students. For more information to to www.bumpinbakery.ca.

Post-Secondary Guidance and Counselling

Ms. Beck and Mr. Accili provide a presentation on post-secondary research and selection in the spring of grade 11 to students and their parents . We provide four presentations to grade 12 students in the fall. These presentations cover: post-secondary research and selection, post-secondary application, scholarships and financial aid, and the personal profile. We are available to meet with students, as well as their parents, to assist with research, planning and general application guidance. Detailed information many of this topics is available on the Post-Secondary link.

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