The first Saturday of November always marks a special occasion for the Vancouver College community. Whether you attend the ball or are one of the hundreds of parent volunteers that help bring it to life, Finnegan Ball is a special part of our Vancouver College culture and community.
The spirit of Finnegan Ball will continue online this year, focusing on the bright futures of our sons while remembering the achievements of years past.
We invite all parents to watch this important message from President Johnny Bevacqua and mark your calendars for November 5th – 8th for the Finnegan Ball 2020 Bright Futures campaign.
Over the past week and a half, the Vancouver College community has been blessed to witness two amazing events take place on our redeveloped campus; the Blessing & Re-Dedication of Lannon Hall and the Consecration of the Altar and Solemn Dedication of the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel.
We are full of gratitude for all those of the recent and distant past who made this redevelopment project possible. As we reflect on the many, many blessings of this past week and year, rest assured that the future holds even greater promise for Vancouver College and that the best is still yet to come.
"This Chapel is a living sign that Vancouver College believes that it is Christ Jesus who is its true foundation and cornerstone. It is He who, by His power supports not only this Chapel but also the whole College." - Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver
On Monday, October 19, 2020, our community was blessed to witness the Consecration of the Altar and Solemn Dedication of the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel at Vancouver College. Those who were unable to tune in live are invited to watch a recording of the event, found on our Youtube Channel.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, please join us through the following link at 11:15 am for the Solemn Dedication of the Chapel and Altar of Vancouver College's Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel. Officiated by the Most Reverend J.Michael MIller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver, the blessing of this dedicated sacred space acknowledges the success of Vancouver College's campus renewal project which includes both Manrell and Lannon Halls.
Did you know there are four Vancouver College Alumni running in this year's Provincial Election? Take a look at their bios and grad years below and don't forget to get out and vote!
Cole Anderson (VC '12) - Vancouver Kingsway - BC Liberal Party
Michael Lee (VC '82) - Vancouver Langara, BC Liberal Party
Andy MacKinnon (VC '74) - Esquimalt-Metchosin, BC Green Party
Thomas Martin (VC '07) - Kamloops North Thompson, BC Green Party
Jack Cruz-Dumont (VC '18) was recently interviewed by CTV in a feature on voters in this year's BC election! In the interview, the UBC student-athlete highlights concerns university students are facing heading into the provincial election and encourages others his age to get out and vote.
Jeff Sargeant (VC'01), the Communications Coordinator at UBC Athletics, interviews Ivan Rybkin (VC'16), four-time Canadian University Rowing Association Champion and UBC Kinesiology 4th year student. Check out the UBC Thunderbirds Facebook Page for the interview!
Earlier this week, Isaiah Solomon (VC ' 12) joined VanCity Basketball Academy to discuss his basketball career (including his time playing for VC, UBC & on BC's provincial team) and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Visit the VanCity Basketball Academy Instagram page for the full interview!
Congratulations to Vancouver Province writer and columnist Tony Gallagher (VC'66), who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the 2020 media honouree and recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for journalism excellence! Tony is the first Vancouver College Graduate and Vancouver journalist to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame for his 45-year career as a sports journalist.