Although summer vacation is underway for our students, our construction crews are still hard at work on the new Lannon Hall, getting it ready for the 2020-2021 school year! Earlier this week our Elementary School teachers had the chance to walk through their new space and are excited to welcome all our students back soon! Visit our ONC webpage for more construction updates.
As we begin our summer, we take a look back with gratitude at the 2019-2020 school year. Though unusual, we are thankful for our community of parents, students, alumni, teachers, and faculty members who contributed to our many blessings.
Summer notes: The Main Office will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm throughout the summer (excluding statutory holidays). The Main Office is only accessible via Hudson Street and the entrance closest to the Theatre. All Graduates are invited to drop by and pick up their diplomas and graduation pictures! We will be in touch with our families via email in mid-August with all return to school details.
Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and happy summer vacation! #vclearns
In these truly exceptional and unusual times, from June 16 - 18, 2020, we gathered on O'Hagan Plaza (in a socially distant manner) to celebrate the Class of 2020. Over the course of these three days, graduates were filmed crossing the stage in front of members of the Vancouver College community, other graduates, and their families. All this, including speeches from our educational leaders, salutatorian, and valedictorian, has been compiled into our official commencement video.
To the Class of 2020: We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating with you all in person when allowed.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, we will gather virtually as a community to honour the Class of 2020. Join us at 10 am as we begin the day with our traditional graduation liturgy, (celebrated virtually by School Chaplain Father Juan Luca) followed by the release of our formal commencement video on social media. This video will be also be emailed to parents for all in our community to enjoy.
Registration is now closed for Finnegan Summer 2020. We look forward to seeing you all next year!
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.
John Smythe (VC'07) was recently featured on the Player's Own Voice podcast, speaking about balancing his time competing with The Canadian National Field Hockey Team, while battling Chron's disease. While Crohn's is chronic, John has managed to keep it in remission, to the extent that he's gearing up fully for the Canadian men's competition in the Tokyo Olympics.
Congratulations to Sean Ryan (VC'19) who, as part of Corpus Christi College's "Rise Up" team, has won a place to represent Canada at the Oxford Global Challenge this June!
During his first year at Corpus Christi, Sean has also been working on another project associated with the Giving Truck Society, which "supports those who are marginalized, vulnerable, and hungry throughout the Lower Mainland."
Rysen John (VC'16) was featured on Global BC after his incredible past few weeks which included being drafted by the Calgary Stampeders and signing as a free agent with the New York Giants! Congratulations on all your success Rysen!