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Bridge Magazine
Win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Dads & Lads Rugby
Field Hockey Alumni Survey
Class Notes
News from Collingwood
Upcoming Class Reunions
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Congrats to Class of 2013

On June 25th, the Class of 2013 and their proud families gathered at Klahanie Park for Collingwood's 2013 Commencement Ceremony. The Class of 2013 is comprised of 107 outstanding young women and men who, to date, have received 584 offers from 136 universities around the world and offers of $2.4 million in scholarships. During the course of the school year, their teams also won Provincial Championships in tennis, field hockey and rugby!

We are delighted to welcome the Class of 2013 to the Alumni Association and look forward to seeing many of our newest alumni at our future events.

Click here for more Commencement pictures 
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Bridge Magazine: June 2013 


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Welcome to this year's edition of Bridge.  


Our cover story takes you to Sub-Saharan Africa with an alumni family to learn what has brought new meaning and a new mission to their lives. Read about our new "3R's" - three brothers who have the talent to achieve their goal of playing professional hockey - as well as an alum who will be combining hockey with a Harvard education. Meet another of our alumni who went from Collingwood to the Ivy League and then on to Dubai to seek insight into the challenging issues in the Middle East.


We hope that you will enjoy this edition. If you would like to receive a copy, just email us with your address.  


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Win a $100 Visa Gift Card  


Visa Giveaway

Our Alumni Directory Contest has been so popular that we're running another contest. To enter, just visit the Alumni Directory to login or register, complete all required information (marked by an *) by August 31, 2013, and you could be the lucky winner of our draw for another $100 Visa Gift Card!


We're keen to stay in touch with you, whether it's through our email communications or when we're organizing out-of-town events, so we really need and appreciate your updates. The Alumni Directory also provides great networking opportunities within its Business and Mentorship directories. 


The next draw will take place on September 1st, 2013. The winner will be notified by email and the winner's name will be published in the September edition of AlumNotes and on the alumni website. 


All alumni who login/register and complete the required information by August 31, 2013 will automatically be entered in the contest.

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On June 15, over 40 dads, lads and 2013 grads attended our annual alumni rugby event. After some fun games at Klahanie Park the dads and lads headed over to Earl's for a social where they caught up with each other and with their former coaches Roger Hatch, Dave Speirs, Ian Kennedy, Scott Rickard and Evan Hall. Click here for pictures of the event
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Attendance for our Cavs Forever field hockey event was light - so light that we had to cancel the game at Ambleside and we just did the social. So it's time to ask our field hockey alumni what they really would like to do . . .  a game and a social? Maybe just a social? We need to hear from you, so we are doing a survey of our field hockey alumni.


If you're a field hockey alum, please take a few minutes to respond to the survey by August 31st. It will help to guide us in planning next year's event, and we hope that by next year attendance for our alumni field hockey event will surpass that of the legendary Dads, Lads & Grads event. Click here to do the survey.
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Class Notes


Baby H-E Births 


Congratulations to Reed Hilton-Eddy '97 and her husband Robert Eddy on the arrival of their daughter Acadia Belle Eddy (Cadie) born on December 12, 2012 at North York General Hospital weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces.



We are always looking for Class Notes to share with our alumni families. Please email us your news of births, engagements, marriages and other milestones, along with a high resolution colour picture.



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News from Collingwood


Construction - June

It has been a milestone year for Collingwood in moving forward with the construction of our new Senior School campus. The largest building project in our history has been supported by the School's most ambitious capital campaign.  

In addition to the new Morven building construction, renovations to the Parents' Wing will begin this summer, so that by September the renovations will be complete, featuring state-of-the-art facilities for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Robotics.


We wish to thank our alumni families who have already participated in our Building Excellence campaign. We sincerely appreciate the interest and enthusiasm that so many of you have shown for this project and are pleased to share with you this message from alumni parent Brian O'Sullivan, who sits on the Campaign Executive Committee. 


Brian O and boysCollingwood has given my sons Brendan (Class of 2011) and Berkley (Class of 2013) extraordinary opportunities to grow and thrive. It has given them the opportunity to make lifelong friends and to become part of a community in which they will always be welcome. I believe giving back is important so when the school asked me to support the campaign both with my time and with a gift, I was happy to do so.


Both my sons will be Collingwood alumni before the new building is complete but what is most important to me is that the school is able to offer future students the same opportunities it gave my children. I want to see Collingwood grow and improve and want to be a part of the legacy we leave for future generations of students, just as my family benefitted from the legacy past Collingwood families left to us.


 In coming together to support this project we are not only building a world-class school but setting an example for our children. We are building a stronger community and the school's reputation will continue to grow. This is something which will benefit both present and past Collingwood students.

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Reunion side banner Class of 1993 20 Year Reunion


Saturday, September 21   


The Beach House Restaurant in  

West Vancouver


Join our Grad 1993 Facebook Group here



Class of 1998 15 Year Reunion


October, date and location TBA.    

Join our Grad 1998 Facebook Group here





Class of 2003 10 Year Reunion


November 2013, date and location TBA


Join our Grad 2003 Facebook Group here









Class of 1989 25 Year Reunion


Our first 25 year reunion!


Spring 2014, date and location TBA    

Join our Grad 1989 Facebook Group here
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Contact Us

Collingwood School Alumni Association 


Shelley Williams  

Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
(604) 925-3331 x 2041


Roger Hatch

Senior Master

(604) 925-3331 x  2606


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AlumNotes is published by the Collingwood School Alumni Association
 70 Morven Drive  West Vancouver BC  V7S 1B2 

 Editor:  Shelley Williams