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Alumni Winter Party
Class Notes and Alumni News
Grad 1998 15 Year Reunion
Victoria Alumni Event
Win a $100 Visa Gift Card
Alumni Association News
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All 2003 grads and alumni faculty who were at Collingwood in 2003 are invited to the Class of 2003 10 Year Reunion on Saturday, November 16 at the Granville Room, 957 Granville Street.

Spouses or guests are welcome!
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Alumni Winter Party
Wednesday, December 18

We're moving to a new location for this year's Winter Party!

All alumni and alumni faculty are invited to join us at Gastown's Lamplighter Pub for this fun annual event.

Back by popular demand . . . the photo booth - and great door prizes!

For more details and to RSVP click here or on the graphic. 

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Class Notes and Alumni in the News


It's quite a change to see Roger Hatch holding something other than a rugby ball, but as you can see, he's already got the right moves in his new role as a first-time grandpa! Beautiful granddaughter Khaleesi Hatch was born on October 30, 2013, bringing great joy to her proud parents Danny and Samantha and her delighted grandparents, Roger and Madeleine Hatch.  
Congratulations to everyone in the family and a note to little Khaleesi . . . get ready to watch a LOT of rugby!


What does a guy who acquired a B.Comm. in marketing, a B.A. in psychology and a B.Sc. in neuroscience do when he's got a lifelong passion for fashion?

Well, as reported by the North Shore Outlook, since completing his nine-year academic journey a couple of years ago, Michael Black '03 has opened Michael Black Styling offices in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Milan, and is styling some of the world's A list celebrities. You can read the full article here.

Want to learn more about Michael? Check out his Facebook page, Michael Black Fashion Styling. You'll be in good company - he's already got over 65,000 Likes!



Katarina Angus '13 is off to a great start playing field hockey at Brown University. We caught a recent article in Brown University's sports news, reporting that Katarina scored the game-winning overtime goal, giving Brown its first win over a nationally ranked opponent since 2005. Congratulations, Katarina!


Katarina has joined a growing list of Collingwood grads who have gone on to play sports for their colleges and universities, including a number of Ivy League institutions.   





An exceptional French Horn musician, Ray Han '14 spent a number of years at Collingwood before enrolling this year at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy, often described as the world's leading pre-professional arts school.

Currently in Grade 12, Ray recently let us know that he has been chosen as one of the 180 winners out of approximately 11,000 applicants to participate in America's National YoungArts Foundation's premier competition, considered to be the USA's highest-level competition for high school musicians. In January, Ray will be appearing with the other winners in performances that will be covered by national media and streamed live internationally.

Congratulations, Ray, and all the best in the competition!
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Grad 1998 15 Year Reunion  

Grads from 1998 celebrated their 15 Year Reunion at the Clough Club on October 18th. A surprising number the Class of '98 are now living outside of British Columbia, so it wasn't the biggest reunion we've ever had, but a great time was had by all who attended. Click here for more pictures.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the event and we hope to see many of the Class of 1998 at our Winter Party!

Class of 1998 - if you haven't already joined our Grad 1998 Facebook group you can join it here.
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Victoria Alumni Event
February 6, 2014
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Calling all Vancouver Island alumni, alumni parents and alumni faculty  - please save the date!

We are hosting a reunion for all Vancouver Island alumni at 5pm on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the University Club at the University of Victoria and we look forward to catching up with many of you at the event.

Please help us spread the word and watch for the evite that will be going out next month.  

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Win a $100 Visa Card in Our New Alumni Directory Contest!    


Visa Giveaway

Our Alumni Directory Contest has been so successful 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 December 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 January 4, 2014. The winner will be notified by email and the winner's name will be published in the January edition of AlumNotes and on the alumni website. 


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

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Calling for Nominations for 2013 Alumni Awards 


Mackenzie Awards

Established in 2007, the Mackenzie Awards recognize Collingwood alumni who have exhibited outstanding excellence in one of the four strands (Academics, Arts, Athletics or Service). The Mackenzie Awards need not be awarded every year.

Announcing two new Alumni Association Awards 
In recognition of the fact that not all achievements fall within the four strands, that the Alumni Association has created two new awards, which need not be awarded every year.
The Alumni Association Honours Award will recognize outstanding accomplishments as a result of business or professional achievements, or the display of great courage in the face of adversity. 

The Alumni Association Volunteer Award will recognize service to the Alumni Association and/or to Collingwood School.  
If you wish to nominate a Collingwood alum for any of the above awards, please send in a completed Nomination Form by December 15, 2013.
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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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