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In This Issue
Sean Greenwood - Olympian
Calling for Class Notes
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Winter Party 2013
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All Vancouver Island alumni, alumni parents and alumni faculty are invited to our Victoria Alumni event on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the University Club of Victoria. Please join us for complimentary appetizers and drinks from 5 - 7pm. Spouses or guests are welcome.

We will be also honouring Roger Hatch, who will be retiring at the end of this school year after being a coach, teacher, mentor and friend to Collingwood students, parents and faculty since 1985. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up with your fellow alumni and say goodbye to Roger!  

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Sean Greenwood '05 to Compete in the Winter Olympics

Class of 2005 alum Sean Greenwood will be representing Ireland in skeleton at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.


For someone who only took up the sport in 2008 while still in university and has been largely self-financing, Sean's rise in the world rankings has been remarkable, but for those who knew him at Collingwood, it's not  entirely unexpected. "While at Collingwood, Sean was a terrific and committed athlete which made him a key member of the senior rugby team for three years," Director of Athletics David Speirs said. "It's not surprising that he could turn that kind of dedication to another sport like skeleton."     


Sean holds dual Canadian and Irish citizenship and his fascinating story landed him on the front cover of the Province newspaper (read the full article here) as well as in a recent BBC article

You can hear Sean describe the thrill in own words and see him in action on this video by his fellow Grad '05 alum, David Goldberg. (Video courtesy of David Goldberg, Simple Matters Films)


Congratulations on making it to the Olympics, Sean - we wish you all the best and some of the legendary luck of the Irish!

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Calling for Class Notes & Alumni News 

We're working on the next issue of our Bridge magazine and as everyone knows, the Class Notes & Alumni News is one of the most popular sections of the magazine. So we need your help!  

Please send us your news. Weddings, additions to your family and other celebrations, interesting travels, career moves, academic or other achievements . . . we'd like to hear from you. Or just check in with us and let us know what you're up to so we can share it with your fellow alumni. Please also send a high resolution colour picture that we can include with the notes.

Sometimes we receive alumni news from parents or friends of an alum and we really welcome those submissions as well.

Please send your notes and news by March 31st to
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Like Us . . . Join Us . . . Follow Us . . . !

If you're not already, please follow us on our various social media platforms.

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And don't forget to visit our Alumni website - it contains information about the Alumni Directory, events and activities, and a great photo gallery of past events and reunions.
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A New Contest for a New Year


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.


Congratulations again to Pat Ward '90, the winner of our fall 2013 contest. 

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Winter Party 2013

This Lamplighter Pub was the venue for the 2013 Winter Party and, as you can see, guests enjoyed themselves - particularly in the photobooth! Over 75 alumni from Grad 1989 to 2013 attended the event.

During the evening, Shannon O'Neill '99, outgoing chair of the Alumni Association, was presented with the inaugural Alumni Association Honours Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Collingwood School.

The event also offered guests an opportunity to congratulate Shannon on her recent marriage to new husband Travis!  

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JUNE 5, 2014 . . . SAVE THE DATE!

We're planning a once-in-a-lifetime event for alumni families that you won't want to miss! Watch for details in the months ahead.


June 5


Morven Campus

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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



AlumNotes is published by the Collingwood School Alumni Association
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 Editor:  Shelley Williams