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Collingwood School Alumni

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We love to stay in touch with you - whether it's through emails or events - so we really do need and appreciate you updating your information.

To enter our contest, visit the Alumni Directory to login/register and complete all required information (marked by an *) by March 31, 2015.  

The draw will be on April 1, 2015. The winner will be notified by email and their name will be published on the alumni website and following Alumnotes. All Alumni who login/register and complete the required information by March 31, 2015 will automatically be entered in the contest.

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The Class of 1990 25 Year Reunion is booked for May 30th, 2015
at the Beach House in West Vancouver. Invitations will be going out soon.
Please save the date and spread the word to your fellow classmates!

Has anyone seen:
Daryl Chu, Oliver Ebelt, Mike Henfrey, Candace Lempreiere,
Andrew Nickerson, and Adam Pinteau? We'd love their contact information!
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London, UK - February 21, 2015
Michelle Embury and Brian McDonald from the University Guidance Office are going to London, UK. They are hosting an event on February 21, 2015 at 4:30pm at the Builder Arms pub in Kensington. Please RSVP to Michelle Embury at

Hong Kong - March 22 or 23rd, 2015
Meri Kimura will be going to Hong Kong in March 2015 and would like to host an event for all alumni on March 22 or the 23rd. Please email if you are interested in attending.

Toronto, ON - May 1, 2015
Headmaster Rodger Wright will be in Toronto on May 1st. He is keen to see alumni in the area, so please contact if you would like to attend.

Please pass on this news to friends and classmates and contact Meri Kimura if you have any questions. She can also be reached at 604-925-3331 ext. 1182.
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Alumni Winter Party 2014

This year's Winter Party was held at Collingwood's new Morven campus, allowing us to showcase our incredible new facilities to close to 200 alumni, alumni parents and alumni faculty from near and far afield. Whether they were founding families or recent grads, everyone was dazzled by our new campus and delighted with the upgrades to the Parent Wing. The evening also provided a wonderful opportunity for alumni families to catch up with each other and with our Collingwood faculty - including a couple of their favourites, David Hughes and recently retired Roger Hatch.

A trusted coach, teacher, mentor and friend to everyone in the Collingwood community, Roger retired in June after 29 years at the school, during which time he served in multiple roles, including Athletic Director, Director of Faculty, Director of Students and Co-Head of the Junior School. While at Collingwood, Roger developed the school's rugby program into one of the best in the country. Known for his optimistic nature, compassion and sense of humour, outstanding leadership and commitment to Collingwood, Roger understood the importance of athletics in building character, courage and passion, and dedicated himself to developing those qualities in students.

As you can see from the pictures, the alumni thoroughly enjoyed catching up with each other and with past and present faculty.

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We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014

Mackenzie Award for Athletics is Sean Greenwood '05.


A superb rugby athlete while at Collingwood, Sean found his interests turning towards skeleton racing while studying economics at the University of Calgary. What started as curiosity became a passion, and evolved into an Olympic journey to Sochi 2014 after he volunteered at the Winter Games in Whistler in 2010. With no coach and being self-financed, Sean's rise in the world rankings has been incredible, but not entirely unexpected for those who knew him at Collingwood. "He was an intensely dedicated rugby player in his senior years and it's not surprising that he could turn that kind of dedication to another sport like skeleton," said the Director of Athletics, David Speirs. 


In 2012 Sean was selected to race for Ireland, his mother's birth county, and qualified for a World Cup spot that first year. For a year he worked hard to race enough to qualify for the Sochi games and finally lived his dream in 2014, as he headed to Sochi, Russia to compete and test his mettle. Ranked 20th after the first run, he had a dramatic accident during his second run, flying off his sled and sliding along the ice. In a remarkable display of athletic ability, he was able to get back on and finish the race, ranking 27th overall but was unfortunately not qualified to move forward. When asked about his Olympic experience, Sean said that "the games were an amazing experience, and one that I think about every day with a bit of a shock that I was honoured enough to go."


In the time since the Sochi Olympics, he has taken over the running and organizing of the Irish Skeleton Association and works full time in the energy business. Currently, he is ranked 40th out of 123 athletes on the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation ranking for 2014/2015.


You can hear Sean describe the sport in his own words in a video made by Simple Matters Films director David Goldberg (Collingwood Alumni '05) here.


An article in the North Shore News here.

An article in the CBC News here.

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Sam Reinhart '13 helped Team Canada win gold!

Sam Reinhart '13 played in the gold medal winning game against Russia for the IIHF World Jr. Championship. With a harrowing 5-4 win, Team Canada won its first gold medal (in the Under-20 Championships) since 2009. Sam is one of four Canadians to be named to the All-tourney team.

Katarina '13 (pictured on the right) standing
with Stephanie Eggertson '12.

Katarina Angus '13 named to the Canadian Sr. National development squad

Congratulations to Katarina for being one of the 21 athletes chosen to go to New Zealand in January. This trip will serve as key preparations for the World League 2, which takes place in March and is a step towards the 2016 Olympics qualification.

Matt Slater '09 is the Co-Founder of Hedgy, a company that hopes to eliminate Bitcoin volatility. After getting a business degree and a Masters in finance, he decided to pursue his dream of a tech start-up company called Hedgy in San Francisco - and it is already gaining acclaim from Bloomberg (article here) and Coindesk here.

Not as much news as you expected? Then please keep us updated! Email photos, news, and other interesting tidbits to I would love to hear from you!
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Save the Date - May 9th is the 30th Anniversary Gala

Collingwood's Parents' Council will present this year's 30th Anniversary Gala on May 9, 2015. We hope to see lots of alumni families at the event, so please save the date.

Invitations will be going out next month.
Please follow us on our various social media platforms.

Our Collingwood School Alumni Facebook page will keep you up to date on events and activities.
At the request of many of our alumni, we have set up individual Facebook groups for each grad year.
Follow us on Twitter @CollingwoodAlum
Join our Collingwood School Network group to connect with other alumni, alumni parents and Collingwood faculty.
Follow us on Instagram! @CollingwoodAlumni will have photos of our beloved Alma Mater, throwback Thursdays, contests, and more!

Don't forget to visit our Alumni website - it contains information about the Alumni Directory, events and activities.


Alumni Coordinator

70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. V7S 1B2

604-925-3331 ext 1182

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

Editor:  Meri Kimura '05