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Building on Strength The Campaign for Shawnigan’s Next Century: An Update


To find out more about the Building on Strength campaign and the many ways your gift will make an extraordinary impact on Shawnigan’s students, please contact: Rudy Massimo Director of External Relations and Advancement 250-743-6290, rmassimo@shawnigan.ca Or email us at centennial@shawnigan.ca 1975 Renfrew Road Shawnigan Lake, B.C., Canada V0R 2W1 www.shawnigan.ca


The Shawnigan heritage. Leading young people in the pursuit of personal excellence is the highest of callings. In 1916, in the middle of a secluded rainforest on Vancouver Island, C.W. Lonsdale answered that call. Even in its most humble beginnings, Mr. Lonsdale envisioned a school that would develop young people of character through the development of the complete person. 100 years later, our founder’s vision endures. Today, Shawnigan Lake School is widely regarded as one of the foremost boarding schools in Canada and the world. Our dedication to an education encompassing the mind, body, character and spirit has never wavered. As the School celebrates its 100th birthday, Shawnigan remains as dynamic as ever. We are committed to developing the skills students need to meet and exceed the challenges of the 21st century. Now is the time when our community can secure Mr. Lonsdale’s vision for the next 100 years and beyond. The Shawnigan Centennial is an invitation for you to become part of that legacy by Building on Strength.


Facing the future at 100,


our mission remains the same.


Headmaster’s Message

Chair’s Message

When the Lieutenant Governor officially opened the Learning Commons — the Main Building restored, rebuilt and repurposed — the School was literally shining as it symbolically stepped into its second century.

I sincerely hope you plan to join in the celebration of Shawnigan Lake School’s 100th birthday.

It was a marvelous occasion — a beautiful day, but the underlying theme was clear. Our mandate has been to make the Founder’s school as strong as it could be and set it up for continued success long into the future. Please take a moment to read this latest version of our appropriately named “Building on Strength” Centennial material that was sent out a few years ago. We have almost reached our goals and I would like to think that with a final effort, we will indeed succeed in our over-arching aim of setting the School up strongly and securely for the next one hundred years. As the Founder’s prayer so aptly expresses; “Grant us to know that it is not only the beginning, but the continuing of the same until it be thoroughly finished…”

As alumni, past and current parents, faculty and staff, and current students, we all have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate in relation to our Shawnigan experience. Shawnigan has touched the lives of literally thousands of young adults with a quality boarding school education in preparation for university. We continue to strive to provide that experience with a world class facility and programs. The Centennial Capital Campaign is off to a tremendous start, and now we need the support of the entire Shawnigan community to close the remaining gap and ensure our school is sustainable and accessible. Please join in celebrating our history, and seeing how we are preparing for the next 100 years!

This is definitely a time for all who love Shawnigan to help us finish strongly. My sincere thanks in advance, Warmest regards,

David Robertson Headmaster, Shawnigan Lake School

Matt Brister Chair, Shawnigan Lake School Board of Governors Past Parent of Liam Brister, Head of School ’13


Fully funded projects Observatory $200,000

Jim & Kathryn Shaw Library $10,000,000

Recording Studio $750,000


One of my students saw Saturn. Then he went into the corner of the observatory and started dancing. I kid you not. He didn’t know how to contain his excitement over what he had just seen. It was really cool.

— Nigel Mayes ’89 Science Department Head


The Jim and Kathryn Shaw Library is more than a library. This is the hub of intellectual development for the next century. It has three prongs: research capability, mentor support and collaborative learning.

— David Robertson Headmaster


I feel very privileged to have the studio and the teachers who want to help me learn and grow. I am gaining more skills. Not only can I play and create the music, but I can produce and make it ready for an audience.

— Jaxson Greig ’18 Recording artist


The next 100 years will continue to bring challenges to all educational institutions. To date, Shawnigan has thrived through careful stewardship and clear vision. The Centennial must be more than just a celebration of the past. It is also a defining moment in determining how Shawnigan will move forward.


Partially funded capital projects

Learning Commons

Ice Arena

Field Hockey Turf


Learning Commons

Donor Recognition Opportunities

Project cost: $17,000,000 Funded: $12,868,285 Unfunded: $4,131,715

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Learning Centre

$2,000,000

University Guidance Centre

$500,000

Commissary $25,000 Learning Kitchen

$150,000

Artist-in-Residence Suite

$200,000

Classrooms (3)

$100,000

Centennial Pathway

$25,000 per stone (see next page)


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Centennial Pathway

Donor Recognition Opportunities

Project goal: $2,500,000 Funded: $825,000 Unfunded: $1,675,000

The Centennial Pathway initiative is your opportunity to leave your mark on this campus forever.

This is your opportunity to be part of an exclusive group of supporters.

In recognition of your gift of $25,000 to the Learning Commons project, you will be honoured with a stone on the Centennial Pathway.

Celebrate your unique connection with Shawnigan and ensure its success for our next 100 years and beyond.

Stone locations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and can commemorate an individual, a House year or a graduating class year. Sixty-five stones are still available from the original 100.

Pledges for this unique opportunity can be spread over five years and each gift is tax-deductible. Depending on the way you choose to fulfill your pledge and the number of friends and classmates you get involved, the cost to you can be as little as pennies per day.

Single Donor

Group Donation (15 people)

Grad Class (85 people)

(Spread over five years)

(Spread over five years)

(Spread over five years)

Annually:

$5,000

Annually:

$333.33

Annually:

$58.82

Quarterly:

$1,250

Quarterly:

$83.33

Quarterly:

$14.71

Monthly:

$416.67

Monthly:

$27.75

Monthly:

$4.90

$13.70 per day

$0.91 per day

$0.16 per day


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Top: The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, formally opens the School’s new Learning Commons. Left: Samples of currently installed plaques on the Centennial Pathway.


Ice Arena

Donor Recognition Opportunities

Project cost: $7,500,000 Funded: $3,300,000 Unfunded: $4,200,000

$2,500

$50,000

Plaque installed in arena foyer

Training room

$5,000

$250,000

Hockey puck mounted in arena foyer

Shawnigan Varsity team dressing room

$10,000

$250,000

Embroidered banner hung in arena foyer

Shawnigan Bantam team dressing room

$25,000

$250,000

Bronzed hockey stick mounted in arena foyer

Arena foyer

$50,000 each

$1,000,000

Coaches room (3)

Ice sheet


We have such a deep connection to the arena. It’s our dressing room. It’s our bench. It’s our ice. When another team comes in, the game is special because we are trying to defend what’s ours. It’s special to see people come out to watch us be a part of something.

— Noah Crumb ’16 Midget Prep team captain


Field Hockey Turf

Donor Recognition Opportunities

Project cost: $1,500,000 Funded: $500,000 Unfunded: $1,000,000

The water-based turf is the heart of our program. It has helped us make field hockey a highlight sport at Shawnigan. In terms of skill and development, we have been blessed with the ability to give our students the best training opportunity.

— Kelly Koepp Field Hockey coach


Making a gift Many families find four, five and six-figure gifts within their reach once they consider annually, quarterly or monthly payments over the length of the Capital Plan. The following chart illustrates how your gift may be pledged over five years. Gifts

Annually

Quarterly

Monthly

$250,000

$50,000

$12,500

$4,167

$100,000

$20,000

$5,000

$1,667

$50,000

$10,000

$2,500

$883

$25,000

$5,000

$1,250

$417

$20,000

$4,000

$1,000

$333

$15,000

$3,000

$750

$250

$10,000

$2,000

$500

$167

$7,500

$1,500

$375

$125

$5,000

$1,000

$250

$83

$2,500

$500

$125

$42

There are several ways to donate to Shawnigan Lake School. Whichever option you choose, your gift will have a powerful impact on our students and programs. All gifts are tax deductible, but it is advisable to consult with a tax adviser to determine the most effective way of making a donation to Shawnigan Lake School.


Pledge Form Name: Address: City:

Province:

Postal Code:

Email:

Home:

Shawnigan seeks your commitment. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Shawnigan Lake School, it is clear that we need a significant financial commitment to continue delivering the School’s hallmark complete education. Together, we can bring Shawnigan to the pinnacle of achievement as a truly worldclass boarding school.

Mobile:

Work:

I want to support The Campaign for Shawnigan’s Next Century. I (we) pledge a total of $ __________ to be paid:

Now

Quarterly

Monthly

Yearly, over _______ years.

I would like my gift to go to the following Naming Opportunity:

Signature: Date: I (we) plan to make this contribution in the form of: My cheque/postdated cheque(s), payable to Shawnigan Lake School, is/are enclosed. Online payment at www.shawnigan.ca Other (stock, life insurance, etc.) Credit card:

VISA

Card #: Expiry date: (MM/YYYY) Name on card: Signature:

MasterCard


Thank you for your support!

Shawnigan Lake School 1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, B.C. V0R 2W1 250-743-5516 | www.shawnigan.ca


Shawnigan Lake School 1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, B.C. V0R 2W1 250-743-5516 | www.shawnigan.ca

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