Alumni Weekend: Not Just For Alumni

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by Gillian Donald, Alumni Associate

As the Easter weekend begins, we are only two weeks away from another major event: Alumni Weekend (May 2-4). Despite its name, our parents, students, staff and faculty are all encouraged to come out and enjoy the many activities on offer (see photos from last year above).

Saturday is the big day for families and staff. At 10 am, we have a pancake breakfast and then open up our inflatable games and face-painting booth (primarily for kids, but some Senior School students managed to have some fun with them last year). By noon, we’ve opened up the International Marketplace and are serving a barbecue lunch on the field. As usual, we’ll also have some tasty culinary offerings from around the world and a few of our talented students will sing or dance (or both) to keep everyone entertained.

One of our new events this year is an alumni rugby game, where Oak Bay and SMUS players of yesteryear will get a chance to compete once again. Our Senior girls soccer team and girls field hockey team will each take on an alumni team, while students and alumni squash players will compete in a tournament. Our first XV rugby team will wrap up the sports side of the afternoon with a game against Oak Bay and on Sunday morning, cricketers of all ages will be on the field.

You can see the complete schedule on the alumni website. We hope to see you there!

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