November 23, 2021

Daily Announcements

November 23rd, 2021               


Team Planning – Wednesday, November 24th.  Block A starts at 10:00am

Reminder to Senior Girls Basketball team that Coach Justin Thiessen from Camosun Chargers will be at todays practice to run a shooting Clinic.  Practice in small gym at 3:30.

Barbs Rugby tryouts start this week and next on the turf after school.
Juniors are on November 29th.
Seniors are on Wednesday November 24th and December 1st.

Attention Grade 11’s
University of Alberta is welcoming 20 lucky students the opportunity to get away and experience their Top 5 university like never before! U of A Getaway is a whirlwind weekend of exciting events where students will stay in residence, explore state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our 200+ programs, discover hidden gems on campus, and experience all the U of A has to offer!  Their adventure will include transportation reimbursement (up to a maximum based on location), accommodations, meals, and a jam-packed schedule of events!
Who: Open to Grade 11 students throughout Canada
When: May 27 – 29, 2022
Where: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
20 Grade 11 students will be selected for this unique experience. Students can learn more and apply at The application deadline is January 28, 2022.
Please note, as of November 1, 2021, guests visiting the University of Alberta are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival.

VanArts is hosting free webinars on our 12-month diploma programs for Web Development & Design, and Professional Photography. Featuring working graduates from our programs, this will be a golden opportunity to ask questions about life in these industries. Join us streaming in real time on YouTube, and ask questions in the live chat.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Wednesday, Nov 24 @ 6pm:
Register for one, or both! We will email you a link to the livestream before we start.

UVic Faculty Open Houses
UVic is underway with offering their faculty open houses, where students have the chance to explore  faculties, their programs, and the unique opportunities available in those areas of study. The remaining faculty events are as follows:
November 25, 5:00PM – Science
November 29, 5:00PM – Social Sciences
November 30, 6:00PM – Humanities
Students can register for these faculty open houses, here

Visit the Career Centre website for upcoming University Sessions and how you can attend.

Previous Announcements

5 members of the Oak Bay Swim Team, Johanna Weir (coach), Eric Ding, Christina Bier, Maddy Dickenmann, and Tigris Magdalenich, travelled to Richmond for Provincials this weekend. Congratulations all the swimmers for qualifying. Johanna took the silver medal in the 100M Freestyle, and 8th place in the 50M Freestyle. Eric Ding placed 4th in the 50M Backstroke and 6th place in the 50M Breaststroke. Congratulations on a great weekend!

Photography enthusiasts. If you are interested in judging photos or taking part in upcoming photo contests, please join the google classroom “Photo Contests” with

I have just posted a google form with photos from Traditional and Digital Photography’s first assignment (RULE OF THIRDS).  I invite anyone to have a look and help us decide which are to be printed for display! you don’t have to join the photo contest classroom page to vote but it doesn’t hurt!!
link to google form. You will need to use your account to participate

The School of Business at Camosun College is hosting 2 upcoming virtual information sessions.  These sessions are a great way for prospective students (and their parents) to learn more about our programs and the many options we have available, everything from a 1-year certificate to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree!   Session will be on December 16th from 6pm – 7:30pm.  No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.

Shad is for grade 10 and 11 students who want to live-on a university campus, dive into hands-on STEAM and entrepreneurship learning, tackle a real-world problem, and make strides in their confidence, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Each summer, 1000 students join the program and leave with lifelong connections, increased confidence, new career paths, awakened passions and university-aged mentors.  All this in 27 days.  At Shad students collaborate and build meaningful relationships outside of their home province. Each campus, and each design team, has a mix of rural and urban participants from diverse economic backgrounds. Students learn the value of their own perspective and the differing perspectives of those around them.  Go to for more information and to apply.  Shad applications are open now and the deadline to apply is December 6th at 11:59pm ET.

 Volunteering Opportunities

Great volunteer opportunity to assist seniors, sharing your computer and IT Skills at Marion Village an assistive living and independent care complex close by.  Residents would likely need assistance with social networking media, email, connecting with family on zoom as well as aps and cell phone help.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in this position.

Job Opportunities

Walmart is Hiring!
Walmart is looking to fill all roles in the new Victoria location
(1644 Hillside Ave)
InterviewME Registration Eligibility:
must be between ages 15-30
must be legally able to work in Canada (includes student and work visas)
Walmart Hiring Event Eligibility:
must be 16+
casual (8+ hrs), P/T (12+ hrs), F/T (28+ hrs) positions available
Youth must attend both these dates:
Walmart Interview Prep Workshop
Tues Nov 23rd 2:30pm -4pm
Walmart presentation
Interview answers prep
Tips to nail the interview
Walmart Digital Hiring Event Nov 24th, 2021 1-3pm
Interviews with the Walmart Talent Team
Everyone who attends the workshop will receive the link to the hiring event.
Youth can register by filling out the form below.
Once youth have completed the form, they will be contacted by staff with further details and the link to participate in the event
(you can request to be included in communications by emailing the link below)
If  youth are already registered, please email
to ensure they are added to the event

Ross Place is an all-inclusive senior’s community looking to hire students for serving and dishwashing on a part-time or casual basis.  Email: Molly Cembrano, Human Resources Assistant.  Click here to see job descriptions.–volunteer

Oak Bay Rec. Centre is hiring!  Click here to see the positions and application instructions–volunteer

Thrifty Foods James Bay is hiring:

Toy’s R Us is hiring cashiers, early morning stockers and sales associates
Cashier –
Early morning stocker –
Sales Associate –

Western Educational Adventures has posted their Summer Camp jobs and volunteer positions.  More information can be found here on the programs and how to apply.