November 29, 2021

Daily Announcements

November 19th, 2021               


Barbs Rugby tryouts start next week on the turf after school.
Juniors are on Monday, November 22nd and November 29th.
Seniors are on Wednesday November 24th and December 1st.

Are you thinking of attending York University, one of Canada’s top schools?
Students can gain an education that will create positive change in their chosen field and explore their passions with leading programs, purposeful research, and diverse experiential education opportunities to bring what they’ve learned to life.
York University’s Virtual Fall Campus Day:
Keele Campus – Saturday, November 20 – 9AM – 1PM EST
Glendon Campus – Sunday, November 21 – 10AM – 2:30 PM EST
Register here:

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.

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

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

University Info Sessions
​It is extremely important for safety reasons that students sign up for all university sessions they are interested in.  This is the only way students will receive the zoom links or be allowed into an in person session.  See below for links.

Applying to McGill: Upcoming Oak Bay information session on Nov. 22nd at lunch
Canadian high school student session – Event 18 Nov 2021
8:00 – 9:00 PM EST  (Find the time in your time zone)
This event is for high school students located in Canada (excluding Quebec and Ontario).
We will share important updates and tips about the admission process for Fall 2022 including program selection, admission requirements, application timeline, how to submit supporting documents, scholarships and financial aid.
Should you wish to get more of a general overview about McGill, our two campuses, student life, and what it is like living in Montreal, please watch the following  McGill Information Session.
Register now
Category: Enrolment Services
​Source Site   /undergraduate-admissions

Western University is hosting several virtual information sessions of different content and times to meet all students’ busy schedules.  Please take a look and sign up at this link.

Get to know the University of Toronto  – sign up for online information sessions at this link.

Join Dalhousie University to explore faculties, learn about supports,  connect with profs and students, and get a feel for student life on November 6th.  Register here to attend.

SFU will be hosting several types of information session online over the next few months.  Please go to the link if you are interested in learning more or applying.

Ryerson University –       ​Ryerson University Information session open to all students in BC, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific (Registration required)

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

Previous Announcements

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.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine Program (RPM) is inviting interested students and their families from rural communities across B.C. to an informational event, “An Evening with RPM.”
The event is a chance for people to learn more about rewarding careers in rural health and the Selkirk College undergraduate program that can help get them there. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of program coordinators, Takaia Larsen, and Jonathan Vanderhoek, as well as connect with current and former RPM students as part of a fun and informal evening.  To find out more and to join us virtually or in-person, please RSVP by registering here.  Learn more about Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) program here.

Katimavik’s National Experience
Katimavik is a life-changing experience for young adults to explore Canada, make new friendships, gain valuable experience and contribute to positive change through volunteerism.   Spend 5 months in communities across Canada, volunteering and learning as part of our fully funded, immersive youth program.  They are now accepting applications for the July to December cohort.  To learn more go to

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!  Sessions will be on November 18th from 6pm – 7:30pm (PST) and 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.

Tennis Club:  We play every Wednesday Morning from 7:05 until 8:15.  5 steps to join the tennis club
Google classroom code :ezepmdz
Fill out the sign up sheet inside google classroom
Bring 5$ the first time you come for tennis balls
Attend to Oak Bay Rec Covid Rules: Please read inside google classroom
Have fun.  We will supply a racket if you do not have one.

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

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.

Tim Horton’s at Hillside Mall and other locations is hiring for afternoons, weekends and holidays. They can be flexible and work around your schedule.  Please drop your resume off to Sherwin and let him know that you are from Oak Bay.