Elaine Lee (Chiew) and Annie Choi, alumni from 1977, presented cheques to Andrew Schofield, Principal of Brit and to Mike Evans, President of Britannia Support Society to help Brit students realize their dreams and to realize their potential. The Class of ’77 40th Reunion was a tremendous success! So much so that grads decided, what the hell, let’s have a 41st reunion as well. Stay tuned!
In Toronto this past summer, eight Indigenous students and one staff member represented Team BC at the North American Indigenous Games. Kobe McKnight, Marlon Edgar-Apps and Karalee Antoine competed in the U19 Basketball while Jaiden Terry played U16 Lacrosse. Malia Terry and Kristen Branget won bronze for their U19 Lacrosse team while Tiana Sacco, Margaret Dixon and Coach Mitra Tshan brought home silver in U16 Basketball competition. Our Indigenous students represented both their Nations, Team BC and Britannia Secondary well in competition.
Our Britannia students represented Canada and British Columbia well in major international competitions this past summer. Alex Hansen paddled for Team Canada at the 2017 World Nations Dragon Boat Championships in Divonne-less-Bains, France and brought home 10 medals! He competed on both the U16 and U18 Canadian national teams reaching the podium in every single race with 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Here is a medal summary of Alex Hanson’s fantastic performance at the World Junior Dragon Boat Championships this past summer in France.
Ivy Liao was the lone Canadian female on the Canadian Table Tennis team to advance to the quarterfinals in the girls’ singles event at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Buenos Aires while placing third overall in team events. Ivy also competed in the Spanish Junior Open, Polish Junior Open and the World Table Championships in Germany.
Shemaiah Abatayo and Surprise Munie were key players on the U15 Provincial Team that finished fourth at the Canadian Basketball Nationals in Regina.
In Toronto, eight students and one staff represented Team BC at the North American Indigenous Games.
The funeral service will be held next Sunday Nov 19.
Sunday Nov 19
10:00 -11:30 am
Funeral is at Glenhaven
1835 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Victory Memorial Park
14831 28 Avenue, Surrey
The Streetfront Alternative Program is a world leader in producing high school marathon runners. As astounding as this is, it’s more impressive when you start to understand who these students are, the daily challenges these kids face and the stories behind what it takes to become a champion. Trevor Stokes speaks to how he motivates and inspires at-risk youth and what it takes to transform lives.
The 8th Annual Alumni Golf and Dinner was held on September 9, 2017. Many endured a rainy day on the course, but everyone enjoyed the fantastic dinner and social afterwards.
Our Britannia Support Society 2017 AGM is on Tuesday, October 3 @ 7:00 am. Everybody welcome as we elect our Board of Directors and fill our Executive positions. We will meet at Britannia in Room 304.
After some discussion amongst the organizers, we have decided to proceed with this year’s annual get together.
It will be held on September 9 at the usual venue, Meadow Gardens Golf and Country Club in Pitt Meadows.
We have maintained the same cost for the last two years as we would like to emphasize the social aspect of this get together. We would like to acknowledge a very large donation made by Henry Jung at last year’s dinner dance. As a result of his generosity, 8 graduating students this year received bursaries donated in his name to assist in their future studies. Kudos to Henry and to all who made financial donations last year. (Apologies if I have omitted your name).
Following our tradition every year, we will be honoring another teacher who has made significant contributions to Britannia, not only during his teaching career but also following retirement.
This year’s honoree is Grant Hulme who retired after a long and distinguished teaching career. A donation was made to the Graduation Committee in Grant’s name that allowed the graduates to celebrate their graduation with their family after the ceremonies at the Italian Cultural Centre. This donation follows our tradition of honoring past teachers, Bill Vance, Rose Marie Vance, John Minichiello, Jack Schreiber, Mike Evans, George Rapanos, Bob Fitzpatrick and Adelle Case.
Join us once again for a fun evening of a fabulous meal and all night dancing, and most of all, a chance to reconnect with your fellow grads and spouses.
For all golfers, if you would like to play in a foursome playing a Scramble Format, please indicate so on the registration form and we will try to accommodate you. Despite whatever format you play, there will be no prizes awarded for best scores (side betting allowed).
Registration Form – Download
2017 Reg and Payment Forms