Alumni Summer Outing
The Alumni Association came brough the Storm spirit to the Nat Bailey Stadium on August 13th to cheer on the Vancouver Canadians! This fun summer outing was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect, relive Southridge memories, and make some new alumni connections!
Our Alumni Executive Board Directors came together on May 18th for the Alumni Association Annual General Meeting. We discussed the Alumni Association, highlights from the past year, alumni events, programs and volunteers, as well as review the alumni financial report, and the Alumni Executive Board new nominations. We are excited to welcome Jennifer Brawn, Class of 2006, Alexander Liang, Class of 2006 and Emily Sheard, Class of 2012 as new Alumni Executive Board Directors. Tayla Westgard completed her final term as an Alumni Executive Board Director, and we are happy to announce our new Chair of the Alumni Executive Board is Arjun Hair, Class of 2012.
Southridge Golf Classic
On June 9th, 2023 annual Southridge Golf Classic was held at Hazelmere Golf Club.
Everyone had a great day of golf (despite the rain) followed up with a fun evening of comradery, yummy food, amazing fundraising, and so much Southridge spirit.
We loved seeing alumni golfers and sponsors out on the course!
Alumni Basketball, Brews & BBQ
We held our annual Basketball tournament on Saturday, June 3rd. The weather was beautiful for players and spectators to enjoy drinks, BBQ, and some lawn games in between games! It was such a fun day of reconnecting and shooting hoops! Congratulations to our 2023 champions: Nabil Ashrafi, Suhaana Bhatha, Rowan Frost, Brandt Muncey-Buckley & Ian Salh!
Class of 2013 10-Year Reunion
Our Class of 2013 came together on May 28th to celebrate their 10-year reunion. Chelsea Andreou organized this wonderful event at the Ocean Park Village Pub. Appies and drinks were served while everyone enjoyed reconnecting - we even had some Southridge staff there to catch up, and share memories.
Almost Alumni Breakfast
On Friday, May 26th, we held our first ever “Almost Alumni Breakfast” with our Class of 2023 graduates joining us for a delicious breakfast served by alumni. The alumni shared all the exciting of events and opportunities our upcoming graduates have to look forward to when they officially become Southridge alumni. The delicious breakfast included pastries, fruit, bacon, sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, and even chocolate chip pancakes!
Alumni at Country Fair
The Southridge Country Fair came back this year for the first time since 2019. There was an artisan’s market, food trucks, games, rides and much more! The turnout was fantastic, and we even had an alumni booth for everyone to meet up at! We had over 20 alumni stop by and say hello!
The Alumni Panel Series
Career Days 2021: A Virtual Alumni Speaker Series
In a typical year, Career Day is a highly anticipated event for both alumni and students. It’s normally a fun day that allows our students to learn about post-secondary institutions and career pathways during a full day of interactive sessions with alumni professionals.
This spring, sixteen alumni participated in delivering virtual speaker presentations to give current students advice about career paths and professions, including law, medicine, aerospace engineering, computer science, environmental science, nursing and midwifery and entrepreneurship. During four of these sessions, current Grade 10, 11, and 12 students were also able to question the panelists, live on Zoom, about alternative post-secondary paths and requirements for a possible career in these categories.
Although we missed the “buzz” of the traditional Career Day experience, with the support of teachers, students and alumni, we embraced the opportunity to connect virtually and learn about the diverse pathways of our alumni!
Thank you to all the speakers who helped support this event.
In 2020 Southridge reached the milestone of being open for 25 years.
At Southridge, contribution is at the heart of what we inherit and pass on, and 25 years into our journey, we remain grateful for the visionary contributions of our parents, students, teachers, leaders, alumni, and alumni families. Reaching this important milestone as a community is a testament to the people who worked tirelessly to establish our school. The foundational principles they embedded in the Southridge culture have created a close and connected community, and they have had an enduring impact on our over 1,200 graduates.
In March of 2020, we welcomed back to campus alumni and alumni
As part of the 25 Years of Southridge, and in the spirit of recognizing those who continue to represent the values of Southridge, we officially launched the 25 Years of Remarkable Alumni initiativ
The event was extraordinary – it brought together over 200 members of the Southridge community and had us feeling all the “feels.” The evening's program included student musical performances, student-led campus tours, and a ‘throwback’ archive display, which was appreciated by alumni and alumni parents who had not been back in many years!
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who helped make this event possible and a special thank you to the Su Family for their generous floral donation.
Throwback Christmas Feast
On Saturday, December 21, 2019, the Southridge Alumni Association hosted a special 'Throwback' Christmas Feast event in celebration of the 25 years of Southridge. We welcomed back to campus over 160 alumni, along with over 40 guests, including faculty and volunteers!
Highlights of the evening included a very robust cocktail hour, a delicious 'throwback' turkey dinner served by 9 alumni parent volunteers, and hilarious entertainment by Wes Barker - a Canadian award-winning comedic magician. And of course, some historical skits performed by our beloved teaching staff.
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